Fall 2015 Brownsea Training Camps


Interested in learning more about Traditional Scouting?  Have you recently joined BPSA, or are considering joining?  Maybe you’ve been a member for a while and are due for your investiture?  Attending a Brownsea Training Camp is a great way to introduce you to our association and our programs.  Upon completion, attendees are invested as a BPSA Rover Squire!  This is a great opportunity for new leaders to start their training, and is a prerequisite for future courses such as Woodbeads.  There are three BTCs scheduled for this fall, in various regions of the country.  Details about the courses listed below.  We hope to see you there!

Oregon Brownsea Training Camp
When: Friday, October 2 through Sunday October 4
Arrive between 8:00am and 9:00am on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Location: Camp Trackers, Marmot, OR
Cost: $50
Details & RSVP on Base Camp

Northeast Brownsea Training Camp
When: Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4, 2015
Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA – Scout Area 4
Arrive by 6pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
204 Union St., Hingham, MA
Cost: $30.00
Details on Base Camp
RSVP via eVite

Southwest Virginia Brownsea Training Camp
When: Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11, 2015
Location: TBD
Arrive by 6pm on Friday, break camp at noon on Sunday
Cost: $30.00
Details (forthcoming) & RSVP on Base Camp


Brownsea Training is required training for first-time leaders of Scout Groups in BPSA-US. It provides an introduction to the Traditional Scouting program of the BPSA, helps in understanding the aims and methods of Scouting, and teaches new Rovers the scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, preparing them to help younger scouts succeed. The program works by teaching these things in a hands-on fashion, as the trainees will form and function as individual patrols, working together in learning, cooking, and making camp life.

At the end of training, new Rovers will be invested as Rover Squires and awarded the green/yellow shoulder knot and their Tenderfoot/Association badge. Once trained, Rovers are encouraged to offer a Brownsea Training in their local area, as well, to continue the tradition and pass on their skills and enthusiasm for Traditional Scouting to others.

The registration fees cover the camp site(s), materials and resources for the program. If you’re interested in starting a BPSA group in your area, or already have a group and would like to attend, the more Scouters the better!