February 26-28, 2021
White's Park Arena and Barn
220 White Park Rd.
Wallisville, Texas 77597
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. The Webelos Scouts compete in competitions such as first aid, knot tying, fire building, teamwork, flag etiquette, 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.
The registration fee is $11.50 for the first participant and then $10.00 for each additional participant and includes a patch. Registration is online with credit card or electronic check 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 December. Event Feedback
The latest state, county, and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) requirements on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific requirements. All participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.
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.
Throughout the day, 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts will learn skills taught by Scouts in area troops. The Webelos Scouts will then demonstrate their newly learned skills in competitions. Tentative competitions include:
- First aid
- Knot tying
- Campsite setup
- Fire building
- Flag etiquette
- Scout spirit
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
- Copy of pre-event screening form
- Copy of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events) for every Scout and adult attending (all participants)
- Mask for all participants
- 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
- Read the COVID-19 "At-Risk" Camp Participant Statement
- 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
||Units check-in at the pavilion. Campsite selection (first come, first serve). Set up camp.
||Cracker barrel for all attending (social time)
||Leaders meeting at the pavilion (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader)
||Breakfast and clean-up
||Opening flag ceremony and announcements (field uniforms)
||Activities and competitions (stations)
||Lunch (non-cooking lunch in campsites)
||Activities and competitions (stations)
||Free time to visit troops
||Dutch oven competition dishes due to judging table (no late entries)
||Awards and dessert tasting
||Families arrive for Arrow of Light Ceremony
||Arrow of Light Ceremony (hosted by Order of the Arrow)
||Campfire and skits
||Breakfast and clean-up
||Assemble at flags.
||Interfaith worship service (wear field uniforms)
||Break camp, remove all trash, check-out, Leave No Trace
*Schedule subject to change. Thank you for your flexibility!:
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).
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. 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
For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair Gerry Roy at email@example.com.