The 7th Trailblazers Outdoor Service Guides (OSG), is one of three OSG groups currently operating in the Austin area. We were founded in 2014 by parents who were looking for community-oriented and inclusive Scouting adventures for their families.

We are located on the North side of Austin (Parmer/MoPac) and generally meet every other Sunday afternoon during the school year (see our calendar for meeting times/dates). We are a group open to anyone who wishes to enjoy scouting. We are currently accepting scouts grades K – 12 and adult leaders 18 years of age or older.

If you are up in the Cedar Park area, we invite you to check out our friends at the 183rd Tonkawa.  If you live in South Austin, please check out the 96th Riverine.

All adult leaders (SMs or ASMs) will need to register with OSG as Rover Scouts and will need to complete a Brownsea Training Course within their first year of membership. Also, each adult leader will need to pass a background check. A minimum of two registered adult leaders is required per section.

About the Outdoor Service Guides

Outdoor Service Guides (OSG), originally called the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as an independent and traditional-style scouting association. The principles and methods originally drafted by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 have been developed and refined in scout associations around the world. BPSA’s program harkens back to the origins of scouting: promoting self-reliance, good citizenship, training in habits of observation, and loyalty. Our badgework 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?”

The OSG program is completely volunteer run and focused on keeping the cost-barrier to participate in Scouting low for all families and participants. There is no full-time or part-time paid staff.

The OSG is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).

To learn more about OSG, visit BPSA-US.org.

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