Wente offers a number of special programs designed for both the Troop and the individual scout.
Our opening Campfire on Sunday night is a great opportunity for Scouts to meet the spirited Staff, learn some of Wente Scout Reservation’s great traditions, and get fired up about the week ahead. Come join the show!
Wednesday night is set aside as Troop Campfire night. Your Troop can settle into your for a night of bonding or get together with other Troops for a large Campfire. Don’t forget to invite your counselors along for the show.
The closing Campfire on Friday night is a time when the Scouts can perform skits, the Camp Staff presents awards earned throughout the week and our Finney Valley ceremony rounds out the evening.
Does a bubbling fruit cobbler fresh out of a Dutch oven sound good to you? We offer Units the chance to sign up to make Dutch oven cobblers in their Troop’s Campsite. To take advantage of this great experience sign up the night before you want to make cobblers, at the Trading Post. The flavors available vary week to week.
The Kali-Ama is a series of vista posts located throughout Camp. It’s a great way to hone your orienteering & map reading skills and see the camp. As the goal of the course is to learn orienteering, the use of GPS’s to find each post is highly discouraged . Scouts and Adult Leaders who wish to earn the Kali-Ama or King Kali-Ama patches must stamp the back of their maps with stamps hanging from each of the posts. Stamp pads are available at the Trading Post for a deposit. Write your name on your completed map and drop it off with the nature Staff during normal program hours.
After conquering the Kali-Ama, why not take the next step and try tackling the King Kali- Ama? These posts tend to be further into the back country and more difficult to find. So, if you’re up to the challenge, get out there and find the posts. Again, this is an orienteering activity so no bikes, cars or horses for transportation and please no use of GPS.
Outposts are a wonderful way to experience extreme activities outside of regular Merit Badge programs. Some can be done as a Unit, others as a Patrol and some on an individual basis.
Order of the Arrow
On Tuesdays, show your OA pride by wearing sash whenever you are in uniform or an OA T-shirt. Then in the evening, come attend the OA Social at the Dining Hall for fellowship, news, fun, patch trading, and as with all good meetings, snacks.
Fishing The Lake
There’s nothing like spending a day on the shore of a lake fishin’ for that big ol’ Largemouth Bass. Wente’s 80-acre lake offers great fishing of both Bluegill and Largemouth Bass. We recommend bringing your own fishing gear; though, the Trading Post does stock a limited supply of bait, lures and rods. There are Fly Fishing Rods for Scouts to borrow using a deposit; fee only applied if item is returned damaged.
Reminder – Wente is a catch and release lake only.
The ever-popular relay race that is the Wentathlon returns for another thrilling season. Units will shoot, run, boat, and swim their way to victory. Try for the best time while having a wonderfully wet Wentastical time. The Wentathlon is held on Wednesday after dinner.
On Friday afternoons, all program areas will transition to Camp-Wide Games. The games give Scouts the chance to have some well-earned recreation time at the end of the week. Things may get silly, messy, wet and sweaty – – so come prepared to have a barrel of laughs and a boat-load of fun.