Frequently Asked Questions

When do you meet?

Each section (Otters, Timberwolves, Pathfinders, Rovers) meets separately. Each section will have regular meetings 1-2 times a month, from September through June. We plan regular monthly outdoor adventures, called “First Funday,” on first Saturday of the month.

Review our calendar for a full list of activities and updates.

Where do you meet?

Meetings may be held outdoors or indoors, depending on the weather and time of year. Activities will be held in local parks and preserves in the nearby area. Scout families will be responsible for their own transportation. Leaders will communicate locations and directions regularly via this website and email.

How much does it cost?

Annual dues are $50, which includes national membership, local membership, basic patches, and proficiency badges (when earned). Scouts will need to purchase their own uniform, and some activities may require an additional fee. Scoutmasters do their best to keep the costs as low as possible. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. See the Group Scoutmaster for details.

What do you do?

Have fun, play outdoors, and help others! Check out our calendar for a schedule of upcoming activities.

How old are your members?

OSG has 4 scout subsections: Otters (5-7), Timberwolves (8-10), Pathfinders (11-17) and Rovers (18+).

What about the uniform?

OSG uniforms are designed to be simple, practical, and inexpensive. Each OSG group has a unique necker design; members purchase the necker at registration. Scouts can purchase other uniform items online from the OSG Quartermaster Store or find them elsewhere. Follow the links in the menu above to your section (Otter, Timberwolf, Pathfinder, or Rover) to find the details.

Sometimes we may have gently used uniform shirts and hats to provide free of charge. See your section leader to request.

How are you different than the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts?

All scouting organizations are based on the same original “game of Scouting” started by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907, which encourages youth to learn independence, citizenship, service, and useful skills. The 64th Brandywine offers age-appropriate, outdoor-focused activities including camping and hiking, along with service to the community and practical education. We have different badges, uniforms, and handbooks, but we are brothers and sisters in scouting.

The 64th Brandywine and Outdoor Service Guides is not affiliated with Scouts BSA or the Girls Scouts of the USA. We are part of an independent and traditional scouting association, the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).

How can I join?

Check out our registration page to learn about how to join.

This page last updated on August 24, 2022 | 11:16 am