66th Confluence

Our Mission

The 66th Confluence is a scouting organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. We offer a progressive program to boys and girls, youth and adults, with open and inclusive membership policies that disallow any and all discrimination. Our activities and service projects are based on the interests of the participants, preferably in an outdoor setting in direct contact with nature.

The 66th Confluence offers a scouting choice for those with curiosity, energy, and independence of spirit. We are committed to providing an appropriate alternative and community-oriented scouting experience focused on character development, outdoor skills, and community service, providing experiences not found on the playground, at school, church, or home. We foster the development of scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. We are accessible and inclusive, open to anyone in St. Louis, particularly St. Louis City, and are hoping to be an incubator for future groups in the St. Louis area.

Scouting and the BPSA

Since its founding more than a hundred years ago, the scouting movement has spread around the world like wild fire. Today there are only a handful of countries where scouting is not being practiced to some degree. The aims and methods of scouting are so fundamentally sound and so adaptable that traditional scouting goes on developing and can never be outdated or unsuited to any community.

The BPSA was established to promote the principles, methods, and practices of scouting as originally laid down by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of scouting. The aim of our association is to promote good citizenship and wholesome physical, mental development; and training in habits of observation, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful life skills.

Scouting is one of the best programs for developing character, improving resourcefulness, and learning responsibility and skills in community service; and BPSA believes this program should be available to everyone, boys and girls, men and women, youth and adult, regardless of religious beliefs or sexual orientation, and therefore we do all we can to keep the cost of traditional scouting within the means of St. Louis-area youth and families from all walks of life.