Webelos Woods

March 2-3, 2018

Cedar Hill Park/ Lake Charlotte Campground, Anahuac, TX

webelos-t0-scout-transition-550x266.png 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 cooking with a host Boy Scout troop. Webelos will learn Scout skills from Boy Scouts, and patrols will have fun competing in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots). The patrols are judged on patrol 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 Boy Scouts and tips on what to help Webelos to look for in a Boy Scout troop.

Registration

The registration fee is $10 per participant and includes a patch. Late registration begins March 1, 2017. There is a $10 late fee. Late registrations are not guaranteed a patch.

Registration opens in February

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.

Contacts

 For questions, contact the district activities chair or the Webelos Woods chair Clay Wheeler at wheeler.clay@gmail.com or (713) 851-8594.

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
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every person onsite

Patrol gear:

  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol Flag
  • Patrol food
  • Patrol menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Optional items:  extra table (each patrol will be supplied one picnic table), 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

Program

Throughout the day, 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scout patrols will learn skills taught by the Boy Scout troops from our district. 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.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

6:00-9:00 pm    Check-in at pavilion.  Campsite selection (first come, first serve)
9:30 pm Leaders meeting at the pavilion.
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 Scout skills activities such as:
  • Fire building
  • Knots
  • Personal camping gear
  • Team building games
  • First aid
  • Model campsite
12:00 pm Lunch (In camp, no cooking - light lunch encouraged)
1:00 pm Scout skills activities continued to possibly include:
  • Fire building
  • Knots
  • Personal camping gear
  • Team building games
  • First Aid
  • Sloppy campsite
3:15 pm Free time:
  • Webelos - archery and BB ranges open
  • Troops - water rocket launch, egg launch
5:00 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Closing flag ceremony
7:00 pm Campfire and skits
8:00 pm Arrow of Light ceremony
10:00 pm Quiet time
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Breakfast and clean-up
Interfaith service at pavilion
Break camp
9:00 am Check-out begins
11:00 am Check-out ends (receive patches)

*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. 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

 Directions

To get to Cedar Hill from I-10 take the FM 563 exit and go left (north) on FM 563 (about 3.3 miles) to Lake Charlotte Road. Turn left (west) onto Lake Charlotte Road (about 1.1 miles). The park entrance is on the left. Gates will not be open until 6:00 pm.