Traditional Scouting for Everyone
The Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as an independent and traditional-style scouting association. Our association continues to perpetuate the principles and practices of Scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 that have been developed and refined in Scout associations around the world for over a century.
Our aim is to promote good citizenship and holistic training in habits of observation, discipline, self-reliance, and loyalty. 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?"
Scouting is a worldwide movement dedicated to outdoor skills, leadership, community, and service. BPSA believes this program should be available to everyone, youth and adult, regardless of gender identity, religious choice, sexual orientation, race, ability, income level, or nationality. We welcome all families.