Traditional Scouting for Everyone

Welcome to BPSA

The Baden-Powell Service Association offers a community-oriented traditional scouting program for youth and adults of all genders in the United States. There is no religious requirement and our groups are independent from sponsoring organizations. We offer the experience of scouting to anyone who wishes to join us.


We are not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts, USA or their governing scout associations. 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.

News & Announcements

Dear Scouts,

It’s such a privilege to write that – Dear Scouts – because scouts, and especially the Rover Scouts of the BPSA, are some of the

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How do I get involved with a BPSA Group?

Start a new BPSA Group

Each group registers new members independently. If you don’t find a group nearby, consider starting one or joining our 1st Lone Scouts Group.

Join an existing BPSA Group

Starting a new group is an exciting endeavor that will connect you to your community and the worldwide scouting movement. 

Join our 1st Lone Scouts Group

The BPSA Lone Scouts program is for individual Otters, Timberwolves, Pathfinders and Rovers who might live in rural areas or may not have the interest locally in starting a new group.

Scout Programs

Otter

AGES 5 - 7 (grades K-2)

Otter

AGES 5 - 7 (grades K-2)
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Timberwolf

AGES 8 - 10 (grades 3-5)

Timberwolf

AGES 8 - 10 (grades 3-5)
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Pathfinder

AGES 11 - 17 (grades 6-12)

Pathfinder

AGES 11 - 17 (grades 6-12)
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Rover

ADULTS 18+

Rover

ADULTS 18+
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Affiliations

WFIS WORLDWIDE
BPSA UK
Agrupación Scout Mexicana, A.C.
BPSA-BC CANADA
BPSA-ON CANADA

BPSA MISSION

We welcome 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.