The Copperhead District World of Webelos is for both 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts. The program activities will be conducted under adult leadership with assistance from Boy Scout troops. The program gives the boys a sneak preview of what to expect in Boy Scouts, while allowing the fourth graders to stay focused on their Webelos Scout activities. Webelos dens will earn achievements, and start developing Boy Scout skills, and learn teamwork. There will be an opening ceremony at the Saturday morning flag raising, closing campfire on Saturday night and worship service on Sunday morning. A boy can earn activities by just attending during the day but will get the full program by camping.
Scouts will have an opportunity to participate in five activities of their choice including a chance to shoot archery and BB's. The den/patrol does not have to participate in the same activities for the day, but if they choose to do the same activities, we will do our best to keep them together based contingent upon class size. The fifth grade Webelos Scouts are encouraged to take the Boy Scout skill courses, especially if they have already completed many of their activity badges. There will also be additional activities that the boys will be able to participate in including a den flag competition, den cheer competition, and campsite inspection. There will be a campfire program Saturday night and a non-denominational worship service on Sunday morning.
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Registration is typically completed by the Webelos den leader or unit leader. Registration can only be completed online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policy.
Registration opens in September! Camp Brosig Leader's Guide
|Webelos Scout plus one adult
|Additional Webelos Scout adult(s)
|Boy Scout leaders
All prices increase after October 27, 2017
Late Breaking Information
Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered and posted on the Copperhead District Facebook page.
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What to Bring
- Bed roll, or sleeping bag
- Jacket, raingear, hat
- Extra change of clothes (appropriate for weather)
- Mess kit
- water bottle or canteen
- Personal items and toiletries
- Field uniform (Scout shirt) and activity uniform (pack or Scout t-shirt)
- Webelos Handbook (optional)
- Hand sanitizer
- Folding chairs
- Insect repellant
- BSA Health and Medical form for every everyone onsite (including parents)
- Roster with Webelos Scouts activity requests
- Tents with ground cloth
- Table, to eat and cook on
- Water containers for hauling water
- Cooking gear and food
- Shovel and 5-gallon bucket (to remove all ashes and unused wood)
- First-aid kit (required)
- Trash bags
- Coolers and bricks or logs to raise the coolers off the ground
- Patrol flag (see competition)
- US flag
- Pack flag
- Wagon to carry gear and water
- Den yell (see competition)
- Optional items: marshmallows and sticks, glow sticks, canopy
|5:00 - 10:00 pm
||Check-in and set-up camp
||Leaders meeting / cracker barrel
||Lights out / quiet in camp
||Gate is locked
||Gate is opened
|7:00 - 8:00 am
|9:00 - 10:00 am
|10:00 - 11:00 am
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm
||Lunch / free time
|1:00 - 2:00 pm
|2:00 - 3:00 pm
|3:00 - 4:00 pm
|4:00 - 5:30 pm
||Troop visits / free time
|5:30 - 6:45 pm
|6:45 - 7:30 pm
||Dessert competition / camp-wide dessert potluck
|7:30 - 9:00 pm
||Lights out / quite in camp
||Gate is locked
||Gate is opened
|7:00 - 8:00 am
||Flag ceremony and Scout's Own Service
|8:30 - 11:00 am
||Clean up camp and check out
Specific schedules that show exactly what activities each boy will be taking during the five activity sessions will be provided at the Friday evening leader’s meeting/cracker barrel.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in. Camp opens at 5:00 pm on Friday. No one may check in before this time. Once you receive your campsite assignment, you may go directly to your campsite on arrival. Saturday morning arrivals should be checked-in and ready for flag ceremony at 8:00 am. Bring a BSA Health and Medical form for every everyone onsite (including parents) and a roster with Webelos Scouts activity requests.
Check-out. The event ends after the Sunday morning worship service. All campsites must be inspected and released to check out. Those wishing to leave Saturday night must make arrangement to have their campsite inspected before dark. All camp activities will cease on Sunday from 8:00 to 8:30 am for the worship service. Everyone is encouraged to attend the service. All campsites must be vacated by 11:00 am.
