Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated on September 20, 2021

When do you meet?

Each section (Otters, Timberwolves, Pathfinders, Rovers) meets separately. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a flexible meeting/activity schedule for the 2021-2022 season. We plan regular outdoor adventures once a month on First Funday, the first Sunday of the month. Each section will additionally meet 1-2 times a month, from September through June.

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

Where do you meet?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved all of our section meetings and activities outdoors. 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 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 Groups 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. The Uniform Guide Quick Reference provides information on patch placement.

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

The 64th Brandywine Scouts are committed to providing an appropriate alternative and community-oriented scouting experience. OSG welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or no-religion) or other differentiating factors. We are an independent and traditional scouting association and part of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).

How can I join?

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