Car show benefits Moses Scout Reservation

Campfire at Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation. (Photo submitted)

RUSSELL – Woronoco Heights Outdoor Adventures (WHOA!) and The Car Club of New England are presenting a car show  Oct. 19 at the Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation. All proceeds will benefit improvement projects at the camp.
BSA representative Philip Brodeur said they will be using an area next to the Manor House, between Horace A. Moses’ summer home and the climbing tower. All makes, years, and models are invited to enter the car show, which is on the same day as the October WHOA! event, making it convenient to attend the car show and participate in family outdoor activities.
All makes, years, and models are invited to enter the car show. There is a $20 registration fee to enter a car and includes two passes to participate in WHOA!. There is no charge to spectators to visit the car show, and participation in WHOA! events is $15 per person for adults and $10 for children under 10.
WHOA! has a growing list of seasonal activities to present. Families will find outdoor programs as well as fun activities indoors with all the equipment provided.
“This is a fun time of year, and beautiful with the trees,” said Brodeur. He said people who have discovered the camp from a very wide area usually participate in WHOA! events, which are weather-dependent. “Last year, we planned to hike out to the Sugar Shack, and had to use snowshoes,” he said.
At the lake next Saturday will be canoes, kayaks, and fishing. Participants looking to get into the forest can try geocaching, mountain biking, orienteering, nature activities, and even our disc golf which has holes down wooded trails.

A young participant gets ready to fly the kite she made. (Photo submitted)

Those looking to try making something can visit the blacksmith shop and kite making lessons. The kite making activity ends using the usual wind on the mountain a field to see if it flies.
For something different, WHOA! will also have climbing, bouldering, archery, photography, ham radio, and escape rooms. The programs with minimum age are the 64-foot climbing tower and Tomahawk Throwing, each with a minimum age of 10 years, and a minimum age of 11 years for the .22 rifles and shotguns.
Equipment will be provided and activities will be supervised by experienced staff.
Each program is available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and subject to change, especially due to weather conditions. Some programs require signing up for a specific time period. Participants may arrive/leave at any time. Check-in is at the camp’s Trading Post where a menu of hot food and snacks will also be for sale.
Other WHOA! dates and planned activities are listed at www.wmascouting.org/WHOA. .
Woronoco Heights Outdoor Adventures (WHOA!) is offered by the Western Massachusetts Council, Boy Scouts of America to provide outdoor programs to families, youth groups, and businesses without being members of the BSA.

Each month from September to June WHOA! presents activities taking advantage of the scout reservation’s 1,300 acre acres at 310 Birch Hill Road in Russell.

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