Willistown Troop 78                                

Sunset from Flag Pole Hill

Dates:   Friday January 3rd to Sunday January 5th, 2020

Location:   Camp Horseshoe, Rising Sun Maryland

Staying indoors in cabins, Browning and Schramm Lodges

Click here for more information on Browning and Schramm

Heated by woodstoves

Spring bunkbeds with mattresses

Indoor plumbing with restroom facilities

What to bring:

(Pack your stuff in a duffel bag)

Please plan to bring extra winter clothes!

Sleeping bag (no pad necessary, the beds have mattresses)


Warm Clothes, come prepared for winter

Rain and snow gear

Sturdy shoes or boots

Gloves: winter and work gloves (two pairs)

Toilet articles

Drinking mug, (troop mugs will be on sale for $5)

Scout handbook


Click here for the latest weather at Camp Horseshoe

Getting there:  

Troop Bus and Carpools will be leaving the cabin at 6:00 PM on Friday January 3rd.

Expected return is 10:30 AM on Sunday January 5th.

Visiting Scouts: You may optionally drive and arrive Saturday around 8am and stay for one overnight through Sunday morning.

Click here for directions to Camp Horseshoe

Activities include:   (may be indoors depending on the weather forecast)

Excellent food: the best you will ever have on a campout.

Scout skill training: scouts will learn and practice their outdoor skills.

Advancement: there is time set aside for individual advancement and with all the older scouts and dads there, young scouts will be able to move up in rank.

Camp tour: we will have a walking tour of the camp given by the former camp director, Ernie Heegard, who knows more about camp than anyone.

Wood cutting: everyone can take turns splitting wood for the woodstoves and supply enough for other troops to use throughout the winter.

Scavenger hunt: the winning patrol gets bragging rights for a year.

Games:  enjoy our indoor carnival with fun and exciting challenges



And more fun than you can imagine!

How do I reserve a spot?

Tell your patrol leader or den leader.

Scouts: This is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend to visit and learn about scouting and Troop 78.
Arrow of Light Scouts, Webelos 1, and their dads welcome.
Visitors: Please notify Jim Fox to sign up.  Email Jim at: jandjfox@gmail.com or register on this page.  

Dads: we encourage you to join us and see what Troop 78 is all about.

Father's attendance is welcome, but not required for the scout to attend.

Please tell your son's Patrol Leader or Den Leader that you will be joining us.

Scouts and youth visitors free.   $20 for troop dads.

Horseshoe Chapel

Standing at the railing in the Chapel overlooking the camp.  You can see the Octoraro River and the Athletic Field below.

Pictures of Camp Horseshoe in winter

 Scouts: bring a scout-aged friend!

 Webelos 1 & 2 and their dads welcome.

 Visitors: Please notify Jim Fox to sign up.

 Email Jim at:   jandjfox@gmail.com

 Annual Winter Camp and Father/Son Weekend at Camp Horseshoe

Please register here for the Winter Weekend