Webelos Woods

November 10-12, 2023

Tellepsen Scout Ranch
County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Webelos Woods is a campout 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, archery, BB guns, catapult building, 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. Awards will be presented at the closing campfire followed by an Order of the Arrow Call-Out Ceremony

Learn more about Webelos-to-Scout transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask troops at www.shac.org/webelos. Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop.


Registration is a two-step process. Registration is typically completed by the unit leadership.

Part 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by August roundtable to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event.

Step 1: RSVP

Part 2: Payment:  Webelos Scout registration is $10 and includes activity and camping fees. Adult registration is $3 and includes activity and camping fees. Late registration is $15 and begins on 10/8/2021. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

Step 2:  Payment - 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
  • Daypack to carry gear
  • Wagon, optional

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, and Saturday dinner. 
  • 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, Scout Handbook, canopy

Tentative Schedule


Friday night

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


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 (sometimes troops will invite the Webelos Scout to dinner)
8:00 pm Campfire, award presentations, and Order of the Arrow Call-Out Ceremony
11:00 pm Lights out


7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Light breakfast
8:30 am Closing ceremony
10:00 am Clean up and depart 

Order of the Arrow (OA) Call-Out Ceremony

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. Colonneh Lodge is the Sam Houston Area Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge. The Order of the Arrow (OA) recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Following the campfire, a traditional OA Call-Out ceremony will take place to recognize those youth and adults from troops, crews, and ships in the district elected to the OA. 

  • Scoutmasters, crew advisers, and Skippers should encourage candidates to attend Webelos Woods to be called out. Many unit leaders choose to let the candidates be surprised when their names are called.
  • Once each year, a troop, crew, or ship may hold an election to elect eligible youth members to become members of the Order of the Arrow. Adults (age 21 or older) who meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to and approval by the lodge adult selection committee. A special call-out ceremony is being held during the camporee for Order of the Arrow candidates. Candidates are not required to participate in a call-out ceremony but must complete an Ordeal within one year of their election, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge. If a candidate does not attend an Ordeal within one year, then the candidate has to be re-elected by their unit.


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 have 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 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 has 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 district activities chair