Chipmunk Scurry

"Share and Prepare"

The Chipmunk section is an informal gathering for ages 2-4 offered to siblings of registered scouts only. If you have a child interested in being an Otter or Timberwolf with a younger sibling this offers a way for them participate during weekly meetings. There is usually a simple activity, light snack and story time. Chipmunks are provided with a uniform so they too can be just like their big sisters/brothers.

Chipmunk Uniform

  • Hat: Yellow ball style cap
  • Shirt: yellow long-sleeve jersey t-shirt with no collar, sleeves rolled up or down
  • Necker: Red with Chipmunk Badge sewn in one corner, worn knotted at the throat

Otter Raft

"Busy and Bright"

Otters is for scouts in grades k-2. The Otter program is an “intro to Scouting” that teaches the foundation of the program to our youngest Scouts.  Otters learn how to be good friends and teammates, learn the meaning and value of Good Turns, and participate in camp with their families present. The Otter program includes Safety, Activities, Helping Others, Nature, Crafts, Community Service and Camping badges.  5th Brooklyn also has a special "Brooklyn" badge that is unique to the group and teaches the unique history of the borough.  The Otter motto is “Busy And Bright!”

Otter Uniform

otter uniform

  • Hat: red ball style cap with the Otter Badge centered on the front
  • Shirt: red long-sleeve jersey with no collar, sleeves rolled up or down
  • Pants: Either long style cargo pants or shorts of an approved color: dark blue, khaki, green or gray
  • Necker: of the group’s colors, worn with a ring or slide at the throat
  • Socks: any plain color (not white)
  • Shoes: brown or black

Timberwolf Raft

"Do Your Best"

The Timberwolf section is for scouts in grades 3-6. This section’s themes are based on The Jungle Book as written by Robert Baden-Powell‘s friend, Rudyard Kipling. The games and practical activities are focused on learning is “by doing.” The overall program is similar in appearance to B-P’s original pre-1960s Wolf Cub program. The focus is on preparing the Timberwolf scout for scouting in the Pathfinder section.

Timberwolves follow a more structured curriculum, based on the original UK Scouting program developed by Robert Baden-Powell.  Timberwolves learn personal responsibility and accountability, more advanced safety skills (including bike safety), and are encouraged to participate in physical activity.  Timberwolves are encourages to attend weekend camps without their families.  The Timberwolf program includes Character, Handicraft, Service for Others, Physical Health, Outdoor Living. 

Timberwolf Uniform

  • timberwolf uniformHat: Forest green ball style cap with the Timberwolf Badge centered on the front
  • Shirt: gray long-sleeve jersey t-shirt with no collar, sleeves rolled up or down
  • Pants: Either long style cargo pants or shorts of an approved color: dark blue, khaki, green or gray
  • Necker: of the group’s colors (5th Brooklyn: Forest Green), worn with a ring or slide at the throat
  • Socks: dark blue, khaki, green, or gray (not white)
  • Shoes: brown or black

Pathfinder Troop

"Be Prepared"

"The Pathfinder program, for our oldest youths, is based on the "patrol system", a traditional scouting structure that encourages scout self-reliance, self-governance, cooperation, and leadership. Adult leaders provide guidance and support in activities such as outdoor skills training, safety training, learning a code of ethics based on "honor," badgework, and the planning of camping, hiking, and canoeing trips, as well as service-based projects.The program promotes the "pathfinding", pioneering spirit in the scout while emphasizing the value of supporting and cooperating with adults and peers to accomplish projects and goals. The Pathfinder motto is 'Be prepared.

Pathfinder Troops operate in Patrols of 6 to 8 members, led by a Patrol Leader who shares responsibility with an adult leader for discipline, activity planning, and training the less-experienced members. The program is based upon Robert Baden-Powell‘s book, Scouting for Boys.

Pathfinder Handbook (pdf)

Pathfinder Uniform

  • pathfinder-uniformHat (optional): Khaki/olive/brown campaign style, flat-brim, four-dent hat with leather band on the crown. A beret, green or red, is also permitted with appropriate metal pin or patch on front.
  • Shirt: Safari/Bush-style long-sleeve work shirt with two front pockets (flap w/ buttons) and shoulder epaulets in slate gray
  • Pants: Either long-style cargo pants or shorts of an approved color: dark blue, khaki, green or gray
  • Belt: Khaki, brown, dark blue webbing belt.
  • Necker: 36″ square neckerchief of the group’s color(s), worn with a ring or slide (“woggle”) at the throat.
  • Socks: dark blue, khaki, green, or gray.
  • Shoes: brown or black