Webelos Woods

October 28 - 30, 2022

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 W Nasa Blvd. 
Webster, TX 77598

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Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome day event that introduces the patrol-method. Webelos dens will compete in Webelos Scout skills. The dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit.

Dens compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following events: first aid, fire building, Scouting knowledge, and knots. There are demonstrations along the trail to fill the time between challenges. The scavenger hunt is a day-long event, with the goal of collecting as many troop tokens as possible. Awards are presented at closing.

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.

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Registration

Registration is typically completed by the Webelos leader or unit leader. Payment is made online with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.  

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Webelos Scouts $21.50 for the first Scout and $20 for additional Scouts who register at the same time;
Onsite registration $25 (paid online only)
Adults $0
Scouts in troops, crews and ships $0

Medical Forms

Every participant must bring an Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) and turn them in at check-in.

Program

The program will consist of a full day of activities on Saturday. Webelos Scouts should exercise the patrol method as much as possible. More information will be available at November roundtable. Leaders may want to purchase a Scout Handbook and read the chapters on cooking, and first aid, and the sections on knots.  Participants will check-in Saturday morning.  Webelos dens will compete in activities such as basic first aid,  fire building, Scouting knowledge (Outdoor Adventure and Scouting Adventure) and knots (square, taut-line, clove hitch, two half hitches, bowline, sheet bend).  The dens will be judged on den flag and yell, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. On Saturday, dens will also participate in fun activities with area troops, scavenger hunt, and learn more advanced skills taught by local Scouts. 

Tentative Schedule

The final schedule will be distributed onsite.

Saturday

7:30 - 8:30 am Check-in at headquarters
7:30 - 8:30 am Event opening / flag ceremony
9:30 - 11:30 am Troop open house
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch break (non-cooking)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Competition Rotation 1
1:00 - 2:00 pm Competition Rotation 2
2:00 - 3:00 pm Competition Rotation 3
3:00 - 4:00 pm Competition Rotation 4
4:15 - 5:00 Awards presentation, campfire, closing ceremony

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Clothing appropriate for weather 
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Personal items
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • 6’ rope per Webelos Scout (for knots event)
  • Neckerchief (for first-aid event)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant -- everyone onsite (parents too)

Optional

  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable chair or camp stool 
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)

Den gear:

  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den Flag
  • Items for fire building:  4 hat fulls of tinder (size of match), 4 hat fulls of kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of fuel (size of wrist).  Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
  • Optional items: Scout Handbook

Special Items

For the first aid event, every Webelos Scout should bring or wear a neckerchief. For the knots event, every Webelos Scout should bring a six-foot section of rope (easy to handle and good for knots). For the fire event, every den is to bring tinder and kindling.

Leadership

In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of their parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult (Guide to Safe Scouting). If a parent cannot attend, arrangements must be made for another youth’s parent (not the Webelos den leader) or another adult to be a substitute.  No parent should be responsible for more than one youth other than their own.

Rain Date / Late Breaking Information

For late-breaking news and announcements, join our district Facebook page and sign up for our district e-mail list. Webelos Woods is typically held rain or shine unless there is going to be dangerous weather.

Uniforms

Field or activity uniforms are to be worn at all activities and ceremonies.

 

Scavenger Hunt

This year there will be an additional activity for the Webelos dens. Webelos Scouts will visit troops to learn more about the trail and the troops. In return, the troop will give the den a totem to go on the den flag. Collect as many as possible.

Information

Check-in:  Check-in starts at 7:30am at registration table, please bring the medical forms at this time. Leaders will receive a registration packet that includes the weekend schedule. The Webelos den leader must bring tinder and kindling to event, dropped off at firebuilding site or carried with you to firebuilding.

First Aid and Safety: A health and safety officer will be on duty all weekend. Since this is a wooded and water area, all campers should be on the lookout for snakes. The buddy system is to be used by the youth at all times.

Check-Out:   Final checkout is to be completed at camp headquarters/registration, and patches will be issued at that time.

Troop Visits:  Webelos Scouts and their parents are encouraged to visit troops throughout the day.  You may visit them anytime.  This is a good time to meet the adult leadership and watch the Scouts in action.  This is a great time to ask questions and learn about the troop.

Campfire

The Saturday evening campfire will include the presentation of awards to Webelos dens.  Den will be recognized for their participation.

Event Rules

  1. Each den must work together to learn and accomplish different skills and tasks.  Note: dens of 4th and 5th graders will be treated as a 5th-grade den.
  2. Each den should elect or appoint one youth as denner. Events are set up for patrols of five to eight Webelos Scouts; combining smaller dens should be done before the competition begins. The ideal patrol size for this event is five Webelos Scouts.  Patrols smaller than 5 will be allowed to participate and will have a difficult time participating in some events. If you have 10 or more youth --- split them into two dens so each youth participates in every activity. Please let registration know, if you have less than five or more than nine Webelos Scouts, so we can assist in combining smaller patrols. Some attend as lone Webelos Scouts.
  3. Each den should have a den flag and a den yell.
  4. Each den should exhibit Scout spirit, which, for purposes of this event is defined as an interest in, and a willingness to learn and/or work at a particular task or event and game.
  5. Each den should exhibit teamwork, which, for purposes of this event is defined as working together under the direction of one youth leader (the denner) or their alternate, the assistant patrol leader, with each doing their task or part.
  6. Each den should exhibit leadership, which, for purposes of this event is defined as the denner or assistant denner taking charge, showing the den flag and patrol name when arriving at a new competitive event, leading the den in the patrol yell and directing and assigning tasks as needed.  Note: Items 3, 4, 5, and 6 are part of the judging - don't let your den lose points by not being prepared in these areas!
  7. Each den must participate in all events during the morning and the afternoon competition.
  8. Each den is required to bring the special items listed on page one in order to participate in events.
  9. Adults are encouraged to attend the adult workshops.  One adult should remain with each den.  The adults can watch the Webelos Scouts during the competition.  Coaching during the competition will cost the den points, so parents bite your tongue and let them do it themselves!
  10. Each den must follow the rotation schedule handed out at registration and may not go to an event during a time other than the scheduled time.
  11. We're all volunteers in this together our goal is to provide the youth with exposure to the Scout troops, learn new skills and enjoy themselves.

General Rules

  1. At all times, follow the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  2. Stay with your den during the events and with your pack at all other times.  Use the buddy system.
  3. If it isn't yours, don't touch it.
  4. Stay away from the playgrounds and the waterfront.
  5. Don't go into the woods at the edge of the park; we don't want someone lost or hurt.
  6. Don't mess with any wildlife.
  7. If you are not female, stay out of the women's restrooms and women's port-a-cans.
  8. Keep your campsite clean at all times. Dispose of trash properly.
  9. If someone gets hurt, let an adult know and have them get our medical team over to take care of the injured person.  Don't move them unless they are in danger staying where they are.
  10. Webelos Scouts will not be allowed to handle axes or hatchets.  Saws are to have blade guards.
  11. No sheath knives, No firearms, No BB guns, No fireworks, or  No slingshots are permitted.
  12. After all of the above, HAVE FUN IN SPITE OF ALL THE RULES!

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 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 registration questions, contact Karan Garske. For questions about the event, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.