Scouting is an activity enjoyed by all. However, there are children and adults who are pushed out of scouting. This is not the case with Baden-Powell Service Association scouts. We have two paths in BPSA: (1) Service to community, and (2) Outdoor skills.
55th Cascadia scouts, and the newly formed 98th Rainier scouts, pridefully marched in the parade. Continue reading
Everyone loves a parade! And so did the 55th Cascadia scouts. The clouds parted, the rain subsided, and sun covered the land. The theme of our parade entry was the 10 Scout Laws. Thank you to all that helped in this civic endeavor. We will do it again next year–big plans! Continue reading
In honor of the founder of scouting, Baden-Powell, the 55th took on a Service project to beautify the grounds of Beaumont MS, Portland. The morning was cold, but brisk work kept us all warm until the sun peeked through the clouds. Continue reading
“The most worth-while thing is to put happiness into the lives of others.”
Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 – 1941)
The month of December was a month of Service for all of our sections. Each section found a way to provide Service: Otters created hygiene packages for children in need; Timberwolfs packaged food at the Oregon Food Bank in NE Portland; Pathfinders packaged food at the Oregon Food Back in Beaverton; and Rovers collected warm clothing for project “Keep Them Warm.”
These projects support a fundamental tenant of scouting, and is seen throughout the Scout Law. Continue reading
Chipmunk Promise: “On my chipmunk honor, I promise to do my best”
August was a month of Ffffffs–Funding, Fun Times, and First Aid.
Funding: Scout Sale
We organized a fundraising event that held to our core beliefs of fundraising: (1) the fundraising endeavor should not be lengthy, such as months; (2) the fundraising endeavor supports the ideals of thrifty, resourcefulness, and community; and (3) the fundraising endeavor involves as many people in our 55th Cascadia group as can participate. We were strategically located just off of the busy Mississippi St/Skidmore intersection in Portland, Oregon. As our first fundraiser, it went well. We took notes on what worked, and ways to improve for next time. Yes, there will be a next time so put a box in your basement and start filling it with good items for a sale. Funds from the sale will be used to support the group with gear, adventures, and scholarships. Continue reading
Service is a large part of Baden-Powell scouting. In fact, older scouts have “Service” as their motto.
Today, our Pathfinders provided service during Sunday Parkways. Sunday Parkways is an event where about eight miles of road is closed to motorized traffic, freeing up the space for people to bike, run, walk, and everything else…skipping? Yes, we saw a person skipping the route. Continue reading