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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…

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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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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

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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

BPSA HQ

Happy 2017-- and a New Year Message-- from HQ!

Happy New Year, everyone! See attached for a summary of our successes in 2016-- and many thanks to Kristen Klever for the formatting work.…

Started by Sue Pesznecker

4 Jan 3
Reply by Sue Pesznecker

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William Carter replied to William Carter's discussion Otter Planning Notes in the group Otters
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Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)

Being an amateur radio operator (HAM), it came to my attention that there's a yearly international event that encourages scouts around the world to reach out over the airwaves to connect to one another, even if so briefly.I noticed that WFIS even…See More
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Program ideas, sharing and leaders roundtable discussions for BPSA Pathfinders.See More
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Oregon BTC at Oxbow Regional Park

September 29, 2017 at 9am to October 1, 2017 at 1pm
Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important…See More
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