Traditional Scouting for Everyone

The Otters are the youngest section in our program, for children aged 5-7 (grades K-2). The large group of Otters is called a Raft, and within it, Otter Dens. Otters go on adventures, learn useful outdoor and family skills, and participate in age-appropriate service to the community. They are crafting with their hands, working as a group, and camping together with their families. 

All adult leaders must register with BPSA as background-checked Rovers and will need to complete a Brownsea Training Course within their first year of membership. A minimum of two registered Rovers is required at all times when youth scouts are present. 


Field Book for Otters (PDF)

Field Book for Otters (
Friends of the Forest – The story on which the Canadian Beaver program is based.
A Book for Eager Beavers – The companion book to the Friends of the Forest (1972).

Uniforms and Badges:

Otter Uniform– The official Otter uniform shirt & cap.
Otter Badges & Awards – Must be ordered by Group Scoutmasters, Quartermasters, or section leaders. 


We welcome everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or no-religion) or other differentiating factors. Our mission is to provide a positive learning environment within the context of democratic participation and social justice. We foster the development of scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.