Pack 306 will be attending the Big Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition on Sunday, 9/28. We will meet at the DPW Parking lot at 10 am. We’ll have some donuts before departing for the event. Scouts should wear their Class B T-shirts. This is a rain or shine event so please plan accordingly. There’s a good amount of walking so you may want to bring a light packs and water bottle! We will be stopping at the Food Tent where food is available for purchase. You’re welcome to pack a lunch as well. Families are welcome to join us!! The event goes until 4pm. We’ll plan on spending a few hours there.
Big MOE is held at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA. This is a free family event.
Brief History: The Massachusetts Outdoor Expo, fondly referred to as The Big M.O.E., started out with a group of sportsmen and women who wanted to create an opportunity for kids of all ages to learn more about outdoor skills, wildlife and conservation. They approached the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club in Sturbridge to host the Mass. Outdoor Expo, due to its central location, facilities and the connections the group had to the club. An annual event was born! A couple of years later, members of the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo group approached F.A.W.N.S., (Facts About Wildlife & Nature Society), a non-profit group founded in 1998 to promote the connection of people to the outdoors. FAWNS was interested in promoting educational experiences focusing on the outdoors. A “natural” connection between the Expo group and FAWNS was obvious. A partnership was formed and FAWNS became the organizing entity supporting the Big MOE Now in it’s 18th year (2014) the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo continues to operate as a free family event. Its key function is to offer a first, safe, step into the outdoors guided by the Certified Instructors who oversee the hands-on activity stations.
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Please reach out with any questions you may have!