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Scouting graphics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ethan Jewett Jan 30, 2015. 12 Replies

I've noticed around Base Camp that some familiar graphics are being used in badges, banners, logos, etc. Mostly these graphics are being used by 55th Cascadia, and they are familiar to me because I…Continue

Chipmunks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis A. Wittwer Jul 3, 2014. 39 Replies

I noticed that a few groups have a Chipmunk program for kids 2-4 years. Is anyone using any sort of formal program with Chipmunks or is it more of an informal activity? If you have Chipmunks in your…Continue

Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Pesznecker Nov 2, 2015. 69 Replies

This is probably a "can of worms" question but here it goes anyway...…Continue

Should we be pushing the girl advantage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clint Vallee Jan 28, 2014. 14 Replies

I kind of hesitate to put it this way, but I've been wondering lately if girls are the secret weapon of the BPSA. I'm sure this has been discussed to some extent already, how girls in the BPSA will…Continue

 

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Jennifer Best left a comment for Mike McDonald
"Hi Again Mike, I should also say, that I need at least one other adult leader. My husband is committed as a BSA den leader this year, so at this point he'll need to wear that and his other many hats.  J"
Jan 8
Jennifer Best left a comment for Mike McDonald
"Hi Mike, I know about 5 interested moms besides my family. We're going to get together soon and then I'll see how committed they are. I'm 100%. My son is a Webelos Scout, so I'm going to honor his wishes should he want to be more…"
Jan 8
Jennifer Best left a comment for Mike McDonald
"Hi Mike, I see you are in NJ. I am working on starting a group in our area. If you are still nearby, please join us!"
Jan 7

BPSA HQ
Sue Pesznecker replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"You're quite welcome, Chance!"
Nov 2, 2015
Chance Michaels replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"Thanks, Sue.  That's great!"
Nov 2, 2015

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Sue Pesznecker replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"Hey everyone-- I promised to get back to everyone on the Scouting for All issue. Sorry to be a bit slow on that-- I've been collecting information, trying to reconstruct how the BPSA and the SFA movement came together.The good news is I've…"
Nov 2, 2015
Joseph C. Braxton replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"that would be a nice touch"
Oct 29, 2015
Brian Kanuik replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"It would also be nice Joe to have our own bpsa tartan designed and registered in Scotland. Perhaps another future endeavor for the organization."
Oct 29, 2015
Joseph C. Braxton replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"yep, would rather see us have something all ours and not a "kinda, sorta" emblem like other groups use, again, just sayin...."
Oct 29, 2015
Brian Kanuik replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"I agree with you joe. I believe the quartermaster and headquarters has some things in the works. It seems like the talk is all inclusive with a traditional twist. Let's see what comes up."
Oct 29, 2015
Joseph C. Braxton replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"true, just that this particular knot sort of looks like the square knots BSA uses, others use overhand knots etc, altho BSA does have the odd overhand knot, just seems we could have something destinctive to BPSA is all"
Oct 29, 2015
Brian Kanuik replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"Hello Joe, I think a lot of wfis members such as the Rovers explorers association, BP scouts in England as well as Canada, use the knots. Maybe even longer than the bsa. They look different than the one posted though. I think you can still view them…"
Oct 29, 2015
Joseph C. Braxton replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"seems like maybe something that's not a knot emblem would be better, given the whole knot series are generally recognized as being a BSA thing.....   just sayin....."
Oct 29, 2015
Chance Michaels replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"I respect you as well. I hope that comes through. Any symbol can be adapted from its original purpose; even our Fleur-de-lis is seen in some Southern quarters as a symbol for football. ;) But I'm not to worried about symbols of tolerance,…"
Oct 29, 2015
Kirby McCrory Hill replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"I am not trying to be argumentative, but I will try to make my point on last time but using a different route. We can learn from a huge mistake Baden Powell made with regards to a trendy symbol in his day . . . the swastika. He used it on scouting…"
Oct 29, 2015
Brian Kanuik replied to Mike McDonald's discussion Inclusive Scouting Award square knot badge
"I like the badges, and how the colors stand with the different groups neckerchiefs."
Oct 28, 2015

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I'm a father of a future scout, currently trying to learn as much as I can about the BPSA and help out in some small ways.
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At 8:51am on January 8, 2017, Jennifer Best said…

Hi Again Mike,

I should also say, that I need at least one other adult leader. My husband is committed as a BSA den leader this year, so at this point he'll need to wear that and his other many hats. 

J

At 7:52am on January 8, 2017, Jennifer Best said…

Hi Mike,

I know about 5 interested moms besides my family. We're going to get together soon and then I'll see how committed they are. I'm 100%. My son is a Webelos Scout, so I'm going to honor his wishes should he want to be more into his Pack and get his Arrow of Light. I have a soon to be 4 yr old daughter and I would love for there to be a group for her when she's old enough.

Jen

At 7:23pm on January 7, 2017, Jennifer Best said…

Hi Mike,

I see you are in NJ. I am working on starting a group in our area. If you are still nearby, please join us!

At 7:39am on May 14, 2013, Megan said…

I really like your comments and suggestions on your thread! I'm a new member too, and have had some of the same questions. Thank you for asking them.

At 4:39pm on May 8, 2013,
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Jeff Kopp
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Welcome to Base Camp, Mike!

 
 
 

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