Hello scout families. We hope you are all staying healthy and we miss seeing you all.
We feel it is an important time to reflect on social justice as part of our scout program. The BPSA-US mission statement reads:
BPSA welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, 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.
We are reminded to embrace social justice as an important part of our 124 Redwood Ranger program and as leaders will work harder to bring this into our scout activities. In that effort, we are always open to suggestions from our scout families. Let us know if you have ideas for social justice efforts within our troop!
We also wanted to let you know that we are working on a possible family campout in late September. If we are able to, the campout would be at a group site near Sumeg Village (Patrick’s Point State Park) in exchange for a service project. We will continue to monitor local public health and work to determine if and how it would be possible to have a September campout safely and will keep you all posted.