Arrow of Light Coyote Trail Extreme

November 8-10, 2024

Bovay Scout Ranch
3450 County 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Webelos Coyote Trail Xtreme is an event for 5th-grade Arrow of Light Scouts at Bovay Scout Ranch. The event is designed to challenge and entertain Arrow of Light Scouts in a fun and age-appropriate way. Scouts will work in patrols to participate in a variety of activities, including leather belt making, patrol challenges, pioneering projects, cooking, and low-cope team-building activities. Scouts will learn about teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. Arrow of Light Scouts will get a taste of the additional opportunities that Scouting offers once they crossover to Scouts BSA through interacting with older youth leaders from Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and the Order of the Arrow. 

Registration

Arrow of Light Scouts and their parent(s)/guardian(s) can register. 

  • Arrow of Light Scout: $115  (includes four meals, a patch, a t-shirt, a water bottle, and program supplies). 
  • Adult: $40 (includes four meals).
  • Scouts must be members of the Boy Scouts of America.  
  • There is no program or provisions for siblings.
  • Council refund policy.

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Leadership Requirements

  • Every adult at camp must have a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate taken online at myscouting.org within the last 2 years.
  • Every Arrow of Light Scout must be under the supervision of a registered leader or their parent or legal guardian at all times.

Each registered unit must provide a minimum of two-deep leadership. “Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including all meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth or female adult program participants.  Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided." (SourceYouth Protection and Barriers to Abuse FAQs). Each unit should have one BALOO-trained leader and one safe swim defense-trained leader. (Camp has waterfronts).  

Adults: 

Adults spending the night at camp must be either:

  1. Cub Scout parents or legal guardians taking part in an overnight Cub Scout program with their own child or legal ward are not required to register as leaders. All adults must review the “How to Protect your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” that can be found in the front of each Cub Scout Handbook. In addition, the parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by a registered leader at any time they are with youth members other than their own child/ward.   (Source)
  2. All other overnight adults must be currently registered in an adult fee-required position in the position(s) they serveSee FAQ for list of approved adult registration fee-required positions.  (Source)

Tenting:  • Separate tenting arrangements must be provided for male and female adults as well as for male and female youth. • Youth sharing tents must be no more than two years apart in age. • In Cub Scouting, parents and guardians may share a tent with their family. • Spouses may share tents. Source)

The most recent updates to BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner including using the Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

What to Bring

Personal (check with Cubmaster):

  • Copy of a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Copy of Youth Protection Training certificate, for every adult
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag, sheets or blanket
  • Pillow
  • Cot or air mattress
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water bottle, canteen, or cup 
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt), suggested
  • Clothing appropriate for weather and extra clothes
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes) and extra pair 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal medications
  • Swimsuit and towel (weather permitting)
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Personal first aid kit 
  • Day pack
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First-aid kit
  • Small trash bags for restrooms
  • Large trash bags (55-gallon) for campsite trash cans
  • Toilet paper
  • Wash soap for restrooms
  • Camper Release Form for Scouts whose parents are not attending camp

Optional

  • Proof of BSA Swim Test,  optional, but required to participate in canoeing.
  • Money for patches, snacks and beverages, and t-shirts at the camp trading post, Trader Vics.
  • Snacks (do not keep in the tent)
  • Friday night snack (eat before arriving)
  • Alarm clock
  • Battery operated lantern
  • Bicycle and bike helmet
  • Book of Faith
  • Camera
  • Camp chair
  • Arrow of Light Handbook
  • Fishing gear
  • Glow sticks (great to keep track of your kids at night and to play games)
  • Lockable footlocker
  • Shower shoes
  • Sports drinks or flavor packets for water (to help keep Scouts hydrated)
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Phone battery backup charger
  • Wagon

Bovay campsitesMark all items with name and pack number. *Electricity is very limited. 

About the Campsites. Campsites have a water spigot with potable drinking water, a covered pavilion with lights, one power plug, picnic tables, a flag pole, and a campfire ring. Campers can park in the parking lot next to the campsite. Shower houses are located between campsites with ADA-compliant individual stalls with a toilet, shower, and sink.

What NOT to bring to camp:  alcohol, valuables, electronics, firearms, guns/ammunition, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards 

BSA Swim Test

  • All adults participating in canoeing are required to have a current BSA Swim test.
  • All Scouts who participate in canoeing are encouraged to pass a BSA Swim test.
  • Arrow of Light Scouts may canoe with a registered adult leader with a current BSA swim test.

 

The swim check must be conducted by a certified lifeguard or swimming instructor according to the BSA Swim Classification Procedures. Many YMCAs or local pools have lifeguards that will conduct a BSA swim test for a small fee.

