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
"The WFIS flag is used at most BPSA events. We actually have a committee working on coming up with an "official" BPSA flag for national and Scout groups to use as well. Until then, the WFIS flag or the official BPSA logo is best for…"
"As a Lone Rover Scout, #1 is a freebie if you have a Lifetime Rover membership!
Requirement #2 is pretty straightforward, even for those who do not currently have a shirt. I'll even offer a Helpful Scout hint for the last part of…"
"David Atchley (our former National Commissioner) was my sponsor as a Lone Scout and we communicated primarily via email for a while, discussing the requirements as needed. Once I completed them, I attended a Brownsea training in Kingston, NY,…"
"We just had our first Wood Beads course back in July...you just missed it! :) Right now, we have plans to possibly offer it next summer as well. You would also want to try and attend a Brownsea Training Camp before attending Wood Beads…"
"The problem with planning an event specifically for Lone Scouts is that there isn't more than one in a geographic location to handle local logistics. At regular regional events (moots, Brownsea Training Camps, and Wood Beads trainings,…"
"It is a WOSM Moot, so BPSA members would not be welcome as there is no recognition of the BPSA by WOSM. Also, WOSM Rovers are only up to age 25. The umbrella organization for the BPSA is WFIS as opposed to WOSM."
"I would say no; that is a Pathfinder award, not a position of 'rank' or 'office'. The Quartermaster badge signifies that a Pathfinder has completed the requirements for that specific proficiency badge. It would be…"
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
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