The 7th Trailblazers Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) is one of three BPSA groups currently operating in the Austin area. We were founded in 2014 by parents who were looking for community-oriented and inclusive Scouting adventures for their families.
For Fall 2020, all our meetings will be virtual (via Zoom) with asynchronous elements scouts will engage in (with appropriate parental help). We hope to be able to move to socially-distant outdoor meetings in January 2021.
When we resume in-person meetings, we are located on the North side of Austin (Parmer/MoPac) and meet almost every Sunday afternoon during the school year (see our calendar for meeting times/dates). We are a group open to anyone who wishes to enjoy scouting. We are currently accepting scouts grades K – 12 and adult leaders 18 years of age or older.
All adult leaders (SMs or ASMs) will need to register with BPSA as Rover Scouts and will need to complete a Brownsea Training Course within their first year of membership. Also, each adult leader will need to pass a background check. A minimum of two registered adult leaders is required per section.
About the Baden-Powell Service Association
The Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as an independent and traditional-style scouting association. The principles and methods originally drafted by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 have been developed and refined in scout associations around the world. BPSA’s program harkens back to the origins of scouting: promoting self-reliance, good citizenship, training in habits of observation, and loyalty. Our badgework and program are simple, our uniform is minimal. We teach real outdoor skills and engage in adventures, campouts, and community-building. Service is one of our core tenets, as we create a culture where children and adults ask, “How can we help?”
The BPSA program is completely volunteer run and focused on keeping the cost-barrier to participate in Scouting low for all families and participants. There is no full-time or part-time paid staff.
The BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).
To learn more about BPSA, visit BPSA-US.org.
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