Chipmunk Scurry


The Motto: “Share and Prepare” other possibilities: Learn and Grow; Clever and Creative;

What started as a whimsical idea by Den leader Marika Beck and Timberwolfmaster Ruhiyyih Wittwer on a campout early in 2013, has become a semi-formal section with recognition at the first Hullabaloo all-section campout. We don’t currently have a dedicated Chipmunk Scursymaster, if you have kids under 5 and wish to volunteer, please email us at

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 55th Cascadia. Interestingly, 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.

Chipmunk Promise
“On my chipmunk honor, I promise to do my best”


Chimpmunk Uniform

  • Red necker
  • Yellow shirt (when possible)
  • Gear: spoon on carabiner

Section pamphlet (handbook) in production.

Possible patch for shirt.

Motto under development