Scouting At Home


Scouting At Home

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

Use the tabs above to access resources for families and leaders to help support Scouting At Home.

In addition, visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


          

UPDATES from the BSA National Office

View the BSA COVID-19 RELATED FAQ's HERE (UPDATED 04/13/20)

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping this Summer
  • Temporary Advancement Modifications
    • Cub Scout Parents may approve all rank requirements
    • Virtual Camping/Activities Guidelines for Requirements
    • Virtual Field Trip Guidelines for Requirements
    • Time Extensions
    • And Much More

Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

  • NEW BSA Safety Moment

Youth Protection Reminder

It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form. In addition, on April 10, 2020 the following new guidance was issued - "The BSA does not authorize the recording of online meetings/activities."

 

 

General Activities for All

Here are resources for families looking to engage their children in educational activities while at home that were put together by our collegues in the Capital Area and Great Alabama Councils:

 

Virtual Field Trips

30 Virtual Field Trips

 

Educational (all free)

Khan Academy

Especially good for math and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Futurelearn

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Openlearn

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids

Duolingo

Learn languages for free

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home

Tinkercad

All kinds of making

Prodigy Math

Good for elementary school ages

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age, multi disciplinary activities

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

STEM Simulators

Learn Computer Science

The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest

Toy Theater

Educational online games

Virtual Meetings

Host a Conference Call or Virtual Meeting

It is important to maintain all Youth Protection practices while utilizing online tools, especially two-deep adult leadership and no one-on-one contact.

Zoom Meeting Tips


Youth Protection Reminder

It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form. In addition, on April 10, 2020 the following new guidance was issued - "The BSA does not authorize the recording of online meetings/activities."

Cub Scouts

UPDATES from the BSA National Office

View the BSA COVID-19 RELATED FAQ's HERE (UPDATED 04/13/20)

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping this Summer
  • Temporary Advancement Modifications
    • Cub Scout Parents may approve all rank requirements
    • Virtual Camping/Activities Guidelines for Requirements
    • Virtual Field Trip Guidelines for Requirements
    • Time Extensions
    • And Much More

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


 

Virtual Field Trips

30 Virtual Field Trips


Cub Scouts may have already completed their required adventures, so consider doing elective adventures that focus on home based skills. For example the Webelos/AOL Fix It elective Adventure has several ideas and the handbook gives great guidance on things to do around the house. Bear Picnic Basket has Scouts learning about kitchen safety and preparing meals for their family.

If you are not aware, there are new Preview Adventures that have all the resources needed digitally: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/. The Yo-Yo adventure is available for Wolf, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light and can count towards rank advancement as an elective. The Protect Yourself Rules adventure may be earned in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges of rank.

Learn and Practice Knots: Cub Scout Knots from Boys' Life

SCOUT STRONG

“To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active.” - Robert Baden-Powell

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Open to all youth and adult members and alumni of all BSA programs. Meet a daily activity goal of 30 min / day (adults) and 60 min / day (under 18 yrs) for 5 days / week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

Learn More

SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit

Commit to three healthy practices at your regular unit meetings – fruit & veggie snacks, water, physical activity – and everyone earns a patch!

Learn More

 

 

 

Scouts BSA

UPDATES from the BSA National Office

View the BSA COVID-19 RELATED FAQ's HERE (UPDATED 04/13/20)

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping this Summer
  • Temporary Advancement Modifications
    • Cub Scout Parents may approve all rank requirements
    • Virtual Camping/Activities Guidelines for Requirements
    • Virtual Field Trip Guidelines for Requirements
    • Time Extensions
    • And Much More

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


Virtual Merit Badge Programs

  • Our Advancement and Recognition Committee has compiled a partial list of online opportunities to help get you started. VIEW IT HERE
  • An internet search may identify additional opportunities as well.
  • Scouts are reminded that the merit badge process begins with a Scout’s initial interest and effort in a merit badge subject, followed by a discussion with the unit leader or designated assistant, continues through meetings with a counselor, and culminates in advancement and recognition. Do not forget to have the discussion with your unit leader.

30-Day Challenges

Check out the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge here!


Virtual Field Trips

30 Virtual Field Trips


National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is offering daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, to connect students in thoughtful civil dialogue around constitutional issues that matter to them. Videos and other educational resources to support learning before and after these exchanges also exists, as well as an archive of previous sessions.


Scout Rank Requirement Videos

Tenderfoot Rank Requirement Videos

Second Class Rank Requirement Videos

First Class Rank Requirement Videos

Beyond First Class Rank Requirement Videos

Scouts BSA Knots

More Rank Requirement Instructional Videos


Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

Bryan On Scouting: Merit badges for social distancing: 58 badges Scouts can complete at home

 

SCOUT STRONG

“To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active.” - Robert Baden-Powell

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Open to all youth and adult members and alumni of all BSA programs. Meet a daily activity goal of 30 min / day (adults) and 60 min / day (under 18 yrs) for 5 days / week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

Learn More

BeMedWise

Fifty percent of teens begin to self-medicate with OTC medicines in their homes as early as age 11. Designed to complement existing Scouts BSA and Venturing program materials, this program consists of four 15-minute exercises that can be led at regularly scheduled meetings.

Learn More

SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit

Commit to three healthy practices at your regular unit meetings – fruit & veggie snacks, water, physical activity – and everyone earns a patch!

Learn More

 


Venturing & Sea Scouts

UPDATES from the BSA National Office

View the BSA COVID-19 RELATED FAQ's HERE (UPDATED 04/13/20)

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping this Summer
  • Temporary Advancement Modifications
    • Cub Scout Parents may approve all rank requirements
    • Virtual Camping/Activities Guidelines for Requirements
    • Virtual Field Trip Guidelines for Requirements
    • Time Extensions
    • And Much More

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

          Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


Sea Scouts: Commodore’s Corner: Coronavirus Edition

          Read the message here

 

30 Day Challenges

          Sea Scouts 30 Day Video Challenge

          30-Day Sea Scout Challenge

 

Virtual Field Trips

30 Virtual Field Trips


National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is offering daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, to connect students in thoughtful civil dialogue around constitutional issues that matter to them. Videos and other educational resources to support learning before and after these exchanges also exists, as well as an archive of previous sessions.


Learn and Master Sailing Knots: The Bowline from a few perspectives

SCOUT STRONG

“To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active.” - Robert Baden-Powell

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Open to all youth and adult members and alumni of all BSA programs. Meet a daily activity goal of 30 min / day (adults) and 60 min / day (under 18 yrs) for 5 days / week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

Learn More

BeMedWise

Fifty percent of teens begin to self-medicate with OTC medicines in their homes as early as age 11. Designed to complement existing Scouts BSA and Venturing program materials, this program consists of four 15-minute exercises that can be led at regularly scheduled meetings.

Learn More

SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit

Commit to three healthy practices at your regular unit meetings – fruit & veggie snacks, water, physical activity – and everyone earns a patch!

Learn More

 


Videos

National Camp-In Livestreams

Camp Quarantine 2020 Live Shows


Los Angeles Scouts create "SSL" - Scout Saturday Live

               

Jamboree on the Internet - Special Edition

April 3-5, 2020

Live Show 1

Live Show 2

Live Show 3

Live Show 4

Live Show 5

Live Show 6

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Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Related Advancement Difficulties.pdf Download