The Otter program is for boys and girls ages 5 – 7 or grades K – 2.
The Otter program serves as an excellent introduction to Traditional Scouting for younger children. Their motto is “Busy and Bright.” The Otters are the youngest official section in our Association with children joining at the age of 5 years and going to the Timberwolf program at the age of 8. The Otter Section is referred to as a “Raft” (much like the Timberwolf “Pack”) and the smaller units within the Raft are referred to as “Dens”; and both boys or girls may join (with the ideal number being 6–8 per Den). Otters learn useful family skills, community skills, and learn to play safely together while introducing them to the concepts of Scouting and preparing them for the Timberwolf program.