The Winter Camping Experience
Whether it's chopping wood or hiking the trails, the winter camp experience offers something different for everyone. Cold weather camping, rifle shooting and orienteering courses are but a few of the other activities that round out Winter Camping at HSR.
Camporees are a great way for Scouts to learn new skills and meet other scouts form other units. Especially when the fun is being had at Horseshoe Scout Reservation!
The Pioneer's Journey, started in 2011, is a unique HSR program held during the Winter Camping season that allows participants to work towards Pioneering merit badge by building pioneering projects through teamwork.... and having fun!
Scouts in patrols went all over Horseshoe Scout Reservation to compete in a multitude of events, which change from year to year.
Weekend COPE allows units to participate in the fun and exciting climbing and high ropes offerings of the program during the winter camping season.
The Spook-O-Ree is a campwide activity at Camp Horseshoe designed for Scouts to have a fun, spooky, overnight experience during Halloween.
Winter Camping Patches
Each year, Chester County Council issues a new patch for participants of the CCC winter camping program to purchase. Octoraro Lodge #22 does so also on occasions. Troops and other organizations occasionally issue patches of their own for their winter camping outings.
Webelos Woods is designed to give first and second year Webelos Scouts and their parents a preview of the Boy Scouting experience, which highlights the "boy led" aspect of the program. At HSR, Webelos Woods is administered by capable youth from each district, highlighting a different theme each year.