More than 400 Cub Scouts from central and southwest Oklahoma visited the rustic outdoors at John Nichols Scout Ranch for the Webelos Woods Campout Sept. 20-22.
Webelos, which stands for “we'll be loyal scouts,” is an annual camping trip designed to introduce Cub Scouts ages 9 and 10 to the world of Boy Scouts.
“After fifth grade, the next step for these boys is to go from a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout, said Darren Kaihlanen, Webelos Woods committee chair. “The purpose of this trip is to introduce Cub Scouts to the world of Boy Scouts and to encourage them to make the transition.”
Boys learned knot tying, cooking and team building.
“They have a lot of fun, and they don't even realize they're becoming men of good character, responsible citizens. That's the secret of scouting,” Kaihlanen said.
To learn more about Webelos Woods or the Eagle District of the Last Frontier Council, go to www.eagledistrictwebeloswoods.org.