This campout is the first opportunity for 4th-grade and 5th-grade Webelos to learn the difference between Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. It is a weekend trip that introduces them to Boy Scout camping & using the Patrol Method, in a boy-led outdoor adventure, supervised by adult leaders, and with parents nearby. This weekend event gives the Webelos Scout a taste of a little more independence and self-reliance than in Cub Scouts. This program will help the Webelos to get their Arrow of Light and will also help them to cross over to Boy Scouts.
For Parents we will have an Orientation to Boy Scouts session, Youth Protection Training, Boy Scout Camping Gear introduction, and other fun activities.
What is the Patrol Method?
The patrol method is the way Boy Scouts organize that gives them an experience in group living, working, and fun – it places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it.
CHECK IN TIME: The check in time is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 17th, for the Webelos and parents. Try to arrive prior to that so registration and camp setup can be completed in a timely manner.
WHERE: Webelos Woods will be held at Camp Bowers Boy Scout Camp in White Oak, NC. You should be homeward bound by 9:30 a.m., Sunday, November 19th.
WHAT TO BRING
- A Class A uniform shirt is a must for all Scouts.
- A hat. This is a heavily wooded area.
- A pair of comfortable hiking boots or walking shoes (Keep them properly tied to prevent blisters).
- One extra pair shoes, in case the first pair get wet.
- One change of trousers and shirt.
- Three pairs of socks.
- Two sets of underwear.
- Toilet kit, containing: towel, washcloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a comb.
- Sweatshirt or light jacket. (Heavier outerwear if the weather dictates).
- Poncho or raincoat, with rain hat or hood (A MUST).
- Tent & sleeping bag or blankets. We will be tent camping. A cot, air mattress, or sleeping mat will also make you more comfortable.
- Eating utensils: plate, cup, knife, fork, and spoon (A MUST).
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- BAG LUNCH AND SNACK FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.
- Lawn chair or camp stool for adults. (You may want to bring reading materials for your free time).
NOTE: Make sure all your personal gear is marked with your name!
WHAT CAMP WILL PROVIDE