Webelos Extreme Scouting Trek (W.E.S.T.)
This camp is for Webelos and Arrow of Light. The ratio is one adult for every five Scouts.
Webelos Extreme Scouting Trek (WEST) is a unique summer camp opportunity available to Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts.
The WEST program operates at Camp Cortlandt Dietler, one of Peaceful Valley’s two Boy Scout camps. The Dietler Leadership Team specializes in patrol method camping, teaching basic Scouting skills, and the fundamentals of Boy Scouts. This means that WEST participants will receive an authentic Boy Scout Experience.
Unlike Magness Adventure Camp, which offers Cub Scout Family Camping, WEST specializes in Boy Scout-style patrol camping. Upon your arrival at camp, all participants—both Webelos and parents—will be separated into patrols. These patrols will be the basis for nearly all activities at camp including flag ceremonies, cooking meals, and evening activities. The WEST program is designed to prepare Webelos for the transition from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts.
Webelos will be assigned an activity schedule that is based on their rank advancement progress (Webelos I or Arrow of Light). These activities are designed to both cover many Webelos Adventure requirements as well as provide a sampling of the fun experience that await you in Boy Scout camping. Activities such as field archery, pioneering, wilderness survival, and more make the WEST program a unique Cub Scout camping experience. WEST at Camp Dietler uses the requirements from the recently updated Cub Scouting program.
WEST sessions are a half-week in length, and run from either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday. Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. on Day 1, and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on Day 4. Please consult the WEST Program Guide for more details, or contact the Camp Director at Ben.Pettis@Scouting.org with any questions you may have.
*Events are subject to change.