To learn the difference between BSF Online and an In-Person (Local) BSF class, please read: How is BSF Online different from an In-Person BSF Class?


If you are looking to be locally connected to your community, please follow the steps below to find a group near you. (These are the same steps if you are simply looking to contact a local class.)

 

  1. Navigate to BSF’s Find a Group page: https://join.bsfinternational.org/
  2. Select the Local button and then Next
  3. Enter in a City, Country or Zip / Postal Code and select Men, Women or Child then Search to search for a BSF group nearest to you
  4. Select Show Map to browse the map and find a group that best meets your needs
  5. Select Show Filters to utilize the different categories to search by (Meeting Type: In-Person or Online, gender, Young Adults, time of day, language, distance, Student Program, Preschool Program, etc)
  6. Select the Request to Join button to begin registration; the Class Administrator will receive your information and contact you with next steps
  7. For more information regarding the class, select the More Info button; this will take you to the class page
  8. On the class page you have the option to:
    1. Request to Join this class
    2. Contact this class
    3. Give to this class
  9. Select the Contact button to contact the class; the Class Administrator will receive your inquiry and respond to you shortly


Important! Please note that some local classes offer different meeting options. Some groups within a class may be meeting face-to-face, but other groups may be meeting virtually. Please contact the Class Administrator to find out what their class is offering. Local classes that are meeting completely online for the year are noted as such on the list of local classes on the BSF International Find a Group page.


If you decide you would like to be part of a globally connected group, please follow the instructions in this article to join BSF Online: Find a BSF Online Group