The Rover Scout motto in the BPSA-US is “Service“.
It’s part of the whole concept of errant knighthood, looking to do something useful other than fighting windmills, of course. BPSA-US Rover Scouts are adult scouts, much as Lord Baden-Powell envisioned when he helped start the scouting movement early in the 20th Century.
The idea of course is to be helpful, as it states in the Scout Law. Perpetuate a lifestyle of being useful in the scout group and in the community at large. Encouraging others to do the same.
Scouting is a great structure to let your inner-nerd shine, particularly for the introvert. So far I’ve had success at being useful in the community. Thus far:
- As a licensed ham radio operator, KE0JIT. At present as a Technician license operator. Ham radio licensees are your best friend during any disaster. With study I would like to go for the General license in 2019.
- A secret project. Nope, not saying what it is here. It wouldn’t be a secret if I did.
- Disaster relief (Hurricane Maria) in Puerto Rico through the La Hormiga Project and La Travesia Iglesia.
- Civil Air Patrol (CAP) – Emergency Services. If you get lost, or there is a downed pilot, we’ll help come find you. I also help keep a squadron at CAP safe.
And there is other stuff, mostly less organized or more personal.
And during late 2018 into 2019 because time management may not be as big of an issue, I hope to assist in the scout group specifically. Chiefly the 1st Lone Scouts is my aim, but we’ll see what happens. Juggling priorities has been an obstacle to attending a hullabaloo or assisting at a BPSA -US Brownsea scout training.