Re: Webelos Woods
Peter Van Houten (peterva@SOLAR.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 07:47:10 PDT
Peter stated in a recent message:
> I've got a question for the cub specialists on our fine list.
> heard the term, "Webelos Woods" mentioned before. What is this?
> very much like to hear from any of you who have had experience in
> organizing this type of event. Is it a camping weekend? What
> at it, and what are its pros and cons?
Webelos Woods is a district (or could be Council) run campout for
webelos boys and their parent. The focus is two-fold, one - fun in
the outdoors...camping, the second, is to introduce them to boy scout
skills. Usually you'll have several skill stations to attend with real
boy scouts doing the leading/teaching.
The schedule here in Cascade Council is, Friday night (optional), most
arrive Saturday morning. Setup camp, get settled in, opening flag,
skill sessions/games, lunch, more skill sessions/games, dinner, an
after-dinner activity as a whole camp, than campfire, lights out. On
Sunday is a inter-denominational worship service, maybe one more
activity, clean-up and leave.
Pros: It is a good opportunity for boys to first-time experience a
Boy Scout run campout in what may be a very sheltered or
Cons: If this is the only experience a boy uses to decide on cross-
over, it can set unrealistic expectations. Troops do things
different than at Webelos Woods, its not always so well run.
If you have an opportunity to attend do so. But also take the time
to get your boys camping with troops so they can see what really goes
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