"The background check is automatic for any paid Rover adult members. For your volunteers any background check should be fine, however the $20 Rover application/background check cost is hard to beat.
It is recommended to go to a Brownsea…"
"Sorry to hear it. Thanks for telling me. They renewed their charter early this year so this is a surprise to me.
As you have no BPSA group near you, are there any questions or tasks that I can help with? Traditional scouting…"
Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
I am an avid scout and volunteer for community programs. My largest interest is in providing a voice and egalitarian, safe spaces for all people.
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
Any previous scouting background?
Girl Scout most of my life
Girl Scout Unit Leader (camp)
Girl Scout Camp Director
Girl Scout Service Unit Manager
Girl Scout Service Unit Delegate Alternate
Girl Scout volunteer - programs and events
Cub Scouts Den Leader
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The background check is automatic for any paid Rover adult members. For your volunteers any background check should be fine, however the $20 Rover application/background check cost is hard to beat.
It is recommended to go to a Brownsea Training Camp within one year of starting any age section. However, since you do not have a group nearby to help you do one then it is common to go ahead and start a group. You can go to a Brownsea Training Camp later. In the meantime gain experience such as going camping without kids to practice, reading the Ning Basecamp discussions concerning the section you are interested in (Otter, Timberwolf, Pathfinder), and messaging others frequently. Of the groups that are near-ish to you I would contact Will Adamson of the 80th Overmountain as he has a lot of scouting experience and young scouts in his group. If you want to travel, keep an eye out on Ning Base Camp as there are BTC's often in the Fall and Spring. Go to the ones with the most members to get the most conversations going.
I and another adult started our group so if you have any more questions you can ask me too.
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