Handouts for Webelos program at day camp
Andrew Fagg and Amy McGovern developed a Webelos program for Last Frontier Council’s Sooner District day camp program. On the first day, we handed the Webelos a book containing folk songs, patriotic songs, and some scouting favorites. We also had the flag of the day ceremonies (specific to flags used in Oklahoma) and the daily program summary. The boys loved using the songbook!
What worked really well (Continue)
- The boys loved having the songs easily available
- Giving the boys the summary of what they learned helped them to take ownership
- Providing the flag ceremony words gave the boys confidence to perform the ceremonies and gave them some historical perspective
What we would do differently for next time (Start and Stop)
- We printed the handouts on regular paper. Next time, we would like to have the outside page laminated because being folded or getting wet meant for lost pages or words
- We would prefer to print this in booklet form
- We would punch a hole to enable the songbook to be hooked onto a belt
- We would have the boys write their names on it as we handed them out (with permanent marker)
- We would go through the flag ceremonies with the full staff before camp so everyone knew how it was to go (with the flag of the day ceremony in there).
- We would train the staff to fold non-US flags. This would happen ahead of time. Then we would train the boys during walking to webelos/aiming for arrow.
- We would have the caller practice to be sure he knew all the words
We are glad to share the handouts for other programs that want to use them. Feel free to edit it to suit your program’s needs.