Author: Laura Sowdon

Pathfinders: Making Maps

There are lots of good reasons to work on making maps, and several badges now require it for pathfinders. But how do you make it fun? Because scouting is a game we are playing,...

Otters: Blue Paw

Recently I wrote up how to complete the Red Paw for otters in a set of meetings. Below, I’ve done the same thing for the Blue Paw.  This set includes needing to have 5...

Otter Red Paw

How do you work on getting through an otter paw quickly and efficiently? Is there a way to plan a set of meetings to check those boxes faster? Below, I’ve outlined a plan to...

First Archer Badges Awarded

Congratulations to the Pathfinders of the 64th Brandywine, in Pennsylvania! Seven of them have been awarded the New Archer Badge in the updated Pathfinder Handbook. They are the first OSG pathfinders to receive these...

Fund Raising for your OSG Group

Are you looking for ideas for how your OSG group can fund raise for equipment or a special activity? Your group can choose to just raise dues or ask parents to donate what you...

Scouting for Everybody!

I am excited to announce that we have a new “Values statement” but I’d call it our motto. The tag line we put under our name, if you will. The new one is: Scouting for...