PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
PARC - Moving forward!
Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America is getting ready to build the Oscar Lasko Program Activity and Resource Campus (PARC), home of the new 18,000 square foot Daniel Tabas Family Program Center with the the Dick & Carol Vermeil Leadership Center, which will comprise the second floor of the building.
H.L. Wiker, Inc. has restarted the grading of the campus in the fall of of 2019 to make the site preparations for the parking lots and the new building. The general contractor will be IMC Construction and is expected to begin work in early 2020.
PARC will allow for dynamic utilization day and night, making after school, work and weekend use more accessible to a substantial number of current and potential Scouting members. Partnerships with local commercial, civic, and conservation organizations are being developed to ensure interactive and engaging experiences for every PARC visitor.
Since 1919, Chester County Council has been delivering the mission of the Boy Scouts of America through partnerships with community organizations in Chester County, PA, and in the northwestern corner of Cecil County, MD.
Long-awaited and essential resources provided through a first-class facility
PARC will offer youth and adults in Scouting and our community a first-class facility right in the heart of Chester County
on Lancaster Avenue (Business Rt. 30) in Exton, Pennsylvania.
On the first floor will be administrative office space and nearly 1,500 square feet of retail space for our Outdoor Adventure Store that will not only offer Scouting uniforms, handbooks and program supplies, but high-quality outdoor gear.
The second floor will be the Dick and Carol Vermeil Leadership Development Center, providing meeting space for units in our traditional Scouting programs. It will also serve career-based Exploring programs, and Scoutreach, which provides Scouting programs to economically-disadvantaged youth. Adult leader training and development programs will also be offered.
PARC will also provide a protected area of green space for the local population and Chester County residents in an area and region that is quickly being transformed by new construction and development activity.
From the woods and wetlands to the streams and wide open fields of grass, young people will interact with nature while they learn to understand the impact it has on our everyday lives. Inside the walls of the building that will anchor the 28-acre campus, members of the Scouting family and the community at large will be able to find information, resources and facility space to support program, training and activity needs.
Questions? Email [email protected].