- Parents. This is a Webelos Scout with a and parent/guardian event. A parent/guardian must accompany each Webelos Scout. A boy cannot be in a tent with an adult who’s not his parent/legal guardian.
- Siblings. There is no program for siblings. Older Boy Scouts working as staff at camp. If you have an older Boy Scout that will be present, please tell the event chair who will find things for them to do. The Boy Scout will receive a certificate for service hours for this activity.
- BSA Registration. All Scouts and leaders must be currently registered with BSA.
- Special Needs. Be sure to notify the event chair at the time of registration of any special needs. Please note that there is no electricity available in the campsites.
- Campsite assignments will be given during check-in. All dens from one pack will be assigned adjoining campsites and each pack will be allowed to setup their campsite as they desire. Water spigots are available at various intervals throughout the camp; electricity is not available.
- Getting to camp. In order to avoid traffic congestion and lines, we strongly recommend car-pooling. The fewer vehicles we have to get into camp, the quicker we can get you in and out.
- Driving in camp. Speed limit is less than 5 miles per hour and is mandatory for the safety of our children. There will be no vehicles allowed in camp without permission of the campmaster or event chair. Check-in and check-out times will be stated and vehicles will be allowed in at that time and policed by the Campmaster and his staff. All vehicles will be parked in the parking lot with the exception of the first aid vehicle.
- Uniforms. Field uniform (Scout uniform) should be worn for the Saturday morning and evening flag ceremony and the Sunday morning worship service. Please do not wear neckerchiefs as they are too easily lost. Activity uniforms (e.g., pack or other Scouting related t-shirt) may be worn at other times. Consider wearing the field uniform while traveling to and from the event.
- Cooking equipment. Each den must furnish their own food to be cooked at their campsite, as well as firewood and/or charcoal. Please see note about campfires below – all cooking must be done off the ground and ashes disposed of properly. Do not cut trees. Gasoline or other liquid fuel is prohibited. Propane and/or butane stoves and lanterns may be used with adult supervision.
- Liquid fuels. SHAC prohibits liquid fuels at all of their camps; therefore, only propane or charcoal use is allowed. Open fire (this includes charcoal) permission will be determined by local conditions and, if allowed, must be off the ground. . Grease must go into a can or other safe container and be packed on with the litter.
- Campfires. Small campfires, are permitted if wind and weather conditions permit. Fires must be off the ground and ashes must be disposed of in the barrels marked for such.
- Parking. Please park in assigned area only. Vehicles will not be permitted in campsites areas. This rule will be enforced and is vitally important to maintain safety for our boys.
- Vehicles. Campers, motor homes, and tent trailers are not allowed in the camping area. No Scout may ride in the back of a pick-up or trailer at any time.
- Port-a-potties will be available. Some are ladies only. Please instruct your Scouts to observe the signs. Please instruct Scouts that the port-a-potties are not a place to play. No rocks in port-a-potties. The camp has to pay to have rocks removed and it is costly. There are no shower facilities at camp.
- Trash. All trash must be taken to the dumpsters located on the exit road. Keep trash off the ground to avoid attracting critters to your campsite.
- Conduct. Scout Spirit should be displayed at all times. Leaders are responsible for the conduct and safety of their Webelos Scouts at all times. It is the leader's responsibility to control the actions of the den and organize the day's activities for the boys. Adults are responsible for their own conduct and safety. Guns, sheath knives and other non-Scout gear are prohibited. Scouts must be within the assigned campsite and quiet after lights out. Scouts must use the buddy system at all times.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any Scouting functions.
- Smoking. Not allowed around the boys, in the port-a-potties or in the staff area. If you wish to smoke, please go away from all activity areas and out-of-sight of Scouts. Do not litter.
- Pets are not allowed at camp.
- Adults in campsites. While the boys are at activities it is expected that no parents will be in campsites. There will be an adult program going on as well as opportunities to help out around camp. If you are interested in helping out at camp, please contact the event chair.
