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BPSA Scouting Prezi
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regardless of race, gender,
sexual orientation, or religion
Outdoor skills and craft
What is Scouting?
BPSA Program Sections
SCOUT PROMISE & LAW
The real reason
To provide a positive learning environment within the context of democratic participation and social justice and to foster the development of scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.
World Federation of Independent Scouts
111 affiliated Scout Organizations
18,607 Scout Groups
System of progressive self-education
A uniform, promise and law
Patrol system (small groups & youth led)
Learn by doing
A BPSA Scout Group contains one (or more) of each program section operating together as a cohesive organization.
Scout Group Organization
Ages 5-7, Raft / Dens
Motto: "Busy and Bright"
Introduction to out-of-doors
Stimulate interest in scout activities
Ages 8-11, Pack / Sixes
Motto: "Do Your Best"
"Wolf Cub Handbook" & "Jungle Book"
Ages 12-17, Troop / Patrols
Motto: "Be Prepared"
Patrol Method • Youth Led
Learn by doing
Ages 18+, Crew and Patrols
Organized around a service goal
Rovers and Pathfinders use the original B-P Scout Law. Younger scouts use simplified
Promise and Law.
BPSA provides a
Code of Ethics and Youth Protection Guidelines
(required for ALL volunteers)BPSA follows two-deep leadership and uses the Safe Swim Defense in water activities.
BPSA requires that all volunteer leaders attend and pass a
Brownsea Training Course
within their 1st year.
BPSA requires that all Scout Groups submit
on ALL adult leaders registered with the group.
The Scout Group is unified by a singular Neckerchief worn by all Scouts in all groups.
Scout Group Identity
Become an adult leader!
Otter Leader, Timberwolfmaster, Scoutmaster, Den leader, etc.
Become a special instructor on a proficiency badge or a particular skill
Become an auxiliary member
Help raise funds, build website, secure bank and insurance, gather materials, etc.
How You Can Help
show a scout's "current" skill level.
Re-testing is important to keep current, and maintain patch.
Proficiency badges are not ranks -
i.e. Patrol Leader, Troop Leader, Quartermaster
General Proficiency Badges:
Second Class/First Star
First Class/Second Star
There are approx.
50 Special Proficiency badges
for scouts to earn within two categories: Scoutcraft and Public Service.
Learn more about
the 636th Mt Tabor
Founder of Scouting
The power of a great idea
A worldwide youth
movement is born
A Scout Group's number and name are unique and usually have some local significance.
55th Cascadia Scout Group
Serves N/NE Portland