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Otter Program

Please use the group forum below to discuss the BPSA's Otter program. See the Otter Resources page for more information and PDF downloads relating to this section.

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Otter Badge Tracking

Started by Jillian Tate. Last reply by Caroline Pettit yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi all -I was wondering how everyone was tracking the Otter badges?  The system I established in our group is as follows:1) Kids complete badge task2) Den parents or raft leaders sign off & initial as complete3) Den parents update a copy of the…Continue

First Otter Raft Meeting

Started by Enna Grazier. Last reply by Caroline Pettit yesterday. 6 Replies

Does anyone have an outline of activities and sequence of events for first meeting? I've created a template and activity for designing the neckers that we will do at our first meeting, feel free to use it. The version with instructions: …Continue

Meeting Agenda Outline

Started by Caroline Pettit yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello Fellow Ahmeeks! I've attached a pdf of our general meeting outline for our Otters meetings. Hope it might be helpful to some of you! Cheers,Caroline77th Woodend Chevy Chase, MD Continue

Tags: plan, outline, agenda, meeting, otters

Otter Totem and Pond Blanket

Started by William Carter. Last reply by William Carter Sep 8. 1 Reply

These photos are not mine but too awesome not to share.  Incorporating the Pond Theme and learning about otters is one of the first things to get started in a new Raft.…Continue

Tags: theme, pond, totem, opening

Otter Investiture Badge activities

Started by William Carter. Last reply by William Carter Sep 6. 5 Replies

For your Otter Investiture Badge activities what fun stuff does your raft do or use?Continue

Tags: activities, Badge, Investiture, Otter

Otter Supply Box

Started by William Carter Sep 1. 0 Replies

The Otter program repeats itself every three years using the same equipment.  If you save them and put them in a box it will help the next Raft Leader or if an extra activity needs to be done at the last minute.  What do you all keep around for your…Continue

Otter Planning Notes

Started by William Carter. Last reply by William Carter Aug 29. 9 Replies

Our Otter Section is about to have its three year anniversary.  Here are our planning notes in case it is helpful to anyone.…Continue

Tags: planning, otter

Handouts for Otters (parents)

Started by Victoria Grimme. Last reply by William Carter Aug 8. 25 Replies

Hello all!I thought I would share a couple of files I created for our Otters in the 64th Brandywine. Badge Tracking Card (otter_badges.pdf): This is a tracking sheet for the kid/parent to keep to record progress on their badges. I just grabbed the…Continue

Tags: investiture, tracking, badges, otters

Safety Badge Activities

Started by William Carter. Last reply by William Carter Aug 6. 2 Replies

What do you all do for your Safety Badge activities?Continue

Tags: badge, safety

Swimming up ceremony -- Otters to Timberwolves

Started by Victoria Grimme. Last reply by William Carter Aug 4. 6 Replies

Can anyone share their script, staging, or other advice regarding an Otter to Timberwolf "swimming up" ceremony? Half our Otters will be ready to go to Timberwolves this spring. We would like to have something special in our June meeting to bridge…Continue

Tags: ceremony, advance, up, swimming, timberwolves


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