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Baden Powell Institute

Be Prepared for Innovation
Be Prepared for Imagination
Be Prepared for Inspiration

BPI

Baden Powell Institute
In Person, Online, or Both! 

Baden Powell Institute is the premiere training event for Scout leaders providing supplemental training that sparks innovation, imagination, and inspiration. For more than 20 years, BPI has helped Scouters hone their leadership, develop new skills, and discover new resources. This February, Baden-Powell Institute is taking on a whole new look! You can attend BPI live and in person on February 5, tune in from your computer on February 12, or do both! 

After being a digitally delivered program only in 2021, BPI returns to an in person event with more than 300 adult leaders who participate, and also digitally delivered courses for those who can't attend in person or want to experience the unique offerings online.

BPI In Person

2.5.22

Join us live and in person on Saturday, February 5 at Dalton Elementary/Middle School for BPI In Person!

BPI In Person Includes: 

  • Choice of 5 classes to attend during the day

  • Lunch

  • Light coffee & donuts in the morning

  • Council Shoulder Strip patch - exclusive to BPI In Person!

  • Commemorative shoulder cord - exclusive to BPI In Person!

$25

BPI Online

2.12.22

Join us for BPI Online! You'll have access to the entire course catalog, plus live engagements beginning 2.12.22!

BPI Online Includes:

  • Multiple live-interactive discussions

  • 40+ courses of supplemental training for adult leaders on an interactive Baden Powell Institute **15 brand-new courses for 2022!**

  • Pre-Event Package mailed to your home prior to the event:

    • Baden Powell Institute Syllabus

    • Commemorative Patch(es) - exclusive to the online event *# of patches depends on package 

    • Special Edition 2022 Shoulder Recognition Cord - exclusive to the online event

*The shoulder cord is a commemorative 2022 cord for this one of a kind event.

$15-25

BPI IN PERSON

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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By signing up for BPI In Person, you'll gather with hundreds of adult leaders from the Buckeye Council and surrounding areas on Saturday, February 5 at Dalton Elementary/Middle School to learn from one another!

When you register on LEADScouting.org, you are only registering for the event. At a later date, you will be sent details on how to sign up for classes. All participants will register for five classes for BPI In Person. 

BPI In Person participants will receive a Council Shoulder Patch (CSP) and guidebook upon arrival on 2/5. This council shoulder patch is exclusive to participants at the live Baden Powell Institute. During the closing ceremony, you'll receive your commemorative shoulder loop based on years of participation at BPI. 

Attendees who participate in person will be able to add BPI Online at a discounted rate. 

COURSE CATALOG

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ADVANCEMENT

Understanding the Merit Badge Program 

The Eagle Scout Service Project

The Eagle Scout Application

The Essentials of Merit Badge Counselor

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Knot a Problem

Shooting Sports in Scouting

Basic Woodcarving

Cub Scout Knife Safety and Whittling

Cub Camping in a Pandemic

Dutch Oven Cooking

TECHNOLOGY

Scoutbook for Den Leaders

Communication within Your Pack, Troop, or Crew

Using Social Media in Scouting

Using the BSA Brand Center to Market Your Unit

3D Printing in Scouting

ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Advanced Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Making Virtual Meetings Exciting 

Cub Scout Crafts and Games

Adventures at the Summit

LEADERSHIP

We Are Able! - Leading Scouts with Disabilities 

Succession Planning 

Dealing with "Bullying" 

What is Wood Badge?

What is NYLT?

1 Hour a Week- Scouting and Life Balance

Committees: Who and Why?

Unit Commissioners: Who are they & why do I have one?

Commissioner Tools 

Questions Effective Leaders Should be Asking

Diversity in Scouting

Suicide Prevention in Scouting

Unit Budgeting

Annual Program Planning

PALS: Parents as Leaders. A Shared Leadership Model

Gender and Identity in Youth

CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY

Strengthening Relationships with Schools

Growing through Connective Relationships

RECRUITING & RETAINING

Holding a Successful Join Scout Night Event

Succession Planning 

Retention: Best Kept Secrets

SAFETY

Active Shooter Training 

See the full description of classes

**course list subject to change**

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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If you register for BPI In Person, you will attend five, one-hour classes throughout the day on February 5. 

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

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Beginning in January, all participants registered for BPI in person will begin registering for their five, one-hour courses at BPI In Person. Details on where to register for courses will be emailed to all participants at a later date. 

Course registration will occur in waves based on when participants registered. See the schedule below. Course registration dates will be published later.

Participants 1-100 = Wave 1

Participants 101-200 = Wave 2

Participants 201-300 = Wave 2

Participants 301-399 = Wave 4

Participants 400+ = Wave 5

Example: if you're one of the first 100 participants registered for BPI In Person, you will have first choice of courses to take during the day. 

