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book review: The Last Badge, picture book

I read this book at the doctor's office today and want to recommend it here! The Last Badge, by George McClements. It's about a boy on a qu…

Started by Enna Grazier

9 Jan 9
Reply by Celeste Neiser

Dashboard issues

I am the GSM for the 44th Lake Winnebago.  The GMS role was transferred to me about a year ago now and we got an email stating that the tra…

Started by Susan Aldridge-LaVigne

1 Jan 3
Reply by William Carter

Dashboard Support

Hi, I need support for the Dashboard system. I keep trying to reset my password, but no email is ever sent. I've reached out to the support…

Started by Sam Carlson

1 Dec 14, 2016
Reply by William Carter

Policy on Political Activism

Hi everyone, in light of recent events, we've gotten new types of questions from members and member families that we haven't had to deal wi…

Started by Robert McKay

18 Dec 13, 2016
Reply by Sue Pesznecker

On Being Friends

I have again recently received a "request to be friends" or something to that effect on this forum. I do appreciate that gesture.  However…

Started by Karl Pollak

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Karl Pollak

Nat'l Staff

Generic Recruitment Flyer

I found this flyer on an old BPSA blog post from a couple of years ago and updated it a bit. Feel free to use it for your group to help in…

Started by Jeff Kopp

6 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Ethan Jewett

Turk's Head Knot

At the Pacific Northwest Brownsea last month Scott Hudson taught us the Turk's Head knot, with the help of some printed directions. I have…

Started by Mai Lon Ross

7 Nov 30, 2016
Reply by Karl Pollak

Uniforms & Subtropical Climates

A functional field uniform is a valuable piece of gear often used by people who spend lots of time outside in the open air.  Here in North…

Started by Joel Smith

67 Nov 25, 2016
Reply by M. D. "Duke" Dooley

Cross-border contact in the Buffalo/Niagara region

I'm a new scouter with the BPSA Ontario's 9th Welland BPSA Scouting Group.  I've only just started in the last couple of months and the 9th…

Started by Paul Matisz

6 Nov 25, 2016
Reply by Scott Moore

Badge questions

Hello, I am working on finally placing our first badge order and I had a few questions I'm hoping to get some insight on. 1.  What would yo…

Started by Susan Aldridge-LaVigne

8 Nov 18, 2016
Reply by Joseph C. Braxton


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South Region

Base Camp forum for BPSA scout groups and lone scouts living in the South Region: Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia, the Carolinas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin…See More
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NorCal Hullabaloo at Bort Meadows group campsite in Anthony Chabot regional park

July 7, 2017 at 2pm to July 9, 2017 at 12pm
Registration is now open for Northern California’s third annual Hullabaloo, at the Bort Meadow group campsite in Anthony Chabot regional park, from 2 PM on Friday, July 7th to noon on Sunday,…See More
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Richard Seymour replied to David Coronado's discussion Parade Banners
"I've always wanted to make a monster size parade banner of a QR code, so everyone watching the parade can simply aim their smartphone at us and be transported to our Website in real time.  Somewhere Google has a free, no…"
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Scout Groups & Leaders

A Group for current and prospective Scout Group Leaders and other warranted group positions (Group Scoutmaster, Troop Leaders, Pack Leaders, Otter Leaders, and assistants for each).See More
13 hours ago

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William Carter replied to Dave Carroll's discussion Youth leadership in the Otters in the group Otters
"    Another idea I learned from Woodbeads is that the Canadian traditional scouting groups do the following.  The Timberwolf pack lives in the jungle (imaginatively).  The Pack Leader (Cub master) and their assistants are…"
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Richard Seymour updated their profile
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William Carter replied to David Coronado's discussion Parade Banners
"Yeah! I wanna go diving with that troop!"
18 hours ago


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