- Do Not Bring. No electronic devices, laser pointers, bicycles, roller skates, rollerblades, or skateboards.
Session A: Fire and Knife
Cast Iron Chef
- 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.
6. Demonstrate your knowledge of the pocketknife safety rules and the pocketknife pledge. If you have not already done so, earn your whittling chip card.
1a. With the help of an adult, demonstrate one way to light a fire without using matches.
Session B: First Responder (two+ hour session)
First Responder Adventure
- Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
- Show what to do for the hurry cases of first aid:
- Serious bleeding
- Heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest
- Stopped breathing
- Show how to help a choking victim.
- Show how to treat for shock.
- Demonstrate that you know how to treat the following:
- Cuts and scratches
- Burns and scalds
- Blisters on the hand and foot
- Tick bites
- Bites and stings of other insects
- Venomous snakebite
8. Visit with a first responder.
Session C: Sports
Stronger, Faster, Higher Adventure
6. Try a new sport you have never tried before.
Session D: Building a Better World
Building a Better World Adventure
1. Explain the history of the united states flag. Show how to properly display the flag in public, and help lead a flag ceremony.
2. Learn about and describe your rights and duties as a citizen, and explain what it means to be loyal to your country.
3. Discuss in your Webelos den the term “rule of law,” and talk about how it applies to you in your everyday life.
4. Meet with a government leader, and learn about his or her role in your community. Discuss with the leader an important issue facing your community.
6. Learn about energy use in your community and in other parts of our world.
7. Identify one energy problem in your community, and find out what has caused it.
Session E: Knots
- Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when this knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout
5a. Show how to tie a square knot, two half hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.
5b. Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope.
Session F: Geocache
- Go on a geocaching adventure with your den or family. Show how you used a GPS unit or a smartphone with a GPS application to locate a geocache.
Session G: Into the Woods
Into the Woods Adventure
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 nature center, nursery, tree farm, or 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.
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.
Session H: Aware and Care
Aware and Care Adventure
- Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind through participation in an activity that simulates blindness.
- Participate in an activity that simulates severe visual impairment, but not blindness.
- Participate in an activity that simulates the challenges of being deaf or hard of hearing.
- Engage in an activity that simulates mobility impairment.
- Take part in an activity that simulates dexterity impairment.
- With your den, participate in an activity that focuses on the acceptance of differences in general.
- Do two of the following:
- Do a good turn for residents at a skilled nursing facility or retirement community.
- Invite an individual with a disability to visit your den, and discuss what activities he or she currently finds challenging or found challenging in the past.
- Attend a disabilities event such as a special Olympics competition, an adaptive sports event, a performance with sign language interpretation, or an activity with service dogs. Tell your den what you thought about the experience.
- Talk to someone who works with people who have disabilities. Ask what that person does and how he or she helps people with disabilities.
- Using American Sign Language, sign the Scout Oath.
- With the help of an adult, contact a service dog organization, and learn the entire process from pup training to assignment to a client.
- Participate in a service project that focuses on a specific disability.
- Participate in an activity with an organization whose members are disabled.
Session I: BB Guns
Session J: Archery
Session K: Compass Course
Other requirements the Scouts can work on during the weekend
Cast Iron Chef Adventure
- P repare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal:
- Camp stove
- Dutch oven
- Box oven
- Solar oven
- Open campfire or charcoal
- Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
Duty to God Adventure
2a. Help plan, support, or actively participate in a service of worship or reflection. Show reverence during the service
Camper Adventure (Scouts assigned to your den will help you this on Friday night)
- With the help of your den leader or family, plan and conduct a campout. If your chartered organization does not permit cub scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack.
- On arrival at the campout, with your den and den leader or family, 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.
- 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:
- Severe rainstorm causing flooding
- Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes
- Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done
- 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.
