Ages 5–­7: Otter Den

Otters learn useful family skills, community skills, and learn to play safely together. There is a proficiency badge system which includes several “paws” and other badges for hobbies, projects, friendship, and camping. The highest award is the Swimming Otter Badge. Your child will learn about cooperation and getting along with others through non-competitive games, music, campfires, crafts, and outdoor activities including introductory camping. The otter motto is “Busy and Bright”

Otters have meetings once a week for one hour. Each meeting contains a variety of activities. A typical meeting consists of the opening ceremony, a game, a craft or other activity, a story, and the closing ceremony.