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.


BSA COVID-19 FAQ's

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping this Summer
  • Advancement
  • Advancement — Cub Scouts
  • Advancement — Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts

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.

Scouts should also first complete their Cyber Chip before participating in online activies in order to be prepared to stay safe online.

BSA Social Media Guidelines can be found here.

 

 

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:

 

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

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.

Scouts should also first complete their Cyber Chip before participating in online activies in order to be prepared to stay safe online.

BSA Social Media Guidelines can be found here.

Cub Scouts

Note to Parents of Registered Cub Scouts and Cub Scout Leaders, the National Director of Cub Scouting has issued the following statement:

March 18, 2020

"We have approved that all Cub Scouting requirements for all ranks, including Webelos and Arrow of Light may be approved by the parent, legal guardian, or other adult family member. In addition Cub Scouts may continue to work on their badge of rank and adventures for that rank through June and July. They are not required to, we just want to provide additional time for those who may need it." 

Anthony Berger - National Director, Cub Scouting


 

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


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

 

 

Scouts BSA

  • 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.
  • 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 and no one-on-one contact throughout the virtual meeting. Note completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.

Check out the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge here!

 

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


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

Learn and Practice Pioneering Skills: Eye Splice

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

 


Venturing & Sea Scouts

 

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

 

BSA Scouting At Home Webpage

          Visit the BSA Scouting At Home webpage for more ideas.


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

 


 


Virtual Field Trips

30 Virtual Field Trips


Los Angeles Scouts create "SSL" - Scout Saturday Live


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

 

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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