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Cub Town was a major addition to Camp John H. Ware 3rd in 2003.

Edited by David B. Woodward  [Contribute Info]

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Cub Town Ground Breaking

The following article was the cover story of the November 2003 issue of the HSRAA news letter, The Octoraro Loop.
2003 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 

Cub Town ground is broken by Scouts and leaders at Camp John H. Ware 3rd.

Back row (l to r) - Jim Montich, Gary Schroeder, Bill Taylor, R. James Macaleer, Brian Sinders, J. B. Rettew, Russ Neubauer, Neil Chippendale.

2003 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III
History was made when ground was broken for new Cub Scout facilities at Camp John H. Ware 3rd on October 5, 2003 and for projects that will serve to enhance both Cub and Boy Scouting programs at the Horseshoe Scout Reservation. These projects are part of those announced with the Chester County Council's Capital Campaign initiative that will serve to improve Ware and Camp Horseshoe facilities in the coming years.

Ground was broken at Camp John H. Ware 3rd for the Cub Town Lodge and the Trading Post and related facilities. On hand to witness and participate in this highlight event were Council Board leaders, Horseshoe Scout Reservation Alumni Association (HSRAA) leaders, representatives of Cub and Boy Scout programs as well as Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from various units to witness the celebration.

Many special activities attracted all.

The target range and other facilities were open for the Scouts while visitors were able to hike the camp and to view the architects' rendering of the new facilities. A special performance of Native American dances was put on for the enjoyment of all by Ahtaquaoweh Moccasin Dancers of Troop 78, Willistown, lead by Dr. William F. Lenker, before the day's ceremonies.

The focus for the Capital Campaign at Camp Ware is the building of "Cub Town", a facility that will serve to expand and enhance the experience for Cub Scouts of Chester County and environs and their leaders at summer camp.

R. James Macaleer and Robert D. McNeil, long time Board leaders of the Council, head this major project. To learn more about the Capital Campaign check into their colorful web site at or contact Robin Shipman, Director of Development 610-696-2900.

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