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Annual Kick Off Meeting

We will be kicking off this year of scouting fun on August 15th at 7:00 PM at Lake Ridge Park in Woodbridge.

All existing members and those interested in learning about our group are welcome to attend. The kids will play some scout games and have some fun while the adults review the plan for the year and our various policies.

We will meet at the picnic tables near the playground.

Pathfinder Backpacking Trip Sign Up

Pathfinders will be backpacking from August 5th to 7th.

Please RSVP below.

Attention Pathfinders! Sign Up for Bronze Arrow Training NOW!

Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is a dedicated weekend of camping, games, and activities for Pathfinders that are ready for the next step of learning the Patrol Method and practicing their Leadership Skills. The BAT program is recommended for Pathfinders that are Second Class and have experience as a Patrol Leader or another leadership position in their Group.

This BAT is open to Pathfinders in all OSG Groups and Lone Scouts. OSG Training staff will select Pathfinders for training based on this application and recommendations from their Scoutmaster or GSM. Rovers who are available to help chaperone the event and guide the Pathfinder Peer Trainers as needed are welcome and required to fill out the form as well.

This BAT will be held September 16-18, 2022 in Thurmont, Maryland.

The Black Bears Store is back online!

The Black Bears Store is back up and operational. Our shirts and sweatshirts have all been updated with the new organization name, OSG, and our new tagline “Scouting for Everybody”. We are using a new vendor this year that offers a larger percentage of the price for non-profit organizations and allows for collecting donations at checkout.
 
In addition to our standard shirts and hoodies in our section colors (red for Otters, gray for Timberwolves, blue for Pathfinders), this year we have a special Bears ♥ Honey edition which is black with gold writing, to match our neckers. There’s even a tote bag!
 
The Black Bears store is our only fundraiser outside of dues. A portion of every sale goes towards offsetting the costs for our activities and camping trips. The shirts make for great backup uniforms. So, feel free to share the link with family you think maybe open to supporting our troop 🙂