Baden-Powell Service Association

United States

About the Project

WARNINGDave Brown at Active Backer has not responded to any of our messages requesting payment, even though our balance now exceeds $100. Because of this, we have to assume that this is no longer a valid venture and people should be forwarned before making purchases here and thinking that part of your money will be going towards a good cause. Our last email from Dave was on 9/26/16, and at that time he informed us that he had stopped working on this project and apparently isn't even checking the email account anymore. So any money that was raised for our organization since then has not been paid out, and probably never will be. If you like our idea of coed, inclusive, traditional scouting and would like to support our efforts, we would like to invite you to instead visit our website and make a direct donation there:


Quick Summary: The BPSA is a coed, inclusive, traditional scouting 

program for youths & adults focused on outdoor skills & community service. We foster the development of scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. Traditional Scouting for Everyone!



The Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as an independent and traditional-style Scouting Association. Our association continues to perpetuate the principles and practices of Scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 that have been developed and refined in Scout associations around the world for over a century. These principles are so fundamentally sound and the practices so adaptable that Traditional Scouting goes on developing and can never be dated or unsuited to any community. Our aim is to promote good citizenship and wholesome physical, mental, and moral development, as well as training in habits of observation, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills.
The BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girls Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS) and as such are not in competition with other American Scouting associations; we are only their brothers and sisters in Scouting.
The training scheme devised by Baden-Powell is based on using the natural desires of young people as a guide to the activities that will attract and hold them. The appeal of true Scouting has always been to that element of the vagabond, pioneer, and explorer, which is part of our nature, and is at its most evident in youth. Hence the significance of the opening sequence of Baden-Powell’s “Explanation of Scouting” in Scouting for Boys:
By the term ‘scouting’ is meant the work and attributes of backwoodsmen, explorers and frontiersmen.
Scouting is an outdoor movement and that is part of its character. To whatever degree conditions may, at time, force us indoors—such as weather, darkness, or town life—we must regard this as second-best necessity and never as a satisfactory substitute for the real thing.
The BPSA believes that everyone deserves a chance to participate in the movement that Baden-Powell started, and with that, we have crafted our policy of inclusion:
The BPSA offers a choice for those with curiosity, energy, and independence of spirit. We are committed to providing an appropriate alternative and community-oriented Scouting experience. The BPSA welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or no religion), or other differentiating factors. Our mission is to provide a positive learning environment within the context of democratic participation and social justice. We foster the development of Scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.
We’ll see you on the trail!
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