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HSRAA Reunions

A great exhibit full of videos and photos of the yearly HSRAA Reunion that celebrates the spirit of the Horseshoe and the comraderie of the alumni.

Edited by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info]

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1st Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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2nd Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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3rd Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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4th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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5th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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6th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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7th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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7th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       
Here are some scenes before the 7th Annual HSRAA Reunion really gets going. 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The decade pictures are taken during the 7th Annual HSRAA Annual Reunion.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
One of the great parts of the HSRAA annual reunions is meeting friends from years past and catching up.  

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The HSRAA reunion participants watch the traditional evening retreat and OA callout.  
2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The HSRAA Reunion participants enjoy a feast - a pig roast!

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
G. Ernest Heegard sings "The Wanderer" at the 7th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 
2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Clarke Green and Jeff Balmat speak before the Sump Pumps get on stage.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Some old signs were auctioned before the main event - the Sump Pumps - get on stage.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Eric Lorgus comes to the stage to talk before the Sump Pumps get the mic.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Precious Bible". 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Good Time Charlie".

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps talk about their vacation plans. 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Mama's in the Cradle".  
2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "If I Ever See You Again". 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps talk about the profession of "Lion Tamer". 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Washington at Valley Forge".

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps introduce each other and where they are from.  

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform a medley of songs.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Laredo". 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps talk about ways to improve memory.

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps talk about how awesome ants are.  

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Rev. Jim Goudie and his trusty friend Rusty Morgan perform their live act.  

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Imma Goin Fishing".

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Cindy from Tennessee".

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The Sump Pumps perform "Mountain Dew". 

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
The continuation of the Sump Pumps performing "Mountain Dew".

2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
HSRAA Chairman Mark Hammond talks about the Sump Pumps and where HSRAA stands.  
2006 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
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8th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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9th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

The Sump Pumps perform Crazy Words, Crazy Tunes (aka Washington at Valley Forge) at the 2008 HSRAA Reunion.
2008 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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10th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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10th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       

Here some reunion participants watch as another hoists a log to practice his Paul Bunyan Field Day skills.

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

Bob Matje offers a few words about Jim Gawthrop, Lodge Advisor of Octoraro 22 and Scoutmaster of Kennett Square Troop 53.

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

Others remember Jim Gathrwop, and a moment of silence afterwards.

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

The beginning portion of Camp Horseshoe's evening retreat ceremony, where units march and the flag is lowered after the SPL reports.  However, this evening, two flags were offered to G. Ernest Heegard and J.B. Rettew III in honor of their service to Scouting and the Horseshoe Scout Reservation. 

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

Various speakers share their thoughts about what J.B. means to them, Scouting and HSR.

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

Various speakers share their thoughts about what J.B. means to them, Scouting and HSR.

2009 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Various speakers share their thoughts about what Ernie means to them, Scouting and HSR.

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

John Souder shares his numerous thoughts about what Ernie means to him, Scouting and HSR.

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

Various speakers share their thoughts about what Ernie means to them, Scouting and HSR.  Ernie Heegard also shares a few of his thoughts about the whole experience.

2009 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
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11th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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12th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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12th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       

This shows some silhouetted figures "running around" during the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

This shows some silhouetted figures "running around" during the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Several folks honor Camp Ware Alumni and Volunteers Al Forssmark, Lee McIlvaine, and Dr. Dave Mellinger for their contributions over the years.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Damon Sinclair honors two of the most esteemed alumni of the HSRAA: J. Roland Minshall ('34) and Bob Lorgus ('36).

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Hard Cover performs "Switchback Trails" at the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Hard Cover performs "Boy Scouts Can Survive" during the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Hard Cover performs "Can't You See" during the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Hardcover performs a tribute to Eagle Scouts during the 12th Annual HSRAA Reunion at Camp Ware.

2011 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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13th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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13th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

Here is the 13th Annual HSRAA Reunion in a nutshell.  The reunion occurred on July 21st, 2012 at the Goodman Pavilion at Camp Horseshoe, and about 70 patrons showed up to enjoy some great food, videos and each other's company.

2012 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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14th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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15th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

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15th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       

HSRAA Alums sing to the audience.

2014 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

Neil Chippendale tries to organize the crowd for the decade pictures.

2014 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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16th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

The 16th Annual Reunion was held on July 11th, 2015 at Camp Horseshoe, and its theme was "Celebrating Milestones", specifically referencing the 100th anniversary of the OA and the 250th anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Line coming through Camp Horseshoe.
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16th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       
HSRAA Reunion participants get a peak around Schramm Lodge to check out the S.T.E.M. Center opened in 2014 for summer camp.

2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Price Stevenson III gives a rousing talk about the Mason-Dixon marker on the Horseshoe property as well as how the Mason-Dixon line project came to be.

2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
The 16th Annual HSRAA Reunion guests enjoy their dinner of steak, green beans, potato salad, coleslaw, salad, rice and cake.
2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Camp Horseshoe staff led by Dr. Dave Mellinger perform "Oh Shenandoah" at the 16th Annual HSRAA Reunion.

