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Activities To Continue #ScoutingAtHome

Updated June 16, 2020

Here are resources to help your children continue Scouting while at home. Plus, you’ll find links at the bottom of this page to resources for educational activities.

Want to earn our council’s #ScoutingAtHome patch? Visit this page to learn about the requirements.

 

For all Scouts

 

Should We Meet? (and the Scouting at Home patch)

Scouts BSA Troop 146 committee member Jerry Lopato was the first of our volunteer leaders to suggest that our council should have a special patch commemorating “Scouting at Home” activities during COVID-19. We visited with Jerry to thank him for his inspiration, but also to ask how his unit is discussing the possibility of meeting and/or conducting events again in person. Watch a video of our discussion here.

 

Worried About “Boring” Virtual Meetings?

Sea Scout Ship 911 Skipper Dave Aronson shared how his unit is getting inspiration from its youth members. Watch a video of our discussion here.

 

Virtual Campout Tips

Scouts BSA Troop 365 Scoutmaster Tim Williams shared how his unit is working through planning a “virtual campout.” Watch a video of our discussion here. Read this story from the Austin American-Statesman to see how the campout turned out.

 

Virtual Blue and Gold Banquets, Scouts BSA Patrol Activity

Cub Scout Pack 61 Cubmaster Scott Green shared how his pack is trying to plan a Blue and Gold Banquet remotely, and how his son’s Scouts BSA patrol is staying active in Scouting. Watch a video of our discussion here.

 

Service project ideas during Covid-19 conditions
Scouting Magazine has some ideas for service projects that can be done from home plus a separate post on suggestions for healthcare-related service projects.

 

International Spirit Award/World Conservation and Messangers of Peace Award Classes

Our council’s International Committee and TechLab Camp are offering Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and adults an AMAZING opportunity to earn three awards over this summer! The International Spirit Award is a little-known award that helps you learn about the worldwide Scouting movement.

We are offering four weeks of events/classes and reporting opportunities:

There will be Wednesday night classes and experiences including having guests from around the world!

Tuesday nights you will have the opportunity to report back to Program Ranger Shea on your “homework” assignments (presentations on the World Scouting Fund, service projects you are doing, what you learned about Scouts around the world).

Click Here to Register.    Click here for Flyer and Syllabus

 

Religious Awards
P.R.A.Y. has extended grade-level eligibility for Scouts to earn certain religious awards; learn more about that and ways to complete religious award requirements at home by watching this replay of P.R.A.Y.’s March Facebook Live broadcast.

 

Scouting at Home ideas from BSA National Council
The website, www.scouting.org/scoutingathome, has multiple activities divided by Scouting programs and/or subject areas for your Scout or unit.

 

Additional Scouting at Home ideas
The website, www.scoutshare.org, was created by a Scouting volunteer in Seneca Waterways Council in New York. It has several ideas on how to keep your unit’s Scouting programs active while Scouts are at home.

 

Scout on through Covid-19
ScoutWiki’s page of ideas for Scouting activities to be done remotely while still feeling like a part of the unit

For Cub Scouts

 

At Home Adventures Week 1 (Watch these on demand videos)
Lions – Rumble in the Jungle Adventure belt loop award
Tigers – Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure belt loop award
Wolves – Germs Alive Adventure belt loop award
Bears –  TBA
Webelos – Project: Family rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Webelos – Project: Family rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Multi Den Plan – English Video and Writeup, Spanish Video and Writeup

 

At Home Adventures Week 2 (Watch these on demand videos)

Lions – Build it up, Knock it Down rank elective Adventue belt loop award and supplimental 
Tigers – Tiger Theater rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Wolf – Air of the Wolf rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Bear – Super Science rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Webelos – Protect Yourself rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Webelos/AOL – Art Explosion rank elective Adventure pin
Multi Den Plan – English Video and Writeup, Spanish Video and Writeup

 

At Home Adventures Week 3 (Watch these on demand videos)

Lions –  Protect Your Rules rank elective Adventue belt loop award
Tigers – Tiger Tales rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Wolf – TBA rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Bear – TBA rank elective Adventure belt loop award
Webelos –Build Your Own Hero  rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Webelos/AOL – Building a Better World rank elective Adventure pin
Multi Den Plan – English Writeup, Spanish Video

 

At Home Adventures Week 4 (Watch these on demand videos)
Lions – Gizmos and Gadgets Adventure belt loop award
Tigers – Tiger Bites Adventure belt loop award
Wolves – Paws on the Path Adventure belt loop award
Bears –  Baloo the Building Adventure belt loop award
Webelos – First Responder rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Webelos – Aware and Care part 2 rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Multi Den Plan – English Writeup and Spanish Video 

