Webelos Ree (Spring)

Webelos Ree - May 19-21
Current 3rd and 4th Grade Scouts

You and your unit are invited to attend the Gulf Coast Council’s Annual WEBELO-REE! This event offers your upcoming 1st and 2nd year WEBELOS* an opportunity to participate in activities designed especially for them, in a Boy Scout environment. They will be doing FUN activities meant to give a taste of what being a Boy Scout is like. Our goal is to inspire them to stay in Cubs, complete their Arrow of Light and move into a Boy Scout troop. Adults will get information on the program as they go through the events too.

WHEN:  May 19-21.  Check-in will begin at 4:00 PM, Friday afternoon.   

WHERE: Spanish Trail Scout Reservation [MAP], DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.  Located approximately 5 miles west of DeFuniak Springs off Highway 90.  Look for the green “Spanish Trail Scout Reservation” sign.  Turn and follow Boy Scout Road until you reach the wood and stone gateway on the left side of the road that marks the entrance to the camp.  Once you have entered the Scout Reservation follow the paved road until you have passed the earth dam and traveled up the hill.  Henson Hall is the first building on the right.  

WHO:  Webelos and Bear Scouts and 1 Akela.    

COST:  $12.00 per person without camp supplied Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast or $18.00 per person with camp Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast

Optional Pack Meal Plan:  Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch.  $7.50 per person.

Details: There will be a series of round robin events to attend on Saturday. Each will teach a skill and have a competition to see how well the scouts learned it. Awards will be presented at the campfire program. This is very similar to a Boy Scout Camporee, competition style. As those events end, several areas will open so you can choose what to do the rest of the day.  

We will have Boy Scouts teach the events with a seasoned Scouter to oversee and answer any questions you may have along the way. Each event will focus on how the Boy Scouts use resources and build things. Pay close attention to the cooking demonstration and sample the dishes you’ll be shown how to make.

  • “Camp Cuisine” - Come the camp kitchen and sample Dutch oven cooking

  • “Readyman & Fireman Rescues” – Try your luck with First Aid and Fire Safety

  • “Backpacking & Axe Yards” – Discuss backpacking, Leave No Trace, ax yard, play a game

  • “Tents” – All about tents and how to put them together, can you do it blindfolded?

  • “Target Training” – Best way to hit the target, individual event

  • “Campfire Safety & Fire Lays in Action” - See if your den can get a fire burning

  • “Arrows Away” – Hit the special target, individual event

  • “Boy Scout Games” – Check out some fun ways to be Physically Strong

  • “Boy Scout Awards & Merit Badge Midway” – What do Boy Scouts earn?  What’s a merit badge? 

WHAT TO BRING:      Each family provides their own tent and food (unless you participate in the Pack meal plan) .  You should also bring the following:  Sleeping Bags or Blankets, Mess Kits, Cooking Equipment (unless participating in meal plan), Towels, Toilet Articles, Comfortable Closed-toe Shoes, Clothing, Swimming Trunks, Flashlights or Gas Lantern, Fishing Equipment and Lots of Scouting Spirit.   

The Pack Provides: 
 Optional Meal Plan that will include all cooking, cleaning and food supplies for the Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch.  It will include Water, Hot Chocolate and Coffee to drink.

The Meal Plan Menu: $7.50 per person for the weekend.
  • Friday Night - Foil Pack Meals and Camp Fire Cupcakes
  • Saturday Breakfast - Darn Good Kielbasa, Mountain Man breakfasts (Hash brown Scramble with Bacon, Sausage, Egg and Cheese) and Doughnuts. 
  • Saturday Lunch - Lazy Lasagna, Garlic bread and Fruit
  • *** Allergy Options will be available; please let us know in advance if there are any allergies. ***

THE CAMP PROVIDES:    Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast (If Selected).  Activity materials.  Accident Insurance for all registered Scouts and Scouters, First Aid, Shower Facilities, Planned Activities, Camp Staff, Saturday Night Campfire, Stocked Trading Post, Sunday Morning Church Service and Lots of Fun!!  All campsites have access to a toilet, shower, tables and drinking water.   Adequate space will be provided to set up your tent.  

CAMP SAFETY:    LEADERS: Please discuss these rules with your participants before arrival.  
  2. No vehicles or bicycles are allowed in campsites.  
  3. Closed Toed / Closed Heeled Shoes must be worn at all times.  
  4. No flames in tents at any time.  
  5. Avoid all snakes.
  6. No firearms, ammunition or fireworks are allowed.
  7. Gas lanterns and stoves allowed for adults only.
  8. Boys are not permitted to carry matches.
  9. Axes and hatchets are for adults only.  NO CHAINSAWS ARE ALLOWED.
  10. All children must have adult supervision at all times.
  11. No Pets. 
  There is a 600 person limit (including family members) so register as soon as possible.