Webelos Woods

October 22-24, 2021

Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
(latitude and longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270) -- (View Google map)

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities.

Webelos Woods is staffed by Scouts BSA members that provide the resources and skills to participating Webelos Dens and their parents. Throughout the weekend, Webelos and their parents will have the opportunity to experience Scouts BSA programming in an engaging and safe environment.

On Saturday morning, Webelos dens compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local troops teach basic Scouting skills. The dens are judged on den flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process. Registration is handled by the unit leader or Webelos den leader.To meet two-deep leadership requirements, at least one registered adult leader and one another adult must attend from each participating Pack.

Part 1: RSVP: Every Webelos den and troop needs to RSVP by August roundtable to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event. All Webelos Scouts will be camping with a host troop, so RSVP also allows the event staff to pair up Webelos dens with host troops.

Step 1: RSVP

Part 2: Payment

The cost is $10 per participant and includes the camp fee, patch, program supplies and awards. The fee does not include any meals. Meals will be arranged with the host troop or your pack.

T-shirts must be ordered before 10/8/21. There is a late fee of $5 after 10/14/21 and patches are not guaranteed. Instruction on how to modify registrations are included in the emailed receipt; individual registrations should be avoided. Pay online with credit card, or electronic check. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

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Program

Saturday activities: There will be camp-wide activities from 10 am to noon. After lunch, there will be a round-robin style event in the troop campsites where Webelos can see the troops in action and have some fun participating in various activities. Webelos dens will then be free to visit all troop campsites to get a feel for how each troop operates. Webelos dens will have ample time to visit the troops.

Campfire program: There will be a campfire program on Saturday evening from 8:00 – 9:00 pm. All Scouts and Scouters should wear field uniforms to this event. If you would like to perform your favorite skit or song, please sign up at the registration tent from 8 am -10 am Saturday morning. An Order of the Arrow (OA) representative may visit your campsite during the day if additional skits and songs are needed.

Training: Webelos parents and leaders are encouraged to attend Webelos to Scout Transition training which will be held Saturday morning from 10 am to 11 am.

Chapel service: An Interfaith worship service will be held Sunday morning.

Directions

Webelos Woods will take place in the Camp Strake. Follow I-45 N to W Montgomery St in Willis Take exit 94 from I-45 N, Follow FM 1097 E to TX-150 E in Walker County, Turn right onto TX-150 E and Follow Farm to Market Rd 945 N to your destination.(click for map)

Check-in and check-out

Troop Check-in: Troops can arrive as early as Friday at 4:00 pm to set. The troop should send a representative to the registration tent between 5 pm and 9 pm Friday night to hand in the final roster, and to pick up t-shirts, schedules, and other information for the weekend. There will be a cracker barrel for Scoutmasters and senior patrol leaders (SPLs) at 9:30 pm Friday night.

Webelos Den Check-in: Participants plan on arriving early on Saturday to set up your tents and check-in. Send a representative to the registration tent between 8 am - 10 am to hand in the final roster, and to pick up t-shirts, schedules, and other information for the weekend.

Check-out time: Sunday from 9:00 am -11:00 am. After your area has been inspected by an Order of the Arrow (OA) representative, you may send someone to the registration tent to pick up your patches. Webelos dens will also receive a participation ribbon for their pack/den flag.

Medical forms: All Scouts and adult leaders must bring a copy of their BSA Medical and Health Record (for all Scouting events; parts A&B) with them. One person in each unit should be responsible for these forms.

Tentative Schedule

 

Friday night

  4:00 pm Leaders, Webelos Scouts, Scouts and parents start arriving
  6:30 pm One leader should check-in (after campsite setup) at headquarters with medical forms and firewood
  9:30 pm Cracker barrel - for Webelos den leaders and one Webelos Scout denner (bring a cup)
  10:30 pm Lights out
 

Saturday

  6:30 am Wake-up
  6:45 am Start cooking breakfast and clean up
  8:15 am Call to colors (main field)
  8:30 am Events, demonstration, scavenger hunt
  12:20 pm Lunch (non-cooking)
  1:00 pm Events, advanced skills and scavenger hunt
  5:15 pm Start dinner
  6:30 pm Webelos Scouts visit troops in their area
  7:30 pm Campfire and awards
  8:30 pm Visit troops for cracker barrel
  11:00 pm Lights out
 

Sunday

  7:30 am Wake-up
  7:45 am Breakfast
  8:15 am Vespers
  8:30 am Start packing, and loading cars; clean campsite
  8:45 am Check-out starts (final inspection, receive patches)
  10:00 am Last den out

General Information

Water: Hydrate has become a favorite term during BSA activities. A well-hydrated Scout is a healthy and happy Scout.

First Aid: Minor first aid will be the responsibility of each troop. Emergencies should be reported to the registration pavilion. The staff will contact the ranger or camp director, who have emergency protocols in place.

Fires: Propane, wood or charcoal fires may be used in the campsite, but fires must be confined to above ground fire containers such as barbecue pits. Ground fires are not allowed.

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Bed roll, or sleeping bag
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field unform (Webelos Scout uniform) and activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • 6’ rope per Webelos Scout (for knots event)
  • Neckerchief (for first-aid event)
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant -- everyone onsite (parents too)

Den gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den Flag
  • Den food
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Items for fire building: 4 hat fulls of tender (size of match), 4 hat fulls of kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of fuel (size of wrist). Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
  • Optional items: extra table (each den will be supplied one picnic table), marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes & unused wood), Scout Handbook, canopy

 

About Camp Strake

Camp Strake entry sign

Camp Strake is a first-class, state-of-the-art camp at a rural site near the Sam Houston National Forest, close to the community of Evergreen.

Camp Strake is surrounded on three sides by the Sam Houston National Forest and has the Lone Star Hiking Trail close to one corner of the property.

Google Map Map Camp Policies

Camp Strake has 20 campsites with pavilions; modern restrooms and shower houses; climbing and repelling tower; zipline; an aquatics center with a swimming pool, lake, canoes, and kayaks; a shooting sports complex with rifle, shotgun, and archery range, including a sporting arrows course; and more.

About Camp Strake

 

Camp Strake is located on 2,816 acres between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen, Tx. Lake Livingston is 10 miles east of the property. The camp is a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Houston and close to I-45 and the Grand Parkway. Camp Strake is located at 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331(latitude and longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270) -- (View Google map)

 

Camp Strake regional map

Directions from Houston:

· Take I-45N to exit 94 (FM 1097) toward Willis
· Turn right onto Montgomery St. (.7 mi)
· Turn left onto Danville St. (360 ft)
· Turn right onto FM 1097 / Stewart St (9.6 mi.)
· Turn right onto TX-150E (8.8 mi)
· Turn left onto FM 945N (3.6 mi)
· Turn left into Camp Strake at the sign.

 

Emergency Room

The nearest 24-hour emergency room is CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital (210 South Judson Street, Navasota, TX 77868) and is approximately 10 minutes away.

Directions to CHI from Bovay Scout Ranch:

  • Turn right onto Hwy 6 N for 4.1 mi
  • Exit onto TX-105 W/N Hwy 6 Loop/Feeder Rd toward TX-90/Anderson/Brenham for 0.6 mi
  • Turn left onto E Washington Ave for 0.5 mi
  • Turn left onto Judson St
  • The hospital will be on the right

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

Contact

For questions, please contact the Webelos Woods chair or the district program chair.