Webelos Woods

October 7-9, 2022

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474

Webelos Woods is a special weekend designed for Webelos Scouts (4th and 5th graders) and their parents to experience what awaits them in troops. Scouts will have an opportunity to visit with troop Scouts and adult leaders. Packs are hosted by area troops. If you need information on host units, contact Frank Parent.


Learn more about Webelos-to-Scout transition and information to help assist Webelos Scouts as they make the important decision on which troop to join and questions to ask the troop leadership at www.shac.org/webelos. Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process. Registration is completed by the Webelos leader or unit leadership.

The troops host the packs. The cost of the meals for the weekend is established by your host troop. 

Step 1: RSVP:  Every unit 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.

Part 1: RSVP

Part 2: Payment:  The registration fee is $6.50 for the first person and $5 for each additional person. The leader pays online with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.  There is no onsite registration, so register online before arrival. 

Step 2: Register          Event Feedback

Medical Forms

Troops will collect the BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B) from all attendees and will be responsible for their own first aid. Troops should have a BSA Health and Medical Record on-site for all participants. Forms will be returned at check-out. 

Uniforms

Scouts are encouraged to wear their field uniforms while traveling to and from Webelos Woods. FIeld uniforms should be worn during the Sunday morning Interfaith service. During other times, the activity uniform (any Scout t-shirt) can be worn.

Leader's Meeting

There is a leader's meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. All troop senior patrol leaders and a Scoutmaster from each troop should be in attendance for final instructions and schedules. Please bring a cup, a pen, and a chair.

Scouts Interfaith Service

Webelos Woods staff will hold a non-denominational service by eliciting help from the troop Chaplains and Chaplains aids.

Parking and Vehicles

Park in designated parking areas only. Cars will not be permitted to be parked at troop campsites. Unit trailers may be left in their campsite as long as wheels are blocked and trailer is secured when unattended.

Campsites

Troops will be assigned their campsite upon arrival at the campground.  Some sites require that tents be set up on dirt/gravel so bring a ground cloth and sleeping pad.

Please be respectful of the property and practice the principles of Leave No Trace, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The Cub Scout area (including pool and all cub activity areas) of Bovay Scout Ranch is off-limits. The unit roster will need to be completed and submitted to Frank Parent or designee the week before the camporee weekend for headcount purposes for the camp rangers.

Cooking and Fires

Each troop 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/fireguard posting must be in place before any cooking or campfires may occur. No liquid fuels are allowed per SHAC policy, and you may not build an open fire on the ground anywhere. Propane stoves are allowed. Remember that all materials brought in must be taken out. 

Water

Freshwater will be available at Webelos Woods. All troops should bring their own containers (with a lid) to transport water back to their campsites as needed.

Disabilities

Scouts with a physical disability are encouraged to participate in all Webelos Woods activities.

Advancements

The troops are encouraged to tailor their round-robin activity to benefit the Scout’s needed advancements. Please work with your host troop to complete requirements during troop time. Troops should review the Life Scout advancement requirements that require the Scouts to teach skills.

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events; Parts A & B) for every participant
  • Webelos Scouts and their parents will need to bring: a tent, sleeping bags, foam pads, clothes/extra pair of shoes, mess kit, camp chair, day pack, water bottles, flashlight, rain gear, toiletries, paper and pen, Webelos Scout Handbook, hat, bug spray and sunscreen.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

6:00 - 9:00 pm Arrive at camp, Check-in and camp set up (food is on your own)
10:00 pm Lights out all

Saturday

 
6:45 am Reveille
7:00 - 8:55 am Breakfast with Host Troop
9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Flag Ceremony followed by Leader meeting
9:30 - 12:00 pm Webelos Round robin session # 1
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch break with Host Troop
1:30 - 4:00 pm Webelos Round Robin session # 2
4:00 - 7:00 pm Free time and Dinner with Host Troop
7:00 - 8:00 pm Campfire (any cub dens or troops may perform a skit or song)
8:00 - 10:00 pm Free Time
10:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

 
7:00 am Reveille
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast with Host Troop
8:00 - 8:30 am Interfaith Service
8:30 - 9:30 am Team Competition
10 am Check-out

Directions

Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckman Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Take I-10 to Sealy, and exit at State Highway 36. From the traffic light, turn left and go 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection with Farm Road 331. Drive another .6 miles to Trenckman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to the Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in, and drive to the farmhouse on the hill. 

Camp Brosig

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County.

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

Cancellations and Late-Breaking Information

For late-breaking news and announcementssign up for our district texting service and e-mail list.  Webelos Woods will happen rain or shine unless there are dangerous conditions.  “Be Prepared” for all types of weather and conditions. Webelos Woods will not have an alternate or rain date.

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 more information, contact Frank Parent.