Camp. Hike. Whittle. Whistle. Bring your whole family or just come on your own. This co-ed, all-age traditional outdoor scouting program was developed and refined over 40 years starting in 1907 by the Father of Scouting and Chief Scout of the World, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. The nostalgia we have for scouting days of old exists because of this program. The opportunity to participate in a whole family activity is rare these days. The best way we learn is by example – from friends, from parents, and from other community members, young and old. Develop skills, meet new people, have pride in your work and your service to your community.
We teach real outdoor skills and engage in adventures, campouts, and community-building. Service is one of our core tenants, as we create a culture where children and adults ask,
“How may we help?”
Find your local BPSA group in Nevada County, CA! 49th Gold Country Scout Group, BPSA.
Our 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.
Group Scoutmaster Evan leads a contingent of the 49th Gold Country on a hike in the Redwoods of Humboldt County, CA