Webelos Woods

October 1-3, 2021

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474

Webelos Woods is a campout designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes learning the patrol method of camping and Scout activities. Webelos dens learn Scout skills (e.g., first aid, fire building, camping skills, orienteering, cooking, knots). The Webelos dens will rotate around Camp Brosig, meet many of the district’s troops, and get an introduction to troops they may wish to join. In addition, the Webelos Scouts will have an opportunity to shoot BB guns and archery.

Find area troops at www.shac.org/join-troop (search by meeting day or zip code). Learn more about Webelos to Scout transition and questions to ask troop leaders at www.shac.org/webelos.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process. Registration is typically completed by the unit leadership (e.g., Webelos leader, pack leader, troop leader). Individuals can register, but please check with your den leader first to make sure they didn't already register the den.

Step 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by September 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

Step 2: Payment: Registration is $23.50 for the first participant and $22 for each additional Scout and leader and includes a patch and camping fees. 

There is a $5 late fee for registrations beginning 9/25/2021. Registration closes 9/27/2021; there is no onsite registration.  Council refund policy.

Step 2: Payment      Camp Brosig Leader's Guide         Event Feedback

Program

Webelos Scouts will learn Scout skills and meet Scout troops in Twin Bayou District during round-robin style activities.  Scout skills typically include:

 
  • First Aid:  Learn how to handle first aid situations using the First Responder adventure skills, 
  • Knots: Learn how to tie basic Webelos Scout knots, and/or whip rope ends (see Camper and Scouting Adventures)
  • Fire Building: Learn how to build and light a fire (see Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Lashings and Pioneering: Learn how to use knots and lashings to erect a tent, shelter tarp or flag pole. (see Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Cooking:  Try to cook something and then taste it (Castaway and Cast Iron Chef Adventures)
  • Model Campsite:  Set up a tent (Camper Adventure)
  • Compass: complete a short, simple compass course
  • Plant Identification: Identify basic trees, shrubs and plants in the area

What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Mask
  • Sleeping bag or bedroll
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Folding chairs

Webelos den gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Den flag
  • Den food for Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast, non-cooking lunch, dinner, Sunday non-cooking breakfast, and snacks.
  • Den menu and duty roster
  • Roster
  • Optional items:  extra table, marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), five-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), glow sticks, Scout Handbook, canopy

Required Forms

Typical Schedule

Friday 

5:30 pm Check-in begins for troops and optional Webelos check-in for Webelos Woods
9:30 pm Cracker barrel meeting at the covered shelter for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders
11:00 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Reveille 
7:30-10:00 am Check-in
8:30 am  Meeting for senior patrol leaders, Scoutmasters and Webelos den leaders
9:00 am Assembly at flagpole
9:30     Program: round robin of Scout activities
11:30 Lunch
1:00 pm Program: round robin of Scout activities
5:00 pm Free time
5:15 pm Webelos leaders, Scoutmasters, and SPL meeting
6:00 pm  Flag ceremony
6:15 pm Dinner in campsites
7:30 pm Campfire 
9:30 pm Cracker barrel meeting at the covered shelter for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Reveille 
7:30 Non-cooking breakfast
8:45 am Assembly at flagpole
9:00 am Interfaith worship service
9:20 am Check-out, break camp, depart 

Cracker Barrel

A cracker barrel is an evening snack and time for fellowship with other Scouts or Scouters. The term cracker barrel is most thought to come from the time when people would shop at their local general store and gather around the cracker barrel to sit and visit with others in the community, much like the modern-day water cooler. The food is typically kept simple, such as cheese and crackers, summer sausage, chips and cookies. On campouts, many troops have a Friday night cracker barrel with the leaders and youth leadership to review the weekend schedule.

A cracker barrel will be held on Friday and Saturday night for for Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and Webelos den leaders where last-minute information and changes will be communicated.  Please bring a cup and pen.

Interfaith Worship Service

The Scout Law teaches, "A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.” It is important that Scouts be taught to recognize the beliefs of other Scouts and to respect those beliefs. There will be an interfaith worship service on Sunday morning. All Scouts and Scouters should plan on attending this service. Field uniform should be worn. 

An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.

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).

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About Camp Brosig 

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County with 20 campsites. Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckman Road, Sealy, TX 77474.

Directions: Take Interstate 10, traveling West from Houston to Sealy, TX, Exit at State Highway 36. From the traffic light on Highway 36 where you exit from I-10, turn left (North) and go 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection with Farm Road 331. Another 0.6 miles past 331 is Trenckmann (a blacktop road to the left _ West). The road is difficult to see at night. Go 1.6 miles on Trenckmann Road to Camp Brosig gate on the left (south). Turn in and drive to the top of the hill. (The road is also identified as 1893 Trenchman Rd on some maps). Total time for the drive from Houston is approximately one to one and a half hours.

Camp Brosig Leader's Guide       Maps       Google Map

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

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.