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HSRAA Museum - Directors and Rangers
Directory Camp Staff Staff Leaders and Recognition
Directors and Rangers

A listing of the individuals who have led the Chester County Council's summer camping program since 1927.

Edited by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info]

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Camp Ware Camp Directors

1958 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Explorer Base: 1958-1959; Camp Jubilee: 1960 - 1984; Camp John H. Ware 3rd: 1985 - Present

1958

G. Ernest Heegard

1959

Peter Tobiessen

1960 - 1968

Missing Detail

Matt Christenson - Horseshoe Program Director, Jubilee Camp Director, Octoraro Lodge 22 Chief and much more...

1981 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III

Dick Bennett (Former Council Scout Exec), Rob McCarter (center, 1980 Ware Camp Director) and J. B. Rettew (right)

1980 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III
1969

Craig Wright

1970

Frank Penrose

1971

Nelson Wenner

1972 - 1979

Raymond Pauley

1980

Robert McCarter

Steve McCall-Carter - Camp Ware Camp Director (1994-1995)

1994 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III

Paul Owen - Camp Ware Camp Director (1989 - 1991)

1989 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III
1981 - 1982

Matthew Christenson

1983 - 1988

David Mellinger

1989 - 1991

Paul S. Owens

1992

C. W. Bruton

1993

Alfred Stoudt

1994 - 1995

Steve McCall-Carter

Camp Ware Director Meridith Barrett

2008 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III

From left to right - Dave Mellinger, Matt Christenson and Jim Montich meet at the HSRAA Reunion.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III
1996 - 1997

Ben Bruton

1998

Josh Bruton

1999 - 2002

Marjorie Prosock

2003 - 2007

Jim Montich

2008 - 2009

Meridith Barrett

2010 - 2011

Chris Wells

2012 - Present

Bill Hohl

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Camp Horseshoe Camp Directors

1927 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

1928 - 1929

Charles M. Heistand

1930 - 1940

Paul Owen - Camp Ware Camp Director (1989 - 1991)

1989 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III
Ernie Heegard leads song of the day.
1960 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III

Thomas J. Price

1941

Raleigh W. Smedley

1942 - 1948

Frank S. Beam

1949 - 1950

William Thornhill

1951

Louis J. Lester

1952

Karl Woodward

1953 - 1958

J. Holland Heck

1959 - 1987

Camp Director Michael Berkeihiser. 

2007 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III

Former Camp Director Clarke Green.

2000 - Contributed by Andrew Coe

Future Camp Director Glenn Runyon at HQ.

1989 - Contributed by Anonymous

G. Ernest Heegard

1988 - 1991

V. P. Hein

1992

Paul S. Owens

1993 -1995

Glenn E. Runyon

1996 - 1997

Clarke Green

1998 - 2016

Michael Berkeihiser

2017 - Present

Dr. David Mellinger

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Camp Horseshoe Assistant Camp Director

2017 - Contributed by Karl W. Winsch  [Contribute Info] 

2017
Evan Ellwanger

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HSR Rangers

1928 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

1928 - 1943 
Charles C. "CC" Cole

1944 - 1976
George A. Cole

1977 -  1997
Roy G. Cole

1997 - 2001
Danny Cole

2001 - 2016
Ray Hayden*

2003 - 2004   
David Hutchinson

2005 -  present
Christopher Wilder

2007 - 2008
Amadeo Salamoni

2010 - Present
Thomas Murphy

2016 - Present
Jake Segal

*Position Changes - Ranger > Properties Manager > Director of Camping

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Ranger Pictures

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Coley Retires

This article appeared in The Trail Blazer in February of 1944 announcing C. C. Coles retirement.

Coley Retires

1944 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 

From the February 1944, The Trail Blazer

We were all rather taken back when it was announced at the Annual Meeting of the resignation of C. C. Cole as Camp Ranger. Coley has not enjoyed good health for several years. His many friends throughout the Council and now through out the world wish him better health and continued happiness.  He was presented with a "Boy Scout Statuette" as a memento of the 25th anniversary of the Council and for his fine service to boyhood. The presentation was made by John Ware, 3rd.

Troops going to Horseshoe for Winter Camping will find Coley there to greet you and to see that you have a good time, as his resignation is not effective for several months.

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The Cole Family

Roy Cole Retirement Booklet  

This booklet, compiled from various sources, chronicles the Cole family's history and contributions to HSR and was presented during the Roy Cole Retirement Banquet.

Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Cecil Soil - The Coles of Camp Horseshoe  

This article chronicles the history of the Cole Family of Camp Horseshoe as found in the Cecil Soil magazine issue from September / October 2009.

2009 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
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Videos

Director of Camping and Octoraro Lodge 22 Staff Adviser Ray Hayden is presented the very rare Hornaday Award at the April 2015 Service Weekend at Camp Horseshoe.  Scout Executive Charlie Rogers and Dr. Gary Stolz presented the award in front over nearly 300 Scouts and Scouters.

2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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