Programs

See the events taking place in 2020-2021.
Check out the program planning guide.

Exploring

Exploring

Exploring is a career education program for young men and women ages 14-20 that provides practical, hands-on experiences. Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive...

Program Partners

Our brand and our programs are built on four pillars: Service, Adventure, Learning, and Leadership. Our communication to our families is primarily focused on upcoming events and opportunities in which Scouts and their families can participate. Your generous...
Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank a youth can achieve in Scouting. A youth who has earned the Eagle rank will have all of the fundamental outdoor skills and be proficient in camping, hiking, cooking and first aid. They will...

Camping

Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth. Outdoor adventure is the promise made...

Special Needs Camporee

The Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to host the 31st annual Special Needs Camporee on Friday evening, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th, at Camp Ware on the Horseshoe Scout Reservation. Each year, the Chester County Council plays...
Camp Horseshoe

Camp Horseshoe

Chester County Council's Camp Horseshoe offers one of the last seven day traditional Scouts BSA summer resident camp programs in the country.  With over 50+ merit badge choices, a stellar first-year program, computer lab, STEM offerings, ...
Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp

Passport to Adventure! Our day camps provide children with positive and fun experiences that build character, new friendships and a sense of belonging that will last beyond the summer. Sessions are led by experienced and nationally trained staff. We...
Cub Scout Overnight Camp

Cub Scout Overnight Camp

Registration is open for our overnight 4-5 day sessions and our 3 day overnight session. Programs are rank specific, designed to help Scouts advance. During the four & five day sessions Webelos can begin their adventure on Wednesday or Thursday; Cub...

Weekend Camping

The outdoor camping experience is not just for the warm summer months . . . The Chester County Council Horseshoe Scout Reservation offers weekend camping opportunities late September through the month of May. During the weekend camping season our two...
Weekend Camp Reservations

Weekend Camp Reservations

Online reservations for the 2019 - 2020 weekend camping season opened on August 18, 2019. We look forward to hosting your unit during the upcoming months!
Weekend Camping Fees

Weekend Camping Fees

Cancellation Policy & Fee Payment Schedule All camp fees for facility rentals must be paid in full within two weeks of the unit's receipt of confirmation of cabin or campsite availability.  NOTE: Program payments (C.O.P.E., Rifle ...
Shooting Sports Policy

Shooting Sports Policy

Cub Scouts are permitted to use BB guns only. Boy Scouts may use BB guns, pellet guns, .22 caliber rifles and single shot shotguns. Venturers are permitted to use all those listed for Boy Scouts plus approved target pistols (by special request only)....

Summer Camp Staff

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Are you tired of doing the same old thing every summer?  Did you know that the Chester County Council operates two Scout camps at the Horseshoe Scout Reservation including Cub Scout and Scouts BSA? Each of these offers opportunities ...
Philmont Scout Ranch - 2021 Chester County Council Excursion

Philmont Scout Ranch - 2021 Chester County Council Excursion

The Chester County Council will offer two excursions in 2021 Mon. June 28 - Sat. July 10 and Mon. July 12 - Sat. July 24 Estimated cost: $2500*final cost is dependent on airfare rates Click here to register for Philmont ...

Unit Fundraisers

Popcorn Sales typically run Sept - Oct each year. Adventure Cards Sales typically run Feb - Mar Why sell Popcorn or Adventure Cards? Simple: you can make a LOT of money for your unit and it fits in well with the aims of the BSA.  How ...

2020 Popcorn Sale

For over 35 years, Trail’s End has been in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, and our mission has always been the same: to help local Scout Units (packs, troops, crews, posts or ships) and their councils raise the money needed to fund programs a...

Outdoor Adventure Cards

Buy an Adventure Card Now The real value is in the BSA Saver's Guide App Thousands of deals for where YOU LIVE - anywhere in the USA! Want a sampling of what's available in your area?  Contact [email protected] ...
Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts

A Program for Children in Grades K-5 Cub Scouts is a year-round program designed for children in Kindergarten to fifth grade.The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship training...

Recruit

2020 Resources Pack Resource Guide Join Scouting Flyers Recruitment Idea Book Join Scouting Page It's time for Yard Signs! Contact the membership team to...
Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA

A Program for Youth Ages 11 to 17 Scouts BSA is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship and fitness for youth ages 11 through 17.  Through the advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps a y...
Venturing

Venturing

Venturing is a co-ed youth development program for young men and women ages 14 (or completed the 8th grade) through 20. Venturing is one of the fastest growing programs in the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of Venturing is to provide experiences...