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

New and Improved Handbook!

The new 4th Edition Pathfinder Handbook is now available for purchase and download.

You can purchase the 500+ page handbook from the Quarter Master Store. Or you can download a copy.

The handbook includes tons of great information about Pathfinder badges and skills. But it includes so much more information. It is a great resource for all kinds of things from how to plan a campaigning adventure and first aid basics to how to clean your room and manage your personal finances.

We also have a PDF of the  Pathfinder Badges and Awards in this document here. This document includes the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class, as well as all the badges. 

Leader Guide

This Pathfinder Leader’s Guide is a great resource for understanding the Patrol Method, the new badges, how to prepare scouts for their First Class Journey and so much more. Check it out!

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 […]