Scouting News

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 join another 15,000 Scouts and Scouters from across the nation to take part in this ten-day momentous event. Read More…


Summer Camp Update

July 10, 2023
Lynn Watson

As Summer begins, and the flowers are in full bloom, and daylight is nearly at its peak for the year, the favorite past time of Scouting is here – Summer Camp!

Camp Horseshoe is open for Summer Camp from June 25th to August 12th, and Horseshoe has been in near-constant operation since 1928. Read More…

Check out the NEW Eagle Scout Project Map!

July 7, 2023

Thanks to our own Andrew Coe for his hard work on this interactive map of the 2022 Eagle Scout projects. If you would like to be included in the map, or you have additional pictures for your project, please reach out to Andrew via the link on THIS PAGE


June Muddy River Gang Progress

June 21, 2023
Jackie Palmer

While a number of people have heard of the Muddy River Gang, there are definitely folks who have not heard of us and the service we provide.  Muddy River Gang (MRG) was established in 2018 with the main purpose of volunteers helping out with projects throughout Horseshoe Scout Reservation, year-round, on regularly scheduled work days. Read More…

Camp Horseshoe hosts council staff for a fun-filled work day!

Council staff and executives spent the day on Tuesday at Camp Horseshoe. Our day started with a staff meeting, moved on to lunch at the dining hall with camp staff and rounded out with us working on various projects around camp including building cots, putting up a tent, power washing the dining hall floor, and digging some very necessary holes through our wonderful PA/MD rock! Read More…

BSA Report to the Commonwealth

June 6, 2023

On Tuesday, June 6th, over 100 Scouts were in attendance from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with 6 Scouts representing Chester County Council. Read More…

Congratulations Class of 2022 Eagle Scouts and Silver Beaver Recipients

May 18, 2023

On Thursday, May 18th 2023, the Chester County Council, BSA took time to recognize the Class of 2022 Eagle Scouts and the 2022 Silver Beaver Award Recipients for all their hard work and dedication to Scouting. Read More…

May 13, 2023
Doug Pinard, District Director

Saturday morning, May 13th, Scouts from all over the Council gathered to compete for the top honors of Pinewood Derby Grand Champion. Click HERE for the results!

Program Launch Recap

May 11, 2023
Doug Pinard

For those that were unable to attend the program launch, take a peek in this brief article for some links to the vendors that were able to attend and show off what programs and activities they have available to help make your units year the G.O.A.T. 

April 23, 2023
Melissa Pendill, Senior District Executive
As Octoraro District’s biggest fundraiser, there are BIG expectations year-over-year, and this year certainly did not disappoint! Read more…
Lynn Watson

There are many reasons one may want to become an Eagle Scout. One reason could be a family history in Scouting. But, over the years, this author has seen the three Ds play out, as reasons one may become an Eagle Scout. Read more…