Webelos Do Your Best

February 15-17, 2019

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road 
Sealy, TX 77474

Webelos Do Your Best is a weekend campout designed to introduce Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. Activities typically include knot tying, orienteering, archery, BB guns, Frisbee golf, and scavenger hunts, just to name a few. On Saturday evening, there will be a flag retirement ceremony and Arrow of Light Ceremony.




Webelos sitting in front of camp fire

Registration

Registration is a two-step process.

Step 1:  

The unit leader or Webelos den leader is to RSVP with estimated numbers for planning purposes by January 15, 2018, for planning purposes (e.g., ordering patches, campsite assignments, program planning). In addition, the unit requests an activity to run. Campsite and program assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Step 1: RSVP

Step 2: Payment

Payment is typically completed by the unit leader or Webelos den leader and is done online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Packs will be asked for patrol information (i.e., patrol name, number of Scouts in the patrol and patrol type: 4th grade or 5th-grade patrol) and the names of the Arrow of Light participants as they should be read during the ceremony.  There is no onsite registration.  Council refund policy.

Step 2:  Registration opens in December   

                $7 Webelos Scouts (4th graders and 5th graders not participating in the Arrow of Light Ceremony)  
  $11 Webelos Scouts and Arrow of Light Ceremony (includes arrow)  
  $4 Webelos den leaders and parents  
  $3 Siblings (there is no program for siblings)  
  $3 Boy Scouts  
  $3 Troop leaders and adults  

Program

Every pack is expected to help run an event at Webelos Do Your Best. Units provide any needed equipment and adults to run the event. Please review the list of tentative events or suggest a new event and provide a description in the comments section. Events are assigned on a first-come, first-serve based on the RSVP.

Activity

Unit Responsible

Scavenger Hunt  
Frisbee Golf  
Knot Relay  
Supply Relay  
Orienteering  
First Aid/ Readyman Skills  
Rubber Chicken Volleyball  
Team building (Walk the Plank)  
Tent Building   
Fire building (Assuming No Fire Ban)  
Rescue Baby Ravine  
BB Guns  
Archery  
Scouts Own Service on Sunday  
Cracker Barrel (Provide Snacks)  

General Information

Camp Brosig: Please read the Camp Brosig Leader's Guide.

           Camp Brosig Leader's Guide

Awards: There will be awards for patrols and packs.

Low Impact: This will be a low impact event. Please ensure that all attending this event are familiar with this type of camping and understand the principals involved.

First Aid: First aid will be available at the staff area. Units are encouraged to address minor first aid situations within the unit. Any serious injury, illness, or situation with which the unit personnel are uncomfortable should be taken to the WDYB first aid area immediately

Visitors are welcome and invited after 9:00 am on Saturday and are welcome at the evening campfire and Arrow of Light Ceremony, but should plan to depart the campground no later than 10:00 pm. 

Arrow of Light Ceremony

The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout.

Registration is required for any 5th grade Webelos Scout who wants to participate in and receive their Arrow of Light rank at Webelos Do Your Best. There is a small additional charge to cover the cost of the arrows that are given to the Webelos Scouts. It is up to the Webelos den leader to ensure that the Webelos Scouts completed all the requirements.

The Arrow of Light ceremony is the pinnacle of a Cub Scout’s experience. All family and friends are invited to participate in this event. Guests do not need to register in order to attend; however, guest must check-in at headquarters. Guests will be allowed access to camp starting at 9:00 am Saturday and will need to depart by 10:00 pm. Guests cannot camp overnight under any circumstances.

Equipment 

              

Suggested Pack Equipment 

  • Dining fly or canopy
  • Firewood or charcoal
  • Den/pack flags
  • First aid kit
  • Folding table
  • Lanterns – propane or battery for campsite
  • Stove – small propane
  • Meals (see suggestions below)
  • Cooking gear – pots, pans, utensils, food
  • Cleaning gear – dishwashing soap, buckets
  • Water containers for hauling and holding (e.g., 5-gallon container with lid)
  • Trash bags (Small for restrooms; 55-gallon for campsite)
  • Patrol menu and duty roster posted in campsite
  • Boy Scout Handbook (optional)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Supplies to run assigned event
  • Roster, turn into registration

Suggested Personal Equipment 

  • Ground cloth
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra blanket
  • Pillow
  • Mess kit with utensils
  • Drinking cup / bottle to carry during the day
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform)
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Change of clothes appropriate for weather
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Jacket/sweatshirts 
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Toiletries – soap, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deodorant
  • Personal medications
  • Pajamas/nightwear
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Camp chair
  • Webelos Handbook
  • Ear plugs, options (there is a train nearby)
  • Hand sanitizer, optional
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable phone charger, optional
  • BSA Health and Medical form (part A&B, copy of insurance card front and back) for every attendee
  What NOT to bring to camp:  Alcohol, electronics/game equipment, firearms, guns and ammunition, sheath knives, archery bows, fireworks, illegal drugs, liquid fuel lanterns or stoves, pets, scooters, skates, skateboards, valuables

