Webelos Woods is a campout for all Webelos. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Webelos Scouts participate in lots of events run by troops such as sports, first aid, fire building, knots, and pioneering. Webelos Woods serves as an introduction to Boy Scouts for 4th grade Webelos Scouts, and as a convenient way to visit and compare troops for 5th grade Webelos Scouts.
Registration as a den is preferred; however, individual reservations are accepted if your pack is not participating.
Step 1: RSVP Step 2: Payment - opens soon
The registration fee is expected to be $20 for each Webelos Scouts and a parent and $5 for adults and Scouts in troops. Beginning 10/23/18, there is a $5 late fee. Onsite registration is $25 for Webelos Scouts and $15 for adults and Scouts in troops.
Registration opens soon.
Late Breaking Information
Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered and posted on the Orion District Facebook page.
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What to Bring
- Bed roll, or sleeping bag
- Jacket, raingear, hat
- Extra change of clothes
- Mess kit and cup
- Personal items
- Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
- Hand sanitizer
- Folding chairs
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
Webelos Patrol gear:
- Tents with ground cloth
- Water containers for hauling water
- Cooking gear and food (lunch should be a non-cooking lunch)
- First-Aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
- Trash bags
- Patrol skit or song
- Optional items: marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox & wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets & shovel (to remove all ashes & unused wood), glow sticks, Boy Scout Handbook, canopy
- Sports: Webelos will be working up a sweat as they play various sports activities that you may not have room or time for back home. Working on athletic skills might seem like work, but at Webelos Woods everything is fun. The Boy Scouts set the example of how to work and play as a team.
- Cooking and Fire Building will take Webelos through various techniques for food preparation, and cooking for an outdoor program. Topics touched on will be things like: cooking with propane and charcoal, safety, menu planning, and anything else they feel led to teach.
- First Aid activities will lead Webelos down a path to knowledge about being a Readyman. They will touch on many things: identification and treatment of many hurry cases of first aid, stopped breathing, no heartbeat, severe bleeding, poisoning by mouth, shock, sling and stretcher. Be Prepared!
- Knots and Lashings will give 4th grade Webelos the opportunity to see how to tie several knots required for Boy Scout advancement. As well as shown how to tie the knots necessary for the Arrow of Light. The Webelos brains will have to expand to learn lashings as they work with the Boy Scouts to build a better structure.
- Patrol Challenge Boy Scouts will guide Webelos into a realm of discovery of how to , as a team, difficult challenges in a fun way The activities change from year to year, so you will have to show up and be in awe of the Boy Scouts’ mastery of everything that is Teamwork.
Policies and Procedures
Emergency Procedures If a medical emergency arises, come directly to the First Aid Building located next to the pavilion. The attending first aid person will assess the situation. If a Camp-wide emergency occurs, we utilized the phone tree method to communicate requirements to all those in camp. If this needs to happen, every adult is a Safety Officer and as such must pass on the word and watch out for the safety of our Scouts. Please gather all of your Scouts and assemble at the pavilion.
Firewood Policy: Every den that wants to have a campfire must bring their own firewood. DO NOT gather any “downed” wood for firewood. DO NOT take down any trees even if they seem to be dead. Taking down a tree is considered damage to the camp and will be charged to the den/pack appropriately. Fires must be kept in the fire ring and must be attended at all times. If everyone leaves the camp, the fire must be extinguished. Charcoal needs to be placed on something (metal tray or an oil pan). No cooking on the ground.
Trash Policy: Trash collection facilities will be provided. Please be considerate of the environment and others, avoid littering.
Vehicles Policy: ALL vehicles must be parked in the designated parking areas near the front of the camp after load-in. Special circumstances will be evaluated and determined on a case-by-case basis.
Skit Policy: Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the campfire on Saturday night. The Order of the Arrow is responsible for the campfire program and must audition any skit, song or cheer that a unit would like to present. There is time designated Saturday afternoon after the activities and before the evening flag ceremony that units can audition. Auditions will take place at a place to be announced at the Leaders' Meeting. If you have not auditioned with the OA, do not plan on performing at the campfire.
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 Ray Duerer at firstname.lastname@example.org or the district activities chair.