Friday, May 8, 2015

More Webelos Woods Information

Registration Coming Soon:

Program Details
 This camp-out can be done as a pack activity, den activity, or just as a parent-son camp-out. Grab your gear and come and join us  for a night out under the stars.
Regarding meals: In an ideal setting, Webelos will bring something they can cook at camp.  A Cast Iron Chef requirement says:  Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal: a. Camp stove b. Dutch oven c. Box oven d. Solar oven e. Open campfire or charcoal.  A Castaway  requirement says: On a campout with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans. (Castaway 1b) To complete this you're welcome to bring a gas stove.  A fire pit will be available if you'd like to cook something over the fire (you'll need to start the fire yourself).  With planning and preparation you can accomplish both requirements
After the campfire program a cracker barrel will be served and a mid-morning snack will be served on Saturday.  Check the website for up to date fire conditions and restrictions.
Friday Night Schedule

4:00- 6:30 pm – Check in, Dinner on your own.  Leave No Trace Activities
6:45 – 9:00 pm – Patrol meeting and Camper Adventure
9:15 to 10:15 – Camp wide Campfire and cracker barrel.

Saturday Morning Schedule

Get up, fix breakfast, clean up and take down your camp. 
Be ready to join us at:
8:00 am - Camp Wide Flag Ceremony
8:15 am  to 12:15 pm - Webelos Walkabout (4 hours)
            Or
8:15 am to 10:00 am - 1st class
10:15 am to 12:00 pm - 2nd  Class and mid-morning snack.
12:15 pm – Clean up and head for home.

Webelos  Equipment List
  • Webelos Uniform  (Leaders and Parents if you have one, we encourage you to wear it.)
  • Camp Chairs
  • Food and equipment to prepare Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast. you're welcome to bring a gas stove.  A fire pit will be available if you'd like to cook something over the fire (you'll need to start the fire yourself).
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera - Optional.
  • Pocket Knife if registered for the Castaway
  • Tent – If you are not staying overnight – you still need to bring a tent for the Camper Adventure on Friday night.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pajamas
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Jacket
A health form for all boys and all adults attending must be brought to camp and turned in when you check in at camp.
Health Form (A and B is all that is needed. You DON"T need a doctor's signature) for each youth and adult attending camp.  The link for the Health form:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adventures Achieved at Webelos Woods



2015 Alpine District Webelos Woods Adventure

Adventure Requirements to be covered for all Webelos attending and cooking their own meals: (Dinner Friday night and Breakfast on Saturday)
Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef: (#3 must be done before camp.)
If your meal preparation includes a fire: This requirement will also be covered in the Castaway class - 1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.3. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. Shop for the items on your menu while staying within your budget.  4. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal: a. Camp stove b. Dutch oven c. Box oven d. Solar oven e. Open campfire or charcoal 5. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway:
1b. On a campout with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans.
Arrow of Light Adventure: Camper:  1) With the help of your den leader or family, plan and conduct a campout. 2. Determine where to set up your tent. Demonstrate knowledge of what makes a good tent site and what makes a bad one. Set up your tent without help from an adult.
3. Once your tents are set up, discuss with your den what actions you should take in the case of the following extreme weather events which could require you to evacuate: a. Severe rainstorm causing flooding b. Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes  c. Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done to minimize as much danger as possible. 4. On a pack campout, work with your den leader or another adult to plan a campfire program with the other dens.  Your campfire program should include an impressive opening, songs, skits, a Cubmaster’s minute, and an inspirational closing ceremony. 5. Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when the knot should be used and why.  Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout. 7. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light.
Arrow of Light Adventure: Scouting Adventure:
4. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate in a Boy Scout troop’s campout or other outdoor activity. Use the patrol method while on the outing. (Every boy attending will be assigned to be in a Patrol.)
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Each boy will need to register online for the Saturday Activities and the Adventures covered will be depend on the classes he takes.  He will be able to register for  the Webelos Walkabout on Saturday morning or 2 Adventures classes on Saturday morning.
Register online for the Webelos Walkabout.
Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
1. Create a hike plan. 2. Assemble a hiking first-aid kit. 3. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike.
4. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward. 5. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures. 6. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles (in the country if possible). 7. Complete a service project on or near the hike location. 8. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first-aid leader, lunch leader, or service project leader.
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If a boy does not choose to do the Walkabout Adventure he can register online for  2 classes from the following list
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods
1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree. 2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. 3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose. 4. Visit a park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood. 7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.
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Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild:
4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing. 6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area. 7. Give examples of at least two of the following: a. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem b. One way humans have changed the balance of nature c. How you can help protect the balance of nature. 8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.
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Webelos /AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway: Parts of Castaway, Cast Iron Chef
Cast Iron Chef #1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
Castaway 1a. With the help of an adult, demonstrate one way to light a fire without using matches. these: 2a. Learn what items should be in an outdoor survival kit that you can carry in a small bag or box that easily fits in a day pack. Assemble your own small survival kit, and explain to your den leader why the items you chose are important for survival. 2f. Demonstrate two different ways to treat drinking water to remove impurities. 2g. Discuss what to do if you become list in the woods. Tell what the letters “S-T-O-P” stand for.  Tell what the universal emergency signal is.  Describe 3 ways to signal for help.  Demonstrate one of them.  Describe what you can do to help rescuers find you.  2h.Make a list of 4 qualities you think a leader should have in an emergency and why they are important to have.  Pick 2 of them and act them out.  Describe how each relates to a point of the Scout Law.  Describe how wo0rking on this adventure gave you a better understanding of the Boy Scout Motto.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Pack Meeting Plans

Here is the link for the new pack meeting plans beginning in September 2015, click HERE