"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

  • 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