About the 37th Loudoun Red Foxes
Outdoor Service Guides (OSG) was founded upon the original aims and methods of scouting. The 37th Loudoun Red Foxes is OSG’s troop serving Loudoun County, VA and surrounding areas. All adults and youth - regardless of age, gender, class, or other variables - who live in the US are welcome to join us. We are outdoor focused and believe in inclusion, volunteerism, self-reliance, independence, confidence, leading by uplifting others, and service to the community. We participate in educational group adventures, campouts, hikes, and community-building projects that take advantage of being outdoors, whenever and wherever possible.
When and Where do we meet?
The third Sunday of the month from 1-3pm. We meet outdoors, rain or shine, across Northern VA and surrounding areas in parks, hiking spots, and other outdoor venues. We may cancel a meetup due to extreme weather.
What do we do in our meetups?
Scouts will have a chance to practice their outdoor skills and grow their friendships during campouts, Pathfinders-only campouts, hikes, outdoor activities (eg. fishing, star gazing, orienteering, survival skills, bird watching, etc.), service projects (eg. food drive, river clean up, park clean up, holiday cards to the elderly, etc.), field trips (eg. fire station, police station, etc), and regional campouts with troops from our surrounding area. Scouts will mostly work and complete badges at home since it is not the main focus of our meetups.
How much are fees?
There is an annual registration fee for dues and supplies. For new members, there is an additional uniform fee that vary by group level. Some field trips or events may incur extra fees and are TBD. Financial assistance is available. Please Contact Us for our updated pricing.
How are parents involved?
Badge work is mostly completed at home and parents are expected to assist. Badge work is found in the handbook corresponding with each section. Handbook PDFs can be found under each section description under the tab "Scout Sections" above. Chipmunk/Otter parents must accompany child camping, and all families are welcome to camp with us. We are a 100% volunteer run organization, which means that we cannot make scouting happen without parental/guardian/family member involvement. Please visit Parent Participation for more information.
About Outdoor Service Guides
OSG was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as an independent scouting association, formerly called Baden Powell Service Association, BPSA. The name was officially changed in 2021 to Outdoor Service Guides. The new name was chosen to better reflect the growing organization and our goal of being welcoming to all who want to scout with us. OSG’s program harkens back to the origins of scouting: promoting self-reliance, good citizenship, training in habits of observation, and loyalty. Our badge work and program are simple, our uniform is minimal. We teach real outdoor skills and engage in adventures, campouts, and community-building. Service is one of our core tenets, as we create a culture where children and adults ask, “How can we help?”
To learn more about OSG and our aims and methods, visit OudoorServiceGuides.org.
OSG is not affiliated with either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girls Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS) and as such are not in competition with other American scouting associations; we are only their brothers and sisters in scouting.
A Scout’s honor is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
A Scout is a friend to all, and a sibling to every other Scout, no matter to what country, class, or creed the other may belong.
A Scout is courteous.
A Scout is kind to animals.
A Scout obeys orders.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
A Scout is thrifty.
A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.
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