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A place as big as the Horseshoe Scout Reservation can't hide from the outside - and why should it? Here's what the media has had to say about HSR over the years.

Edited by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info]

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Newsprint Articles

150 Scouts attend Horseshoe  1930s - This article appeared in a Chester County newspaper in listing the 150 Scouts that attended Horseshoe during the first two weeks of the summer camp season.
Contributed by J. Roland Minshall  [Contribute Info] 
The Coming Week  This article lists the campers arriving at Horseshoe for the second week of Summer Camp in the mid-thirties.
Contributed by J. Roland Minshall  [Contribute Info] 
Horseshoe Staff Holds Reunion  This article from the 1930's covers a Horseshoe Staff renunion in West Chester.
Contributed by J. Roland Minshall  [Contribute Info] 
County Bar to be Guest of Scouts  The upcoming Robert's Day at Horseshoe is documented in this article from the late 30's or early 40's.
Contributed by J. Roland Minshall  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - $6,000 Fire Damages Scout Council Camp  

From the Sunday May 9th, 1938 Daily Local News, this article chronicles the damage to Camp Horseshoe caused by a brush fire.

1938 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - Scout Council to Dedicate Lodge  

This Daily Local News article describes Chester County Council's plans to dedicate the Morrison Health Lodge on July 22nd, 1944.  Amazingly, the article was found above the fold on the first page, surrounded by stories of heroism from post D-day WWII battles.  This was one of the artifacts found in the Health Lodge Time Capsule discovered during the Health Lodge renovation in 2003.

1944 - Contributed by Ray Hayden  [Contribute Info] 
Philadelphia Inquirer - 165 Scouts Enroll at Horseshoe  

This article discusses the increasing enrollment in Camp Horseshoe and the staff for the summer camping season.

1947 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - Mackey Memorial  

This article discusses the memorial service held for Robert Mackey, an Eagle Scout from West Chester Troop 6 who drowned 5 years earlier at Horseshoe.  Along with the memorial, Troop 6 donated Camp Horseshoe's phone system. 

1958 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 

This article from The Suburban and Wayne Times from August of 1972 describes a bit of Berwyn Troop 121's week at Jubilee.

1972 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Devon 50 Returns from Horseshoe  

This article highlights Devon 50s two weeks at Horseshoe in 1972.

1972 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - Camp Horseshoe's 50th  

The Daily Local News recounts some of the highlights of the first 50 years of Camp Horseshoe.

1977 - Contributed by John Kemmerer  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - Scouting's Increase  

This article, which appeared in the Aug. 3, 1983 edition of the Daily Local News, attempts to pinpoint the reasons for increased council membership as well as increased campership at HSR during the early 1980s.

1983 - Contributed by Anonymous  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - Exton 65 Recounts Summer  

From October 11, 1984, this article discusses the rank and merit badge advancement the troop achieved during their summer camping week at Camp Jubilee.

1984 - Contributed by Anonymous  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - A Camp with Merit  The Daily Local News published this article in 1989 about our beloved camp.
1989 - Contributed by Richard F. Kline  [Contribute Info] 
Community Courier - Troop 116 Spends a Week in Camp  

This article appeared in the Community Courier chronicling Hibernia 116's week at summer camp in 1989.

1989 - Contributed by Richard F. Kline  [Contribute Info] 
Silver buckles and leather belts the tradition continues  This article from 1989 talks of camp traditions including belt branding and Dining Hall plaques.
1989 - Contributed by Richard F. Kline  [Contribute Info] 
Nurtured, Encouraged, Entertained  This article about summer camp was found in the Hibernia 116 archives of 1989.  It is believed to have been published by the Daily Local News.
1989 - Contributed by Richard F. Kline  [Contribute Info] 
Penny Saver - Troop 116 Goes To Summer Camp  This Penny Saver article of 1990 details parts of Hibernia 116's week at Horseshoe.
1990 - Contributed by Richard F. Kline  [Contribute Info] 
Special Needs Camporee  This article talks about the Handicap Camporee (now called the Special Needs Camporee) that has been taking place at Camp John H. Ware 3rd since 1990.

1996 - Contributed by Mike Arles  [Contribute Info] 
70 Years and counting...  This newspaper article chronicles the first 70 years of Camp Horseshoe.

1997 - Contributed by Mike Arles  [Contribute Info] 
Philadelphia Inquirer - Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Obituary  

Originally published in the Washington Post, this obituary recounts the life of Walter T. Kerwin, Jr., a four star Army general originally from West Chester who served as an aquatics staff member at Camp Horseshoe and helped develop the retreat ceremony still used today.

2008 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Daily Local News - 100 Years of Boy Scouts  

In the May 14th, 2010 issue of the Daily Local News, 100 years of Scouting is reflected upon as well as camping at the Horseshoe Scout Reservation during much of those years.

2010 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Click here to view Walter T. Kerwin's Wikipedia page. 
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Magazine Articles

Boys' Life - Paoli 1 Goes to Camp Rothrock  

This magazine article chronicles Paoli 1's hike to Camp Rothrock in 1925.

1925 - Contributed by Anonymous  [Contribute Info] 
Scouting Magazine - Camp in Historyland  

This April 1959 article discusses some of the writer's fond memories of camping in the Delaware Valley as a youth, including summer camping at Horseshoe.

1959 - Contributed by John B. Rettew III  [Contribute Info] 
Boys' Life - Hitchin' Rack Correction  

In the Nov. 1983 issue of Boys' Life, a reader points out that CCC hosted the first ever Computer Camp in 1982.

1983 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Boys' Life - Fire Breakout  

This article in the April 1986 issue of Boys' Life discusses a breakout at HSR and how Troop 313 valiantly fought the blaze.

1986 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Scouting Magazine - Big Troop Phenomenon  

This magazine article delves into the big troop phenomenon and its challenges and benefits, and cites several troops and individuals down at Camp Horseshoe.

1994 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Science Camp - Scouting Magazine Mar-Apr 1998  

The article chronicles the Science and Radio camp that began at Camp Ware in 1982.  

1998 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [Contribute Info] 
Boys' Life - Troop 76 Cycles to Horseshoe  

Troop 76's 50 mile bicycling trip to Camp Horseshoe is chronicled in this article.

2003 - Contributed by Andrew Coe  [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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