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My name is David Atchley and I'm the acting Commissioner for the BPSA US. I got involved with the organization back in 2008 after leaving t…

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badge display and recruitment table

Here is what we had a recent information table:

Started by William Carter

10 yesterday
Reply by Celeste Neiser

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Scouts' Own

Scouts' Own is a traditional scouting activity that focuses on the spiritual but should not be church per B-P. He stated that it is a "a vo…

Started by William Carter

4 Apr 17
Reply by William Carter

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Parade Banners

31st River Valley is thinking of getting a parade banner. For those groups that have them, what size do you use? Could you share pictures h…

Started by David Coronado

9 Apr 12
Reply by Jeff Kopp

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Difficulties with "two-deep" leadership

I understand that our BPSA policy is 2-deep leadership. That is, 2 leaders present at all times -- and mixed gender leaders with mixed-gend…

Started by Victoria Grimme

3 Apr 3
Reply by Jeffrey Kaye

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WELCOME NEW ROVER KNIGHTS

On March 17, 2017 at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park in south Louisiana, Squires Kirby Hill (RESA Lone Scout) and James Edwards (BPSA-US 1st…

Started by William Carter

0 Apr 3

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Marijuana and other drugs

I am not sure if the topic has ever come up but I know that tobacco and alcohol are prohibited at Scouting events, how about other substanc…

Started by Joe Edge

4 Apr 2
Reply by Joe Edge

Rover Shoulder Badges--Placement Contradictions, Clarifications, & Recommendations

Greetings, Scouts! I've been trying to sort out the Rover shoulder badge placement and interactions. I am confused by a few apparent intern…

Started by Gregory M Rainey

3 Apr 2
Reply by Gregory M Rainey

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Backpacking Tents for Lightweight Packs

Hello all, My name is Adam. We are working on developing our Scouting Group here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Since we live in such a gr…

Started by Adam Robertson

2 Apr 2
Reply by Adam Robertson

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awesome wood craft DIY website

This is so cool.  They have pdf copies of old magazine articles such as a 1941 Popular Mechanics article on how to make your own bow and ar…

Started by William Carter

1 Apr 2
Reply by William Carter

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SCOUTbox

Maybe you've heard of this. I'm still not entirely sure what it's all about (even after reading up on these types of "subscription boxes"),…

Started by Jeff Kopp

8 Mar 24
Reply by Joseph C. Braxton

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Celeste Neiser replied to William Carter's discussion badge display and recruitment table
"Nancy, that is so fun! What a good idea! "
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Nancy Muller replied to William Carter's discussion badge display and recruitment table
"Wonderful display! Thanks for sharing, everyone. Here is round one of Jane Pathfinder, still a work in progress.... she will have achieved not only her George Washington, but also the Bushman's thong...just a rough draft."
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Jeff Kopp replied to William Carter's discussion badge display and recruitment table
"No matter how you do it, making one of these goes a LONG way to showing prospective parents that we are a serious scouting organization. Set one of these up at a back-to-school event or picnic and have a signup sheet next to it. Then, afterward,…"
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