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2023 National Jamboree Recap August 1, 2023 Dave Mengel The 2023 National Jamboree was held from July 19 to July 28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. 120 scouts from various troops throughout Chester County Council came together to...

A Banquet of Riches

Patches might be what gets you. Or perhaps it’s the pageantry of the awards ceremony, ever so carefully coordinated, that reels you in. For me it was meeting my new friends across the county that got me to attend my first Order of the Arrow (OA) Annual B...

For Unit Leaders

What's Happening Now? Spring Recruiting Webinar Join us for the Spring Recruiting Roundtables. We will go over the 2024 Incentive Program and spring recruiting ideas. We are looking forward to seeing you in person or online!Feb 13 @ 7pm: Zoom Feb...

Recruit

Recruiting 2024 begins! Promote and build your pack or troop. In 2024, Chester County Council is offering new incentives for families and units. Read below for more information. District and Council Membership Teams are here to help. Learn more about...

Training

Chester County Council Training Committee Council Chair - Cathy Guthrie Diamond Rock District - Keith Hollander Horseshoe Trail District - Steve Ferstler Octoraro District - VACANT NYLT - Barb Meyers and Sherry Seace Staff...

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ECSI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond with wilderness ...

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. Specifically,...

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and...

Chester County Council Trailblazer

Subscribe to our Newsletter The Chester County Council Trailblazer is emailed bi-weekly on Tuesdays, with an occasional special edition a few times a year. Submissions are due by 10:00 AM on the Monday prior to the release date. If you...

Forms

For Leaders For Parents and Leaders For Council Committees For Leaders Trading Post-Unit Account Authorization Form Age Appropriate Camping and Activity Guidelines Chart View a chart showing age-appropriate guidelines...

Membership Fees

As of August 1, 2023 YOUTH FEES Total annual youth fee due at registration for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts – $150.00 . Includes $80.00 for the National BSA membership fee and $70.00 for the local Ch...

Internet Rechartering

Begin Internet Rechartering (opens October 1st) National Internet Recharter User Resources 2024 CCCBSA Recharter Guide FAQs for Families 2023-2024 Fees Annual...

Youth Protection Policy

Critical, critical stuff. did you know that scouting uses education as a key way to provide a safe environment? We encourage all parents to complete the online youth protection training, and require that training for all registered leaders.

PA Background Checks

The Boy Scouts of America realizes that background checks of registered adult volunteers are an important component of a comprehensive Youth Protection program. That’s why, before a volunteer can be confirmed as a leader in Scouting, references are c...

How to Obtain PA Mandated Background Check Certifications

PA laws requiring mandated background checks will require many Scouting volunteers to get 2, possibly 3, background checks and they must be renewed every five years. What Clearances are needed and what do they cost? Pennsylvania State Police Response...

Submitting PA Background Checks, Waivers, and Disclaimers

Once you get the certifications of the background checks, make several copies of each.  They are good for 5 years and lots of organizations may need them.  HOLD onto the originals – so you can make additional copies as needed.  (The fee for the background chec...

Frequently Asked Questions about PA Mandated Background Checks

Click here to download all of these questions and answers in pdf format. Are these final or will they change? As with all laws, there could be additional changes. No additional changes are being considered at this time. What...

Related Organizations

Octoraro Lodge #22 Order of the Arrow Lodge serving the Chester County Council.  Website Horseshoe Scout Reservation Alumni Association    Website