Webelos Woods

October TBD, 2020

Camp Arrowmoon
Camp Arrowmoon Rd.
Hearne, TX 77859

Latitude Longitude: 30.859591, -96.489712


Webelos Woods is an overnight campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scouting activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos Scouts will arrive and set up their tents. Then, they will be organized in groups and tour various troop campsites throughout the day. Area troops will host activities and demonstrations. This is a great opportunity for Webelos Scouts and their parents to observe the troops in action.

Registration

Registration is $11.50 for the first Scout and $10 for each additional Scout who registers at the same time.  Adults are free. There is no program for siblings. At checkout, pay with a credit card, electronic check, or PayPal. 

Late registration begins 10/16/19 and is $15. Onsite registration is $20 paid online, so register before arriving to save money. Council refund policy.  

Register (opens in August)

Tentative Schedule

Friday night

4:00 pm Troops begin to arrive and set up
10:30 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Webelos Scouts and parents arrive and set up campsite
11:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:30 am Wake-up
10:00 am Last patrol out

What to Bring

Personal gear

  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant
  • tent with ground cloth
  • bedroll, or sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • Field (Scout shirt) and Activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • clothing appropriate for the weather
  • extra change of clothes
  • closed-toed shoes
  • jacket
  • raingear
  • hat
  • pajamas/nightwear
  • toiletries (eg., soap, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deoderant)
  • mess kit (plate, bowl silverware, cup in a mesh bag)
  • water bottle
  • personal medications
  • flashlight and extra batteries
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Contact host troop for additional items needed (e.g., money for food)
  • Optional: hand sanitizer, folding chairs, insect repellant, sunscreen

What NOT to bring to camp:  Alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, sheath knives, fireworks, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables


Training

Two training courses are being offered during Webelos Woods.

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components* – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.org

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS): Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace. The training encompasses a weekend. 

Register for Training

Directions

Latitude Longitude: 30.859591, -96.489712

Cub Scout in a tentFrom Bryan/College Station: Take TX-6 north to FM-2549 (there are overhanging, blinking yellow lights and a green sign for Camp Arrowmoon) and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto Camp Arrowmoon Road (there will be another green sign). Drive one mile on Camp Arrowmoon Road and turn in to the main gate.

From Hearne: Take TX-6 south to FM-2549 (there are overhanging, blinking yellow lights and a green sign for Camp Arrowmoon) and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto Camp Arrowmoon Road (there will be another green sign). Drive one mile on Camp Arrowmoon Road and turn in to the main gate.

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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 Arrowmoon has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

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 tamu.sss@gmail.com or the district activities chair.