The 17th Black Bears are going to be hosting a Brownsea in Northern Virginia! The cost is $40 for the weekend- Sept. 16-18 in Triangle, Virginia, at Prince William Forest. We have rented a group…Continue
"The ages are rough guidelines. A scout is supposed to have fun and be comfortable with his/her friends. It may make more sense depending on your group size to have a couple 8 year old otters and then let a group of them graduate to…"
"Here's what the 66th Confluence does.
Year one: Safety Badge and Helping Badge (Red Paw)
Year two: Activity Badge (Blue Paw) and Handicraft Badge (Tan Paw)
Year three: Nature Badge (Green Paw) and Service Badge
"Thanks Laura. We are in our third year of Otters and do about the same. In their third year we also have some Scouts who could ear their Camping and Service badges. We will be stretching out them earning their Swimming Otter to keep them busy in the…"
Hi All- This is our 4th year at the 17th Black Bear Group- and I thought I would share some insights into how we have done badge rotation with the current otter handbook. We have 3 years- A, B and C. Year C is new- so if others have experience with this- please let me know how you handle this. Year A- All scouts do the Blue Paw, Red Paw and Safety Paw. We try to do half of the reqiurments towards the Service Badge. Year B- Green Paw, Tan Paw, and continue the Service badge- finish if the…See More
"Hi Will, How does a MOOT work? Can you help me find the guidelines? We aren't ready to host one now- and our Pathfinders are going to BAT that weekend in NY- but I would like to learn more so we can talk about it later. "
"You can get discount t-shirts from craft stores- when on sale or with a coupon very cheap- like $2-3 per shirt- they may also carry hats. There are also on-line sites to order from.
Our group has made our own neckers - we have a simple…"
The 17th Black Bears are going to be hosting a Brownsea in Northern Virginia! The cost is $40 for the weekend- Sept. 16-18 in Triangle, Virginia, at Prince William Forest. We have rented a group camp space there. Our location should be good for members in both the Southern and Northeastern areas. If you are interested- please email me at sowdon2000 @ gmail dot com though I will check back with Trailhead, I have been known to miss messages on here.Deadline to sign up is Sept. 1, sooner if…See More
"Our troop does 2 camping trips a year with all 3 youth ages there. For the most part, otters often bring parents- but instead of treating it as a family camping trip- we try to make it a scout event. When we have treated it like family…"
"Wonderful display! Thanks for sharing, everyone.
Here is round one of Jane Pathfinder, still a work in progress.... she will have achieved not only her George Washington, but also the Bushman's thong...just a rough draft."
"No matter how you do it, making one of these goes a LONG way to showing prospective parents that we are a serious scouting organization. Set one of these up at a back-to-school event or picnic and have a signup sheet next to it. Then, afterward,…"