Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities.
Webelos will have an opportunity to:
- Work with Boy Scout troops in a number of skills, activities, and games.
- Experience a Boy Scout campfire program and Scout’s Own Service (non-denominational)
- Have fun and get a taste of Boy Scout camping.
On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program. After the campfire troops, crews and ships will host a cracker barrel where Webelos and their parent/guardian can tour their campsites and ask questions.
Pre-registered Webelos Scouts will receive an event patch and water bottle; registration includes activities supplies. Late registration is $21.50 and begins 10/6/17; patches and water bottles are not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $26.50. Registration is typically completed by the den or unit leader.
- Registration: $16.50 for the first Webelos Scout and one parent and $15 for each additional Scout/parent
- Additional adults: $5.00
- Boy Scouts and adult leaders: $5.00
- Siblings: a program is not available for siblings
What to Bring
- BSA Health and Medical forms (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
- Field and activity uniform
- Field uniform: Scout shirt and pants/shorts, neckerchief, belt, socks.
- Activity uniform: Scout t-shirt (worn under field uniform shirt). Scouts will be instructed to remove their field uniform shirt after opening flags.
- Tent and plastic sheet or ground cloth to put under the tent
- Sleeping bag and air mattress, or cot or sleeping pad and pillow and extra blanket
- Flashlight and/or camping lantern and extra batteries
- A good supply of dry clothes (especially socks) appropriate for the weather
- Closed-toed shoes (i.e., tennis shoes, no sandals)
- An extra pair of shoes and socks
- Rain gear
- Personal first aid kit
- Mess kit: plate, cup, eating utensils
- Food, ice and cooking equipment (e.g., stove, Dutch oven) - typically done by units
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, washcloth, emergency toilet paper, body soap, shampoo, deodorant, comb, shaving gear
- Camp chair
- Pop-up canopies for shade at campsites
- Umbrella or hat for shade
- Song, skit or cheer (one per Webelos patrol)
- Optional items: camera, sunglasses, marshmallows and sticks, canopy, alarm clock, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, individual flavored bottle mix packets for water
Note: Scouts are not allowed to sleep in a tent with an adult who is not their parent/legal guardian. Please be aware that temperatures during October in Texas can be quite varied. Consider having a sleeping bag rated at 30-degrees or better, although a 40-degree bag and a little extra clothing should work just as well. The weather in November can be either cold, hot or wet. Plan for the worst and hope for the best! Canopies and umbrellas and hats are suggested. Have extra clothing on hand, especially socks.
Do not bring televisions, radios, electronics, laptops, skateboards, scooters, or bikes, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, liquid fuels, large axes, hatchets, chainsaws, sheath knives, fireworks, or weapons.
|6:00 - 9:00 pm
||Troops arrive; Optional Friday night arrival for Webelos and parent/guardian
||Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) meeting / cracker barrel
||Start cooking breakfast and clean up
|7:00 - 8:30 am
||Saturday morning check-in (the earlier the better)
||Opening flag ceremony
||Range safety briefing for all Scouts
||Lunch (non-cooking, e.g., sandwiches) and Webelos finishing setting up campsites
||Free shoot for Boy Scouts
||Assemble at flag pole
||Webelos visit troops/crews/ships and cracker barrel
||Scouts Own Service (non-denominational)
||Webelos and troops break camp
|9:30 - 10:00 am
||Last patrol out
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).
Late Breaking Information
For late-breaking news and announcements, sign up for our district e-mail list. Webelos Woods is typically held rain or shine unless there is going to be dangerous weather.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When do we arrive?
Webelos and their parent may arrive with the pack or travel separately and arrive anytime between 7:00 am and 8.30am. You may arrive on Friday by 7pm. You will be setting up camp and having a chance to visit Boy Scout troops when you arrive, so the earlier the better.
- When do you pay?
Payment will be taken at October roundtable and before our arrival at camp. Please have a check payable to SHAC.
- Does a parent have to accompany a Webelos?
Yes, BSA requires Cub Scout’s to camp with their parent or guardian only.
In special circumstances, a Cub Scout whose parent or legal guardian is not able to attend an overnight camping trip may participate under the supervision of another registered adult member of the BSA who is a parent of a Cub Scout who is also attending. The unit leader and a parent or legal guardian must agree to the arrangement, and all Youth Protection policies apply. At no time may another adult accept responsibility for more than one additional “nonfamily member” youth.
Overnight activities involving more than one pack must be approved by the council. Council-organized family camps must be conducted in accordance with established standards as given in National Standards for Council-Organized Family Camping, No. 13-408.
However, an adult may not sleep in a tent with any youth other than their own child. No leader should be asked to supervise more than their own Scout plus one.
- Do Webelos need to be invited to attend by a troop?
No, all 4th and 5th grade Webelos and a parent/guardian are welcome, no invitation needed.
- Will Webelos Woods be canceled because of rain?
- We do not cancel an event because of rain. Expect the event to be held unless there are dangerous conditions predicted. You should be ready to camp (with your equipment) regardless of weather reports. All registered leaders will receive an email if the event is canceled.
- Do I need to bring my own tent?
- Yes, all campsites are primitive with water only. Troops are a good source for tents if you need one to use for this weekend.
- Can I bring a big tent?
- We recommended tents for four or fewer people. Large tents fill up a campsite very quickly.
- What do parents/guardians do during this event?
- You’re welcome to quietly view any of the classes. You will have the opportunity to discover what your child will be doing in Boy Scouting and beyond as well as talking with the people who work with these activities.
The 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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management