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Annual Parents meeting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis J. Clarke Feb 21, 2016. 3 Replies

This is a repost from another forum:Do any of your groups hold annual meetings for the parents and guardians of your scouts? I'm curious to hear about your experiences. We here at the 91st Sojourners…Continue

Preparing for backcountry adversity

Started Mar 25, 2015 0 Replies

Here's an article that may provoke discussion among your scouts.Mount Marcy rescue provokes discussion on responsibility for rescue costs…Continue

Membership Dues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Bicking Feb 6, 2015. 6 Replies

I'm curious what other groups charge their members on an annual basis. What are your dues ( beyond the BPSA individual membership fee) and how do you spend them?

availability of handbooks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Bicking Oct 25, 2014. 5 Replies

Hello Mr. QM!The 91st Sojourners are putting together our wish list for our next QM store order (BTC patches, berets, a few proficiency badges, perhaps some shoulder braids, and HANDBOOKS!). We…Continue

 

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Auxiliary Committees

Discussion forum for members of local scout group Auxiliary Committees.  Goals, how they operate, what works and what doesn't, etc.See More
Oct 27, 2016

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Auxiliary Committees

Discussion forum for members of local scout group Auxiliary Committees.  Goals, how they operate, what works and what doesn't, etc.See More
Sep 20, 2016
Melanie Willett might attend Andy Bicking's event

Bronze Arrow Training for Pathfinders - East Coast - by invite only at Camp Seewackamano

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
Sep 6, 2016

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Andy Bicking updated an event

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING: Brownsea 2.0 for Timberwolf and Otter Leaders at Hudson Valley region, New York State

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 12pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRINGDue to a change in the availability of instructors, this event is postponed until further notice. Discussions are underway to hold it in the spring of 2017.Timberwolf and Otter leaders are invited to attend a fun and informational outdoor weekend training session at Camp Seewackamano in Olive, NY.  The training will take place Oct. 7, 8, 9. The focus of the training will be rejuvenating the traditions of the Otter and Timberwolf scouting program. In this…See More
Jul 23, 2016

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Andy Bicking commented on Andy Bicking's event Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only
"Thanks to the SMs from the 5th, 34th, 68th and 91st for submitting applications for their eligible Pathfinders! So far it is looking like we will have enough participants to form at least two patrols. Applications are still being accepted. If your…"
Jul 20, 2016

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Andy Bicking posted an event

Brownsea 2.0 for Timberwolf and Otter Leaders at Camp Seewackamano, Olive, NY

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 12pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRINGDue to a change in the availability of instructors, this event is postponed until further notice. Discussions are underway to hold it in the spring of 2017.Timberwolf and Otter leaders are invited to attend a fun and informational outdoor weekend training session at Camp Seewackamano in Olive, NY.  The training will take place Oct. 7, 8, 9. The focus of the training will be rejuvenating the traditions of the Otter and Timberwolf scouting program. In this…See More
Jul 19, 2016

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Andy Bicking updated an event

Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only at Camp

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
May 19, 2016

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Bronze Arrow Training-- West Coast-- By Invitation Only at Oxbow Regional Park, Oregon

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 12pm
This is a by-invitation only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact SuePesznecker [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger and provide…See More
May 18, 2016

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Sue Pesznecker is attending Andy Bicking's event

Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only at Camp

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
May 18, 2016

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William Carter commented on Andy Bicking's event Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only
"Thanks for organizing this historical camp.  First time pathfinders are going off to camp without their troops and getting some scouting done!"
May 16, 2016

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Nancy Muller is attending Andy Bicking's event

Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only at Camp

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
May 16, 2016

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Dennis J. Clarke might attend Andy Bicking's event

Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only at Camp

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
May 16, 2016

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Andy Bicking posted an event

Bronze Arrow Training - East Coast - by invite only at Camp

October 7, 2016 at 6pm to October 9, 2016 at 5pm
This is a by invite only event. Pathfinders must apply through their Scoutmaster. Please review the eligibility requirements below, and contact Andy Bicking at 91stSojourners [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.The goal of Bronze Arrow Training (BAT) is to teach leadership skills to qualified Pathfinder scouts. This will include applying the skills to the theory and techniques involved in running a BPSA-US Pathfinder Troop. The skills learned will make the participants' home troop stronger…See More
May 16, 2016

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Andy Bicking updated their profile
Mar 30, 2016

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Andy Bicking replied to Shannon Phillips's discussion Service Star? in the group Timberwolves
"Shannon, some of our Timberwolves ha email been wondering the same thing. Thanks for posting!"
Mar 28, 2016

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Dennis J. Clarke replied to Andy Bicking's discussion Annual Parents meeting
"Congratulations on achieving non-profit status and obtaining insurance. It sounds like the 91 Sojourners have excelled in gaining adult approval and participation. Well done."
Feb 21, 2016

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
Married, father of two. I work for an environmental not-for-profit and land trust where I direct their government relations and public policy program. Before that I managed an environmental education program, and a volunteer program that engaged 8,000 people each year. I enjoy spending time outdoors, dabble in blacksmithing, song writing and practice the martial art Aikido. I love creating transformative experience for kids through BPSA's program!
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
Group Scoutmaster for the 91st Sojourners, Kingston NY
Any previous scouting background?
My family was involved with BSA for 5 generations. I am an Eagle Scout, and former Order of the Arrow, Assistant Scoutmaster, Den Leader, Webelos Leader and Pack Committee member. I've made a transition to BPSA and am now Group Scoutmaster for the 91st Sojourners in Kingston, NY. I was really glad to become a Rover Knight in the spring of 2014and attend Woodheads training the summer of 2015.

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8 Minutes to Easy Eggs: Pathfinder Finn's Hobo Stove

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 3:24pm 3 Comments

A few of the Pathfinders at the 91st have been experimenting with homemade and lightweight camp cooking tools. Here's their latest invention caught on film at our October camp out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWklcPKf0Sw


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What do parents get out of their scout being a member of BPSA?

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:39am 0 Comments

At a recent meeting of parents of scouts in our group, I asked what they liked most about their child being involved in BPSA. The comments fell into two categories: what their scout got out of the program, and what they themselves enjoyed. As a Group Scoutmaster, I found the feedback both humbling and inspiring. Here's what they said:



My kid is getting:

-Outdoor opportunities

-Practical outdoor skills

-Opportunities to learn from adults other than parents

-A coed… Continue

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At 7:31am on February 8, 2015,
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Dennis J. Clarke
said…

Hi Andy, thank you for the welcome.

At 7:12pm on March 13, 2014, Erik Wolowitz said…

Thanks Andy, I'll check out the event. Thank you for the heads up.

At 9:31am on March 8, 2014, David Bielski said…

Hi Andy, thanks for the invitation to your events - I did see them and will look at my calendar (and my gear LOL) to see how things line up.  :-)

At 10:45am on October 3, 2013,
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Jeff Kopp
said…

Hey Andy, have you been able to get any photos of your co-ed Pathfinders? If so, please post 'em!

At 9:26pm on August 30, 2013, Kermit Tolbert said…

Thanks

At 1:02pm on February 8, 2013,
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Jeff Kopp
said…

Hey Andy! Here's the link for the Northeastern BTC event w/ details so you can pass it along to your group: http://bpsa-us.ning.com/events/northeast-brownsea-training-camp

 
 
 

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Calling all youth section leaders!  This new BTC3 training is built from the ground up for YOU.  We are bringing TWO trainers from Oregon (Ethan Jewett and Kristen Klever) to teach this next level Brownsea training to our NE Rovers.  The Brooklyn…See More
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