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BPSA-US Podcast Released: From the Campfire Ring

BPSA has started it's first podcast called From the Campfire Ring. Episode 1 covers the history of BPSA-US and traditional scouting. The fi…

Started by Jeffrey KayeLatest Reply


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Happy Tenth Anniversary, BPSA-US!

Greetings, BPSA-US Scouts!Today we celebrate our tenth anniversary, and what a landmark it is!Ten years ago, on April 25, 2006, our organiz…

Started by Sue PeszneckerLatest Reply

Chief Commissioner Steps Down After Five Years of Service

After a half decade in the position, Chief Commissioner David Atchley recently announced his intent to step down as Baden-Powell Service As…

Started by David BielskiLatest Reply

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"Shared" 501(c)3 status for chartered Groups

We were previously given some misleading information regarding our national association's existing IRS 501(c)3 tax exemption and whether or…

Started by Jeffrey Kaye

11 Aug 5
Reply by William Carter

BPSA HQ

GSM Startup Guide

Believe it or not, I started this GSM Startup Guide back in April 2015. It has grown to 11 pages and fear it will never really be done, but…

Started by Ethan Jewett

3 Jun 5
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BPSA HQ

BPSA-US Podcast Released: From the Campfire Ring

BPSA has started it's first podcast called From the Campfire Ring. Episode 1 covers the history of BPSA-US and traditional scouting. The fi…

Started by Jeffrey Kaye

7 Jun 3
Reply by David Holden

BPSA HQ

Announcing a New Position!

Tonight, I'm pleased to announce a new position in the BPSA as I welcome Ethan Jewett to the role of "Provost Commissioner."   The provos…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

2 May 15
Reply by Gregory M Rainey

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For Those Whose Groups and Patrols Earned the Group or Patrol TYAA.... Please Read!

Regarding the Ten Year Anniversary Awards for GROUPS and PATROLS....   We have not ordered these recognition items in advance as they won…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

2 Mar 5
Reply by Sue Pesznecker

BPSA HQ

Founder's Day!

Hello all, Wednesday was Founder's Day-- a celebration of Baden-Powell's birthday and his gift of the worldwide scouting movement. (And it'…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

0 Feb 24

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BPSA's Flickr Photo Group

Please be sure to share photos of your BPSA scouting events and activities in our photo group pool on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups

Started by Jeff Kopp

0 Feb 13

BPSA HQ

How to Obtain the Ten Year and Inclusive Scout Campaign patches

Hi everyone, Important reminders re: the Inclusive Scouting Campaign and Ten Year Anniversary Award: 1. These are *not* for sale to individ…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

7 Feb 1
Reply by William Carter

BPSA HQ

GSM Input Needed for a BPSA Game!

Yo! BPSA leaders! Travis A. Wittwer (55th Cascadia; Asst. Western Region Commish) needs your participation for his "Scout Group Name Game…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

0 Jan 26

BPSA HQ

Welcoming a New Assistant Commissioner!

Friends and fellow leaders, it's with pleasure that I announce a new assistant commissioner for the southwest region: Lisa Ward! Lisa was r…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

0 Jan 26

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Astronomy and Eclipse Viewing Resources

Hi all,I'm slowly developing some astronomy resources to help Pathfinders earn their Astronomy Special Proficiency Badge and to help all scouts appreciate the sky and learn astronomy and sky lore.On my blog you will find a planisphere (a rotating…See More
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