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Fall 2014 Brownsea Trainings

19 Aug

Interested in learning more about Traditional Scouting? Have you recently joined the BPSA, or are considering joining? Maybe you’ve been a member for a while and are due for your investiture? Then attending a Brownsea Training Camp would be the PERFECT way to introduce you to our association, our program, and, best of all, to get you invested as a Rover Squire in the BPSA! We currently have four BTCs scheduled for this fall, with the possibility of a fifth one being added soon. These are happening in various areas of the country: Texas, the Northwest, the Northeast, and the South, so there should be one relatively close to where you are. Please make an effort to attend one—you won’t be sorry you did! Details are below…

BTC-5 2014 – Central Texas Brownsea

Instructors: Southwest Regional Commissioner Roger Gray and GSM Wendy Cook
When:
Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
Camp Mabry
2210 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Contact Roger Gray via Base Camp - Cost: $35.00

BTC-6 2014 – Pacific Northwest Brownsea

Instructors: West Regional Commissioner Ethan Jewett, Assistant Chief Commissioner Sue Pesznecker, and 55th Cascadia Co-GSM Travis Wittwer
When:
Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2014
Arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
Bull Run Education Camp
41515 SE Thomas Rd.
Sandy, Oregon 97055
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Form here. Contact Ethan, Travis, or Susan via Base Camp - Cost: $50.00

BTC-7 2014 – Northeast Brownsea

Instructors: Northeast Regional Commissioner Rick Saunders and 32nd Bare Cove GSM Michael Ferioli
When:
Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
Wompatuck State Park
204 Union St.
Hingham, MA 02043
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Contact Rick or Michael via Base Camp - Cost: $30.00

BTC-8 2014 – Southwest Virginia Brownsea

Instructor: 80th Overmountain GSM Will Adamson
When:
Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at 10am on Sunday
Location:
Abingdon Muster Grounds
1780 Muster Place
Abingdon, VA 24210
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Contact Will via Base Camp - Cost: $20.00

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Brownsea Training is required training for first-time leaders of Scout Groups in BPSA-US. It provides an introduction to the Traditional Scouting program of the BPSA, helps in understanding the aims and methods of Scouting, and teaches new Rovers the scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, preparing them to help younger scouts succeed. The program works by teaching these things in a hands-on fashion, as the trainees will form and function as individual patrols, working together in learning, cooking and making camp life.

At the end of training, new Rovers will be invested as Rover Squires and awarded the green/yellow shoulder knot and their Tenderfoot/Association badge. Once trained, Rovers are encouraged to offer a Brownsea Training in their local area, as well, to continue the tradition and pass on their skills and enthusiasm for Traditional Scouting to others.

The registration fee is $30.00, which will cover the camp site(s), materials and resources for the program. If you’re interested in starting a BPSA group in your area, or already have a group and would like to attend, the more Scouters the better!

Brownsea Training Camps for Spring 2014

9 Apr

Brownsea Training is required training for first-time leaders of Scout Groups in BPSA-US. It provides an introduction to the Traditional Scouting program of the BPSA, helps in understanding the aims and methods of Scouting, and teaches new Rovers the scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, preparing them to help younger scouts succeed. The program works by teaching these things in a hands-on fashion, as the trainees will form and function as individual patrols, working together in learning, cooking and making camp life.

At the end of training, new Rovers will be invested as Rover Squires and awarded the green/yellow shoulder knot and their Tenderfoot/Association badge. Once trained, Rovers are encouraged to offer a Brownsea Training in their local area, as well, to continue the tradition and pass on their skills and enthusiasm for Traditional Scouting to others.

The registration fee is $30.00, which will cover the camp site(s), materials and resources for the program. If you’re interested in starting a BPSA group in your area, or already have a group and would like to attend, the more Scouters the better!

We’re hosting three BTC events this spring. Details are below:

BTC-2 2014 – Albion, Indiana

Instructors: BPSA Rover Squires Ron Blaisdell and Sean O’Briant
When:
Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
Chain O’ Lakes State Park
2355 E. 75 S.
Albion, IN 46701
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Contact Sean O’Briant via Base Camp – Cost: $30.00

BTC-3 2014 – Olivebridge, New York

Instructor: BPSA Rover Squire and 91st Sojourners GSM, Andy Bicking
When:
Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
The Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Rd.
Olivebridge, NY 12461 (just west of Kingston)
Details and RSVP on Base Camp here.
Registration Information: Contact Andy Bicking via Base Camp – Cost: $30.00

BTC-4 2014 – Columbia, Missouri

Instructor: BPSA Media Director and 66th Confluence GSM, Jeff Kopp, BPSA Secretary and 9th Falcons GSM, Scott Santen, and BPSA Chief Commissioner, David Atchley
When:
Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, 2014
Arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location:
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

We will most likely have more BTCs happening later this summer or fall. We will keep you updated!

Brownsea Training Camp(s) 2013!

