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The Saturday night campfire has long been a tradition at Camp Horseshoe.  The campfire opens with the ceremonial Indian Pageant performed by Octoraro Lodge members and is followed by the presentation of awards recognizing the week's achievements of the Scouts.

Edited by David B. Woodward  [Contribute Info]

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Achgeketum Circle

Achgeketum Circle was constructed in 1988 to replace the old Campfire Circle used for the first 60 years of Camp Horseshoe.  It was named after G. Ernest Heegard, whose Vigil Honor name is "Achgeketum", Lenni-Lenape for "Teacher".
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Totem Pole Circle

In 1929 a new Council Fire Ring was built in the shape of a Horseshoe with three fire pyres lighted for the campfire programs. Each week, the Scouts would gather here for the telling of the Horseshoe Legend. This Fire Circle was used until 1988. After 59 years of use for the Order of the Arrow's weekly Pageants, we had outgrown the site and it was difficult to maintain control over the hundreds of Scout families who would journey to our Camp to picnic and enjoy the popular Ceremony and recognition of the Campers. Ackgeketum Fire Circle was built in 1988 to replace the Horseshoe Campfire Circle.
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Ordeal candidates and Octoraro 22 members build water bars for the Achgeketum main walkway during the April 2017 service weekend.

2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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