Scouting at Home

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Are your Scouts at home?  

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

Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that connects Scouting with their daily lives. We will continue to add new content and resources to this hub regularly.

Our goal is to make it easier to deliver the Scouting program by making plans more accessible to Leaders and those who can help Leaders like our parents. 

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NOTE: Parents can approve Cub Scout Advancements and Achievements. Scouts BSA Merit Badges must be signed by a registered Merit Badge Counselor. Rank Advancement for Scouts BSA must be completed and approved at the Troop level. 

Do not forget the merit badge process. A scout must talk with their scoutmaster first to have a merit badge counselor assigned. Then they talk with the merit badge counselor. They may work on the merit badge after the scoutmaster conference but will have to fulfill the merit badge counselor’s expectations to demonstrate completion. We can not bypass the requirements in the “Guide to Advancement” that can be found on line.

Scouting Pinterest Board A fun resource with many ideas and activities for all Scouts. 

 

Cub Scout Bingo (For all Cub Scouts!)

 

Cub Scouts

Lion | Kindergarten

30-Day Lion Challenge | Help your Lions keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! 
Animal Kingdom This Adventure is all about community. | Required Adventure
Build it Up, Knock it Down | This Adventure is all about building. | Elective Adventure
Gizmos and Gadgets |  This Adventure is all about motion, force and creating objects. | Elective Adventure
I'll Do It Myself |  This Adventure is all about being prepared. | Elective Adventure
Pick My Path |  This Adventure is all about to do a good turn daily. | Elective Adventure
Ready, Set, Grow | This Adventure focuses on plants and gardens. | Elective Adventure

Tiger | 1st Grade

30-Day Tiger Challenge | Help your Tigers keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! 
Backyard Jungle | This Adventure and is very hands-on with planting something and building birdhouses -- this can be done as a solo family Adventure. | Required Adventure
My Family's Duty to God | This is often an "at home" adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. | Required Adventure
Tiger Bites | An Adventure that covers food choices and preparation, manners and nutrition. | Required Adventure
Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries | An Adventure about magic, codes, sign language and more. | Elective Adventure
Family Stories | An Adventure about family heritage. | Elective Adventure
Sky is the Limit |  Adventure all about the night sky, constellations, astronauts, etc. | Elective Adventure
Stories in Shapes | An Adventure about art. | Elective Adventure
Tiger-Safe and Smart | An Adventure all about home and neighborhood safety. | Elective Adventure
Tiger Tales | An Adventure all about story-telling, tall tales, singing. | Elective Adventure

Wolf | 2nd Grade

30-Day Wolf Challenge | Help your Wolves keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! 
Paws on the Path | An Adventure covering hiking skills and nature and maps. | Required Adventure
Adventures in Coins | An Adventure about Coins. | Elective Adventure
Code of the Wolf | An Adventure that uses math games and secret codes. | Elective Adventure
Digging in the Past | An Adventure about dinosaurs, fossils and archeology. | Elective Adventure
Finding Your Way | An Adventure about map and compass, hiking and a scavenger hunt. | Elective Adventure
Germs Alive | An Adventure about keeping clean and germs. | Elective Adventure
Grow Something | An Adventure about planting and make a terrarium. | Elective Adventure
Motor Away | An Adventure about cars, boats and paper airplanes. | Elective Adventure
Paws of Skill | An Adventure about fitness, sports, sporting event and obstacle courses. | Elective Adventure

Bear | 3rd Grade

30-Day Bear Challenge | Help your Bears keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! 
BALOO the Builder | An Adventure covering using tools and wood tools. | Required Adventure
Bear Claws | An Adventure all about knife use and knife safety. | Required Adventure
Fellowship and Duty to God | This is often an "at home" adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. | Required Adventure
Paws for Action | An Adventure that's all about history/patriotism, visiting a law enforcement facility, basic emergency preparedness, energy conservation and a cleanup service project. | Required Adventure
Bear Picnic Basket | An Adventure about cooking. | Elective Adventure
Make It Move | An Adventure about fun Engineering. | Elective Adventure
Roaring Laughter | An Adventure about Fun, Jokes, Stories and Games. | Elective Adventure
Robotics | An Adventure about robots. | Elective Adventure
Super Science | An Adventure about Fun Science experiments. | Elective Adventure
A World of Sound | An Adventure about World Music and Instruments. | Elective Adventure

Webelos & Arrow of Light | 4th & 5th Grade

30-Day Webelo Challenge | Help your Webelos keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! 
Duty to God and You | This is often an "at home" adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. | Required Adventure
First Responder | An adventure, covering basic first aid and emergency preparedness.
Adventures In Science | An Adventure about science. | Required Adventure
Art Explosion | An Adventure about art. | Elective Adventure
Aware and Care | An Adventure about Disabilities Awareness. | Elective Adventure
Build My Own Hero An Adventure about Citizen Heroes. | Elective Adventure
Engineer An Adventure about engineering. | Elective Adventure
Fix It An Adventure about home repairs. | Elective Adventure
Game Design An Adventure about games. | Elective Adventure
Looking Back, Looking Forward An Adventure about Your Own Timeline. | Elective Adventure
Maestro | An Adventure about music. | Elective Adventure
Moviemaking | An Adventure about moviemaking. | Elective Adventure
Project Family An Adventure about family life. | Elective Adventure

 

Scouts BSA

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  • 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 throughout the virtual meeting. Note completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.
  • Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) | April 3-5, 2020 

Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

Other Activities: 

  • Scouts BSA Bingo
  • Plan and cook a meal for your family.
  • Encourage Scouts to post online stories from history and how humanity was able to overcome such difficulties and give people hope. 
  • Hold a virtual gaming meet. Or use Kahoot to host an online quiz.
  • Encourage Scouts to communicate with Scouts around the world. Learn about the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM). Introduce JOTA/JOTI.
  • Coordinate a community-based support network. Work with your Chartered Organization to develop a plan. Offer your unit assistance in helping the needy.
  • Post examples of how Scouts are helping the community on social media. Make sure to tag us in your post using #ATLScouts 

Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

  • Google Hangouts: Easy to use, no time limit, allows up to 10 participants
  • Zoom: Great features, 40-minute time limit, allows up to 100 participants
  • Skype: Good stability, four-hour time limit, allows up to 50 participants
  • UberConference: Excellent video quality, 45-minute time limit, allows up to 10 participants

If needed, conduct Eagle Boards of Review via videoconferencing. Units can administer BORs up and including Life rank but should follow the guidance in The Guide to Advancement Section 8.0.1.6 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.