Scouting At Home

Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home!

Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that connects Scouting with their daily lives. We will continue to add new content and resources to this hub regularly.

Our goal is to make it easier to deliver the Scouting program by making plans more accessible to Leaders and those who can help Leaders like our parents. 

Cub Scouts

Lion | Kindergarten

Tiger | 1st Grade

Wolves | 2nd Grade

Bears | 3rd Grade

Webelos & Arrow of Light | 4th & 5th Grades

Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home. Packed full of adventure and elective requirements, use this daily checklist as a roadmap to rank advancement.

Scouts BSA

Conduct virtual Patrol Leaders Council meetings via teleconference or web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting. 

  • How to Set Up Online Tools for Virtual Scouting
  • Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.
  • Conduct online merit badge counselor meetings using web video conferencing tools such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, FreeConference or Facebook. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting. Note completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.

Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

30 Day Challenges

Other Activities: 

  • Plan and cook a meal for your family.
  • Encourage Scouts to post online stories from history and how humanity was able to overcome such difficulties and give people hope. 
  • Hold a virtual gaming meet.
  • Coordinate a community-based support network. Work with your Chartered Organization to develop a plan. Offer your unit assistance in helping the needy.
  • Post examples of how Scouts are helping the community on social media. Make sure to tag us in your post using #ScoutingAtHome
  • Jamboree on the Internet or JOTI is scheduled for April 3-5 2020 as a response to the worldwide Covid-19 situation. Think this is a great activities to share with our leaders https://www.scouting.org/joti/leader-guidelines/ This is an approved BSA Activity and it will also give advancement credit for the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge as well as the Digital Technology Merit Badge. 

Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

If needed, conduct Boards of Review via videoconferencing. Units can administer BORs up and including Life rank but should follow the guidance in The Guide to Advancement Section 8.0.1.6 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

Additional Resources

https://www.scouting.org/scoutingathome/

http://scoutshare.org/

https://www.scoutspirit.org/at-home/

Fun Things to Do at Home - Bryan on Scouting

https://www.cpcbsa.org/advancement-academy

Things Other Councils Are Doing

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