18 Mar

I want to encourage our adult members and those around the Minnesota, Missouri and New Hampshire areas to really make an effort to attend one of our upcoming Brownsea Training Camps (BTC).

BTC is the first and most important step in adult, Rover training within our association. Attending one will help you and your group get off to a great start, by

  1. Introducing traditional scouting, scouting history & tradition, BPSA and WFIS.
  2. Give you hands on experience in learning all the outdoor/scoutcraft skills needed to teach a 1st year Pathfinder.
  3. Provide a learning environment by having you participate as a member of a patrol on a Troop campout, giving you insight into how groups and the patrol system work.
  4. Earn your investment as a Rover Squire, your first step in the Rover program.

(Check out photos from last year’s Missouri BTC -http://www.flickr.com/photos/kopper/tags/mobtc2012/)

As with any youth program, the quality of the program starts from the bottom up, through the training of adults and volunteers who understand the fundamentals, methods and aims of the program; and are creative and enthusiastic enough to take the time to “be prepared” as a Rover and leader of younger scouts.

I have no doubt that this is you. Follow one of the links below and register for your spot in one of our upcoming BTC events near you. It’s one weekend that will cover a lot of ground and invests you in the program you’ve chosen and want to see succeed!

North East (New Boston, NH):
https://www.wepay.com/events/spring-2013-brownsea-northeast

Mid-West (Marine on St. Croix, MN):
https://www.wepay.com/events/spring-2013-brownsea-minnesota

Mid-West (St. Louis, MO)
https://www.wepay.com/events/spring-2013-brownsea-missouri

Register for Fall 2012 Brownsea(s)

3 May

Our Fall 2012 Brownsea Training Camps are coming (yes, we have more than one this year) …

Brownsea Training is required training for first-time leaders of Scout Groups in BPSA-US.  It provides an introduction to the traditional scouting program of the BPSA, helps in understanding the aims and methods of Scouting, and teaches new Rovers the scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, preparing them to help younger scouts succeed. The program works by teaching these things in a hands-on fashion, as the trainees will form and function as individual patrols, working together in learning, cooking and making camp life.

At the end of training, new Rovers will be invested as Rover Squires and awarded the green/yellow shoulder knot and their Tenderfoot/Association badge. Once trained, Rovers are encouraged to offer a Brownsea Training in their local area as well to continue the tradition and pass on their skills and enthusiasm for traditional scouting to others.

The registration fee is $25.00, which will cover the camp site(s), materials and resources for the program. If you’re interested in starting a BPSA group in your area, or already have a group and would like to attend, the more Scouters the better!

We’re hosting two BTC events this fall.  Details are below:

BTC-1 2012 – Moody, Texas

Instructor: BPSA 1st Lone Scouts RSL, Scott Hudson

When:

Friday, October 5th through Sunday October 7th, 2012
Arrive between 7pm and 8pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday

Location:

Mother Neff State Park
1680 S.H. 236
Moody, TX 76557-3317

Details here: Mother Neff State Park Web Site

Registration Information:    Register Online - Cost: $25.00

 

BTC-2 2012 – Washington, Missouri

Instructor: BPSA Commissioner, Dave Atchley

When:

Friday, September 14th through Sunday September 16th, 2012
Arrive between 7pm and 8pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday

Location:

Klondike State Park,
St. Charles County, Missouri (just west of St. Louis)
Details here: Klondike State Park Web Site

Registration Information:    Register Online - Cost: $25.00

Register for Fall 2011 Brownsea!

17 Aug

Our Fall 2011 Brownsea Training Camp is coming …

Brownsea Training is required training for first time leaders of Scout Groups in BPSA-US.  It provides an introduction to the traditional scouting program of the BPSA, helps in understanding the aims and methods of Scouting, and teaches new Rovers the scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, preparing them to help younger scouts succeed.  The program works by teaching these things in a hands-on fashion, as the trainees will form and function as individual patrols, working together in learning, cooking and making camp life.

At the end of training, new Rovers will be invested as Rover Squires and awarded the green/yellow shoulder knot and their Tenderfoot/Association badge.  Once trained, Rovers are encouraged to offer a Brownsea Training in their local area as well to continue the tradition and pass on their skills and enthusiasm for traditional scouting to others.

The registration fee is $15.00, which will cover the camp site(s), materials and resources for the program.  If you’re interested in starting a BPSA group in your area, or already have a group and would like to attend, the more scouters the better!

This BTC is being held in Missouri, which is fairly centralized for most people. Details are below:

When:

Friday, October 7th through Sunday October 9th, 2011
Arrive at 7pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday

Location:

Klondike State Park,
St. Charles County, Missouri (just west of St. Louis)
Details here: Klondike State Park Web Site
Campsites: P16, P17 & P18 (Primitive Campsites)

 

 

Registration Information:

Cost: $15.00
Register Online here: https://www.wepay.com/tickets/view/67037