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Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America

Project Overview & Potential

PARC has been designed to accommodate and support all youth including those with diverse interests and ideas as well as with varying physical capabilities. Age-appropriate and ability-specific programs and equipment will be offered so everyone can participate in both indoor and outdoor activities. PARC will be seen and serve as a valuable resource in maintaining a high quality of life for the entire Chester County community.

Program & Activity

While keeping the entire community in mind, PARC will primarily support the following Scouting programs:

  • Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts: A year-round program for boys providing fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests with an emphasis on character development, citizenship training and personal fitness.

  • Venturing: A program for young men and women ages 14-20 that teaches leadership skills and offers opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring through high-adventure, sports and hobby activities.

  • Exploring: A career education program for young men and women ages 14-20 that provides practical, hands-on experiences.

  • Scoutreach: A program that extends the benefits of Scouting to the area’s disadvantaged youth through innovative leadership and funding models.

Resource & Campus

PARC will be a seamless combination of indoor and outdoor space, creating a campus unparalleled for training and program opportunities for our Scouts, adult leaders and the community. Its 28 acres of expansive green space provides a wealth of opportunities for environmental education, outdoor living skills development, team-building and leadership enhancement as well as recreational and fitness programs including fishing, hiking, team sports and outdoor games.

The campus will support advancement opportunities for our Scouts, including more than 40 current merit badges, specific activities focused on education initiatives such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), career education programs, bike trails, camping training sites, observation platforms for wetlands and streams, bouldering and Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.) courses, a zip line, a climbing wall and a fitness obstacle course.

The 15,000-square-foot facility anchoring PARC will house a Leadership Development Center, a Council Resource Center and a National Scout Supply Store.

  • The Leadership Development Center will provide state-of-the-art facilities for both basic and supplemental training, ensuring the Council’s adult volunteers and youth members can gain the skills and knowledge needed for their specific role in Scouting.

  • The Resource Center will serve adult volunteers through experienced advice and guidance from dedicated Council staff regarding leadership and program development, including support for activity and merit badges, camping, membership recruitment and registration, conflict resolution and problem solving.

  • The full-service National Scout Supply Store will ensure our adult volunteers, youth members and parents have access to all of Scouting’s resources to participate in and enjoy their program activities.

The entire facility will feature dynamic, flexible and technologically appropriate instructive, training, meeting, event and social space to support the ever-evolving interests of young people and the Scouting program that serves them.

PARC will be a perfect place for:

  • Cub Day Camps;

  • Eagle Scout Courts of Honor;

  • Blue and Gold Banquets;

  • Scout Leader Recognition dinners; and

  • So much more!

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