General Rules

  • Campsites will be assigned at the discretion of the registration staff at the time of check-in based on pack size and the condition of the campsites.
  • Units must register as a group even if you have late arrivals. The unit roster must be complete and the total fee paid prior to registration.
  • Scouts must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • Strict observance of the Scout Oath and Law is a necessity, especially the 5th point of the Scout Law (that being A Scout is Courteous).
  • No use of profanity.
  • An important way adult leaders can model healthy living is by following the policies on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Leaders should support the attitude that they, as well as youths, are better off without tobacco in any form and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate tobacco smoking. All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free basis, with smoking areas located away from all participants. (BSA Guidelines)
  • No fighting tolerated.
  • No unattended campfires.
  • No trash/foreign objects in fires!!!!!
  • Each unit must furnish its own food, charcoal, or firewood, and ground protection for fires.  (NOTE: In case of an open fire ban due to dry conditions, units need to be prepared to use other means for preparing meals.)
  • Scouts are expected to wear their uniform when required.
  • Common courtesy with cars/noise during the Arrow of Light ceremony and Scouts Own Service
  • Safety, safety, safety!!!!!

Vehicles policy

After registering/check-in, campers can temporarily park cars by their designated campsites. Unload all camping gear adjacent to campsite , then immediately move vehicle (trailers included) to the central parking area. Campers can then return to campsite and set up camp. Friday evening, all vehicles should be parked at central parking area before cracker barrel at 10:00 pm, but no later than 10:30 pm. For campers arriving on Saturday morning, Troop 1377 will provide carts for participants to haul their camping gear from the central parking area to their campsite to minimize safety hazards.

Garbage and Trash 

Units are responsible for taking all trash accumulated during the event to the dumpster located at the front entrance. Do not burn trash. All trash must be in a bag and inside the dumpster. If the trash will not fit in the dumpster, you MUST take it with you. Trash MAY NOT be stacked outside the dumpster or on top of the dumpster. Please remember to check restrooms and other areas you may have used, and remove all trash. Animals will make a mess of trash left in camp. Camp Brosig has recycle bins located near the red barn for aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Please empty liquids, leave caps off and crush bottles

Damages

Any damage to camp property, staff area tents, equipment, or other items will be the financial responsibility of the den leader.

Trees 

Attendees are not to cut down or cut branches from any live trees. There are many young trees that have been planted in recent years so that others who follow us will have shade and protection. Please be careful of these saplings and young trees and do everything you can to protect them. Scouts found damaging or defacing trees will be asked to leave the event. 

Scouts Own Service 

The Scout Law teaches, A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respect the beliefs of others. It is important that Scouts be taught to recognize the beliefs of other Scouts and to respect those beliefs. An interfaith service, respectful of all religions will be held on Sunday morning. All Scouts, leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend. 

Campfires 

Wood-fueled campfires can be built in the campsites, but should only be built in camp-supplied fire pits. No ground fires should be built. Fires must be attended by at least one adult at all times and be fully extinguished before participants depart the campsite for any reason.

There is no firewood available at the camp. All firewood brought to camp must also leave with you, including partially burnt firewood.

Campsite fire rings are not designed for large bonfires, please keep fires contained and flames less than two feet above the ground. Depending on the weather, a fire ban may be active during the camping weekend. Fire bans are issued by the county fire marshal and the camp staff cannot override that decision. If a fire ban is in force during the weekend, no open fires will be allowed.

All campfire rings are to be cleaned out before departing. Campfire rings will be inspected during check-out inspection and any material left in the fire ring will be required to be cleaned and delay your departure. A bucket is to be filled with water and kept by the fire at all times. This is mandatory.

Cooking Fires 

Cooking fires built of charcoal should be contained within the campsite fire ring or an elevated container. No holes should be dug for fires. Metal garbage can lids, barrel bottoms or the camp-supplied fire pits should be used to contain the charcoal fires. No cooking on the ground. Liquid charcoal starters may not be used; council policy prohibits the use of liquid fuels. During a fire ban, fires of charcoal are generally allowed within the fire ring for cooking only. LP fueled stoves are acceptable. Specific requirements for cooking during a fire ban will be discussed during the patrol leader conference on Friday evening.

