Webelos Woods

November 13-14, 2021

George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond, TX 
77469

Webelos Woods is an overnight campout aimed primarily at fostering relationships between Webelos Scouts (4th and 5th graders) and Scouts BSA as Webelos Scouts prepare to make their transition into the Scouts BSA program. Scouts BSA troops work with the Webelos Scouts in a variety of activities and games, aimed at furthering their understanding Scouting and the Scouts BSA program.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process. Registration is completed by the Webelos leader or unit leader.

Part 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by September 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. 

Part 1: RSVP    Flier

 

Part 2: Payment: The registration fee is $15.00 per participant and includes Saturday evening dinner. Registration is completed online with credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration; full payment must be made prior to arrival. To make changes to the initial registration, use the link provided in the emailed receipt.   Council refund policy.

Part 2: Payment     Event Feedback

What to Bring

Suggested Scout Equipment List

Suggested Pack Equipment List

  • Ground cloth/cover
  • Tent 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra blankets
  • Pillow
  • Mess kit with utensils
  • Daypack with light snack, sunscreen, bug spray, personal first aid kit
  • Drinking cup / bottle to carry to activities
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform)
  • Activity uniform (Scouting t-shirt)
  • Change of clothes – at least two days worth, appropriate for the weather
  • Toilet paper
  • Jacket/sweatshirt 
  • Rain gear 
  • Hat or head cover
  • Personal toiletries – soap, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, medication
  • nightwear
  • Flashlight, with fresh batteries
  • Extra batteries
  • Snacks
  • Camp chair or stool
  • Webelos Handbook
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B) for every participant
  • Canopy or dining fly
  • Pack / den flags
  • First aid kit
  • Folding tables
  • Trash bags
  • Firewood
  • Lanterns – propane or battery for campsite
  • Meals (Saturday breakfast, non-cooking lunch, Sunday non-cooking breakfast)
  • Stove – small propane
  • Cooking gear – pots, pans, utensils, food
  • Cleaning gear – dishwashing soap, buckets, scouring sponge/dishcloth
  • Water containers with lids to carry water
  • Duty roster and meal plans for the den 

What NOT to bring to camp:  Alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, sheath knives, fireworks, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables

Tentative Schedule

 

Saturday

  9:00 am Webelos Scouts arrive and check-in
  9:30 am Opening ceremony
  10:00 am First activity session
  11:00 am Second activity session
  12:00 pm    Third activity session
  1:00 pm Fourth activity session (lunch)
  2:00 pm Fifth activity session
  3:00 pm Sixth activity session
  4:00 pm Seventh activity session
  5:00 pm Dinner and closing ceremony
 

Sunday

  7:00 am Wake-up
  8:00 am Campsite inspection and checkout

About George Ranch Historical Park

The George Ranch Historical Park is an internationally-recognized living history site that authentically preserves and interprets the four-generational storyline of a remarkable Texas family beginning in 1824 and spanning more than 100 years. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000-acre+ working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock. The Park aims to educate people of all ages about Texas history and the region’s unique heritage through programming that connects and inspires learners of all ages. 

Leave No Trace

Instilling values in young people and preparing them to make moral and ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. Appreciation for our natural environment and a knowledge of the interrelationships of nature bolster our respect and reverence toward the environment and nature. Leave No Trace is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. It applies in your backyard or local park as much as in the backcountry. We should all practice Leave No Trace in our thinking and actions–wherever we go.

The principles of Leave No Trace might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone’s responsibility. All participants are asked to follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly (Pack It In, Pack It Out)
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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).

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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

Contact

For additional information contact the event chair, Sherry Dieckmann, the camping chair or district activities chair.