Webelos learn new Scouting skills during event at Choctaw Creek Park

Boys learn how to improve their skills at Webelos Woods in Choctaw Creek Park
BY DANA GARCIA Published: September 29, 2012

— Choctaw Creek Park recently hosted a gathering of 100 Boy Scouts and Webelos seeking to improve their Scouting skills and learn more about each other.

The Big Tepee District event, held Sept. 21-23 and dubbed Webelos Woods, allowed Boy Scouts to showcase their skills to Webelos aiming to cross over into Boy Scouts. Webelos are fourth- and fifth-grade boys transitioning between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Under the tutelage of the Boy Scouts, the Webelos experienced how a patrol functions, preparing their own meals and scheduling daily activities.

Boy Scouts taught skills reflecting this year's theme, “Back to the Basics.”

Troop 275 played Shock and Awe, demonstrating first aid to a tree branch-impaled snakebite victim.

Troop 267 provided training for the Readyman Badge, dispatching the Webelos with boy bling for their uniforms.

Troop 60 appealed to the younger Scouts with outdoor cooking classics, pigs in a blanket, and Fluffernutter, a white bread sandwich filled with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

Troop 147 demonstrated not only their own knot-tying expertise, but their ability to mentor the younger Scouts in this basic skill.

Eagle Scout alumni from Troop 276 showcased canoeing activities and aquatic skills, while Troop 47 provided map and compass orienteering. Each Webelos Scout had the opportunity to mingle with a Troop matching his vision of Boy Scouts.

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