Council Fall Camporee - "Moses 9-1-1"


Oct 8, 2021 5:00 pm to Oct 10, 2021 11:00 am



Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation
310 Birch Hill Rd
Russell, MA 01071


Scouts to the Rescue!

Welcome to the fall camporee sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Council and the Civil Air Patrol. We have an exciting program centered on emergency prepardness and search and rescue. This program is open to all Scouts BSA troops, Venture crews and Explorer Posts.

There will not be any activities for Cub Scouts. As indicated in the Guide to Safe Scouting, Webelos and Arrow of Light dens are invited to visit during the day Saturday (no overnight camping) but they will not be allowed to participate in the activities.

Complete details can be found in the Moses 9-1-1 Leaders Guide that can be downloaded below.


During the day, patrols/crews/posts will rotate through a number of stations dealing with various aspects of emergency preparedness. Included will be emergency fire building, signaling, shelter building, water supply, first aid, hazards on the scene, the four seasons, fishing, trail blazing/trail following and orienteering.

Scouts will also get to join one of the Civil Air Patrol ground crews when they head out to locate the "downed aircraft" on the property. There will also be crash "victims" at the site who will need first aid that the Scouts will apply.

There will also be some static displays of emergency equipment and the Scouts will be able to visit the "headquarters" of the Civil Air Patrol ground operations that will be set up in the Knox Dining Hall.

On Saturday night, we will embark on a nighttime survival hike.

Emergency Kit

As the Scouts visit each of the activities, they will be given an item for an emergency kit. At the end of the camporee, every participant will leave with a kit ready to assist them in any emergency.

Barnes Airport Visit - October 2

The people at the Civil Air Patrol have invited all camporee participants to visit Barnes Airport in Westfield on the Saturday before the camporee, October 2. During your one-hour visit, you will have an opportunity to see the aircraft that are used in their search and rescue operations and the ground equipment needed to coordinate the search. One-hour blocks for visits will be availble at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Since the number of people that can be accommodated each hour is limited, units will select their three preferences of times at the time of registration using the form below.


The cost per person, youth and adult, will be $12. This covers the event patch and all materials for the camporee. Registration closes on Tuesday, October 5. Registrations must be made by Wednesday, September 29 if your unit wants to visit Barnes Airport on October 2.


Units my tent on the reservation free of charge as part of the camporee. Please indicate on the registration form below your preferences for a camping location for the weekend. Assignments will be made on Wednesday, October 6 and units will be notified of their campsite at that time.

If your unit would prefer, you may rent one of the cabins in place of tenting. You unit will handle this reservation as you normally would through Tentaroo. Normal rental fees will apply.


We are in need of staff to assist with the camporee. If any adults or older Scouts would like help, please contact John Willemain or Steve Scannell as soon as possible.


Use the form below (opening Monday, August 16) to register for the camporee.



File Name Description
Leader's Guide Guide for unit leaders to prepare for the camporee. Download