Hello Base Camp!I'm working with the 55th Cascadia to create an umbrella nonprofit that all duly chartered BPSA groups in Portland Oregon could share. The 45th Columbia River in Washington State…Continue
"CREATING A NONPROFIT TIPS
Here are some tips on how to set up a nonprofit. As warning I have no professional background in this at all. The IRS in 2014 introduced a 1023 EZ form which makes it quicker and cheaper. Comments are…"
"Well I just got my letter today from the IRS. That makes 17 days! You'd think they would be busier this time of year. FWIW, I used pay.gov to submit the application. I'm not sure that's how others did it, but…"
"The Portland BPSA non-profit does have a mission bigger than merely making it possible to bank: it truly can become a support organization for area-wide events and needs. We have discussed having the ability to support new SG formation and…"
"Thanks, Andy! Once we have gone through the process I'll post our steps here. I know each state is different, but I think that banking requirements are mostly federal in nature so it's possible that everything you've mentioned will…"
"Hi Wendy - reporting in from a different state here, so our situation may be different, but our credit union required us to use our own EIN and also provide a letter from our Auxiliary Committee authorizing opening of the account. That letter was…"
Last we heard from David on this (in early January), this was still up in the air regarding BPSA's EIN and extending tax-exempt status to our groups. From what I understand from that thread, they had to refile the paperwork with the…"
"Reviving this thread because we are at the point where we need to open a local bank account, hoping to do so by mid-March (2014, noting since this is an older thread).
I applied for an EIN for 14th Treaty Oak (under our local group name). I…"
Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
Excited to get a BPSA group going in SE Portland, Ore. I enjoyed Boy Scouts in my youth and want to pass along that opportunity to my kids, only without the backward policies of BSA's national leadership.
October 20, 2017 at 6pm to October 22, 2017 at 1pm
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
"That is correct. The availability at local surplus stores and their typical sale pricing, as well as the large shipping charges to/from the QM Store, made them impractical to stock. Other options will be investigated in the short term, with the long…"
"My understanding is that when Hudson stocked hats, a high percentage were returned because they did not fit quite right, and the end result was that QM consistently lost money on them. I believe that this will be revisited in light of an…"
Alright so school me here, where did the campaign hat go?Albeit, I wear a Stratton now, however I did initially buy a Rothco when I first joined - still have it (will probably hand it down to my daughter when she leaps up to pathfinding).We're no…See More
Base Camp forum for BPSA scout groups and lone scouts living in the South Region: Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia, the Carolinas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin…See More