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Summer Resident Camp

If a property could be located, do you think that there would be enough interest to support a BPSA summer camp program? I'm talking a week…

Started by S. Craig Hufford

7 Aug 30, 2012
Reply by S. Craig Hufford

Michael Milster

I am a life long outdoors enthusiast.  There isn't much that I don't like to do from backpacking and canoeing and all forms of real camping…

Started by Michael Milster

3 Aug 29, 2012
Reply by Michael Milster


Friends in Scouting, I have been combing thru your postings and materials and find myself in agreement with many of BPSA's goals and aspira…

Started by Bucky Mitchell

4 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Bucky Mitchell

My intro

I am now in Reno NV and from Alb. New Mexico, I was a troop member in the 70's when scouting seemed to be more open and exploratory. I have…

Started by Scott "Piper" Hudson

1 Aug 14, 2012
Reply by David Atchley

Nat'l Staff

Base Camp Groups Section

The BPSA Base Camp includes a specific area for Groups, which basically serve as mini-forums within the Base Camp where BPSA volunteers and…

Started by Jeff Kopp

7 Aug 14, 2012
Reply by Enna Grazier

World Federation of Independent Scouts?

Hi, all, I recieved an email via the ScoutFinder from a GS troop leader wanting more information about the World Federation of Independent…

Started by Wendy Cook

3 Aug 12, 2012
Reply by David Atchley

online discussion guidelines

If it isn't already posted somewhere, may I suggest a "discussion guidelines" post here? Does Ning allow you to make a post stickie so it s…

Started by Enna Grazier

10 Aug 12, 2012
Reply by Jeff Kopp


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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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