Webelos Woods FAQ
Please note: The 2022 Event is a DAY EVENT only. Some of the FAQ below referring to Camping/Overnight will not apply. We hope to return to an overnight event next year.
Advance registrations is strongly encouraged for this popular Council event. To register for the event, click on the menu to the right to input your information and payment.
Walk-in registration is the day of the event and is required if you did not pre-register. Walk-ins will have a seperate line for check-in which may be longer than expected. Due to time constraints, walk-in registrants may be unable to complete registration in time to attend some activities depending on your arrival time.
Please follow the signs on camp to direct you to the registration locations.
- If you are unable to attend, we would suggest working with your pack to see if a someone else can take your spot.
- We are sorry that we can not refund event fees if your youth/scout does not show up to the event.
- Any refund requests would need to be made through the Council Service Center during normal business hours, no later than a week prior to the start of the event.
What is Webelos Woods?
Webelos Woods is the first opportunity for 4 th and 5 th grade Webelos Cub Scouts, and Bear cub scouts, to learn what Scouts BSA is all about. It is a weekend trip that exposes the Bear and Webelos cub scouts to Scouts BSA camping using the patrol method, in a Scouts BSA-led outdoor adventure, supervised by an adult Scout, BSA leaders in troops. The weekend event gives the Bear and Webelos Scout a taste of a little more independence and self-reliance than in Cub Scouts (and this is very attractive to boys and girls at this age.) The patrol method is the way Scouts BSA organize that gives them an experience in group living, working, and fun.
Why is Webelos Woods important?
Studies show that we often lose Webelos Scouts between 4 th and 5 th grade, and when it is time to graduate into Scouts BSA. By getting the Webelos cub scouts to commit to a new, fun and more challenging camping experience before the end of the school year, they are much more likely to continue in cubs over the summer and into the fall, and more likely to then make the move into Scouts BSA the following spring. By building the relationships of the Webelos & their parents with their local Scouts BSA troop's youth and adults, joining a troop becomes comfortable, easy and exciting!
Why is it so important that our Webelos stay in Scouting?
Scouts BSA offers our youth opportunities for personal growth, as well as fun, which are unmatched in other youth activities or elsewhere in our society. The timeless values and outdoor activities of Scouting provide them with a foundation for learning that has nothing to do with school. Scouting teaches responsible independence, decent and respectful treatment of others, cooperative citizenship, and appropriate leadership. As parents/leaders, we also learn how to be better role models of these behaviors ourselves. The Scouting movement has over one hundred years of experience in crafting all of this learning into a program that seems all about fun to the youth. Most of them don't really notice all that they have gained from it, until they grow up to be parents and Scout leaders themselves! In this time of so many negative cultural and peer influences in children's lives, our families and community desperately need the positive alternative support that Scouting provides.
What uniform do we wear for the event?
- All cub scouts / adults need to dress for the weather.
- Wear sneakers or boots - NO open toed shoes and rain gear if applicable, etc.
- Make sure you label everything.
- Class B is the uniform for the weekend.
Are dogs allowed for the day at Quail Hill?
- No pets are allowed at Quail Hill.
Do I pay a reduced fee for not camping?
- No, there is no camping this year so we have extended the event fee at the lower rate.
Can I attend after / before my child's ball game or other activity on Saturday?
- Yes, you can come and go as you need for other activities.
- You will not get the full effect of this wonderful event.
- Please plan accordingly.
Is there a parking pass to park at Quail Hill?
- Yes, please download it from the Webelos Woods webpage, fill it out and put it on your dash when you are in camp.
What food is included in the cost?
- No food is included in this event fee.
- You need to bring all your food, snacks and drinks for Saturday into Sunday morning.
- The Trading Post will be open. Trading Post sells drinks, nachos, popcorn, and candy and many other scouting related items.
Do we recycle at Quail Hill Scout Reservation?
- Yes, You will need to keep your garbage separate from your singe stream recyclables.
- There are dumpsters at Quail Hill marked garbage and recyclables.
- Please do not put the lids on the recyclables.
- When you do put the lids on, we cannot crush them in the dumpster.
- We appreciate your cooperation immensely.
Are siblings / friends allowed to attend?
- No. Our suggestion is to bring them to Family Camp and/or Cubtoberfest.
- This is the single BEARS & WEBELOS ONLY activity of the year.
- Your Pack’s older scouts are moving from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA and have earned the privilege of having their own special event!
- So let’s keep it special and limited only to Bears and First and Second Year Webelos Dens, Webelos Leaders, Bear Leaders and Parents/AdultGuardians.
What if there is an Emergency?
- If you get lost or have an emergency, find any Staff member.
- All stations will have the phone numbers of the Medic and Event Chair.
Is there water available at Camp?
- There are water spickets on the front Lawrence lodge and near Webelos Lodge, Lass Lodge, and Scout Lodge.
- Bottled water is available for purchase at the Trading Post.
- Everyone attending should bring their own personal full water bottle.
- Water jugs will be available at Activity Stations to refill water bottles.