At CB Smith Park
December 10 – 11, 2011
TROOP 497 The Webelos Scout-o-ree is a day of scout skills and
Coral Springs, Florida games to introduce Webelos to Boy Scouts and introduce
them to our troop. We will help them with their Arrow of
Light requirements and give them (and their parents) a
Pioneering – camp gadgets, whip and fuse rope, view of Boy Scouting with Troop 497. They will be
knots (square, two-half hitches, taught-line, introduced to many scouting skills and games scouts play.
Webelos will be working on their Outdoorsman Pin &
bowline) and lashings (square, tripod)
Naturalist Pin and the event will be tailored to provide
Whittling Chip – Adult instruction Shavings and
Chips Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use
of a pocketknife. Take the Pocketknife Pledge
New Patrol – show what each patrol gets for gear, 8:00am Saturday - Boy Scouts will arrive and set-up base camp
such as tents, patrol box, stove, and discuss how and minimal tents.
scouts take care of it all. Explain what a patrol
9:30am - Webelos will arrive for opening ceremony.
leader is and how patrols work in the troop.
Webelos will get to experience working in a patrol. 9:40am - Webelos will be assigned to patrols for the day and will
Webelos will be assigned to patrols for the day and proceed to set-up tents for sleeping in* (with Boy
will proceed to set-up tents for sleeping in (with Scout assistance).
Boy Scout assistance). Webelos will participate 10:30am to 12:30pm - Webelos participate in scout skill activities run
in helping their patrol with cooking dinner. by Boy Scouts during the morning.
12:30pm to 1:00pm - Enjoy an easy lunch together. (coldcuts)
Eagle Scout Challenge – any challenge the Webelos
scout wants to do against an Eagle Scout (whistling, 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Play scout games after lunch.
holding his breath, tieing a knot, …).
2:00pm to 5:30pm - Webelos participate in scout skill activities
run by Boy Scouts.
6:00pm -Webelos participate in helping their patrol with
7:00pm -Campfire*, skits, songs, etc.
10:00pm - Lights out
7:30am – Wake up
8:00am Sunday - Breakfast
8:30am to 9:30am - Service project litter cleanup in the park*
10:00am – Closing ceremony, Break Camp
Cost: $13 per participant
Question Contact :Jeff Skinner
Jskinner11@comcast.net Cell 954 830 1103
Boys must have a parent spend the night
Please cut here and turn into your Webelos Leader by November 29, 2011
_____________________ has my permission to attend Troop 497’s Webelos Scout-O-Ree
camping trip on December 10-11th, 2011. Parent/Guardian’s Signature (PLEASE PRINT NAME AFTER
Amount submitted :______________
Other activities – leave no trace, simple first aid, flag
etiquette, dutch oven cooking, Campfire, Service
project - litter cleanup in the park.
Required for Arrow of Light Do Two of these: Present yourself to your Webelos den leader, properly
dressed, as you would be for an overnight campout. Show the camping gear you will use. Show
the right way to pack and carry it.
With your family or Webelos den, help plan and take part in an evening outdoor activity that includes a campfire.
With your parent or guardian, take part in a Webelos den overnight campout or a family campout. Sleep in a
tent that you have helped pitch.
With your parent or guardian, camp overnight with a Boy Scout troop. Sleep in a tent that you have
helped pitch. And Do Five of these: During a Webelos den meeting, discuss how to follow the Leave No
Trace Front country Guidelines during outdoor activities. Participate in an outdoor conservation
project with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout Troop.
Discuss with your Webelos den leader the rules of outdoor fire safety. Using these rules, show how to build a
safe fire and put it out.
With your accompanying adult on a campout or outdoor activity, assist in preparing, cooking, and
cleanup for one of your den's meals. Tell why it is important for each den member to share in meal
preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
Discuss with your Webelos den leader the things that you need to take on a hike. Go on one 3-mile hike
with your Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop.
Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope. Demonstrate setting up a tent or dining fly
using two half hitches and a taut-line hitch. Show how to tie a square knot and explain how it is used.
Visit a nearby Boy Scout camp with your Webelos den.
Whittling Chip Award
The requirements to earn the Whittling Chip card are: Complete
Bear Achievement 19, Shavings and Chips Demonstrate
knowledge and skill in the use of a pocketknife.
Close the blade with the palm of your hand. Never use a knife on
something that will dull or break it. Be careful that you do not cut
yourself or any person nearby. Never use a knife to strip the bark
from a tree. Do not carve your initials into anything that does not
belong to you.
Take the Pocketknife Pledge: I will treat my pocketknife with the respect. I will
always close my pocketknife and put it away when not in use. I will not use my
pocketknife when it might injure someone near me. I promise never to throw
my pocketknife for any reason. I will use my pocketknife in a safe manner at all