West Grove – October 9, 2014 – The 64th Brandywine Scouts of the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) welcomed six new Otter Scouts last Thursday evening in their monthly meeting at the West Grove Community Room.
The six Otters are the founding members of the new local Scout organization, a chartered group of the Baden-Powell Service Association. The Otters are Dylan Ball, Eoin Mitchell, and Cole Steuer, of Cochranville; Kellar Cimini of Landenberg; and Ronnie Bednarz and Henry Grimme, of Oxford.
Otter scouts are five to seven years old, in kindergarten through second grade. The Otter Motto is “Busy and Bright!” Otters will participate in outdoor activities like hiking and camping, as well as service projects in the nearby community.
“We’re very excited to begin our Scouting adventure,” said Victoria Grimme, Group Scoutmaster of the 64th Brandywine.
Last month the Otter scouts visited Goddard Park in West Grove for a 2.5 mile hike and trail cleanup. Their next activity will be a geocaching hike in Nottingham Park on October 19.
The BPSA was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as a co-ed, inclusive, secular and traditional-style Scouting association. The association continues the principles and practices of Scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 that have been developed and refined in Scout associations around the world for over a century. The BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girls Scouts of the USA; the BPSA is a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).
For more information, please contact Victoria Martin Grimme, email@example.com or 610-563-4003.
CAPTION: Cole Steuer receives his Otter Investiture Badge.
CAPTION: Founding members of the 64th Brandywine Otter Raft. Back row, L-R: Otter Leader Tim Grimme, Dylan Ball, Eoin Mitchell, Kellar Cimini, Otter Assistant Leader Bill Steuer. Front Row, L-R: Cole Steuer, Henry Grimme, Ronnie Bednarz.
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