Pathfinders Resources

Pathfinders are guides between the ages of 11 and 17. They are exploring the world, learning how to be themselves, leaders, team members, friends, and well-rounded citizens.

During the teen years, OSG gives guides a safe space to practice the skills of adulthood and build confidence in themselves.

Pathfinder Uniform

Pathfinders wear gray or blue campaign shirts with their group necker. The shirts should be button-up and have pockets on both sides of the upper chest. Pathfinders may also wear a campaign hat, beret or carry a staff as part of their uniform.

Pathfinders wear the tenderfoot badge on the left side, the WFIS badge on the right. A detailed example with info on how to wear all the badges is included in the Badge Guide from the new handbook.

Sneak Peek!

The new Pathfinder Handbook is still in development. But you can download 3 chapters of it that include all 101 and new badges and other awards. It also has a guide for where to put badges on your uniform with the new program.  The PreRelease Pathfinder Handbook can be downloaded now.

Click here to download the current Pathfinder Handbook. It still has requirements for Tenderfoot and Second Class and important instructions for scouting skills.

More Great Ideas and Info

The Articles on this site are full of lots of great information about running a Pathfinder section. Check them out!

Pathfinder Patrols

Sorting Pathfinders into Patrols is supposed to make scouting more fun, and easier on the adults. But, if you are […]