Webelos Woods

January 18-20, 2019

Bovay Scout Ranch
County Rd 317
Navasota, Texas 77868

Webelos Woods is a camping event, where Webelos Scouts are invited to spend the weekend in a Scout-led environment. The purpose of Webelos Woods is to showcase the Scout tenants of a youth-led troop and the patrol method.



Webelos sitting in front of camp fire

Fourth grade Webelos Scouts will have the opportunity to visit the archery range and work on various Webelos Scout and Arrow of Light Adventures. Fifth grade Webelos Scouts will have the opportunity to visit the BB gun range and work on various Scouting skills directly from the Scout Handbook.

All activities are led by troops. On Saturday evening, there will be a campfire program and Arrow of Light ceremonies for fifth grade Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light rank.

Registration

Registration is typically completed by the Webelos leader or unit leader. Individuals can register if their den is not attending. This is a Webelos Scout event. Siblings are permitted to attend as non-participants; however, there is no program for siblings. Family members and friends are invited to attend the Arrow of Light ceremonies as guests on Saturday evening. Before registering, have the names of each participant. Registration closes January 13, 2019.

Registration  

 
$15   4th grade Webelos Scout - Saturday event only
$20 4th grade Webelos Scout - weekend camping
$15 5th grade Webelos Scout - Saturday event only
$20 5th grade Webelos Scout - weekend camping
$35 5th grade Webelos Scout - weekend and Arrow of Light ceremony participant (limited to first 90 participants)
$5 Adult: BSA registered - Saturday event only
$5 Adult: BSA registered - weekend camping
$5 Adult: non-registered - Saturday event only
$5 Adult: non-registered - weekend camping
$5 Sibling (not participating) - Saturday event only
$5 Sibling (not participating) - weekend camping
$5 Scouts and adults in troops / crews
$0 Saturday evening guest for Arrow of Light ceremony

Required Documents 

The designated pack and troop leader or individual registrant will provide at check-in:

Program

There will be separate rotations for 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts with a total of seven events for each grade level. All Webelos Scouts will participate in activities with the den in which they are registered. For mixed grade dens, the den leader can choose which track the den will participate. Rotation assignments will be distributed at check-in, patrol leaders conference, and during morning announcements.

The Webelos Woods program offers a variety of popular activities. Some sessions will include specific adventure requirements in a show-and-do format, while others will introduce the Webelos Scouts to skills useful in the Scout program. Although some of these sessions will involve activities that correspond to adventure requirements, the Webelos Woods instructors will not sign-off on any requirements. The responsibility and authority to sign-off on advancements rest solely on the Webelos leader.

Policies and Procedures

Every adult attending must be familiar with the information the information in the leader's guide, Bovay Scout Ranch policies and procedures, and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

  2019 Leader's Guide

Tentative Schedule

Friday Night

4:30 pm   Camp opens
6:00 pm  Check-in opens in the Safari Room
9:30 pm  Check-in closes
9:45 pm Patrol Leaders Conference
10:30 pm  Lights out

Saturday

6:00 am Reveille
7:00 am Camp/Check-in opens for Saturday arrivals
8:00 am Opening ceremony and announcements at flagpole
8:50  am Rotations begin
12:00 am Lunch
1:30 pm  Rotations resume
4:30 pm Check-in opens for guests for the Arrow of Light ceremony
5:20 pm Rotations end
5:40 pm  Flag retirement ceremony
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Check-in closes for guests for the Arrow of Light ceremony
7:45 pm  Campfire program - Arena B (field uniform)
8:45 pm  Arrow of Light ceremony (field uniform)
10:30 pm  All guests leave
11:00 pm  Lights out

Sunday

6:00 am Reveille
9:00 am Interfaith service at the flagpole
9:15 am Check-out opens in the Safari Room
10:30 am Camp closes

Photographs    

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).

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe 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

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods camp director, Rob Clausing.