Meals

Each den must furnish its own food, ice, cook stove, propane, firewood, or charcoal. Cooking fires are to be in fire rings. Using the patrol method for meal planning and duty responsibilities during the event. The den/pack should plan to cook and clean as a group. Meal suggestions:

  • Friday night meal: families eat before arrival or bring a sack dinner.
  • Saturday morning meal: warm meal suitable to get the Scouts through a long and tiring day.
  • Saturday lunch: non-cooking meal requiring minimal preparation.
  • Saturday evening meal: warm meal.
  • Sunday morning: non-cooking breakfast with easy clean-up using foods that don't need continuous refrigeration, as it is often difficult to keep food cold this long in an ice chest.
Sample Duty Roster

Water

Cooking

Cleaning

Fireman

Saturday breakfast

              

Saturday lunch

       

Saturday dinner

       

Knives and Axes

Knives may not be carried by Webelos Scouts during the event, even though they may have earned the Whittling Chip. Axes are not approved for use by Webelos Scouts. Axes may only be used by adults or Boy Scouts who have earned the Totin' Chip in the axe yard set up in the troop campsite. Webelos Scouts may use knives for meal preparation or similar activities under adult supervision.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

4:30 - 9:00 pm Arrival and check-in headquarters (HQ)
10:00 pm Cracker barrel at HQ for all unit leaders and staff.
11:00 pm Lights out!  Please be courteous to fellow campers.

Saturday

6:00 am Wake-up and breakfast.
8:00 - 8:30 am Unit leader and staff meeting (final instructions) at HQ.
8:45 am All units assemble at flagpole for flag ceremony.
9:00 - 9:30 am Get ready for events.  Time to get campsites in order!
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Program events
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (non-cooking)
After lunch Campsite inspections
1:00 - 4:00 pm Program events
4:00 - 6:15 pm Free time and dinner
6:15 pm Flag ceremony
7:00 pm Campfire and awards ceremony.  Arrow of Light Ceremony to immediately follow.
11:00 pm Lights out!  Please be courteous to fellow campers.

Sunday

7:00 am Wake-up and breakfast.
9:00 am Scouts Own Worship Service (non-denominational)
9:30 - 11:00  am  Break camp and check-out. 

Camp Brosig

Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckman 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. Drive another .6 miles to Trenckman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to the Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in, and drive to the farmhouse on the hill. 

FAQs

  • Are there separate bathrooms for men and women? Yes, rustic with flushing toilets.
  • Is there electricity? Yes, but there is no electricity at the campsites. There are a limited number of electrical outlets in camp.
  • Are there showers? No, but there are wash basins to clean up.
  • Is there water at the campsites? Yes
  • Are there activities for siblings? No. Remember this event is designed for the Webelos Scouts, so while siblings are welcome to attend, they will not be participating in the activities. 
  • How are campsites assigned?  They are assigned on first come, first serve and on unit size (campsite capacity).

 

Emergency / Procedures

Medical 

  • Minor Medical Attention. All units should have in their camp a first aid kit to address minor medical needs. In the event medical attention is required beyond basic Scout/Leader rendered first aid, the individual should be transported by their parent/guardian or other (two-deep) adult leadership to a local healthcare facility. 
  • Life or death – Call 911 – then the event chair and district executive.
  • Incident Reporting. Any incident that requires the intervention of medical personnel involves emergency responders, or results in a response beyond Scout-rendered first aid must be reported. Near miss incidents (does not result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but it had the potential to do so) should also be reported.

Fire

  • Sound alarm by yelling “Fire” and notify camp management immediately. Local fire authorities will be called to fight the fire.
  • Because of the age of the Scouts, it is not recommended that any firefighting action take place. Remove yourself and others from harm’s way and notify camp staff.
  • Move Webelos Scouts and family members to a safe location away from fire danger, usually in the parking lot in front of the campsite. Ensure that all members of your unit are accounted for and that they remain together and calm.
  • In an emergency, the central alarm will be sounded (siren blown continuously for three minutes) to warn camp. Camp staff personnel will be dispatched to campsites to give further instructions.
  • Be prepared to mobilize to a safe location.
  • Three short blasts of the siren will signal the all clear. A radio announcement will also communicate the all clear.

Inclement Weather

  • When threatening weather occurs, all persons in campsites should go to the nearest restroom building or their vehicles (lighting only). All persons in a program area should move to the nearest building or structure.

Incident Reporting

  • Any incident that requires the intervention of medical personnel involves emergency responders, or results in a response beyond Scout-rendered first aid must be reported. Near miss incidents (does not result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but it had the potential to do so) should also be reported.

Late-Breaking Information

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Photographs    

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 council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

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. 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

Contacts

For questions and an information packet, contact the Webelos Do Your Best chair (wdyb@troop1377.org) or district activities chair.