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  • 2017 University of Scouting

    January 28, 2017
    (Snow Date February 11, 2017)
    The Chester County Technical College High School
    280 Pennock's Bridge Road, West Grove, PA 19390

    Registration is Now Open!

    What is University of Scouting?

    The University of Scouting is an adult & youth learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and staff who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to Scouts. The University of Scouting offers a wide range of unique training courses for youth and adults in all three phases of our program - Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing.

    Click here for the current matrix of courses

    Click here for the current course catalog


  • 2017 Commissioner College

    2017 Commissioners College

    Horseshoe Trail Cluster

    (Pennsylvania Dutch, Hawk Mountain, and Chester County Councils)

    To be held at

    Cedar Crest Middle School Cafetorium
    101 E Evergreen Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

    February 25, 2017

    Registration begins at 7:30am

    Special Guest Speaker – Kenneth King, NE Region Commissioner

    The 2017 HTC Commissioners College is shaping up to be the best regardless of how many you have attended in the past.  

    Open to all Commissioners

    • Commissioner Basic as a full morning block session and prerequisite for all other Bachelor of Commissioner Science sessions.
    • Bachelor of Commissioner Science sessions in the morning and afternoon for those who have taken Basic.
    • Courses leading to Master of Commissioner Science, and Doctor of Commissioner Science.
    • Roundtable Commissioner courses that count as part of the Bachelors.
    • An Associate Degree for those that have Basic and taking Roundtable sessions only.
    • Invited – Commissioners from area Councils!  Share their perspectives and best practices!
    • Cost $30.00 (includes lunch)

    The College features courses taught by an outstanding faculty assembled from across our Horseshoe Trail Cluster councils.

    Click here for more info and to register.

    Need more information?
    Contact Jay M. Laser, Commissioner College Dean, jmabl@verizon.net, (717) 898-1464
    or Harry Gladfetler, Chester County Council representative, at 610-933-3542 or hgladfelter@verizon.net

  • 2017 First Aid Meet

    Chester County Council's First Aid Meet will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at Technical College High School, Brandywine Campus (Downingtown, PA) from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Arrival and Registration will take place from 7:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. and the competition begins at 9:00 a.m. The First Aid Meet is a wonderful opportunity for Scouts to hone in on their first aid and emergency preparedness skills, by practicing some "real life" scenarios that will challenge them. There is a $40.00 non-refundable deposit for troops and crews which will be applied to the $10.00 per Scout cost. *Please note that Cub Scouts who are registering for this event do not pay a fee.
    Question? Email firstaidmeet@cccbsa.org
    Register online here.

  • 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.

    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.  If you are unable to attend these weekends, please register for our Fall Course in October

    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 4/23 at Camp Ware. Registration coming soon

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

  • Build A House... Build A Dream! Contest for Kids

    Calling 5th Grade Webelos Dens! 


    Click here for contest flyer

    Click here for contest/event description.

    Now in its fourteenth year, Build a House…Build a Dream raises awareness of the homebuilding efforts of Habitat for Humanity in the local Delaware Valley. Fifth grade students throughout the Delaware Valley work individually or in pairs to build their own three-dimensional, model “dream homes.” Students bring these models to our contest on the morning of Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Church Farm School in Exton for display and judging by architects, engineers, builders, realtors, and other professionals. Food, raffles, activities, and fun are promised for all who attend! All children receive recognition for their efforts and the top three entries earn prizes.


After several months of reviewing our Council organizational structure, we announced in November that we will be moving from 4 Districts to 3.

As of January 1st, Lenni Lenape District has been divided, with units in the West Chester Area School District joining Diamond Rock and those in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District joining Octoraro. Each of our 3 Districts will be served by 2 professionals. We’ve also introduced the position of District Assistant to provide additional support to the Field Service Team as well as unit volunteers.

The contact information for your District Assistant and Executives are as follows: 

Council District Assistant: Susan Bader
Horseshoe Trail District Lead DE: Doug Pinard
Horseshoe Trail District DE: Amanda Cloran
Diamond Rock District Lead DE: Colby Schofield
Octoraro District Lead DE: Paola Rosas
Octoraro/Scoutreach District DE: Roseline Vazquez

We are continuing to interview for the Diamond Rock DE that will work closely with the lead District Executive. We hope to announce that name very soon!

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

2017 University of Scouting
January 28, 2017
2017 Wood Badge Reunion Dinner
February 1, Yoder's Family Restaurant, Lebanon PA
2017 First Aid Meet
Keep Calm and Do First Aid!
2017 Council Recognition Dinner
Friday, February 24th, 2017
2017 Commissioner College
Saturday, February 25th
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