2013 Fall Camporee

Three…two…one…blast-off! Travel with us on October 11-13 to the heart of Tecumseh territory and the birthplace of aviation to experience a spectacular confluence of the history of our heroic namesake and this year’s Pack 105 theme as



Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be our mission as we engage in scavenger hunts at the National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Armstrong Air and Space Museum – and then pierce the autumn skies above with rockets of our own creation!

We’ll end our days around campfires blazing on ground once walked by Tecumseh himself – and return home after reconnoitering the ramparts of Fort Recovery, where bloody battles were waged by Tecumseh’s people and the fledgling US Army for control of the Northwest Territory!

And you’ll get a cool patch, too!

R.S.V.P. Deadline

Inform your Den Leader no later than October 5th of your plans to attend the Pack 105 Camporee! In consultation with your Den Leader, confirm your transportation plans!

Health and Activity Consent Forms

All Camporee participants must complete Parts A and B of the BSA Annual Heath and Medical Record and the BSA Activity Consent Form. (This does not require a physician’s signature.)


No one will be allowed to participate in the Camporee without providing this information to your Den Leader.

Camporee participation fees

Cricket Holler Boy Scout Camp (Moon Base Tecumseh)

  • $15.00 for each Camporee participant (Scouts, adults and siblings)
  • Purpose: Campground, K Lodge, and chapel rental; storyteller; patch
  • Deadline: Monday, October 7th to your Den Leader

Museum of the U.S. Air Force

  • FREE for general museum tour
  • Additional charges for special exhibits at the door

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

  • $4.00 per Scout (includes $1.00 activity fee)
  • $3.00 per sibling over the age of 5; under 5 is free
  • $7.00 per adult
  • All fees paid at the door

Fort Recovery Tour

  • $2.00 per Scout and sibling (ages 6-12); under 6 is free
  • $5.00 per adult
  • All fees paid at door


Meals will be organized by dens. Camporee participants are expected to contribute funds and/or food to any group meals. Scouts and families are responsible for the costs of all meals in route.

  • Friday dinner: At restaurant in route
  • Saturday breakfast: Prepared by dens in camp
  • Saturday lunch: At Museum of the USAF cafeteria
  • Saturday dinner: Prepared by dens in camp
  • Sunday breakfast: Prepared by dens in camp
  • Sunday lunch: At restaurant in route

Souvenirs will be available for purchase at the museums, so please plan accordingly.

Departure procedures

Part 1: Load our pack trailer on Thursday, October 10th, from 6:00-7:00PM at the Austin Oaks Clubhouse parking lot with firewood (see firewood regulations below) and any camping gear you do not wish to transport in your own vehicle.

Part 2: Depart from Zionsville in your own vehicle or in previously arranged carpools no later than 4:30PM on Friday, October 11th to ensure arrival at camp before dark. Eat dinner before leaving Zionsville or in route to Cricket Holler BSA Camp. Be prepared to pitch your tent in dusk or dark conditions. Make certain your headlamps and/or flashlights are readily accessible.

Schedule of events

Thursday, October 10

  • 6:00-7:00 PM Load Trailer at Austin Oaks Clubhouse parking lot

Friday, October 11

  • 4:30 PM Recommended Departure Time from Zionsville. EAT DINNER IN ROUTE OR BEFORE DEPARTURE!
  • 6:45 Arrive Cricket Holler BSA Camp, establish Moon Base Tecumseh 8:00 Campfire, s’mores
  • 9:30 Lights out

Saturday, October 12

  • 7:30 AM Reveille and raise the colors
  • 7:45 Breakfast [Den Campsite]
  • 8:15 Clean-up
  • 8:30 Tecumseh Pack 105 Assembly [Parade Grounds]
    • Cubmaster’s Instructions
  • 8:40 Depart for Museum of the US Air Force
  • 9:00 Arrive Museum of the US Air Force
  • 9:10 Scavenger Hunt and Museum Visit
  • 12:00 Lunch in Museum cafeteria
  • 1:00 Complete Museum tour
  • 2:00 Return to Cricket Holler BSA Camp/Moon Base Tecumseh
  • 2:20 Arrive Cricket Holler BSA Camp/Moon Base Tecumseh
  • 2:30 Downtime or den-level activities
  • 3:30 Rocket launches by Scouts
  • 4:30 Prepare dinner [Den Campsites]
  • 5:30 Dinner and Clean-up [Den Campsites]
  • 6:30 Tecumseh Pack 105 Assembly [Parade Grounds]
    • Advancements
    • Retire the colors
  • 7:00 Campfire Program
    • Den Skits and Songs
    • Ron Hatton, Shawnee Storyteller
  • 9:00 S’mores [Den Campfires] Lights out

Sunday, October 13

  • 7:30 AM Reveille and raise the colors
  • 7:45 Breakfast [Den Campsites]
  • 8:15 Clean-up
  • 8:30 Tecumseh Scouts Service [Chapel]
  • 9:00 Strike Moon Base Tecumseh
  • 9:45 Tecumseh Pack 105 Assembly [Parade Grounds]
    • Cubmaster’s Instructions
    • Lower the colors
    • Dismissal
  • 10:00 Depart for Neil Armstrong Museum, Wapakoneta, OH
  • 11:00 Lunch at Bob Evans in Wapakoneta
  • 12:00 Tour Neil Armstrong Museum
  • 2:00 Depart for Fort Recovery
  • 3:00 Arrive Fort Recovery; tour museum, fort and grounds
  • 4:00 Depart for Zionsville
  • 6:00 Arrive Zionsville

Directions to Cricket Holler BSA Camp

Moon Base Tecumseh, our campsite, will rise in the Cricket Holler BSA Camp, just outside of Dayton, Ohio, and only a fifteen minute drive to the Museum of the US Air Force. See the directions  below. To be safe, you should allow just over two hours of drive time from Zionsville.

The address in Google Maps is 6675 Brantford Road, Dayton, OH.

From Union Elementary School, Zionsville

  1. Head west on W 146th St toward Willow Springs Dr
  2. Turn left onto US-421 S/S Michigan Rd
  3. Turn left onto the I-465 E/US-421 S ramp
  4. Merge onto I-465/US-421 S
  5. Take exit 44 for I-70 W toward Indianapolis
  6. Follow signs for Interstate 70 E/Dayton and merge onto I-70 E Entering Ohio
  7. Take exit 29 toward N Main St
  8. Turn right onto N Main St
  9. Turn left onto Heathcliff Rd
  10. Turn left onto Meeker Rd
  11. Slight right onto Little York Rd
  12. Turn right onto Brantford Rd. Destination will be on the right

Arrive 6675 Brantford Rd, Dayton, OH