This past weekend both Webelos groups spent the weekend at Tannehill State Park for Encampment 2014. The Scouts were introduced to camping like a Boy Scout Troop. This means the Scouts set up their own tents, cooked the meals, and even started the campfire.
So that Cub Scouts are not surprised at the differences between Cub Scout camping and Boy Scout camping, we train the Webelos what it is like to be a Boy Scout.
A lot of the boys on this trip will be crossing over to a troop in March and have had some training. For the others this was the first trip without the mobile support system we usually have.
We taught them how to make “tacos in a bag” meal, cook pancakes and sausage for breakfast, and how to start a campfire. We taught them what to take on a hike and we made a three mile hike. We visited Camp Jack Wright to see what a Boy Scout Camp looks like.
All the Webelos in attendance earned their Outdoorsman pin, a requirement for Arrow of Light. All in all it was a great trip and we are already looking forward to Camporee in February.