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Pathfinder Program

Please use this group forum below to discuss the BPSA's Pathfinder program. See our Pathfinder Resources page for more information and PDF downloads relating to this section.

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Guide and Senior Guide Proficiency Badges

Started by Scott Moore. Last reply by William Carter Sep 5. 3 Replies

Long promised, finally done: an aid for all those Pathfinders looking to work on the Guide and Senior Guide proficiency badges!Enjoy!Yours in Scouting,-Scott Moore1st Lone Scouts Rover Scout LeaderContinue

BAT, SAT, GAT (sounds like the start of a skit)

Started by Robert McKay Jun 20. 0 Replies

Another question so soon!I could use some explanation on Bronze Arrow Training, (Silver Arrow Training - I'm not sure this one exists, but I feel like I saw it somewhere), and Gold Arrow Training.Reading the Golden Arrow PL Training method, and Jeff…Continue

Recruiting your first Golden Arrow Patrol

Started by Robert McKay Jun 20. 0 Replies

Fellow leaders and scouts,We're about to start our recruitment campaign for our first Pathfinders and the Arrow Patrol.   I've read the Golden Arrow PL Training from the dump, which I think originated in Canada. I've also read Jeff Kopp's 2013 post…Continue

Tags: patrol, arrow, golden

bushman's thong instructions

Started by William Carter. Last reply by Joseph C. Braxton May 1. 5 Replies

Not sure of the source but informative on how to tie one.Continue

Observer and Tracking Proficiency Badges

Started by Scott Moore. Last reply by Scott Moore Nov 20, 2016. 4 Replies

Here's something I've put together while working on my Scoutcraft Star: a guidebook for those Pathfinders looking to work on their Observer and/or Tracker Proficiency Badge(s). It's still in draft form, but I hope some Scouts find it useful!Yours in…Continue

Marksmanship Proficiency Badge

Started by Peter Adrian. Last reply by Scott Moore Nov 20, 2016. 10 Replies

My 15 y.o. son is close to earning his 1st Class badge, and he was looking through the Proficiencies the other day when he noticed the Marksmanship badge. Firearms are a touchy subject in our house. My question is whether this badge can be earned…Continue

Motivating PLs to actually LEAD

Started by Jeff Kopp. Last reply by Nancy Muller Nov 9, 2016. 1 Reply

What are some ideas some of our Pathfinder Scoutmasters or GSMs have used to get their PF Patrol Leaders to actually lead their patrols and get them to do their own troop/patrol planning of service projects and outdoor activities?What sorts of tools…Continue

Tags: patrol, method, scout, patrols, pathfinder

Special Proficiency Badges

Started by Will Adamson. Last reply by Nancy Muller Apr 28, 2016. 6 Replies

This may indeed by in the Pathfinder Handbook, but I can't seem to find reference to this one way or the other.  When may Pathfinders begin wearing earned Special Proficiency Badges?  I had thought it was similar to Timberwolves in that a Timberwolf…Continue


Coed Scouting and the Patrol Method

Started by Kemper A. Straley. Last reply by Jeff Kopp Jul 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Since I'm fairly experienced at scouting, but new at co-ed scouting, I'm a bit clueless on camping with a coed troop. I realize that you need to set up separate camping areas for the girls and the boys, but how do you do this and keep the patrol…Continue

Pathfinders' BTC

Started by Jeff Kopp. Last reply by Richard C Saunders Jr (Rick) Jun 18, 2015. 3 Replies

We're going to try something new this summer and hold a weekend-long Brownsea Training for our new Pathfinders (those who just moved up from Timberwolves). We'll be operating from basically the same syllabus that's used for the Rover BTCs but…Continue

Tags: BTC, Camp, Training, Brownsea, Pathfinder


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