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The outdoor camping experience is not just for the warm summer months . . . The Chester County Council Horseshoe Scout Reservation offers weekend camping opportunities October through the month of May. During the weekend camping season our two camps, Horseshoe and Ware, offer the use of shooting sport ranges, slingshot paint ball range, COPE (Camp Horseshoe), bouldering wall (Camp Ware), many hiking trails, backcountry leave-no-trace campsites as well as ranger staff that can help your Scouts complete a variety of merit badges (prior arrangements required).   For packs it offers the perfect opportunity to meet the camp-out requirement that is now part of each rank Cub Scouts.  Use the link below to explore our camps and make your reservation.


Please note that a separate reservation must be made for cabin/campsite and every program area you wish to use.




 Camp John H Ware 3rd - 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Camp Horseshoe - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Take a souvenir home with you from your 
fun filled weekend at camp!



Horseshoe Scout Reservation Gift Cards

Looking for a great present for the holidays?  Looking for a different way to send your son to camp with money to spend? We have a solution for both . . . a HSR gift card.  They are now available to spend at the HSR trading post (not available to use at the council's trading post).  Purchasing a card is easy!  Email camping@cccbsa.org.  They are also available to purchase at both camp trading post.  Have a happy holiday! 


Join the Adventure! Register now for summer camp

2019 at the #1 Boy Scout camp in the area!

View the full length (3 minute) version here

Contact the Camping Group at camping@cccbsa.org

or 610-696-2900, ext. 125. to make a reservation!



Mission Statement of the Horseshoe Scout Reservation 

Provide and maintain quality outdoor program facilities which will foster the of advanced summer and year round Scouting programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts in the Chester County Council, BSA.

It is the mission of the entire camp staff to support and foster the Boy Scout Oath.  We pledge to encourage all Scouts attending summer camp ‘to do their best’ while having fun and learning skills they will carry with them through the rest of their lives.  We greatly appreciate your giving us the opportunity to do so.



Questions? Please contact us!

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The Chester County Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge, Octoraro 22, is hosting a council-wide Cub Scout recruiting event at Camp Ware on Saturday, October 17. This year's event promises to be more action packed than ever, including the option to stay overnight at camp the night before! If you decide to attend just for the day on Saturday, activities begin at 9am. But this is a, "Come when you can, leave when you must" event! We encourage ALL Cub Scouts (Tigers to Arrow of Lights) to bring a friend with them to share the fun of Cub Scouting. The cost of the event is $10 per youth and $5 per additional family member. ALL Cub Scouts who bring a friend who is not a registered scout will be refunded their $10! The program activities include a night hike, campfire, BB shooting, slingshot paintball, bottle rocket launching, and more! Advancement opportunities will be made available. We will also have activities for Webelos and Arrow of Lights showing them the cool things the Boy Scouts do! We encourage Packs and Dens to attend as units, but the event is open to everyone.

Click here for more details and to register! Questions? Email cubday@octoraro22.org

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