Webelos Woods

March 1-3, 2019

Evergreen Disc Golf Course
1530 Evergreen Rd.
Baytown, Texas 77523 

webelos-t0-scout-transition-550x266.png Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and cooking with a host troop. Webelos Scouts will compete in a variety of competition. The dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstrations, and Scout spirit. The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs. Parents will learn about transitioning to troops and tips on what to help Webelos Scout to look for in a troop. Scouts in troops can work on the Indian Lore or Basketry Merit Badge.

Registration

The registration fee is $10 per participant and includes a patch. Registration is online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal and is typically completed by the unit leader or Webelos den leader. Individual registration (parent and Webelos Scout) are permitted if the unit is not attending. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

Registration opens in January.

Late Breaking Information

Please sign up for our district Facebook Page and district e-mail list as that is where late-breaking and emergency information will be posted. Webelos Woods is held rain or shine unless there is going to be dangerous weather.

Program

Throughout the day, 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts will learn skills taught by the Scout in troops. Participants will then demonstrate their new skills in competition, timed events, or other qualifying methods. Possible skills will include knots, campsite setup, first aid, fire building, and much more.

Competitions

  • Medicine Bowl: First Aid and knot tying
  • Respect the Lange: Tepee fire building and Leave No Trace 
  • Build Your Tribe: Team Work Skills 
  • New Nation: Flag etiquette 
  • Warrior Training: Shooting Sports-Archery 
  • Dutch Oven Cooking

Arrow of Light Ceremony

An Arrow of Light ceremony will be conducted on Saturday night at 8:30 pm for fifth grade Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light rank. Family members are invited to attend the ceremony. Guests should arrive between 8:00 - 8:20 pm. This is a very special event!! 

Register Webelos Scouts for the ceremony using the registration link above. It is the responsibility of the Webelos Scout leader to ensure that the Webelos Scouts have completed all the requirements for the rank.

The Webelos den leader should notify the Scoutmasters of the troops which Webelos Scouts plan to join so the troop can send a representative to the ceremony.

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Tent with ground cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • Fishing gear (optional)
  • Bike (optional), helmet required for bike riding
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every person onsite
  • Copy of Youth Protection Training (YPT) certificate for all adults attending.

Den gear:

  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den flag
  • Den food (Saturday lunch should be a non-cooking lunch)
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Fire pit (no ground fires)
  • Optional items:  marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), canopy

Tentative Schedule

Friday

5:30-8:30 pm    Units check-in at the pavilion. Campsite selection (first come, first serve). Set up camp.
9:00 pm Cracker barrel for all attending (social time)
9:30 pm Leaders meeting at the pavilion (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader)
10:15 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Breakfast and clean-up
8:45 am Opening flag ceremony and announcements (field uniforms)
9:00 am Activities and competitions (stations)
12:30 pm Lunch (non-cooking lunch in campsites)
1:45 pm Free time to visit troops, play games, fish, work on Scouting skills
4:45 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Dutch oven competition dishes due to judging table (no late entries)
7:00 pm Interfaith worship service (wear field uniforms)
7:30 pm Awards and dessert tasting
8:00 pm Families arrive for Arrow of Light Ceremony
8:30 pm Arrow of Light Ceremony (hosted by Order of the Arrow)
9:30 pm Campfire and skits
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 am Assemble at flags.
10:30 am Break camp, remove all trash, check-out, Leave No Trace

*Schedule subject to change. Thank you for your flexibility!

 

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 district activities chair or the Webelos Woods chair Angie Broussard at 832-922-7890 (cell) or angiebhas8@gmail.com.