Boy scouts of america

Over 85 years of service to the youth of Chester County Pennsylvania

Order of the Arrow Fellowship Weekend September 2017 

We gathered again at our favorite place on Earth: Camp Horseshoe, for a weekend of fun, fellowship, good food, good work, and good conversation.  This was a work and fellowship weekend.  The Troop 78 work crew completed a great project, replacing the window sills on the Horseshoe Health Lodge, and then caulking and painting all the windows.    


Troop 78 continues its strong tradition of work supporting Order of the Arrow Octoraro Lodge 22 and Camp Horseshoe.


We welcome two members of Troop 78 into the Order of the Arrow: John Pimley and Dan Pimley and congratulate Mr. Wayne Curry on achieving Brotherhood.


This was a special weekend at Camp, the afternoon was spent in various fun, fellowship activities, including a barbecue in the CampCraft area, Carnival Games, Big Bounce attractions, and the culmination of the "Buzz the Beard" campaign.  Chief Camp Ranger Tom Murphy, agreed to have his beard of 44 years saved off, if in exchange people would donate to raise funds to plant trees in Camp. (Many trees have recently died due to Bark Beetle infestation.)


Tom has had this beard so long, his children and grandchildren have never seen him without it!


The entire "Buzz the Beard" effort, which included sponsorship donations and merchandise (hats, shirts, pins, patches) raised a phenomenal $25,000!!!


Three new oak trees were planted in the Picnic Grove to kick off the re-planting of Camp Horseshoe and Camp Ware.


Already looking forward to‚Äč the next OA weekend, April 27 - 29, 2018!


See the link below for more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYHh7uhUcrI