Established in 2006, the Baden-Powell Service Association (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 focused on outdoor/woodcraft skills and adventures and providing community service that fosters the development of scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. The BPSA is committed to including everyone in the "game of scouting." Communities that have been excluded or segregated within the scouting tradition are extended a particular welcome in our quest to have an organization as diverse as the communities in which we serve and live.
The Goal: Traditional Scouting for Everyone! It's that simple.
The BPSA offers a traditional ("back to basics") scouting program for ALL youth and adults with a progressive, humanistic approach to membership that disallows any and all discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disabilities, and so on. Please visit the website for more information: BPSA-US.org
The 6th Woodrunners and the Midwest Region BPSA community are proud to host the Spring 2020 Wisconsin Brownsea Training Camp (BTC). The camp will be held at Token Creek County Park in Madison, WI. BTC is the Baden-Powell Service Association's (BPSA) "basic training" for adult leaders and Rover Scouts; all leaders should attend one during their first year and all potential GSMs are required to attend one before new group charters can be approved.
During the course, you will receive training in the BPSA's core mission and policies and each of the program’s four sections, leaving you better prepared to work within your BPSA scout group. Even more important, the event will provide you opportunities to practice a number of scout-craft skills and allow you to leave Brownsea with your Tenderfoot badge proudly in-hand (or sewn on). Best of all, you'll have a chance to make new Scout friends and develop the kind of camaraderie that comes with camping together under the trees.
Training starts at 9 a.m. sharp on Friday, May 15, 2020 (through noon on Sunday, May 17). This should allow plenty of time for those of you traveling from long distances to make it back home before dark on Sunday. Once you've registered, we will send you a supply list and detailed information about the course. For now, here are a few important details:
1. Brownsea is an adults-only course, and only registered participants, trainers, and camp staff will be allowed on-site during the course. This is necessary in order that participants can focus completely on the training event and benefit fully from it. Please leave other family members (including pets) at home.
2. The course will take place at Token Creek County Park, 6200 Williamsburg Way, DeForest, WI 53532.
3. This is an outdoor camping experience and will be held rain or shine. You will need to provide your own personal and camping gear.
4. Once at Brownsea, participants will be organized into groups and train, scout, cook & eat, and clean up within them. All food will be provided as part of the BTC course fee. Dietary accommodations are gladly made; please indicate below.
5. Cost for the training is $45 per person and includes food, campsite, and earned patches. After you register, you will be sent a PayPal invoice for course fees.
Register online here: