⚜⚜⚜⚜BPSA-US Brothers and Sisters ⚜⚜⚜⚜
Welcome to my first blog post!
I wanted to make my first blog post about my journey in finding BPSA-US.
I currently live in San Diego, CA and have served in the U.S. Navy for almost 15 years. As an enlisted member, in order to get a favorable performance evaluation one must volunteer in the community on and off base. Since early 2015 I haven't volunteered anywhere. That past few places that I attempted to volunteer didn't work out for me. Then I realized I needed to do something in the community so I began my search. At first I was drawn to the Sea Scouts and contacted the local BSA council for more info. While researching more into the Sea Scouts more I realized that the kids will be the ones doing all of the activities. The adults mainly supervise those activities. So what really can the adults achieve in that program besides being leaders? Titles maybe? Then I thought to myself what will I really be learning in that program. I really wanted to join an organization that I can better myself in. I am not saying that you can't get better in the BSA as an adult because leading/teaching youth can be very fulfilling. What I am saying is I wanted to join an organization that I can achieve something as an adult just like the youth. So I continued my search to find anything related to adult scouting. I want to learn how to take care of myself in the wild. I realized it doesn't matter how much money you have in this world. Money will not save you in a time of disaster. Only the skills of wilderness survival can keep you alive. I kept searching for a couple of months and then I stumbled on BPSA-US. That was in the middle of November 2015. I made the decision to officially join as a Lone Scout and life member on December 24th, 2015. There is some interest here in San diego, but so far that interest is dead in the water. Hopefully in the months to come I can ignite that interest. As of now the Tenderfoot tests are in my sights.
⚜⚜⚜⚜Thank you for reading!!!⚜⚜⚜⚜
⚜⚜⚜Happy Scouting to you⚜⚜⚜