Webelos Woods

November 3-5, 2017

Camp Mauritz
4665 County Road 256
Ganando, TX, 77957

Theme: Apocalypse Scout

Webelos Woods is a special weekend designed for Webelos Scouts (4th and 5th graders) in Thunder Wolf District and their parents to experience what awaits them in Boy Scouts.  Webelos will have an opportunity to visit with Boy Scouts and the troop adult leaders. Webelos will work on adventures.  Fourth grade Webelos will camp with a parent in a group camping area. Fifth grade Webelos and at least one parent will camp with a host troop.

 Event Flyer       Directions to Camp  

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Registration

Only one representative from each unit will need to register. Webelos Woods is for Scouts and their parent(s)/guardian(s); there is no program for siblings. There is no onsite registration.

Register

5th grade Webelos Scouts/parents and Boy Scouts: The registration fee is $8 per 5th grade Webelos Scouts, parent(s), Boy Scouts and troop leaders. The fee includes the camping fee, program supplies, and a patch; it does not include meals/ additional fees the may need to be paid to your host troop. The late fee is $11 and begins October 30, 2017. Registration closes November 1st. Each 5th grade Webelos Scout and parent must register through a host troop.

4th grade Webelos Scouts/parents: The registration fee is $28 per 4th grade Webelos Scouts and parent(s). The per-person fee includes meals, camping fees, program supplies, and a patch. The late fee is $31 and begins October 30, 2017. Registration closes November 1st. Packs must register all 4th grade Webelos and parents as a group.

Medical Forms

Upon arrival at Webelos Woods each pack representative will need to turn in a packet containing a BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events; Parts A & B) for each adult and Scout attending. Packets will be returned at check-out. Troops will be responsible for each participant’s BSA Health and Medical Record.  

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events; Parts A & B) for every participant
  • Fifth grade Webelos need to ask their host troop’s Scoutmaster what to bring.
  • Fourth grade Webelos and their parents will need to bring: a tent, sleeping bags, foam pads, clothes/extra pair of shoes, camp chair, day pack, water bottles, flashlight, rain gear, toiletries, paper and pen, Webelos Handbook, hat, bug spray and sunscreen.

Tentative Schedule

4th Grade Webelos Scouts

Friday

 
6:00 pm Check-in and camp setup begins
9:00 pm   Pack's cracker barrel 
10:00 pm  Troops - Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader meeting
10:30 pm  Lights out - quiet time

Saturday

 
6:45 am  Reveille
7:00 am  Breakfast
8:15 am  Opening ceremony / Webelos session sign-up
9:00 am  Webelos session # 1
11:00 am Archery range time (Webelos)
12:00 pm  Lunch break
1:00 pm  Webelos session # 2
3:00 pm Troop presentations for 4th grade Webelos and parents
4:00 pm Visit campsites
4:50 pm Flag ceremony
5:00 pm Free time
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Campfire
9:30 pm Packs cracker barrel
10:30 pm Lights out - quiet time

Sunday

 
7:00 am Reveille
7:15 am Breakfast
8:00 am Scouts Own Service
8:20 am Flag ceremony
8:25 am Awards ceremony
9:15 am Check-out
10:30 am District units and staff depart 
 

5th Grade Webelos Scouts/ Troop Schedule

Friday

 
6:00 pm   Check-in and camp setup begins
10:00 pm Scoutmaster and senior patrol leaders meeting
10:30 pm Lights out all

Saturday

 
6:45 am  Reveille
7:00 am  Breakfast
8:15 am  Opening ceremony
9:00 am  Webelos session # 1 / Troops prepare campsites for inspection
12:00 pm  Lunch break
1:00 pm Webelos session # 2
3:00 pm Troop presentations for 4th grade Webelos and parents
4:00 pm Webelos visit campsites
4:50 pm Flag ceremony
5:00 pm Dinner/ free time
6:30 pm Patrol cook-off – judging at HQ
8:00 pm Campfire
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

 
7:00 am Reveille
7:15 am     Breakfast
8:00 am Scouts Own Service
8:20 am Flag ceremony
8:25 am Awards ceremony
9:15 am Check-out
10:30 am District units and staff depart 

Parent-Focused Activities

Saturday

9:00 - 9:45 am Webelos to Boy Scout Transition
10:45 - 10:30 am   Gear Talk
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT)
1:00 - 3:00 pm Merit Badge Counselor Training

Uniforms

Field uniforms are to be worn while traveling to and from Webelos Woods, Saturday evening program and to the Sunday morning worship service. Activity uniforms (any Scout t-shirt) may be worn at other times.

