Webelos Extravaganza

October 2018

McKaskle Retreat Center
25001 Kickapoo Rd.
Waller, TX 77484 

Webelos Extravaganza is a weekend campout designed to introduce 4th and 5th grade Webelos Scouts to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This year's event will focus on cooking skills with the theme "A Scout is Hungry." 

Registration

Registration is $10 per person. Late registration begins 10/17/17 and is $15. Onsite registration is $20.

Registration opens in August.

Program

This Webelos Extravaganza will teach cooking skills that require a minimum amount of utensils and clean up. There will be four cooking stations with two events at each. The events will not necessarily be in the order shown. There will be some opportunity for a hands-on experience for the Webelos and most stations will offer snacks of the food cooked. The Webelos Scouts will be split into four groups, one group per station. One hour will be spent at each station, then the groups will rotate to the next station.

Event 1 – Twisty Bread on a Stick
Event 2 – Omelet in a Bag
Event 3 – Utensil-less Cooking three ways
Event 4 – Silver Turtles
Event 5 – Dutch Oven Cobblers
Event 6 – Egg in a Paper Cup
Event 7 – Fire Building
Event 8 – Box Oven Cookies

What to Bring

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Field uniform (Scouting uniform) and activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Standard camping equipment. Please check with your unit leader.

Event Rules

  • NO vehicles will be allowed in the campsite areas on Saturday during the activities. 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. Vehicles may be brought to the campsite after 6:00 am on Sunday morning
  • NO smoking or alcoholic beverages or drugs.
  • NO firearms, ammunition, or fireworks
  • NO sheath knives or hand axes
  • NO electronics of any type during the event (e.g., games, radios, headphones, phones.) 
  • NO aerosol cans (mosquito repellent)
  • NO liquid fuel (white gas, charcoal lighter fluid)

Directions

McKaskle Retreat Center is located at 25001 Kickapoo Rd, Waller, TX 77484. Take 290 West towards Hockley, Texas (approximately 15 minutes past Beltway 8). Exit Kickapoo Road, and turn right on Kickapoo. The McKaskle Retreat Center is on the left just past Spring Creek (approximately 5 miles).

Tentative Schedule

Friday night

12:00 - 3:30 pm Staff arrival and setup
3:30 - 9:00 pm Pack and troop arrival and check-in 
9:30 - 10:00 pm Leaders information meeting and cracker barrel
11:00 pm Lights out

Saturday

6:00 am  Reveille
6:30 - 8:00 am  Packs and troops cook breakfast and clean-up
8:00 - 8:15 am  Flag raising, morning announcements.
8:30 - 9:30 am  First assigned cooking area rotation
9:30 - 10:30 am  Second cooking area
10:30 - 11:30 am  Third cooking area
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Fourth cooking area
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 pm 

Service Project for McKaskle Retreat Center by Webelos and Boy Scouts

5:00 - 7:30 pm   Dinner and clean-up
7:30 - 9:00 pm  Campfire
11:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:30 am Wake-up
7:30 - 11:00 am Breakfast and clean-up and pack-up
11:00 am Last patrol out

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).

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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, contact the Webelos Extravaganza chair.