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BPI ONLINE

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WHAT TO EXPECT

By signing up for BPI Online, you'll gather with hundreds of adult

leaders from across the country on Saturday, February 12 and all

spring-long on the virtual campus here at LEADScouting.org! Baden

Powell Institute (BPI) is a premiere training event providing courses

that spark innovation, imagination, and inspiration. 

You’ll have access to the entire course catalog of 40+ classes and take part in live discussions with Scouters from across the country. 10 of these courses are brand-new for 2022! We’ve designed this program to meet your needs with all classes digitally delivered and on demand – tune in on your time, and get the training you need.

All BPI Online participants will receive a package in the mail prior to the event with their event patch(es) exclusive to BPI Online, a commemorative shoulder loop exclusive to BPI Online, and printed guidebook.

Any attendees who participate online can attend in person, whether they're in the Buckeye Council or not.

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COURSE CATALOG

By signing up for BPI, you will have on-demand access to all courses beginning 2/12 throughout the spring! Each course has its own dedicated webpage with videos, connected resources, and activities. If you participated in BPI 2021, there will be at least 15 new courses for 2022!

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ADVANCEMENT

Understanding the Merit Badge Program 

The Eagle Scout Service Project

The Eagle Scout Application

The Essentials of Merit Badge Counselor

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Knot a Problem

Shooting Sports in Scouting

Basic Woodcarving

Cub Scout Knife Safety and Whittling

Cub Camping in a Pandemic

Dutch Oven Cooking

TECHNOLOGY

Scoutbook for Den Leaders

Communication within Your Pack, Troop, or Crew

Using Social Media in Scouting

Using the BSA Brand Center to Market Your Unit

3D Printing in Scouting

ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Advanced Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Making Virtual Meetings Exciting 

Cub Scout Crafts and Games

Adventures at the Summit

LEADERSHIP

We Are Able! - Leading Scouts with Disabilities 

Succession Planning 

Dealing with "Bullying" 

What is Wood Badge?

What is NYLT?

1 Hour a Week- Scouting and Life Balance

Committees: Who and Why?

Unit Commissioners: Who are they & why do I have one?

Commissioner Tools 

Questions Effective Leaders Should be Asking

Diversity in Scouting

Suicide Prevention in Scouting

Unit Budgeting

Annual Program Planning

PALS: Parents as Leaders. A Shared Leadership Model

Gender and Identity in Youth

CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY

Strengthening Relationships with Schools

Growing through Connective Relationships

RECRUITING & RETAINING

Holding a Successful Join Scout Night Event

Succession Planning 

Retention: Best Kept Secrets

See the full description of classes

**course list subject to change**

SAFETY

Active Shooter Training 

GROUP DISCUSSIONS

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Throughout the day on Saturday, February 12 there were moderated group discussions featuring topics that interest you! These were all recorded and available on the virtual campus. 
 

​Group discussion topics coming soon!

THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS

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BPI will take place on the virtual Baden Powell Institute! This is a virtual, interactive campus that provides access to all content for BPI.

 

If you've participated in any HomeScouting programs delivered by the Buckeye Council, this is similar to the Virtual Campground for Cyber Summer Camp, the ClubHouse for the HomeScouting Adventure Club, or the Virtual Race Course for Cyber Sled Race. 

Start exploring the virtual campus now!

REGISTER NOW

BPI
In Person
2.5.22

Discover a robust training opportunity available for all adult leaders in the Buckeye Council and surrounding areas!

BPI In Person Includes:

  • Choice of 5 classes to attend during the day

  • Lunch

  • Light coffee & donuts in the morning

  • Council Shoulder Strip patch - exclusive to the in person event

  • Commemorative shoulder cord - exclusive to the in person event

$25

BPI Online
 BACHELORS PACKAGE

Discover a robust training opportunity available for all adult leaders in the Boy Scouts!

  • Multiple live-interactive discussions

  • 30+ courses of supplemental training for adult leaders on an interactive Baden Powell Institute

  • Pre-Event Package mailed to your home prior to the event with items all exclusive to the online event:

    • Baden Powell Institute Syllabus

    • Commemorative Patch

    • Special Edition 2021 Shoulder Recognition Cord

*The shoulder cord is a commemorative 2022 cord for this one of a kind event.

$15

BPI Online 
MASTERS
PACKAGE

Discover a robust training opportunity available for all adult leaders in the Boy Scouts!

  • Multiple live-interactive discussions

  • 30+ courses of supplemental training for adult leaders on an interactive Baden Powell Institute

  • Pre-Event Package mailed to your home prior to the event with items all exclusive to the online event:

    • Baden Powell Institute Syllabus

    • Commemorative Patch

    • Special Edition 2021 Shoulder Recognition Cord

    • Metallic Commemorative Patch

    • Black Out Commemorative Patch (ghosted black patch)

  • By signing up for the Master's Package, you will receive the BPI Trio patch set!

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*The shoulder cord is a commemorative 2022 cord for this one of a kind event.

$25

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for Baden Powell Institute!