Midwest Region

Base Camp forum for BPSA scout groups and lone scouts living in the Midwest Region: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

Location: Midwestern U.S.
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Jun 6

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Midwest Regional Commissioner: OPEN (See post below)
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Discussion Forum

BPSA in Chicago?

Started by Jeff Kopp. Last reply by Jeff Kopp Jun 6. 3 Replies

I believe we have several TRAILHEAD members from the Chicagoland area now, so I was hoping you guys could start coordinating and networking to charter a BPSA group there. Feel free to use this topic to discuss, and let me know if you need any…Continue

Tags: group, chi-town, chicago

BTC3 Scheduled for Oct.6–8 in Columbia, Missouri

Started by Jeff Kopp Jun 5. 0 Replies

The Midwest Region's 2nd BTC3 will be taking place the first weekend of October 2017 at the 44-acre Camp Takimina that is managed by an as-yet-unnamed new BPSA scout group that was formerly a Camp Fire unit in Columbia, MO. The training will be led…Continue

Tags: BTC3

Photos from the Indiana BTC3

Started by Jeff Kopp Jun 5. 0 Replies

The Midwest Region hosted its first "BTC3" two weekends ago at Indiana Dunes State Park on the southern banks of Lake Michigan and it was a great success. Otter Raft Leader Amy Larson of the 503rd Spotted Owls group in Portland, OR, few out to lead…Continue

Tags: BTC3

BTC Summer/Fall 2016?

Started by Sarah Edwards. Last reply by Peter Zelchenko May 11, 2016. 12 Replies

Hello all! We're looking to do a Brownsea in the summer or early fall of 2016. We're located in SE Michigan and my co-leader has a pretty limited availability. Anyone interested in doing a Brownsea anywhere in the area of Indianapolis to Detroit to…Continue

NE Ohio

Started by Mitchell Clarke Apr 17, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello folks. My name is Mitch and I am in the 1st Lone Scouts at the moment. I am working towards getting a group together, and for the time being am just establishing a recruiting website (I know if you are like me, having a place to get…Continue

First Event for 101st

Started by Geoff Meisner. Last reply by Greg Wierschke Feb 10, 2015. 3 Replies

The 101st had its first event on Saturday. We did it at a public park and had a couple of people join the games who didn't plan on being there. We have another event planned for March and a third in May.It was a great time.Continue


Starting a BPSA group in Central Ohio

Started by Mike Cotter. Last reply by Mike Cotter Dec 2, 2014. 8 Replies

Good day and Good Scouting!I was seeing if anyone in the central Ohio area would be interested in starting a unit? I am currently a BSA leader/advancement chair, but I would also like to focus my energy in getting BPSA off the ground here in Ohio.Continue

Need Assistance in Forming New Group

Started by Sarah Edwards. Last reply by Sarah Edwards Nov 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Hello all!I'm a parent who is interested in starting a local group in Oakland County.I'm having some difficulty finding support. I know how to find the members, I know how to arrange meetings, how encourage child-led activities, and some basic…Continue

BPSA in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Started by Chun-Yin "Chewy" Chong Nov 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I would like to welcome two new rover squires from Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Geoff Meisner and Greg Wierschke, both have earned their tenderfoot badge and received as rover squire on November 8, 2014. BPSA has finally reaches the coldest state in…Continue

Tags: Cities, Twin, Paul, Minneapolis-St.


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