From working with the BSA, I know it isn't always easy for a Scout to find a counselor to work with when they find a Merit Badge they have an interest in. Due to the current size of the BPSA, I bet…Continue
September 15, 2017 at 3pm to September 17, 2017 at 1pm
The Northeast Region is excited to host the first BPSA-US National Rover Moot, to be held on the weekend of September 15-17, 2017, at Camp Johnson in secluded Bolton, Connecticut. What Is a Moot?A Moot is a gathering of Rovers, usually in a camp, similar to Jamborees held by our younger Scouting siblings. The word "moot" is an Old English term for a meeting or assembly. Since the 1920's, Rovers have gathered for moots of all shapes and sizes. This event will be our first National Moot, and…See More
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As far as changing the scope of your original proposal, I'm fine with…"
"1, 2, and 3) The Rambler and Project badges are signified by replacing the shoulder boards with special shoulder badges that incorporate the design of the award rather than adding an additional badge to the original boards. The BPSA-US uses…"
"That would be me, and I'm all alone - so alone, in fact, that I'm the BPSA-US Lone Scout leader. :)
I'm located just outside of Buffalo in Erie County and am the only BPSA registered Scout in the US for about 100 miles. Most of…"
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"Good work and most impressive. I like your resources but did you use any traditional texts? Love the idea of having a "Careers" chapter as B-P intended many of these badges to help youth decide future professions. You…"
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 Scouting,-Scott MooreObserver-Tracker%2011-08-16.pdfSee More
"The 32nd Bare Cove is hoping to host a BTC at our group site at Wompatuck State Park in the spring. We've got some folks who were unable to attend the awesome fall BTC done by the 8th and we're looking to see if there's some…"
Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
My name is Scott Moore. I'm from Maine, but currently live in Western New York. My dad and uncle were involved in scouting when they were younger (my uncle being an Eagle Scout with the BSA), but I opted to explore other interests in my youth. I have, however, always been interested in hiking, camping, nature, conservation, and everything outdoors. I have two sons now, both involved in Scouting, and became active due to their interest in it. After doing some research and learning about the historical Rover program, reading Scouting For Boys and Rovering To Success, discovering the BPSA, appreciating their non-discriminatory policies, and connecting with their commitment to community service, I became a life member.
As far as my current "Rover projects", I'm currently helping to compile the Rover's Handbook for the BPSA and, on the local level, I am the Scout Projects Coordinator for the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corporation and have helped work with willing scouts (regardless of their group affiliation) on service projects involving restoring the terminal and beautifying the surrounding areas. I recently completed my Tenderfoot requirements, became invested as a Squire, and had the opportunity to visit some of our BPSC/Traditional Explorers Association of Canada brothers (and sisters) in Ontario when I was up there for business for a few weeks.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott Moore, Lone Rover Squire, 1st Lone Scout Group
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
1st Lone Scouts
Any previous scouting background?
Former BSA Cub Scout Den Leader, Pack Trainer, Assistant Cubmaster
Current BSA Scoutmaster and Wood Badger
Current BPSA Rover Knight and RSL
Hi Scott, Ethan Jewett mentioned that you may have more information about online registration problems when trying to register with the lone scouts. I'm trying to register myself and my son, and every time I click "add to cart" I get a website error: Undefined index: groups_id , even when I am sure that I have entered the lone scouts group selection. Any information would be great. Thanks! -Maegan Black
I've posted videos to YouTube of the Tenderfoot requirements for your review. I've signed up as a Lone Rover for the time being. The videos I made (a series of 8) are not the best quality (you'll have to crank up the volume), but I think you'll be able to determine that I know the skills. Here are the URL's for the videos:
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
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