"We just invested our first group of Otters. Our we played several games to assist with the different items on the badge.
We played a follow the leader game that asked questions about the motto, law and promise. As kids got them correct they…"
"Here is a list of ideas to learn about B-P and for Founders' Day from Scouts Australia. You may want to be tactful about some of the activities such as the working class boys vrs private school boys game, but the suggestions are…"
"My understanding is that the IRS paperwork to extend tax-exempt status from HQ to local groups across multiple states has not been completed yet by volunteers.
The benefit for having non-profit status at the local level includes volunteers…"
Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
New Orleans 39th Cypress
If you're a current member, which leadership positions do you hold; within your group, your region, or for BPSA National (if applicable)?
- GSM for the 39th Cypress fall 2014 to present.
- Akela 2017 to present
- Assistant South Regional Commissioner fall 2015 to present.
- BPSA Safety Committee 2017 to present
- Otter Raft Leader 2014 to 2017.
- Acting Regional Commissioner for SW and Mid-west during 2016.
- Brownsea Training Camp Leader for July 2016 Gulf Coast BTC in Louisiana & June 2016 NE BTC at Pachaug State Forest, CT. Assistant Leader for Roger Gray for 2015 Deep South BTC at Jackson, MS.
- Currently on the Quest of the Younger Sibling.
- Woodbeads II 2017 (WFIS 1.3) at Brownsea Island, England
- Woodbeads I 2016 (WFIS 1.1 & 1.2) at Portland, Oregon.
- Project Badge for Sea Scouting 2016
- Practical training 2016
- Knighted by Dennis Clarke and sponsored by Rick Saunders at 2016 NE All Section Moot.
-Received as Rover Squire during 2014 Austin, TX BTC with Roger Gray as Leader.
-Joined BPSA 2014.
Any previous scouting background?
Tiger to Eagle, then Assistant Scoutmaster for a few years in the BSA. When a boy scout I attended the Philmont scout ranch and was a graduate of the Ala-Flo Council Woodlore Camping School. One of my favorite scouting experiences was sailing round trip across Pensacola Bay.
About the 87th Panther Group: Is that somewhere in Hernando county, or Hernando the town (of sorts) in Citrus county? If it is the later, I work at Hernando Elementary School, and get access to the morning show.
I have not heard from Will Adamson yet. I will send another email his way in the next couple days....
I was checking out the 141st facebook page while researching this org. Im sure they will be handy when I need to get signed off. I'll reach out to James as well .
I am already thinking of a couple real awesome spots for some Brownsea Training sights here in Central Florida. If you are looking for some great camping spots anywhere between Gainsville and Tampa, Gulf to Atlantic then let me know.
I am going to organize an interest meeting in late Spring/Summer. I know each volunteer has to be registered and pass a background check. Is the background check automatic or is it something we do separately? If someone already has a background check for other organizations can these be used? Is there specific training at all that volunteers must complete before they can take on kids?
"Hi Katie,Sorry for the delay. Somehow I missed your comment. I used 7-zip, which is freely and has versions for the Windows, Mac, and Linux. The next post in my blog, which corrected a typo or two, is what I think is a more generic…"
Hi all,I'm slowly developing some astronomy resources to help Pathfinders earn their Astronomy Special Proficiency Badge and to help all scouts appreciate the sky and learn astronomy and sky lore.On my blog you will find a planisphere (a rotating…See More