All Webelos 1, Arrow of Light Scouts and Scout Troops are Encoraged to Attend!
What Is It: WEBELOS Woods is an outdoor and over-night program designed to introduce WEBELOS and their parents to a variety of Boy Scout activities. It helps make the transition into Boy Scouting more exciting. The weekend is filled with fun activities, intriguing demonstrations, and plenty of outdoor excitement. WEBELOS dens will rotate through a variety of activity stations staffed by Boy Scout Troops. Boy Scouts explain, demonstrate, guide, and enable the WEBELOS to work on Scout skills and play outdoor games.
An emphasis is put on hands-on activities. Boy Scouts may check in between 7-9pm on Friday night or 8-8:45am on Saturday morning, and WEBELOS should check in between 8-8:45am on Saturday morning.
Who Can Participate: All WEBELOS I and II, their parents, and leaders are invited to participate in the weekend event. Boy Scout Troops are highly encouraged to attend to staff an activity station and to host a Camp Site.
Where: The event is held at Camp Phillips (Boy Scout Camp) at LE Phillips Scout Reservation.
Activity stations will be held in the main areas of Camp. On Saturday night, WEBELOS and WEBELOS Adults have the opportunity to camp in a Boy Scout Campsite with a Host Troop. WEBELOS and their adults sleep in cabins or they can use their own tents. In case of inclement weather, the Winter Camp Lodges and Fort Rice will also be available for use. Boy Scout Troops bring their own tents to use in their assigned campsite.
What is the Cost?: The entire weekend is only $15 per person, and includes a patch, three meals (Saturday lunch and dinner & Sunday breakfast), and Saturday evening’s Cracker Barrel. All Troops and Dens MUST pre-register by submitting the registration form and payment to the Scout Service Center by Friday, October 20.
What About Adult Leadership?: Each WEBELOS Den must have at least two adults/parents in attendance at this event. Of course, Troops must have proper Two-Deep Leadership, too.
What to bring?:
- Scout uniform
- Water bottle/thermos and coffee/drinking cup
- Flashlight and toiletry items
- Sleeping Bag and EXTRA BLANKETS
- Sleeping Pad for Boy Scouts and leaders. (Troops check out mattresses for the WEBELOS Cabins.)
- Jug of drinking water and wash water to use at
- Snack items for your Scouts.
- Troops should bring Dutch oven(s) for Saturday
- Plate, bowl, cup, and silverware for Saturday
evening’s Cracker Barrel.
- Clothing (appropriate for November). Dressing in layers of polypropylene (Under Armour, etc.), fleece, and wool clothing is recommended. These materials "wick" body moisture away from your skin. Dry is warmer. Proper attire might include: Warm jacket, outdoor fall sportswear, boots, extra socks, gloves, stocking hat, clean and dry fleece pajamas/sweats for sleeping, rain coat, clean clothes for Sunday morning, etc.
Please stay tuned for a cold weather gear guide and more info on cold weather camping via email!