The Chipmunk group is organized as a “Chipmunk Scurry” and occasionally referred to as a “Chipmunk Puddle” or “Chipmunk Cuddle.” The group’s adult supervision are always parents of the Scurry of Chippies.
What started as a whimsical idea by Den leader Marika Beck and Timberwolfmaster Ruhiyyih Wittwer of the 55th Cascadia Scout Group on a campout early in 2013, has become a semi-formal section with recognition at the first Hullabaloo all-section campout. In the 69th Rangers we don’t currently have a dedicated Chipmunk Scurrymaster, if you have kids under 5 and wish to volunteer, please email us at 69thRangers@gmail.com.
Chipmunks are a common sight while on our hikes and adventures, especially at Otter meetings and activities. These Chipmunks are the unofficial first scout level within the 69th Rangers. Many other BPSA scout groups across the nation have also adopted and started their own Chipmunk “Scurries”.
Chipmunk section is composed of the little brothers and sisters that are not of Otter age, but tag along on some of our activities. Be warned, these scouts are incredibly cute and clever, and with all of their exposure to scouting, they will be superb Otters. The Chipmunk section is known as the Pile, and is sub-divided into Bumps. Chipmunks have their own scout sign (right hand by right cheek; fingers folded over into palm).
We value our families and all of the energy and skill they bring with them. We want every family member to be involved in scouting.
Section Schedule Meetings
Whenever and wherever mom or dad go, usually in tandem with Otter meetings of an older sibling.
“On my chipmunk honor, I promise to do my best”
- Red necker
- Yellow shirt (when possible)
- Gear: spoon on carabiner
Section pamphlet (handbook) in production.
Possible patch for shirt.
Motto: “Share and Prepare!“