Troop 78 is going to Philmont Scout Ranch
The Boy Scout movement began in England with the publication of Scouting for Boys on January 25, 1908. This book was a field manual written by British army officer Robert Baden Powell. The year before his book was published, Baden Powell tested his ideas by camping on England's southern coast for nearly two weeks with twenty adolescent boys. The boys played games, went hiking, and learned how to cook outdoors. Scouting continued to grow in England and by its first census in 1910 there were 100,000 youth involved. At about this same time, a Boy Scout in London came to the aid of American Chicago businessman William Boyce when he was lost in the fog. Boyce tried to tip the boy, but the boy refused, saying he was a Scout and could not accept a tip for a good deed. Boyce was intrigued, and after returning to America, he organized the Boy Scouts of America which was incorporated on February 8, 1910.
27 Friday - 29 Sunday Order of the Arrow weekend at Camp Horseshoe - members and candidates only.
1 Tuesday Board of Review 7PM
Troop Committee 7:30PM
2 Wednesday Patrol Leaders' Council 7:30PM
4 Friday Troop Meeting 7PM
5 Saturday - 6 Sunday Campout: Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and Hike
7 Monday Friends of Troop 78 7pm
There is no Troop meeting on April 27.
Uniform and Equipment Exchange
Please bring in uniform shirts, pants and shorts you have outgrown or no longer need.
If you have boots or other items you have outgrown or no longer need: please bring them in.
We will quickly find these items a new home!
Scouts: if you need a new uniform, check the uniform exchange at cabin before buying one. There may be one in the exchange you can use.
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New Tent Platforms for our campsite at Camp Horseshoe !!!
We are raising money to build new tent platforms for Dan Beard Campsite at Camp Horseshoe.
Please help if you can. Our goal is $5000.
We have already raised $3500 !!!
Willistown Troop 78
Boy scouts of america
Over 85 years of service to the youth of Chester County Pennsylvania