Scouting at Home!

On this page you will find useful program for all types of Scouts, leaders and parents.  You will also find new temporary advancement guidelines to help your Scouts move through the process during this time.  We hope all of our Scouters stay safe and healthy.  We hope the below material is helpful and we can’t wait to rejoin you with the program once this phase is behind us.  In the meantime Scout On!

 

Activities and Awards for all Scouts

Cyber Chip: As Scouts do more and more activities online, the Cyber Chip moves to the top of the "must do" list. The Cyber Chip activities include developmentally appropriate online safety lessons and activities. 

Emergency Preparedness Award: Activities are broken out for each Cub rank and each Scouting program, including Venturers, Sea Scouts, and adults! (That means adults can earn this, too!) 

BSA Crime Prevention Award: Although the site explaining this award has not been updated for awhile, the award is still available to Scouts of all levels!

The National Constitution Center is offering free online resources "live and on-demand for remote learners of all ages."

Bee Scouts Project- Lots of interactive Activities that can help fulfill achievements at all ranks!

Cub Scouting at Home!

 

All Cub Scouts

 

Scouts BSA at Home!

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

Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.

 

30 Day Rank Challenges

Scout Rank 30 Day Challenge

Tenderfoot Rank 30 Day Challenge

2nd Class Rank 30 Day Challenge

1st Class Rank 30 Day Challenge

 

Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

American Heritage
Art 
Chess
Citizenship in Community*
Citizenship in Nation*
Citizenship in the World*
Collections 
Emergency Preparedness*
Genelogy
Inventing
Movie Making
Music
Nature
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Programming
Public Health
Reading
Scholarship
Scouting Heritage
*Eagle Required

The CDC is recommending to be careful with meetings and travel and use teleconferencing when possible. Here are some free online communication tools:

With many schools closing, families may be looking for some free activities they can do at home. Here are a just a few ideas for kids, parents, or the whole family:

 

New Adventures

The Metropolitan Opera is offering free streaming of their performances. Just click on their link to see what is available  https://www.metopera.org/

Google Arts & Culture.  offers links to more than 250 museums  

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

The Houston Zoo also has webcams set up for a variety of animals 

https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

The Georgia Aquarium has a 24-hour live-stream to watch a beluga whale, penguins, puffins and more https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

The San Diego Zoo has a lot to choose from. Scroll down and see the variety of animals that can be viewed from the comfort of your home.  https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

The Smithsonian National Zoo has a panda cam.  https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

Virtual Tour of Stunning Libraries

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/take-virtual-tours-these-stunning-libraries

Take a walk through the New York Botanical Gardens

https://www.nybg.org/take-a-virtual-walk-through-nybgs-spring-landscape/

National Park Virtual Tours: The National Parks have collaborated with Google Arts and Culture to provide virtual tours of 5 National Parks!

 

File Name Description
30 Day First Class Challenge Download
30 Day Scout Rank Challenge Download
30 Day Second Class Challenge Download
30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge Download
Bee Scouts Project Interactive Activities that can help with achievements at all ranks! Download
Cub Scout Bingo Download
JSC COVID-19 Advancement Guidelines Download
Venturing 30 Day Challenge Download