Re: Webelos Woods Request
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 12:04:58 -0500
For our Webelos-O-Ree we have about 8-10 stations featuring Activity
badge themes, some camping skills (Outdoorsman related) and a few "fun"
Examples: Campfire building, not only build and light the fire, but boil
water in a paper cup. (This really works, the cup will not burn as long
as it contains water, and the boys are amazed.)
We have a very popular Indian Lore/Archery Station.
A compass/orienteering station.
Another popular station last year was the Engineering station. The boys
were given access to large catapults and water balloons, which they were
able to use on their leaders who were tied by their legs to a tent stake
to limit their movement. This was set up with three to four catapults in
a large circle facing inward. A webelos den at each catapult with the
leaders tied in the center.
We also have a "campwide game" involving some knot tieing/lashing skills
combined into a relay race.
What we have attempted to do with some success is to ask the Troops in
our district to run and man the stations. This gives the Troops and
Webelos groups exposer to each other and has resulted in our stations
having enough help to keep the trail moving along with fewer backups.
CM Pack 461,ASM Troop 615
National Pike Dist. Balt. Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City