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Happy birthday to us! On this date in 2006, Baden-Powell Scouting was officially born (the name was changed to the Baden-Powell Service Association a couple of years later).
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Happy Earth Day! http://ow.ly/HrW7f
You can make a difference! Help Earth Day Network – that works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries - broaden and mobilize the environmental movement.
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Today is International Day of Action for Rivers! For more info, please visit: http://ow.ly/HrVpB
March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to demonstrate, educate and celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. By acting together, we demonstrate that our issues are not merely local, but global in scope.
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As a reminder to everyone, tomorrow, February 22, is not just Washington's Birthday, but also the birthday of Robert & Olave Baden-Powell - and is traditionally known as "Founders' Day."

It is a day to wear your scout group necker as you go about your daily life—both as a reminder to yourself of the traditions you uphold, and to let those around you know that you consider them important, and support scouting.
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Happy World Wetlands Day! http://ow.ly/HrEI9
The future of humanity depends on wetlands. They purify and replenish our water, and provide the fish and rice that feed billions. Wetlands act as a natural sponge against flooding and drought, and protect our coastlines. They burst with biodiversity, and are a vital means of storing carbon ...
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Photo of our 66th Confluence St. Louis group taking part in the New Year Good Turn w/other area scouts at Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cemetery.
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This is our Base Camp group for Rovers, our adult scout level that includes all BPSA section leaders. Use this group to discuss Rover-specific outings and service project ideas! http://ow.ly/HuwZt
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Encourage your scouts to help maintain a healthy and sustainable bee population by planting pollinator-friendly plants this spring. http://ow.ly/Hsexn
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That sounds like an opportunity to set up a seed exchange between Scout groups. Some of the plants are naturally plentiful in some areas. Their seeds would be freely available and may be needed in other areas where the plants are less abundant.
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Happy World Thinking Day (also known as Founders' Day)... Robert and Olave Baden-Powell's shared birthday! http://ow.ly/Hsmr7
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New featured items in the BPSA Quartermaster Store... Vintage-inspired canvas daypacks and rucksacks for you and your scouts! http://ow.ly/IyH0n
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Our 7th Trailblazers group in Austin, TX got some nice press for a recent creek cleanup outing! http://ow.ly/HUQK4
Service group cleans up Camp Mabry creek
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What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service #service
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Traditional scouting for everyone.
Introduction

Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) believes that everyone deserves a chance to participate in the movement which Baden-Powell started, and with that, we have crafted our policy of inclusion:

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. BPSA welcomes everyone. 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.

BPSA was formed in the US in 2006 as an independent and traditional style Scouting Association. It perpetuates the principles and practices of Scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 which had been developed and refined in Boy Scout Associations around the world for over 99 years. 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 spiritual development; and training in habits of observation, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills.

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 and as such are not in competition with other American Scouting Associations, we are only their brothers. We are affiliated with the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association of England.

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