Leaders Meeting

There is a leader's meeting at 10:00 pm on Friday evening.  All Boy Scout troop senior patrol leaders and a Scoutmaster from each troop should be in attendance for final instructions and schedules. Please bring a cup, a pen, and a chair.

Troop Cook-off

Saturday evening each Boy Scout troop may enter one dish for the cook-off.  This dish can be any entree of your choosing and cooked in any manner. If your troop has several patrols who are cooking a dish you will need to vote on which one dish is to be presented.   Points will be awarded on appearance, taste, complexity, and incorporation of the theme.

Scouts Own Service

Troops will conduct their own Scouts Own Service in their campsite.  Webelos Woods staff will hold a non-denominational service for all 4th grade Webelos and their parents.

Parking

Park in designated parking areas only. Cars will not be permitted to be parked at troop campsites.  Unit trailers may be left in their campsite as long as wheels are blocked and trailer is secured when unattended.

Troop Campsites

Each troop will be assigned a campsite adequate for the number of Scouts indicated on your troop registration form. A large number of last-minute additions may result in overcrowding of campsites, so please have an accurate count for registration. Be reminded to have a first aid kit, trash bags, duty roster, and meal planner visible in your campsite.

Cooking and Fires

Each Boy Scout troop will be responsible for its own meals, furnish and cook their own food, as well as provide all equipment for preparation, serving, and cleaning up meals. A fire station/fire guard posting must be in place before any cooking or campfires may occur. No liquid fuels are allowed per SHAC policy, and you may not build an open fire on the ground anywhere.  Existing campfire rings are allowed. Please bring in your own wood/charcoal/ fire pit/sand if you choose to build a fire.  Propane stoves are allowed.  Remember that all materials brought in must be taken out.  Campsite ash must be removed; do not put ash in the trashcans.

Water

Fresh water will be available at Webelos Woods. All troops should bring their own containers (with lid) to transport water back to their campsites as needed.

Trash

The event will adhere to the LEAVE NO TRACE practices. All trash must leave with your unit and unburned firewood should be carried out.   Remember “Carry in – Carry Out.”

First Aid and Safety

There will be a first aid station staffed Saturday for any Scout or Scouter needing assistance. The first aid station will be centrally located and marked with a red cross sign. Please be sure to advise your patrol members of its location, which will be announced at the Friday leader's meeting.

Check-out and Patches

When you are ready to leave on Sunday morning, send a representative from your unit to the camp headquarters to have a staff member visit your campsite for inspection. If your campsite is ready for your departure, you will be given your patches and health forms.

Disabilities

Scouts with a physical disability are encouraged to participate in all Webelos Woods activities.

Campsite Inspections 

Campsite inspections will take place for all Boy Scout troops sometime Saturday afternoon.  The Unit with the highest point total will be recognized.

Webelos Advancements

Webelos Scouts will be allowed the opportunity to earn Webelos and Arrow of Light adventures.  Webelos will sign up for these after the flag ceremony on Saturday.

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 have the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Cancellations and Late-Breaking Information

For late-breaking news and announcements, sign up for our district texting service and e-mail list.  Webelos Woods will happen rain or shine unless there are dangerous conditions.  “Be Prepared” for all types of weather and conditions. Webelos Woods will not have an alternate or rain date.

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

Contacts

For questions, contact Scott Driever at 832-347-7163.

Directions to Camp Mauritz

  1. From Sugar Land travel approximately 70 miles south on US 59
  2. Take the Ganado 172 / 710 Exit
  3. After exiting the freeway stay LEFT on the feeder road
  4. Turn RIGHT on TX-710 - follow the Camp Mauritz sign
  5. Turn LEFT on CO 258 - follow the Webelos Woods sign
  6. T intersection Turn RIGHT on CO 256 – follow the Webelos Woods sign
  7. Curve LEFT continue on CO 256 - follow the Webelos Woods sign
  8. Turn RIGHT into Camp Mauritz
 
4665 County Road 256, Ganando, TX 77957

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.