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What is Webelos Woods?

What is Webelos Woods?

When: September 24-25, 2016
Where: Camp Wanocksett
Who: Webelos and a parent
Cost: $25 per Webelos/Parent pair. $10 each for additional Scouts or siblings.

Webelos Woods is a overnight family camping weekend for Webelos and their parents. During the weekend Webelos will have an opportunity to:

  • Earn an Activity Badge taught by professionals in the field and other experts,
  • See Boy Scout troops doing scoutcraft and visit their camps
  • Cook their own supper and spend a night outside
  • Have fun and get a taste of Boy Scout camp.

Webelos and their families arrive between 8 and 10 on Saturday morning. As they arrive, there will be demonstrations of Scouting activities going on with Boy Scouts who will be glad to answer any questions the boys or parents have.  During this time families set up at their assigned campsites.

During the day Saturday Scouts participate in Activity Badge classes and camp programs. Parents are welcome to quietly sit in on classes or join in an open house at the dining hall where they can learn more about the Order of the Arrow, Venturing, High Adventure bases, and the other things awaiting their sons in Boy Scouting. Saturday lunch will be a bag lunch in your campsite

The fee for the weekend includes one parent/scout pair. This covers a patch for the scout, breakfast on Sunday, and activity pin class supplies as well as other activity supplies. T-Shirts may be purchased at an additional cost. Additional Scouts and/or siblings will be charged a nominal fee.

Because cooking outdoors is such a big part of camping families will be cooking Saturday supper outside. Packs will provide their own food and cooking equipment. Your campsite guide will be available to assist you. There is water available in each campsite. The evening will finish off with an entertaining campfire program and other evening activities before sending you to bed.

Please be aware that temperatures can dip to freezing at this time of year.  Having a sleeping bag rated at 30 degrees or better is preferred although a 40 degree bag and a little extra clothing should work just as well. And also be aware that no scout will be allowed to sleep in a tent with an adult who is not his parent/legal guardian.

You’ll wake Sunday morning refreshed, be fed a hot and hearty breakfast, get some time to pack up and then, our farewell ceremony.  Awards and event patches will be given out and everyone should be off by 10 AM. 

Pre-registration by the deadline, earlier if possible,  is required and helps greatly with planning, buying food and activity badge supplies, as well as assigning campsites.  Registering  as a den or pack will help ensure all scouts and their respective families from the same unit will be put in the same campsite.