2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
2015 Program Director Will Stevens is awarded the HSRAA Staff Member of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Camp Horseshoe summer camp program.
2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Chester County Council Scout Executive Charlie Rogers speaks in front of the 16th Annual HSRAA Reunion audience, discussing topics such as the importance of the outdoor program to Scouting and his own experiences having worked at various summer camps throughout the years.
2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Former Camp Director Ernie Heegard sings a rousing song that got the audience involved at the 16th annual HSRAA Reunion.
2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Price Stevenson III gives a rousing talk about the Mason-Dixon marker that was placed on the Camp Horseshoe property as part of the Mason-Dixon line.
2015 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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17th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

Here are some pictures from the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion that took place on July 9th, 2016 at Camp Horseshoe and Camp Ware.
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17th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

Here are some videos from the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion that took place on July 9th, 2016 at Camp Horseshoe and Camp Ware.
       
In preparation for the arrival of the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion participants, Evan "Wang" Ellwanger mows the picnic grove grass.

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Paoli 1 participants setup for cooking the evening's dinner. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Here are some of the folks that came and joined the HSRAA for their annual reunion in 2016. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Participants of the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion take a stroll down to Camp Ware to visit the Innovation Center. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
A.J. DiAntonio and Kean J. cross the Horseshoe-Ware suspension bridge in order to get a tour of the Innovation Center at Camp Ware during the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
J.B. Rettew III discusses his recollections of the Polish Jamboree in Exile at the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
During the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion, Fred Gates and Damon Sinclair discuss the Polish Jamboree in Exile that took place at HSR in 1988. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
J.B. Rettew III discusses his recollections of the Polish Jamboree in Exile at the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Fred Gates and J.B. Rettew III discuss the Polish Jamboree in Exile (1988 at HSR) at the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Participants of the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion got a treat - a tour of the new Innovation Center at Camp Ware. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
At the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion, Will Warram is honored as HSRAA Staff Member of the Year for his extensive service to Camp Ware. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Damon Sinclair directs the 1970s-era participants to get ready for their photo at the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
The 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion participants say Evening Grace. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
G. Ernest Heegard sings "Zumgali Gali" at the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Dr. David Mellinger is bestowed the 2016 HSRAA Staff Member of the Year award in honor of his extensive contributions to the Horseshoe Scout Reservation over many years. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
The Horseshoe Choir performs a rousing song to entertain the participants of the 17th Annual HSRAA Reunion. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Luke C. tells the audience about Octoraro Lodge #22's upcoming Cub Day program at Paradise Farms. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
After Luke C. speaks, A.J. DiAntonio provides follow-up regarding the importance of Cub Scouting to the overall program. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Scout Executive Charlie Rogers says a fond farewell to Director of Camping Ray Hayden, who spent 15 years in the role and is moving to Philmont Scout Ranch to be Director of Facilities. 

2016 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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18th Annual HSRAA Reunion Pictures

Here are some pictures from the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion that took place on July 15th, 2017 at Camp Horseshoe.
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18th Annual HSRAA Reunion Videos

       
Steve Miller ran the contest for the brave contestants of the HSRAA Masters Challenge at the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
The Masters Challenge participants try the heaving bar competition, with Bob Matje Jr. easily winning the contest. 
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Here is a look at the HSRAA Reunion with all the participants having discussions and Damon Sinclair organizing the decade photos.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
A Scout is Reverent... here we have evening grace during the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Bob Matje Jr. is announced as the Masters Challenge winner at the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Damon Sinclair and Dr. Dave Mellinger present the HSRAA Staff Member of the Year to Steven Reich at the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
After the Camp Horseshoe staff does a cheer, Bill Hohl presented the HSRAA Staff Member of the Year to Sam Moore.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Former Camp Director G. Ernest Heegard entertains the audience with a rousing rendition of "My Brother Bill" at the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Camp Commissioner Alex Keene gives a sales pitch for the Disc Golf course being set up at both Camp Horseshoe and Camp Ware.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Jim Battenfelder speaks about the Camp Horseshoe Mountain Biking program and their need for new bicycles.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
The Camp Horseshoe Choir (Steven Reich (left), Jacob Regensburger, Ian Birdwell, and Dr. Dave Mellinger) sings "Nearer My God to Thee" at the 18th Annual HSRAA Reunion.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
John Kemmerer gives a project update from the past year of HSRAA and honors Dick Bensing for all the hard work he's done over the years to plan and execute those projects at HSR.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
HSRAA Founder Joe Eagan reflects on the beginnings of the HSRAA and what necessitates their work for the reservation. 
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Former HSRAA Board Member and Camp Staffer Eric Lorgus reflects on his time at camp with G. Ernest Heegard as Camp Director.
2017 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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Miscellaneous Documents

Reunion Announcement  

This flyer for the 1st Annual HSRAA reunion got plenty to show their support for the new organization - HSRAA.

2000 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
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HSRAA Staff Member of the Year

Staff Member of the Year

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2013
Josh Taylor

2014
Galen Gerber

2015
Will Stevens

2016
Dr. David Mellinger and William Warram

2017
Steven Reich and Sam Moore

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