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BPSA Scouting Prezi

An overview of the Baden-Powell Service Association's (BPSA) traditional scouting program in the US. BPSA is a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).

Ethan Jewett

on 21 January 2017

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Transcript of BPSA Scouting Prezi

BPSA welcomes everyone,
regardless of race, gender,
sexual orientation, or religion
Outdoor skills and craft
What is Scouting?
BPSA Program Sections
The real reason
BPSA exists
BPSA Mission:
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
130 affiliated Scout Organizations
64 countries
5,134,575 scouts/guides
23,531 Scout Groups
Robert Baden-Powell
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
Motto: "Service"
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
background checks
on ALL adult leaders registered with the group.
Important Points
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
Proficiency badges

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.
Progressive Training
in Scoutcraft
Learn more about the Baden-Powell
Service Association and the
traditional/inclusive scouting movement
and also Facebook & Twitter
Founder of Scouting
Learn More
BPSA Scouting
Traditional Scouting
for everyone

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.
Sue Pesznecker
Chief Commissioner
65 Scout Groups
25 States

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