Webelos WoodsWebelos Do Your Best

February 16-18, 2024

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road 
Sealy, TX 77474

Webelos Woods is a weekend campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes an introduction to patrol-method camping and Scouts BSA skills. Activities typically include knot tying, orienteering, archery, BB guns, Frisbee golf, and scavenger hunts, just to name a few. On Saturday evening, there will be a flag retirement ceremony and Arrow of Light Ceremony.

All Webelos den leaders and troop leaders are encouraged to attend January and February roundtables to help with planning and provide estimated registration numbers for planning purposes (e.g., ordering patches, campsite assignments, program planning). In addition, the unit need to request an activity to run. Campsite and program assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.shacbsa.org/webelos. Find area troops at shacbsa.org/join-troop.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process and is typically completed by the unit leader or Webelos den leader. This event is designed for the Webelos Scouts; there is no program for siblings.

Step 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by December 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

Step 2: Payment: Packs will need to provide the number of patrols for each grade level. Names of 5th-grade Webelos Scouts participating in the Arrow of Light Ceremony will also need to be provided. Payment is completed online with a credit card or electronic check; there is no onsite registration. The late fee begins 2/13/24.  Council Refund Policy

     Step 2: Payment       

$15   Webelos Scouts (4th and 5th graders)
$5 Extra fee for 5th graders participating in the Arrow of Light Ceremony (optional)
$10 Leaders, Scouts in troops, crews or ships
$10 Parents (patch is not included)
$5 Siblings (there is no program for siblings; patch is not included)

Program

Every pack is expected to help run an event at Webelos Woods. Units provide any needed equipment and adults to run the event. Please review the list of tentative events or suggest a new event and provide a description in the comments section. 

 

 

General Information

Awards: There will be awards for dens and packs.

Low Impact: This will be a low-impact event. Please ensure that all attending this event are familiar with this type of camping and understand the principles involved.

First Aid: First aid will be available in the staff area. Units are encouraged to address minor first-aid situations within the unit. Any serious injury, illness, or situation with which the unit personnel are uncomfortable should be taken to the WDYB first aid area immediately.

Visitors are welcome and invited after 9:00 am on Saturday and are welcome at the evening campfire and Arrow of Light Ceremony, but should plan to depart the campground no later than 10:00 pm. 

Arrow of Light Ceremony

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. 

Registration is required for any 5th-grade Webelos Scout who wants to participate in and receive their Arrow of Light rank at Webelos Do Your Best. There is a small additional charge to cover the cost of the arrows that are given to the Webelos Scouts. It is up to the Webelos den leader to ensure that the Webelos Scouts completed all the requirements.

The Arrow of Light ceremony is the pinnacle of a Cub Scout’s experience. All family and friends are invited to participate in this event. Guests do not need to register to attend; however, guests must check in at headquarters. Guests will be allowed access to camp starting at 9:00 am Saturday and must depart by 10:00 pm. Guests cannot camp overnight under any circumstances.

What to Bring

Personal Equipment 

  • BSA Health and Medical form (part A&B), bring a copy for every attendee
  • Ground cloth
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra blanket
  • Pillow
  • Mess kit with utensils
  • Drinking cup / bottle to carry during the day
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform)
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Change of clothes appropriate for weather
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Jacket/sweatshirts 
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Toiletries – soap, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deodorant
  • Personal medications
  • Pajamas/nightwear
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Camp chair
  • Webelos Handbook
  • Ear plugs, options (there is a train nearby)
  • Hand sanitizer, optional
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable phone charger, optional

Pack Equipment 

  • Dining fly or canopy
  • Firewood or charcoal
  • Den/pack flags
  • First aid kit
  • Folding table
  • Lanterns – propane or battery for campsite
  • Stove – small propane
  • Meals (see suggestions below)
  • Cooking gear – pots, pans, utensils, food
  • Cleaning gear – dishwashing soap, buckets
  • Water containers for hauling and holding (e.g., 5-gallon container with lid)
  • Trash bags (Small for restrooms; 55-gallon for campsite)
  • Menu and duty roster posted in campsite
  • Scout Handbook (optional)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Supplies to run assigned event
  • Roster, turn into registration
What NOT to bring to camp:  Alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, sheath knives, archery bows, fireworks, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Rules

  • Campsites will be assigned at the discretion of the registration staff at the time of check-in based on pack size and the condition of the campsites.
  • Units must register as a group even if you have late arrivals. The unit roster must be complete and the total fee paid prior to registration.
  • Scouts must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • Strict observance of the Scout Oath and Law is a necessity, especially the 5th point of the Scout Law (that being A Scout is Courteous).
  • No use of profanity.
  • No fighting tolerated.
  • No trash/foreign objects in fires!!!!!
  • Each unit must furnish its own food, charcoal, or firewood, and ground protection for fires. In case of a burn ban due to dry conditions, units need to be prepared to use other means for preparing meals.)
  • Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform.
  • Common courtesy with cars/noise during the Arrow of Light ceremony and Scouts Own Service
  • Safety, safety, safety!

Vehicle policy

After registering/check-in, campers can temporarily park cars by their designated campsites. Unload all camping gear adjacent to campsite , then immediately move vehicle (trailers included) to the central parking area. Campers can then return to campsite and set up camp. Friday evening, all vehicles should be parked at central parking area before cracker barrel at 10:00 pm, but no later than 10:30 pm. For campers arriving on Saturday morning, Troop 1377 will provide carts for participants to haul their camping gear from the central parking area to their campsite to minimize safety hazards.

