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Baden Powell University (BPU) Fact Sheet

What is it?

Baden Powell University is a one day training course usually held in November for all leaders in the Westark Area Council.  Participants have an opportunity to receive supplemental training that will help them better meet the needs of their chartered partners, Scouting units, and the youth in the program. 

BPU has a complete degree program and participants are presented with a patch.  There is something for everyone from the new Scout leader to the seasoned veteran.  Scouters will follow a degree program, similar to that of a college, in which they will take courses.  Each session is 45 minutes long.

The Degree Process

Basic Degree

To earn a Basic Degree in a college, do all of the following:

            Declare a College (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Commissioner)

            Complete four (4) forty-five minute sessions and Recruiting/Available Training.

 

Bachelor’s Degree

To earn a Bachelor’s Degree in a college, do all of the following:

            Declare a College (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Commissioner)

            Complete six new courses at any course level.  At least 3 courses must be in your declared College.

 

Master’s Degree

To earn a Master’s Degree in a college, do all of the following:

            Hold a Bachelor’s degree in the same College.

            Complete six additional courses.  At least 3 courses must be in your declared College.

            Serve as an Instructor’s Assistant.

 

Doctorate Degree

To earn a Doctorate Degree in a college, do all of the following:

            Hold a Master’s degree in the same College.

            Complete six additional courses.  At least 3 courses must be in your declared College.

            Serve as an Instructor’s Assistant.

            Complete a thesis whose subject has been approved by the Thesis Committee.

 

Rotation Schedule

Each year, a different district hosts BPU.  Below is rotation schedule through 2019.

Year District

2007

Butterfield Trail

2008

Razorback

2009

Magazine Mountain

2010

Ozark

2011

Butterfield Trail

2012

Cornerstone

2013

Magazine Mountain

2014

Razorback

2015

Ozark

2016

Butterfield Trail

2017

Cornerstone

2018

Magazine Mountain

2019

Razorback

 

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