Become an invested Rover Scout in the BPSA! As many of you may or may not be aware, the BPSA also encourages adults to become Scouts as part of our adult Rover program.
Rovers are the senior branch of Baden-Powell Scouting, intended for young men and women ages 18 and up who wish to remain uniformed members of a section. As Robert Baden-Powell originally intended, there is no upper age limit. Rovers are organized into self-governing Crews as part of an overall Scout Group. The Rover motto is simply “Service,” and it is put into practice both in the Group and the community (for example, most of our group’s Rovers provide their service by helping to lead 66th Confluence’s individual sections). All BPSA section leaders are required to be registered as Rovers to provide them with a more solid background in Scouting.The highest award a Scout can earn at the Rover level (as well as the highest award in our association) is the Baden-Powell Award (see the Rover Handbook linked below for more details).
The Rovering program is based upon two key works by B-P: Scouting for Boys and Rovering to Success. All BPSA Rovers should familiarize themselves with both works, as well as our own Rover Handbook. All of these are available for free download at: http://bpsa-us.org/program/rovers
Details on our upcoming Brownsea Training are below:
BTC-4 2014 – Columbia, Missouri
Instructors: BPSA Media Director and 66th Confluence GSM, Jeff Kopp, BPSA Secretary and 9th Falcons GSM, Scott Santen, and BPSA Chief Commissioner, David Atchley
Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Rock Bridge State Park
5901 Missouri 163
Columbia, MO 65203
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Complete and submit this online form – Cost: $30.00
– See more at: http://bpsa-us.org/2014/04/brownsea-training-camps-for-spring-2014