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The Western Massachusetts Council serves over 6,600 young people and over 1,700 adult volunteers in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties of Western Massachusetts.

The Council has programs for boys and young men ages 5-20, and young women ages 13-20.

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Ice Fishing Derby Moved to Chesterfield

For Safety Reasons, We Are Moving the Ice Fishing Derby to  

Chesterfield Scout Reservation

Saturday February 13, 2016

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

There will be lots of snow, cold, thick safe ice, and assorted prizes.

This event is for all ages.  Your Scouts should be prepared for being outdoors all day for the event. There will be certified Angling Instructors there to help out during the event. All baits are allowed. There is a local bait shop just minutes from CSR (Round Back Bait and Tackle). No pre-registration is required.  Bring your ice fishing gear, baits, food, warm clothes and Scout spirit.

Contact: David O'Connor (413-205-9542) or Mike Zlogar (413-530-3796) if you have questions. 

 Chesterfield Scout Reservation
22 Sugar Hill Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096-9302
TEL: Camp Ranger Tim Vogel 413-296-4249
Camp Lat: 42.383109 Lon: -72.811806


WMC's 'Compass' Newsletter

Click here for the current and past issues of The Compass.  You can also sign up for our newsletter or submit an article to compass@wmascouting.org.


Pocumtuc Lodge website

A new Lodge website is under construction.  Until the site is released, you can find all the latest OA info on the Pocumtuc Lodge page of the Council website.

2017 National Jamboree

Plans are underway for our trip to the 2017 National Jamboree.  If you're looking for more information about attending as a Scout or leader, visit the Jamboree Info & Registration page.