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CCCBSA serves Chester County PA and the northwestern corner of Cecil County MD.
Grades 1-5
Boys 11-17 yrs old
Boys & Girls 14-20

  • 2017 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

    NYLT is a youth-led conference that focuses on providing youth leaders the skills to run successful youth-led units.  The NYLT skills are also lifelong leadership skills that will distinguish participants from their peers. The event fee includes meals and materials for the event. The course is designed for youth that are 13 years of age and older or have completed the 7th grade.  Scouts must be First Class or above in rank. Click here to Register for NYLT.

    WHEN: This event includes 2 weekends 5/5 - 5/7 and 5/12 - 5/14

    WHERE: Camp John H. Ware III
    Arrival on Friday each weekend is by 5:30 pm. (Please eat before arrival.)
    Departure is at 3 pm on Sunday.

    NOTE:   Registrations can not be accepted for participants who cannot attend the full, two weekend session.

    All participants must complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews (ILST/C). It is recommended that all troops offer this program as a unit activity. A day course will be offered on 4/22 at Camp Ware. Click Here to Register for ILST/C.

    A limited number of camperships are available. To inquire about a campership, please email nylt@cccbsa.org

  • Chainsaw Safety Training

    Chainsaw Safety Training
    Saturday, March 4
    Camp Ware
    239 Jubilee Road, Peach Bottom, PA 17563

    Please note: It is now mandatory for any person who operates a chainsaw on the Horseshoe Scout Reservation to have successfully completed the Chainsaw Safety Training Program as per the Boy Scouts of America and the Chester County Council.

    Session class sizes are limited.
    Pre-registration is required.
    Please click here to see the full details on our website and to register.

    Start Time: 9 a.m.
    Location: HSR Training Facility – Magua Lodge (House on the left prior to going down into Camp Ware)
    Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age
    Must be in good physical condition
    Must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America

    Program cost: Free
    Course Length: Approximately 3 – 4 hours (depending on class size)

    The HSR program will incorporate safe chainsaw operation and tree felling procedures as outlined by the U.S. Forest Service and the BSA National Camp School Ranger section. The next course will be offered Saturday, April 1, 2017.

  • Chester County Catholic Committee on Scouting - Scout Mass

    Scout Mass Observance
    Chester County Catholic Committee on Scouting
    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11:00am 

    Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
    18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    In order to receive emblems at the Mass,
    please submit recognition requests, including payment by March 1st, 2017.

    Religious knots are available for purchase at the Council Trading Post.

    Click here for more information.

  • 2017 Horseshoe Trail Community Breakfast

    2nd Annual Horseshoe Trail Community Breakfast
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Hilton Garden Inn
    720 Eagleview Blvd, Exton, PA 19341

         Patrick McDonnell, Acting Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Mr. McDonnell has spent 13 years with the DEP, most recently as the director of policy, where he oversaw the agency's regulation and policy development processes. In addition, he also ran the State Energy Office and was charged with coordination of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues.

    More information and an online registration link will be available soon.

  • 2017 Diamond Rock Community Breakfast

    2nd Annual Diamond Rock Community Breakfast
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Westminster Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall
    10 W. Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382

         Thomas P. Hogan, Chester County District Attorney, will be the keynote speaker for this event.

    More information and online registration will be available soon.


We are seeking a new District Assistant to provide additional support to the Field Service Team as well as unit volunteers.
For more information and to apply, click here.

We are happy to announce that Ian Peltier has joined us as our new Diamond Rock DE! He will work closely with the lead District Executive for Diamond Rock, Colby Schofield.

Each of our 3 Districts are served by 2 professionals. As of January 1st, units in the West Chester Area School District have joined Diamond Rock District and those in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District have joined Octoraro District.

The contact information for your District Executives are as follows: 

Horseshoe Trail District Lead DE: Doug Pinard
Horseshoe Trail District DE: Amanda Cloran
Diamond Rock District Lead DE: Colby Schofield
Diamond Rock District DE: Ian Peltier
Octoraro District Lead DE: Paola Rosas
Octoraro/Scoutreach District DE: Roseline Vazquez

Please reach out to your District Executives with any needs or concerns.

Chainsaw Safety Training
March 4, 2017 at Camp Ware
2017 Horseshoe Trail Community Breakfast
March 28, 2017
2017 Wood Badge Course
Adult Leader Training
2017 Diamond Rock Community Breakfast
April 5, 2017
ILST/C - Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at Camp Ware
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