 

At Home Adventures Week 5 (Watch these on demand videos)
Lions – I’ll Do it Myself Adventure belt loop award
Tigers – Backyard Jungle Adventure belt loop award
Wolves – Motor Away Adventure belt loop award
Bears –  Paws for Action Adventure belt loop award
Webelos – Maestro rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin with supplemental
Webelos – Earth Rocks! rank/Arrow of Light required Adventure pin
Multi Den Plan – English Writeup and Spanish Video

 

At Home Adventures Week 6 (Watch these on demand videos)
Lions – Safe and Smart Adventure belt loop award
Tigers – Pick My Path Adventure belt loop award
Wolves – Grow Something Adventure belt loop award
Bears – Make it Move Adventure belt loop award
Webelos – Adventures in Science and Fix It Adventure belt loop award

Multi Den Plan – English Writeup and Spanish Video

 

30 day Cub rank challenge (Calendar for self-paced activity)
A 30 day calendar with daily activities organized by week; each week corresponds to a Cub Scout Adventure belt loop and its requirements found in your Handbook
Lion Tiger Wolf Bear Webelos

 

30 day challenge video playlists from Boys’ Life magazine
K-2nd Grade
3rd-4th Grade

 

For Scouts BSA

 

TechLab
Sign up for this virtual camp and earn STEAM-related merit badges like Game Design,  Animation, Environmental Science, Programming, and Robotics.  Supplies are mailed to your home. In addition, TechLab has partnered with the International Committee to provide the the following classes for free to all Techlab participants:

Summertime class set to help youth earn the International Spirit Award, the World Conservation Award, and the Messengers of Peace Award.

Complete merit badges associated with those awards, such as Citizenship in the World, Fish and Wildlife Management, and Public Health

Free “Finish a Merit Badge” workshop to help youth finish off those last requirements.

Click here for more information or to register. 

 

Virtual Summer Camp at Lost Pines
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Lost Pines will be replaced with a weekly schedule of online merit badge classes taught by our talented and dedicated camp staff. Classes will run Monday-Thursday, with a closing campfire Thursday night. Cost is $20 per merit badge ($40 for Eagle Quest and First Aid). Visit our Lost Pines Summer Camp page for more information.

 

Upcoming Merit Badge Options

 

July 11 – TBA – Citizenship in the World Merit Badge – $23
Join us for this Saturday afternoon merit badge class that runs from 1pm – 6pm. Youth who attend the class, participant and complete the in-class assignments will earn the merit badge. Participants will need the following supplies: computer with internet and video. This class is free to TechLab participants (see your registration receipt or emails from TechLab for the code).

 

Troop Merit Badge Challenge
Scouts BSA Troop 685 has started its own troop merit badge challenge (see the message from their Senior Patrol Leader to troop members here). Could your unit consider something similar to keep your Scouts active?

 

Merit Badges
List of Scouts BSA merit badges that can be earned while Scouting at home

 

30 day Scouts BSA Rank Challenge (Calendar for self-paced activity)
A 30 day calendar with daily activities organized by week; each week corresponds to a Scouts BSA Rank Requirements.  An exact list of requirements can be found in your Handbook
Scout   Tenderfoot   Second Class   First Class

For Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers

 

30 day Venturing and Sea Scouts Rank Challenge (Calendar for self-paced activity)
A 30 day calendar with daily activities organized by week; each week corresponds to a Venturing or Sea Scout award requirements.

Venturing       Sea Scouts

 

30 day challenge video playlist from Boys’ Life magazine
for Venturers

 

Career and Life Skills Web-based Trainings
Pick up some important life skills during this break by signing up for our free web-based trainings.   Classes are free, taught but industry trainers and for Explorers, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Older Scouts BSA members.

 

Nova Awards/STEM

 

Cub Scouts NOVA Award Extravaganza!

Ready to earn some NOVA Awards? We have the classes for you! All classes:

  • are five hours long
  • come with a YouTube playlist to watch before class
  • require some basic supplies
  • have a completion report
  • cost $6 each

Sign up but clicking on the classes below

More classes TBA

Nova Award activities
Activities both online and off to help Scouts work on earning Nova Awards, by our council’s STEM Nova Committee

 

Other online STEM activities
A list of options assembled by our council’s STEM Nova Committee

 

 

Activities Outside Scouting