Webelos WoodsDecember TBD, 2024

Long Acre Ranch
2335 Richmond Pkwy
Richmond, TX 77469 (directions)

Use: Latitude/Longitude: 29.582611, -95.725042

Trail to Troop is a campout designed to introduce Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (4th & 5th graders) to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and round-robin-style Scout activities hosted by area troops. On Saturday morning, dens compete in Scout skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots), and during the afternoon, local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The Webelos dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit. 

Learn more about Webelos Scout-to-Scouts BSA transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask the troop leadership at shacbsa.org/webelos. Find area troops at shacbsa.org/join-troop.

  • Webelos Scouts will camp as a den with a host troop.
  • Scouts will learn Scouting skills from area troop Scouts while having fun with competitions and activities on Saturday.
  • Scouts will experience the thrill of preparing meals and camping with their host troop.
  • Food will be provided by the host troop for Saturday dinner.
  • The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs.
  • Parents of Scouts will learn about transitioning to a troop and tips on what to look for in a troop.
  • Scouts are encouraged to contact a partner troop.


The registration fee is $10 per person. At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policyThere is no onsite registration.

Registration is typically completed by the den leader or unit leader. Registration closes 11/8/23.

Register       Adult Consent Form

To update your registration, go to https://samhoustonbsa.doubleknot.com/signon/2561.

Troops: Every troop is expected to help run an event at Trail to Troop. The troop leadership should contact Tyson Vyvial about volunteering to run an event.

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Health and Medical form for every participant
  • Consent form for every adult
  • Bed roll, or sleeping bag
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit (plate, bowl and utensils in mesh bag); camp cup
  • Personal items (e.g., medication, toiletries)
  • Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • 6’ rope per Scout (for knots event)
  • Neckerchief (for first-aid event)
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • Snacks and drinks

Den gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear & food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per Pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den flag
  • Den food
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Items for fire building:  4 hat fulls of tender (size of match), 4 hat fulls of kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of fuel (size of wrist).  Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
  • Optional items: extra table, marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), Webelos Scout Handbook, Scout Handbook, canopy

Tentative Schedule

Friday night

6:00 pm Camp opens to troops
7:00 pm Camp opens to everyone (check-in)
9:30 pm Webelos Scout cracker barrel and staff meeting
11:00 pm Lights out


7:00 am Check-in and breakfast
8:45 am Flag ceremony and opening
9:00 am Activity period #1
9:45 am Activity period #2
10:00 am Webelos parent break-out
10:30 am Activity period #3
11:15 am Lunch
12:45 pm Activity period #4
1:30 pm Activity period #5
2:15 pm Activity period #6
3:00 pm Free time
5:00 pm Flag closing ceremony
5:15 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Dutch oven competition
7:30 pm Campfire
8:30 pm Camp-wide social / desserts
11:00 pm Lights out


7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Flag Ceremony and Interfaith Service
9:00 am Webelos Woods closed


The physical address for Long Acres Ranch is 2335 Richmond Pkwy., Richmond, TX  77469. Use: Latitude/Longitude: 29.582611, -95.725042 to find the camp location. After turning off Richmand Park (Wiliams Way), you will see two signs for Long Acres Ranch Visitor Center at the entrance. There is a single tree by the gate.  Follow the gravel road approximately 1.2 miles, go past a big white metal barn and turn right.  Follow the signs.

Google Map 

Webelos to Scout Transition

TransitionThe choice of a troop is a personal decision. Learn some information to help you assist the Scout as they make the important decision on which troop to join including questions you and your Webelos Scout might want to ask each troop the Webelos Scout visits. Search troops by zip code or meeting day at shacbsa.org/join-troop.

Webelos to Scout Transition: What to Ask a Troop     Area Troops

Late-Breaking Information

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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).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterScouting America's Commitment to Safety is ongoing, and the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Scouting America puts the utmost importance on 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. 

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 is 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 Scout activities, the National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the National Council has developed the SAFE Checklist of safety procedures for physical activity. These points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities. 

*About Medical Record: Scouting America requires all participants to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in ensuring you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals with critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have it with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family.  

^Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      SAFE Checklist      Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact the Trail to Troop chair or district activities chair.