About Dave McGrath

Dave has been a scout his whole life. First as a cub scout, then as a boy scout, 10 years as a cavalry scout and ranger, 17 years as a scoutmaster - now he's scouting again as a BPSA Group Scoutmaster of the 69th Rangers. He is a knighted Rover Scout since spring 2017. He's coaching a youth Pathfinder troop preparing them to climb the Grand Teton this upcoming summer. Won't y'all come along scouting?

The Scout Promise

The Scout Promise

The Scout Promise

On my honor, I promise to do my best,
to render service to my country,
to help other people at all times,
and to obey the Scout Law.

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This is the First Test of the Tenderfoot: “Know the Scout Law, Promise, and Motto; and understand their meanings.”

The Pathfinder Handbook, pg 7
https://www.bpsa-us.org/pdf/BPSA-US-Pathfinder-Handbook.pdf

The Scout Promise

The Scout Promise

The Scout Promise

On my honor, I promise to do my best,
to render service to my country,
to help other people at all times,
and to obey the Scout Law.

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This is the First Test of the Tenderfoot: “Know the Scout Law, Promise, and Motto; and understand their meanings.”

The Pathfinder Handbook, pg 7
https://www.bpsa-us.org/pdf/BPSA-US-Pathfinder-Handbook.pdf

The Scout Law

The Scout Law

The Scout Law

  1. A Scout’s honor is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
  4. A Scout is a friend to all, and a brother/sister to every other Scout.
  5. A Scout is courteous.
  6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
  7. A Scout obeys orders.
  8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
  9. A Scout is thrifty.
  10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.

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This is the First Test of the Tenderfoot: “Know the Scout Law, Promise, and Motto; and understand their meanings.”

The Pathfinder Handbook, pg 7
https://www.bpsa-us.org/pdf/BPSA-US-Pathfinder-Handbook.pdf

Traditional Scouting for Everyone!

The 69th Rangers are proud to serve as the intermountain-west Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) scout group. Founded in 2006, the BPSA has grown to be the largest traditional scouting group in the United States. In the 69th Rangers four scouting sections are open to boys and girls, men and women and all focus on a traditional, open and inclusive, outdoor program. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or no-religion) or other differentiating factors. 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.

Scouting is an outdoor movement and that is part of its character. Historically, the appeal of scouting has always been to that element of the vagabond, pioneer and explorer which is part of our nature, and is at its most evident in youth. BPSA retains scouting’s original focus on this aspect of the program; and encourages our scouts, parents and volunteers to plan programs that take advantage of being out of doors, whenever and wherever possible, even here in rainy Cascadia.

About the Baden-Powell Service Association

bpsalogofullsizeallBPSA follows the original principles and practices of scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907, which had been developed and refined in Scout and Guide Associations around the world for over 99 years. Our belief is that scouting’s original program remains universal, relevant, and adaptable. In Traditional Scouting, changes  are primarily for advances in a) health and safety practices, b) environmental concerns, and c) lightweight camping technologies.

WFISOur aim thus remains the same as when scouting was founded: to promote good citizenship, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills. BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, the Boys Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of the USA. We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS); and as such are not in competition with other American scouting associations, we are only their brothers and sisters. BPSA-US work closely with the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association of England and the Baden-Powell Service Association in Canada.

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BPSA is a volunteer-led organization with no paid staff. This approach keeps the focus on the scouting program and helps keep costs down to a minimum. Training handbooks are available, along with support material. A range of international opportunities exist for our members through the World Federation of Independent Scouts.

Visit BPSA-US for more info and resources on the BPSA program.