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The Horseshoe Scout Reservation - Camp John H. Ware, 3rd

Chester County Council's Camp John H. Ware, 3rd offers one week of traditional Boy Scout summer resident camp programs. Combined with Chester County Council's STEM Camp, Scouts attending with their troop will have the opportunity to take not only the merit badges offered during Boy Scout week but also work on the requirements of the STEM Nova Award.

Lead by seasoned directors, Camp John H. Ware, 3rd offers over 40+ merit badge choices, a stellar first-year Scout program, a multitude of SIPs as well as variety of older-Scout program opportunities including COPE, mountain biking and STEM . . . . Camp John H. Ware, 3rd has something for every Scout!  

Click here to email Amy D., Camping Admin. for current availability!

Provisional Camping at John H. Ware, 3rd:

Boy Scout Provisional-Independent camping provides an exceptional opportunity for the Scout unable to attend with his troop or wishes to attend additional weeks. 

Whether it be working towards the STEM/Nova Award, the rank of Eagle or the option to work towards multiple merit badges during one class through the Experiential Merit Badge program is appealing, Scouts will leave at the end of the week having made new friends and feeling accomplished.

Scouts are placed into a provisional troop with a Scoutmaster and two or three assistant Scoutmasters in the same way that troops are formed for Jamborees. Youth leadership is elected and patrols are formed on the first day, allowing the provisional troop to perform as a fully functional troop.

The troop can earn the standard patrol and troop awards, and the youth vote on a Silver Buckle recipient as well.  The provisional camping program offers all the great experiences of traditional troop camping with the freedom of being an independently registered Scout. At the same time, it is strongly encouraged that multiple Scouts from the same unit attend.

Click here for a guide providing a list of this summer's merit badge offerings which can be used to pre-plan your schedule prior to registering online.  The guide also provides additional information about the STEM/Nova Award and our Experiential Merit Badge program offered this summer at Camp John H. Ware, 3rd.

We can't wait to be your home-away-from-home for a week next summer!


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