Webelos Woods

October 24, 2020

Long Acres Ranch
2317 Williams Way Blvd.
Richmond, TX  77469 (map)

Use: Latitude/Longitude: 29.582611, -95.725042


This year, Webelos Woods will be a fun and energetic one-day event for Webelos Scouts (4th and 5th graders) and their parents to experience what awaits them in Scouting. Webelos Scouts will have an opportunity to visit with troop Scouts and leaders.   

The one-day will introduce Webelos Scouts into the many adventures of Scouting. It will be an opportunity for Webelos Scouts to learn and ask questions of prospective troops, troops can showcase their skills, and Webelos Scouts can work on the Scouting Adventure, a requirement for the Arrow of Light rank! 

Registration 

The registration fee is $13.50 for the first participant and $12 for each additional participant. There is no onsite registration. Registration is typically completed by the unit leader or den leader. Payments are made online with credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy

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The latest State of Texas, county and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) recommendations on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific recommendations and all participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee. These could include things such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend. 

Directions

The physical address for Long Acres Ranch is 2317 Williams Way Blvd., 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 to the camping area.

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Program

 More information will be available during roundtable. Leaders may want to purchase a Scout Handbook and read the chapters on camping, cooking, and first aid, and the sections on knots. On Saturday, Webelos Scout dens will compete in activities such as basic first aid, fire lays and fire building, games, Scout skills and knots (square, taut-line, clove hitch, two half hitches, bowline, sheet bend). They will also build their own dutch oven to bake cookies with!

Event Information

Check-in: Saturday morning, time 8:00 AM. Please bring the BSA Health and Medical form for every participant.  

Check-out: When all participants in the unit are ready to leave, send a representative to the camp headquarters. A staff member will then visit conduct a final campsite inspection. After the inspection, the leader will be given the event patches and the health forms will be returned.

Restrooms: There are enclosed restrooms.                           

First Aid and Safety: A health and safety officer will be on duty all weekend. No food or candy is allowed in your tent or sleeping bag. Since this is a wooded and water area, all campers should be on the lookout for snakes. The buddy system is to be used by the Scouts at all times.

Troop Visits:  Webelos Scouts and their parents are encouraged to visit troops throughout the day when possible. 

Uniforms: Scouts are encouraged to wear their field uniforms traveling to and from Webelos Woods, during the opening and closing on Saturday. Activity uniforms (Scout t-shirt) may be worn at other times.

Leadership: In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of a parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult (Guide to Safe Scouting). If a parent cannot attend, arrangements must be made for another youth’s parent (not the Webelos leader) or another adult to be a substitute.  No parent should be responsible for more than one youth other than their own.

Parking: Park in designated parking areas only. Cars will not be permitted to be parked at troop campsites. 

Cooking and Fires: Each troop and den will be responsible for its own meals, furnish and cook their own food, as well as provide all equipment for preparation, serving, and cleaning up meals. A fire station/fire guard posting must be in place before any cooking or campfires may occur. Do not use liquid fuels. DO not build an open fire on the ground anywhere; use. existing campfire rings are allowed. Please bring in your own wood/charcoal if you choose to build a fire.  Propane stoves are allowed.  Remember that all materials brought in must be taken out.  Campsite ash must be removed; do not put ash in the trashcans.

Water: Fresh water will be available. All units should bring their own containers (with lid) to transport water back to their campsites as needed.

Trash: All participants are expected to honor the BSA Outdoor Code and adhere to the seven keys to low-impact/no-trace camping practices. All trash must leave with your unit and unburned firewood should be carried out. Remember Carry in – Carry Out.

First Aid and Safety: There will be a first aid station staffed Saturday for any Scout or Scouter needing assistance. The first aid station will be centrally located and marked with a first aid sign. Please be sure to advise all participants of its location, which will be announced at the Friday leader's meeting.

Disabilities: Scouts with disabilities are encouraged to participate. Please notify the event staff of any special accommodations needed.

General Rules

  1. At all times, follow the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  2. Stay with your den during the events and with your pack at all other times. Use the buddy system.
  3. If it isn't yours, don't touch it.
  4. Stay away from the playgrounds and the waterfront.
  5. Don't go into the woods at the edge of the park; we don't want someone lost or hurt.
  6. Don't mess with any wildlife.
  7. If you are not female, stay out of the women's restrooms and women's port-a-cans.
  8. Keep your campsite clean at all times. Dispose of trash properly.
  9. Observe lights out and silence in the camp.
  10. If someone gets hurt, let an adult know and have him or her get our medical team over to take care of the injured person. Don't move them unless they are in danger staying where they are.
  11. No vehicles in the camping area.
  12. No ground fires.  No liquid fuel. Propane is okay; Webelos shall not handle propane fuel.
  13. All fires must be in pits, raised off the ground.  All ash must be removed from the site - not placed in the trashcans.
  14. Never leave your campfire unattended.  Put out all fires before going to bed.
  15. Webelos Scouts will not be allowed to handle axes or hatchets.  Saws are to have blade guards.
  16. No sheath knives, No firearms, No BB guns, No fireworks, or No slingshots are permitted.
  17. If your group wishes not to camp, you will still be assigned a campsite. The same rules apply as if you were staying the night.
  18. After all of the above, HAVE FUN IN SPITE OF ALL THE RULES!

What to Bring

Personal gear:

Check with the troop Scoutmaster for what to bring, but typically:

Rain Date / Late Breaking Information

Webelos Woods is typically held rain or shine unless there is going to be dangerous conditions.  Be prepared for all types of weather and conditions. For late-breaking news, follow the district on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SHACArrowheadDistrict.

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

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility poster

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

Contacts

For questions, contact Robert Jackson at rjac491689@gmail.com