Camp Horseshoe Stockades

The five original campsites at the time of Horseshoe's opening in 1928 were stockade sites.  They were today's Sherwood Forest, Boonesboro, Kit Carson, Davy Crockett and Bayard Taylor.  A sixth stockade site, Clifton Lisle, has since been added.

Sherwood Forest Campsite
Sherwood Forest Campsite

When Camp Horseshoe opened in 1928, today's Sherwood Forest campsite was known as Camp Unami, the Indian Lore camp.

Boonesboro Campsite
Boonesboro Campsite

Boonesboro was originally named Camp Daniel Boone and was the site of the Pioneering and Nature camp.

Kit Carson Campsite
Kit Carson Campsite

Camp Kit Carson was one of the Beginner camps for new Scouts when Horseshoe first opened.  It changed to a troop site when the camp program shifted to camping with your home troop and leaders.

Davy Crockett Campsite
Davy Crockett Campsite

In the early days when Scouts did come to camp with their home troop, Camp Dave Crockett was one of the Beginner camps for new Scouts.

Bayard Taylor Campsite
Bayard Taylor Campsite

Bayard Taylor campsite is named for the Chester County writer.  During the first three years of Horseshoe, this site went through three names, Old Ironsides, Camp Mason-Dixon and Pirates.

Col. Clifton Lisle Campsite
Col. Clifton Lisle Campsite

Videos
Videos

Stockade History
Stockade History

This article by J. B. Rettew gives a brief history of the original Camp Horseshoe stockade sites. It first appeared in the July 2001 issue of the The Octoraro Loop.

A Tick with an Itch
A Tick with an Itch

This article by Ernie Heegard appeared in the July 2006 issue of the HSRAA Octoraro Loop.

See Also

For a copy of the Octoraro Loop (volume 7 issue 2) click here.

Ernie Says - Life in Horseshoe's Stockade
Ernie Says - Life in Horseshoe's Stockade

This Ernie Says article by Ernie Heegard originally appeared in the Summer 2007 edition of the HSRAA Octoraro Loop.

Early Stockade Life
Early Stockade Life

The first set of early photos were found amoungst the Council archives.  Their exact history is unknown but the were likely to have been used as promotional material. 

The last few photos were contributed by Jean Brown (via Bill Waxbom), widow of HSR Alum Donald C. Brown, district judge for Chester County.

Panoramics
Panoramics

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