Webelos Woods

Webelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos dens compete in Webelos Scout skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

  • Webelos Woods is the first chance for Webelos Scouts to camp with troops!
  • Webelos Scouts will camp as a den with a host troop.
  • Webelos Scouts will learn Scouting skills from while having fun with competitions and activities on Saturday.
  • Webelos Scouts will experience the thrill of preparing meals and camping with their host troop.
  • Food will be provided by the host troop for Saturday night’s supper.
  • The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs.
  • Parents of Webelos Scouts will learn about transitioning to a troop and tips on what to look for in a troop.
  • Webelos Scouts are encouraged to contact a partner troop.

Registration

The registration fee is $8 per person. Late registration is $10 and begins 11/6/18; patches and program supplies are not guaranteed for late registration. There is no onsite registration.

Registration is typically completed by the Webelos Scout leader or unit leader.

Registration opens in September.

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Bed roll, or sleeping bag
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • 6’ rope per Scout (for knots event)
  • Neckerchief (for first-aid event)
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant

Den gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear & food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per Pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den flag
  • Den food
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Items for Fire Building:  4 hat fulls of Tender (size of match), 4 hat fulls of Kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of Fuel (size of wrist).  Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
  • Optional items: extra table, marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), Webelos Scout Handbook, Boy Scout Handbook, canopy

Tentative Schedule

Friday night

6:00 pm Camp opens to troops
7:00 pm Check-in opens
9:30 pm Webelos cracker barrel and staff meeting
11:00 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Check-in and breakfast
8:45 am Flag ceremony and opening
9:00 am Activity period #1
9:45 am Activity period #2
10:00 am Webelos parent break-out
10:30 am Activity period #3
11:15 am Lunch
12:45 pm Activity period #4
1:30 pm Activity period #5
2:15 pm Activity period #6
3:00 pm Free time
5:00 pm Flag retreat
5:15 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Dutch oven competition
7:30 pm Campfire
8:30 pm Camp-wide social / desserts
11:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Flag ceremony and Scouts Own service
9:00 am Webelos Woods closed

 

Late-Breaking Information

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Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.