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
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"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…"
Alright so school me here, where did the campaign hat go?Albeit, I wear a Stratton now, however I did initially buy a Rothco when I first joined - still have it (will probably hand it down to my daughter when she leaps up to pathfinding).We're no…See More
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"I've always wanted to make a monster size parade banner of a QR code, so everyone watching the parade can simply aim their smartphone at us and be transported to our Website in real time. Somewhere Google has a free, no…"