- Cubs, for young boys, which focused on cooperation and fun.
- Scouts, for older boys, which taught outdoor skills, leadership, life skills, and self-sufficiency.
- Rovers, for adults, which focused on service, citizenship, and personal growth.
In the US, the BSA dropped Rovering about 50 years ago, although it still exists in most other countries' Scouting programs. Now, the Baden-Powell Service Association has brought Rovering back to the US.
Were you a member of Scouts when you were younger? Do you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy serving your community? Interested, but never had the opportunity to be involved with Scouting when you were young? Check out the BPSA at BPSA-US.org and join us!
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.
We'll see you on the trail!