⚜⚜⚜How I stumbled across BPSA-US⚜⚜⚜

⚜⚜⚜⚜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⚜⚜⚜


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Comment by William Carter on January 24, 2016 at 9:19pm

Good post.  Good luck on your Tenderfoot tests and happy trails to you!

Comment by Clayton Smith on January 24, 2016 at 9:36pm

Thank you for the kind comments!

Comment by David Coronado on January 24, 2016 at 11:27pm

Welcome to BPSA, shipmate! Good luck to you. Let us know how we can be of assistance.

Comment by John Granger on January 25, 2016 at 2:45pm

Good post Clay, and it was a pleasure to meet you on my recent visit to San Diego and I hope encouraged you to join BPSA as a Lone Rover. We look forward to doing more with you here in Ca. and as others have said, give you whatever help and encouragement we can. Remember, 'Lone' does not mean 'Lonely'!  We will hopefully be seeing you at the proposed NorCal BTC in April. 

Comment by Clayton Smith on January 26, 2016 at 2:30am

Dave- Thank you too Shipmate!! I will let you know if I need assistance.

John- I will most definitely plan on going to the NorCal BTC in April. I look forward to doing more with you too in this great program. 

Comment by Ethan Jewett on May 26, 2016 at 1:05am

Welcome aboard Clayton. Watch out for that Granger character, he'll have you drinking Yorkshire tea and attempting an English accent before you can say "On my honor".


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