The 503rd Spotted Owl is proud to serve as SW Portland and Beaverton’s BPSA scout group. Founded in 2015, the 503rd's four scouting sections are open to boys and girls, men and women and all focus on a traditional, open and inclusive, outdoor program. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, 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.

Scouting is an outdoor movement and that is part of its character. Historically, the appeal of scouting has always been to that element of the vagabond, pioneer and explorer which is part of our nature, and is at its most evident in youth. BPSA retains scouting’s original focus on this aspect of the program; and encourages our scouts, parents and volunteers to plan programs that take advantage of being out of doors, whenever and wherever possible, even here in the rainy Northwest.