Webelos Woods

October 2017

Fritchie Park
16197 Fritsche Cemetery Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429

Webelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, archery, BB guns, catapult building, 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.

Registration

Webelos Scout registration is $10 and includes activity and camping fees. Adult registration is $3 and includes activity and camping fees. Saturday night dinner will be provided by the Iron Horse chapter of the Order of the Arrow.

Late registration is $15 and begins 10/1/17. Onsite registration is $20; activity supplies may be limited.

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

Registration opens in August

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Sleeping bag
  • water bottle (canteen, Nalgene, Camelback)
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit and cup
  • Personal items
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending

Webelos Scout patrol gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and meals: Friday night snack, Saturday/Sunday breakfast, non-cooking lunch. Saturday night dinner will be provided by the Iron Horse chapter of the Order of the Arrow.
  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol skit or song
  • Activities for downtime (e.g., sports equipment)
  • Optional items: marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox & wood (if you want a fire), five-gallon bucket and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), glow sticks, Boy Scout Handbook, canopy

Tentative Schedule

 

Friday night

6:00 - 9:00 pm Leaders, Scout and parents check-in
10:30 pm Lights out

Saturday

6:30 am Wake-up
6:45 am  Start cooking breakfast and clean up
9:00 am Opening ceremony and morning competitions
12:00 pm Lunch (non-cooking)
12:45 pm Afternoon competitions
5:00 pm Dinner (typically troops will invite the Webelos to dinner)
8:00 pm Campfire and award presentations
11:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Light breakfast
8:30 am Scouts Own Service, award presentations, closing ceremony
10:00 am Clean up and depart

Campsite Inspection

Every campsite will be inspected. This is a great opportunity to teach the Webelos what Boy Scout camping is like.

Maximum Points Areas
20 Flags: Pack flag, flags properly displayed, US flag (extra credit), Texas flag (extra credit)
25 Fire: fire extinguisher, fire pit, ground clear around fire, water can, attended fire
20 First Aid: first aid kit in site, first aid kit clearly marked, kit stocked and organized, Scouts know the location
50 Kitchen: duty roster posted, menu posted, dry food properly stored, perishable food properly sorted (ice if needed), cooking area clean, cooking area organized and safe, grease can, potable water properly sorted, pack box clean and organized, garbage properly taken care of
15 Tents: properly pitched, clean and neat (inside, if visible), one water can per tent
30 Campsite: vehicles out of campsite, campsite cleaned and policed, four or more different used of knots and lashing present in camp
25 Pioneering: campsite gadget, gateway
Extra Camp crafts / activities: craft or activity (e.g. sports) set out and available for Scouts to do during down time.

Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at anytime 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. 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

Contacts

For questions, contact Patrick Weisbrod at pweisbrod@att.net or the district activities chair