Webelos to Scout Expo

October 27-29, 2017

Fritsche Park
16197 Fritsche Cemetery Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

The Webelos to Scout Expo is a weekend event for 5th grade Webelos designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. 

Registration

Registration will open in September. The cost is $25 per Webelos and one guardian team. Additional adults are $10.

Program

The youth program will include Boy Scout style camping, patrol method activities, Scout skills workshops with area troops, Scout spirit competitions, a campfire, special programs, archery and BB guns.

The adult program will include Dutch Oven 101, Arrow of Light ceremonies, making Arrow of Light arrows, Merit Badge Counselor Training and an introduction to the Boy Scout merit badge program.

Event Details

Campsites

  1. Every pack will have its own campsite. Multiple Webelos patrols from a pack will be in the same campsite.
  2. There are no tables or shelters at any campsite. You may bring your own dining flies, tables, chairs, etc. for your campsite.
  3. Porta-cans will be available for your use. There will be facilities marked for females only. Please monitor your Scouts so that they use the appropriate facilities.
  4. Cooking may be done with propane stoves, NO LIQUID FUELS ALLOWED.
  5. No campers or other RVs are allowed in camp.

Check-in

  1. Camp gates open at 6:00 pm.
  2. Drive into entrance, park, and proceed to registration.
  3. ANY PATROL WITHOUT PAPERWORK, INCLUDING MEDICAL FORMS, WILL NOT REGISTER.
  4. Each pack will receive a campsite number within a designated camp area.
  5. A stake marker will designate the lower left corner of your site.
  6. Registration is available until 11:00 pm.

Events and Locations

  1. Staff area and first aid will be in a central location.
  2. Friday and Saturday night cracker barrels are at the staff area.
  3. Lost and found is at the staff area.
  4. Adult programs will be held at the staff area or a designated location.
  5. A map of the activity areas will be provided at registration with more info at the cracker barrel.
    • Water coolers will be located at the activity areas and other areas for your use.
    • Porta-cans will be available for all to use.
    • This is not a play area, please monitor your Scouts and take care of the area
    • Keep this area clean - Scouts found loitering will get cleanup duty for ALL porta-cans.

Entering and Exiting Camp

  1. Gates will be closed from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Friday and Saturday
  2. IF YOU LEAVE CAMP, TELL A STAFF MEMBER.

Sunday Morning Checkout

  1. A Scout is reverent, so we encourage your patrol to attend the Sunday morning flag ceremony and Scout's Own church service.
  2. No one leaves camp until it has been inspected by the staff.
  3. Trash cleanup includes the road area around and near your campsite.
  4. Assign one adult to request an inspection by the staff.
  5. Packages (patches, etc) are given to an adult after site inspection approval.
  6. Dumpsters are on the main road on the way out of camp.
  7. Camp will close and everyone will be gone by 11:00 am

Questions

For questions contact the WTSE director Becca Franco, francob@sbcglobal.net or 713-408-7776.

Notes

  1. SHAC prohibits liquid fuels - propane use only. Open fires will not be allowed in campsites. Grease must go into a can or other safe container and be packed out with the litter. The park is a "Leave no Trace" area.
  2. All litter must be carried out when you leave. All gear not in use must be properly stored.
  3. Tent and tarp guys lines should be marked with flagging and 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?
  4. Wood tools are not appropriate at this location. Clothes lines should not be across paths.
  5. If a pack chooses to "line" or "border" their campsite, it MUST not pose a tripping hazard. Borders must be either flat on the ground or be properly staked and marked (same method as tent lines). if you are not sure about this requirement, get direction from the director or campmaster. 
  6. NO ADULTS should be in the campsite during designated inspection time frames. If there is an adult in the campsite, the campsite will not be inspected and this will be noted on the form with the form turned in "not inspected." An adult program is available or adults are encouraged to sign up to assist in the activity program.
  7. Grade sheets will be returned in the pack checkout packet.

Schedule

Friday

6:00 pm Camp opens; check-in begins
9:30 pm Staff meeting in staff area for staff, SPLs and Scoutmasters
10:00 pm Cracker Barrel in the staff area.  One leader from each Webelos patrol should attend
11:00 Taps

Saturday

6:30 am Reveille and breakfast in campsite
8:00 am Flag ceremony (in uniform)
8:30 - 9:30 am 1st Webelos session
8:45 - 10:30 am Adult session
9:40 - 10:40 am 2nd Webelos session
10:45 - 12:15 am Lunch
11:30 - 12:00 Patrol flag judging in staff area
11:45 - 12:15 pm Skits and song presentation in staff area
12:45 - 1:15 pm Special event
1:30 - 2:30 pm 3rd Webelos session
1:30 - 3:30 pm Adult session
2:40 - 3:40 pm 4th Webelos session
3:40 - 5:30 pm Troop Fair; Webelos visit Boy Scout troops
5:30 pm Flag ceremony
5:45 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm Campfire program
9:00 - 10:00 pm Cracker Barrel in staff area (one leader from each unit should attend)
11:00 pm Taps

Sunday

6:30 am Reveille and breakfast
8:00 am Flag ceremony and worship service (attend in uniform)
8:30 am Campsite clean up and check-out.
(After campsite is inspected by staff, one leader returns campsite number post and
evaluation form to the staff area to pick up health forms,
patches and t-shirts)
11:00 am All units out of camp

Campsite Inspection

Campsites will be inspected. Gadgets that the boys have made to enhance their campsites are great. These may be necessary for the competition in the fall. If you have gadgets we will inspect them and give you feedback.

  Max Points
American and pack flags properly displayed 10
Tents properly set up, staked and closed against weather 10
Duty roster and menus posted for each patrol 10
Site clean (including cook area, tent area) and general site appearance 10
Cooking gear and food properly stored and inaccessible to animals 10
First aid kit readily available and marked 10
Fire places low impact considering campsite and pack/patrol equipment 10
Ground cover around site and under tents undisturbed 10
Campsite well-ordered and free of litter 10
Campsite safe 10
Max Score 100

Troop Check-out and Evaluation

After the worship service and when your campsite is cleared, please send an adult to registration to place your campsite on a list for inspection by a staff member. After the campsite inspection, please take your campsite number stake and this evaluation form to registration and pick up your patches.

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What to Bring

Personal gear:

  • Bed roll, or sleeping bag
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Mess kit; camp cup
  • Personal items
  • Field (Scout) uniform and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • 6’ rope per Scout (for knots event)
  • Neckerchief (for first-aid event)
  • Webelos Handbook (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Folding chairs
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant

Patrol gear:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food
  • First-aid kit (required – one per pack is acceptable)
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol flag
  • Patrol food
  • Patrol menu and duty roster
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Items for fire building:  4 hat fulls of tender (size of match), 4 hat fulls of kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of fuel (size of wrist).  Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
  • Optional items:  extra table (each patrol will be supplied one picnic table), marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets & shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), Boy Scout Handbook, canopy

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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Location

Fritsche Park is located at 16197 Fritsche Cemetery Road, Cypress, TX 77429.

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