Webelos Woods!

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:55 AM by James Abolos   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 7:03 AM ]

"The open-air is the real objective of Scouting and the key to its success." Lord Baden-Powell

Another way to put this, Scouting is 75% Outing!!!!  

Our very first camping adventure is right around the corner!  In just a little over 2 weeks, we will be descending on Camp Wisdom for a weekend full of fun.
We have a lot of new Families that have joined our den this year and who have never camped with us.  Perhaps some of you have never camped at all?  No worries!!!!  We will get you ready to have a great time!

For our next Den Meeting on 9/25, I am going to change our plans a little bit.  We will put the "Fix It" adventure on hold until October, so we can get everyone ready for Webelos Woods.  

What is Webelos Woods?  Webelos is an opportunity to camp with a Boy Scout Troop to learn from older, more experienced Scouts and to see the Boy Scouting Program in its true setting....the outdoors!  Typically, the Boy Scouts will have activities planned for us, centered around a theme.  

When is it?  October 5-7.  We will leave after school and return Sunday morning.  Times and meeting location TBD by Troop 876.

Host Troop?  We will be hosted by Troop 876.  Several of our former Pack members have joined this Troop.  Michael Valtierra (Troop 876 Committee Chair) is a former Pack member and Edgar Betancourt (Pack 693 Trainer) has 2 boys in Troop 876 and is an Assistant Scoutmaster.  To learn more about the Troop visit their website.  The host troop will be cooking for us as well.  Parents, expect to eat well this weekend!

Where is it?  Webelos Woods will be held at Circle Ten's Camp Wisdom 

Boy Scouts Camp Wisdom

How much?  Due to successful fundraising in the past, Pack 693 is able to cover the registration fees and costs for our Webelos Scouts to attend.  Please be sure to support our Popcorn Fundraiser so we can continue to provide this opportunity to our Scouts in the future.

Do Parents Need to Attend?  So long as Scouts are well-behaved, generally parents do not need to attend Webelos Woods.  However, it is a great idea to come if you can, so you can see what goes on in scouting and to meet the troop.   With the awesome growth we have had, I do need to have at least 1 additional den parent attend, for both YPT and safety purposes.  Cubmaster Sarah will be coming out for the Day on Saturday.  Side note, since this is a Webelos Only event, this policy is different from pack camp outs (such as CTX2 in November), where we require all parents to attend with their Scout.  

Are Siblings Allowed?  For this event, siblings who are not registered Webelos Scouts (4th or 5th grade) are not allowed to attend.  This being a Webelos Only event, means it is slightly different than most of our Pack events.  For our Pack Events such as CTX2 in November, the entire family is invited to camp with us.

What do I need?  We have put together a list of supplies needed for 1st time campers on our website.  Click Here for the list.  Don't have the gear? I am making a slight change to our schedule for next Monday.  We will be going over needed gear and camping info to get everyone ready.  Typically we can over suggestions to replace gear with things you have at home and/or find gear that you can borrow from someone.  We will do our best to get you gear so you can come enjoy the weekend!  

Required forms:  Medical Form Parts A & B (both adults and youth) and Permission Slip.  These forms can be found on our website here under the Annual Forms section.  All adults attending must have completed the Youth Protection Training course within the last 2 years.  If you have not completed this, you can do this online here.

What Do I need to Do?  Let John know if your Scout is attending and if a parent will be attending with him or her.  Email me at committeechair@pack693.org.