Interfaith Worship Service

The Scout Law teaches, A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respect the beliefs of others. It is important that Scouts be taught to recognize the beliefs of other Scouts and to respect those beliefs. An interfaith service, respectful of all religions will be held on Sunday morning. All Scouts, leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend. 

Campfires 

Wood-fueled campfires can be built in the campsites, but should only be built in camp-supplied fire pits. No ground fires should be built. Fires must be attended by at least one adult at all times and be fully extinguished before participants depart the campsite for any reason. There is no firewood available at the camp. All firewood brought to camp must also leave with you, including partially burnt firewood.

Campsite fire rings are not designed for large bonfires, please keep fires contained and flames less than two feet above the ground. Depending on the weather, a fire ban may be active during the camping weekend. Fire bans are issued by the county fire marshal and the camp staff cannot override that decision. If a fire ban is in force during the weekend, no open fires will be allowed. All campfire rings are to be cleaned out before departing. Campfire rings will be inspected during check-out inspection and any material left in the fire ring will be required to be cleaned and delay your departure. A bucket is to be filled with water and kept by the fire at all times. This is mandatory.

Cooking Fires 

Cooking fires built of charcoal should be contained within the campsite fire ring or an elevated container. No holes should be dug for fires. Metal garbage can lids, barrel bottoms or the camp-supplied fire pits should be used to contain the charcoal fires. No cooking on the ground. Liquid charcoal starters may not be used; council policy prohibits the use of liquid fuels. During a fire ban, fires of charcoal are generally allowed within the fire ring for cooking only. Propane-fueled stoves are acceptable. Specific requirements for cooking during a fire ban will be discussed during the leader's meeting on Friday evening.

Meals

Each den must furnish food, ice, cook stove, propane, firewood, or charcoal. Cooking fires are to be in fire rings. Webelos leaders are encouraged to introduce the patrol method for meal planning and duty responsibilities during the event. Suggestions:

  • Friday night meal: families eat before arrival or bring a sack dinner.
  • Saturday morning meal: protein-fueled, warm meal to provide energy to get the Scouts through a long and tiring day.
  • Saturday lunch: non-cooking meal requiring minimal preparation.
  • Saturday evening meal: warm, delicious meal (e.g., foil meal).
  • Sunday morning: non-cooking breakfast with easy clean-up using foods that don't need continuous refrigeration, as it is often difficult to keep food cold in an ice chest for an entire weekend.
Sample Duty Roster

Water

Cooking

Cleaning

Fireman

Saturday breakfast

              

Saturday lunch

       

Saturday dinner

       

Knives and Axes

Knives may not be carried by Webelos Scouts during the event, even though they may have earned the Whittling Chip. Axes are not approved for use by Webelos Scouts. Axes may only be used by adults or Scouts who have earned the Totin' Chip in the axe yard set up in the troop campsite. Webelos Scouts may use knives for meal preparation or similar activities under adult supervision.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

4:30 - 9:00 pm Arrival and check-in headquarters (HQ)
10:00 pm Cracker barrel at HQ for all unit leaders and staff.
11:00 pm Lights out!  Please be courteous to fellow campers.

Saturday

6:00 am Wake-up and breakfast.
8:00 - 8:30 am Unit leader and staff meeting (final instructions) at HQ.
8:45 am All units assemble at flagpole for flag ceremony.
9:00 - 9:30 am Get ready for events.  Time to get campsites in order!
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Program events
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (non-cooking)
After lunch Campsite inspections
1:00 - 4:00 pm Program events
4:00 - 6:15 pm Free time and dinner
6:15 pm Flag ceremony
7:00 pm Campfire and awards ceremony.  Arrow of Light Ceremony to immediately follow.
11:00 pm Lights out!  Please be courteous to fellow campers.

Sunday

7:00 am Wake-up and breakfast.
9:00 am Scouts Own Worship Service (non-denominational)
9:30 - 11:00  am  Break camp and check-out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency / Procedures

Medical 

  • Minor Medical Attention. All units should have a first aid kit in their camp to address minor medical needs. If medical attention is required beyond basic Scout/Leader rendered first aid, the individual should be transported by their parent/guardian or other (two-deep) adult leadership to a local healthcare facility. 
  • Life or death – Call 911 – then the event chair and district executive.
  • Incident Reporting. Any incident that requires the intervention of medical personnel involves emergency responders or results in a response beyond Scout-rendered first aid must be reported. Near-miss incidents (does not result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but it had the potential to do so) should also be reported.

Fire

  • Sound alarm by yelling “Fire” and notify camp management immediately. Local fire authorities will be called to fight the fire.
  • Because of the age of the Scouts, it is not recommended that any firefighting action take place. Remove yourself and others from harm’s way and notify camp staff.
  • Move Webelos Scouts and family members to a safe location away from fire danger, usually in the parking lot in front of the campsite. Ensure that all members of your unit are accounted for and that they remain together and calm.
  • In an emergency, the central alarm will be sounded (siren blown continuously for three minutes) to warn camp. Camp staff personnel will be dispatched to campsites to give further instructions.
  • Be prepared to mobilize to a safe location.
  • Three short blasts of the siren will signal the all clear. A radio announcement will also communicate the all clear.

Inclement Weather

  • When threatening weather occurs, all persons in campsites should go to the nearest restroom building or their vehicles (lighting only). All persons in a program area should move to the nearest building or structure.