Castaway Adventure (optional)
1b. On a campout with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans. If your chartered organization does not permit cub scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack. (examples are in the Webelos book).
|American and Pack Flags properly displayed
|Tents properly set-up, staked and closed against rain
|Duty Roster and Menus posted for each den/patrol
|Site Cleanliness (including cook area, tent areas, and general site conditions
|Cooking Gear and Food (properly stored and inaccessible to animals)
|First Aid Kit readily available and marked
|Fireplaces low-impact considering campsite and pack / den equipment
|Ground Cover around site and under tents undisturbed
|Campsite well-ordered and free of litter
|Campsite safe (see notes below)
|Campsite able to be cleaned up with Leave No Trace kept in mind
|Camp Gadgets made by boys (2 points an item)
|Camp Gadgets adult made (1 point an item)
- SHAC prohibits liquid fuels at all of their camps; therefore, propane or charcoal use only is allowed. Open fire (this includes charcoal) permission will be determined by local conditions and, if allowed, must be off the ground. Grease must go into a can or other safe container and be packed out with the litter.
- All litter must be carried out when you leave. All gear not in use must be properly stored.
- Tent and tarp guy lines should be marked with flagging or not accessible to others walking by. Tents and tarps should not be near fire rings or combustibles. In general, does any condition in the campsite pose a hazard to Scouts or others?
- Wood tools are not appropriate at this location or for Webelos Scouts. Clotheslines should not cross walking paths.
- If a pack chooses to “line” or “border” their campsite, it must not pose a tripping hazard. Borders must be flat on the ground or be properly staked and marked (same method as marking tent lines). If you are not sure about this requirement, get verification from Camp Director or Campmaster.
- No adults should be in the campsite during designated inspection timeframes. If there is an adult in the campsite, the campsite will not be inspected and this will be noted on the form and the form turned in not inspected. An adult program is available or adults are encouraged to talk to the event chair prior to the event and volunteer to help with the program.
- Grade sheets will be returned in the checkout packet
Patrol Flag Competition
The den/patrol yell competition will occur during the 4:00pm troop visit period at the staff area. We ask that the dens/patrols wanting to participate in the completion make their way up to the staff area sometime after their last activity and be prepared to perform their yell for the judges. The winners of this competition will be asked to perform their yell during the closing campfire. The most important characteristic of a good yell is that the language used is appropriate. No inappropriate, discriminatory, defaming language will be accepted. If any is witnessed, then that den will be eliminated from consideration. Please screen the yells before the den/patrol comes to the staff area. The winners of all of the den/patrol campsite and cheer competitions will be announced at the closing campfire.
Suggestions for a good den/patrol yell:
- Try and identify the pack and den name
- Cadences are good
- New twists on old cheers
- Short songs – old favorites with new words
Judging criteria will be as follows:
- Creativity and uniqueness – Something the judges have not heard before.
- Den spirit – Does it say something about the den?
- Performance – Is it obvious that it has been practiced?
|Legibility (both up close and from a distance)
|Easily displayed and carried by the den
|The following Items are included on the flag:
|Council name (SHAC is acceptable)
|Den member names
Den/Patrol Flag Competition
Judging for the den flag competition will occur during lunch. Each den will be asked to bring their flag to the staff area by no later than 11:30 AM so that it can be judged. The flag can be picked up back in the staff area at the end of the troop visit time period. There are several key components to a highly rated Den Flag, but there is nothing more important than it should be boy made. There are several required elements that we would like to see on all of the den flags and they are: pack number, den name/number, den emblem/totem, council name (SHAC is acceptable), district name, den members names. The key requirement is boy made. The winners of all of the den/patrol campsite and cheer competitions will be announced at the closing campfire. After that the judges will be looking for the following:
- Unique materials
- Unique use of materials
- Legibility – both up close and from a distance
- Does it include all of the required elements
- Can it be easily displayed and carried by the den
|Creativity and uniqueness – Something the judges have not heard before
|Den spirit – Does it say something about the den?
|Performance – Is it obvious that it has been practiced
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 district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
About Camp Brosig
Camp Brosig is a 92-acre council camp, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County.
Directions: Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckmann 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. Driver another .6 miles to Trenkman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in and drive to the farmhouse on the hill.
The 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
Joel and Samantha Stagg will be coordinating the 2017 event. For more information contact Sami Stagg