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Activities to Restart Scouting

Updated March 11, 2021

Children need Scouting like never before. That’s why it’s important to find ways to restart your Scout unit’s activities – whether virtual or in a limited in-person way. Here are some ideas:

Plan your own outdoor activity – With the Covid-19 situation improving and more people being vaccinated, our council membership committee is challenging every den/pack, patrol/troop, crew, and ship to hold at least one in-person but safely distanced outdoor activity in March. Read more about this on this page.

New Cub Scout Adventure program; kickoff webinar in March – our team has created a calendar of camps, activities, and more to help you get your pack’s program going again. This includes a new “Adventure Box.” Learn all about it and ask questions during our kickoff webinar on March 31 at 6:30pm. You can register for this free webinar on this page.

Ready-made den-sized event in June – our Cub Family Outdoor Discovery Sessions at Camp Tom Wooten offer six hour sessions over two weekends (a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in June, with a theme of “Hawaiian Hullabaloo.” Our volunteers will have a program waiting for you so the Den Leader doesn’t have to plan anything! Get more information and find links to register on this page.

 


If your unit doesn’t believe it’s safe to meet or conduct any activity in-person, here are resources to help your children continue Scouting while at home.

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

 

For Cub Scouts

 

At Home Adventures (On demand videos for all ranks)

Lions

Tigers

Wolves

Bears

Webelos

 

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 Scout Life magazine
K-2nd Grade
3rd-4th Grade

 

For Scouts BSA

 

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 Scout 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. Visit the Virtual Exploring page to learn more.

 

Nova Awards/STEM

 

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