Swim Classification Procedures Record and Classifications

Camp Policies

Every adult attending Bovay Scout Ranch must be familiar with the Leader’s Guide which includes council policies and procedures, and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Check-in

  • Webelos Coyote ExtremeCampers may check-in between 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday evening or between 7:00 - 8:00 am on Saturday morning.
  • Programs begin on Saturday at 8:00 and runs until 8:30 pm. 
  • For packs attending: The designated leader will check in at the registration office in the administration building (approximately one mile past the main gate on the left) and register the unit or group.
  • For individual registrations: The individual registered Arrow of Light Scout with an accompanying parent or legal guardian will check in at the Headquarters breezeway.
  • Campers will be assigned campsites by staff and welcomed by a youth troop guide. All campsites have a pavilion with multiple picnic tables and a blue fire water bucket.

Mandatory paperwork

1. Current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A and B) for each participant, two copies alphabetized in an envelope or notebook (one to keep in campsite and one to turn in during registration);
2. Youth Protection Training, copy of certificate for every adult;

When registration is complete, the staff will assign campsites and campers may then proceed to their campsite. All campsites have a pavilion with multiple picnic tables and a red fire water bucket. Distribute wristbands to all youth and adults. Everyone must wear their designated wristbands at all times. Wristband colors determine which rotation schedule the Scout should follow. Please follow the specified rotation schedule as the program is designed for a specific number of youth at each outpost.

Departure Procedures

  • Please make sure all personal camping gear is packed before breakfast.
  • Camp is closed on Sunday at 12:00 pm.
  • On Sunday morning, the campmaster will drop off cleaning supplies at the restrooms. Follow the written instructions on cleaning assigned showers and restrooms.
  • Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.
  • The campmaster will inspect each campsite to make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.
  • After passing inspection, proceed to the administration building to sign out and pick up paperwork. 

Open Program

There will be an optional open program time on Sunday morning.  Rappelling will be only offered Sunday morning.

Schedule and Activities

WCTX-QR-codeArrow of Light Scouts can participate in rappelling, canoeing, leatherwork, fishing, team building challenges, orienteering, patrol challenges, catapults,  and an exciting campfire program. Prepare for fun, meeting new friends, and be ready for an action-packed weekend!

  • Arrow of Light Scouts will work on the following advancements:
    • TBD
  • Rappelling will only be offered during the open program period on Sunday morning.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

6:00 - 8:00 pm Check-in, camp set up, (eat dinner before arriving) Headquarters Building
8:00 pm Cracker Barrel and Star Gazing Safari Room
9:00 pm Showers and Lights Out  

Saturday

7:00  am Reveille and Breakfast (grab-and-go) Campsites
8:00 am Opening Flags Flag pole
8:20 am Patrol Team Building Program Area
9:00 am Period 1 Program Area
10:10 am Period 2 Program Area
11:20 am Period 3 Program Area
12:30 pm Lunch  and Rest / Branding Dining Hall
1:55 pm Period 4 Program Area
3:05 pm Period 5 Program Area
4:15 pm Period 6  Program Area
5:25 pm Closing Flags Flag pole
5:45 pm Dinner and Branding Dining Hall
6:45 pm Service Project  
7:30 pm Closing Campfire Campfire Ring
9:00 pm Showers and Lights Out  

Sunday

8:00 am Reveille  
8:30 am Interfaith Worship Service  
8:45 am Breakfast (grab and go), Branding and Checkout  
9:00 am Optional Open Program (rappelling, canoeing, shooting sports) Program Areas
12:00 pm Camp Closes  

*The final schedule will be provided during the cracker barrel on Friday night. Schedules vary based on camp attendance.

Cracker Barrel

A cracker barrel is an evening snack and time for fellowship with other Scouts or Scouters. The term cracker barrel is most thought to come from the time when people would shop at their local general store and gather around the cracker barrel to sit and visit with others in the community, much like the modern-day water cooler. The food is typically kept simple, such as cheese and crackers, summer sausage, chips, and cookies. On campouts, many troops have a Friday night cracker barrel with the leaders and youth leadership to review the weekend schedule.

A cracker barrel will be held on Friday night. Leaders and one Arrow of Light Scout patrol are invited to a special cracker barrel where last-minute information and changes will be communicated.  Please bring a cup and a pen. 

Camp Branding

During lunch, participants can have items (e.g., hats, belts) branded with the camp brand. Items (e.g., cups) will be available for purchase in the Trading Post that are good for branding.  The Scouts will enjoy this keepsake.

Interfaith 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 other Scouts' beliefs and respect those beliefs. An interfaith service will be held on Sunday morning.

General Information

Contacts

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Geno Aguilar
Arrow of Light Coyote Extreme Camp Registration

Michael Collins
Bovay Scout Ranch Professional Staff Advisor