December 1-3, 2023 (rescheduled date)
Use: Latitude/Longitude: 29.582611, -95.725042
Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts 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, Webelos dens compete in Webelos 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 Woods is the first chance for Webelos Scouts to camp with troops!
- Webelos Scouts will camp as a den with a host troop.
- Webelos Scouts will learn Scouting skills from area troop Scouts while having fun with competitions and activities on Saturday.
- Webelos 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 Webelos Scouts will learn about transitioning to a troop and tips on what to look for in a troop.
- Webelos 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 policy. There is no onsite registration.
Registration is typically completed by the Webelos 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 Webelos Woods. The troop leadership should contact Tyson Vyvial about volunteering to run an event.
What to Bring
- BSA 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
- 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
||Camp opens to troops
||Camp opens to everyone (check-in)
||Webelos Scout cracker barrel and staff meeting
||Check-in and breakfast
||Flag ceremony and opening
||Activity period #1
||Activity period #2
||Webelos parent break-out
||Activity period #3
||Activity period #4
||Activity period #5
||Activity period #6
||Flag closing ceremony
||Dutch oven competition
||Camp-wide social / desserts
||Flag Ceremony and Interfaith Service
||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.
Webelos to Scout Transition
The 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
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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).
The 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
For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.