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Hello. I have read about a moot to be held in Britain in 2018. Can someone provide a link to it?

Started by Kirby Hill

3 May 13
Reply by Kirby Hill

Need a mentor

Hello all.  Will has gotten permission to do my Knighting remotely. However, I need a mentor to do the "mentoring" stuff. Would anyone be a…

Started by James Forman

1 May 9
Reply by William Carter


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

5 May 7
Reply by Gregory M Rainey

Nat'l Staff

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

Nat'l Staff


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


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


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

Nat'l Staff

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

Nat'l Staff


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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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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