Frequently Asked Questions

When do you meet?

Otters meet once a month, on the third Tuesday at 6:00pm. Timberwolves meet twice a month: on the second Thursday at 6:00pm, and the fourth Thursday at 6:00pm. Pathfinders meet twice a month, on the first and third Fridays, at 5:00pm. Full group outings are usually planned for the first Sunday afternoon of the month. Review our calendar for a full list of activities and updates.

Where do you meet?

Regular meetings for Otters and Timberwolves are held in the West Grove Community Room, 117 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove, PA 19390. The meeting room is across the hall from the Avon Grove Library. Pathfinders meet in Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square.

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.

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?

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

What about the uniform?

BPSA uniforms are designed to be simple, practical, and inexpensive. Each BPSA group has a unique necker design; members purchase the necker at registration. Scouts can purchase other uniform items online from the BPSA-US 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. BPSA 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.