Scouting at Home

Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home! As Scouts, we're ready and able to adapt to any situation. We've compiled a series of "Scouting at Home" resources to help you continue the adventure from online Merit Badges to 30-day challenges.

 

Your Guide to Videoconferencing

While you might not be meeting as a unit, videoconferencing is a great way to hold den, pack, troop, patrol and crew meetings as well as Boards of Review and Scoutmaster Conferences.

Guide to Videoconferencing


Your Guide to Advancement

Have advancement questions? We have advancement answers! The unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 has led to some advancement changes and extensions across all programs.

From Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA, we've compiled a comprehensive FAQ on everything you need to know to help your Scouts continue their Scouting adventure at home.

Guide to Advancement


Scouts BSA COVID-19 FAQ

Are you not for sure how COVID-19 affects Scouts BSA? Our National Scouting Office has put together a list of answers to any questions that you may have regarding:

  • In-Person Unit Activities
  • Camping
  • Advancement

Scouts BSA COVID-19 FAQ


ScoutCONNECT

Begin work on a new merit badge from home through our new ScoutCONNECT program.  

All pre-selected ScoutCONNECT online merit badges include a unique video tutorial from a subject expert, digital worksheet, requirement completion overview and badge survey.
 

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Scouts BSA 30-Day Challenge

Introducing the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin the trail to Eagle without leaving home.

From Tenderfoot to First-Class, use these daily checklists as a roadmap to rank advancement.


Cub Scout 30-Day Challenge

Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home.

Packed full of adventure and elective requirements, use this daily checklist as a roadmap to rank advancement.


Den Leader Experience

Gone are the days of juggling den leader guides and other hard-copy resources. Now it’s all right here in Scoutbook! Scoutbook makes planning your year, preparing for meetings and tracking advancement so much easier – and right at your fingertips! You can:

  • Create Meeting Plans
  • Update your Den's Calendar
  • Access Online Den Leader resources

Den Leader Experience


Adventure Bingo

Enjoy daily adventures at home with activities to "be prepared!" Download our Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Adventure Bingo cards and let the fun begin.

Each activity enhances the fun of Scouting ranging in adventures from developing healthy eating habits to art projects for the entire family.

Cub Scout Bingo Card

Scouts BSA Bingo Card


At Home Cub Projects

Scouts can smeet virtually and serve others a number of ways. From gardening to trying out a new recipe, the possibilities of at home adventures are endless!

Check out this list of FUN and "Cub approved" activities from our friends at Scouting Magazine.

At Home Cub Projects


Home Merit Badges

Scouting Magazine has compiled a list of 58 merit badges that Scouts can begin work on and complete from home. Some may require special materials, but all al powered by determination and imagination!

Merit Badges to Complete at Home


Virtual Field Trips

Scouting can truly take you places and now you can travel the world without leaving home. From Buckingham Palace to Mount Everest, here are 30+ FREE virtual field trips you can explore right now.

Explore Virtual Field Trips


Boys Life' FREE

Take the adventure to your smartphone. For a limited time only, the BSA has released an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for FREE via their app!

Find projects you can create from home and stories that will take you on adventures all over the world.

Download the Boys' Life App


Scouting at Home - Dan Beard Council

Our friends at the Dan Beard Council are offer Scouting units and families opportunities to participate in activities from the comfort of home through new weekly videos.

Check out their "Scouting At Home" video series with weekly updates and resources for every Scouting program.

Dan Beard - Scouting at Home Videos


ScoutShare - Seneca Waterways Council

Our friends at the Seneca Waterways Council are sharing Scouting from home resources via ScoutShare - an online community all about virtual activities. Discover great online hacks from Minecraft to remote meetings and more.

Search for inspiration now and browse their resource library.

Seneca Waterways - ScoutShare


NASA STEM @ Home

From at home crafts to puzzles, Storybooks and more, NASA has assembled a TON of activities and resources for your Scout to work on while at home! 

Resources are age appropriate for grades K-4.

NASA STEM @ Home


Steve Spangler Science

How about some great at home science experiments? Steve Spangler Science is featuring 50 Experiments in 50 Days along with science kits specifically designed and affordably priced to help you keep your kids engaged and learning while at home.

Steve Spangler Science


Six Weird Science Experiments

With just a few items nearly everyone can find at home, you can do amazing science experiments thanks to help from Boys’ Life Magazine. Learn how to make a lava lamp, write with secret “ink” and more. Get set for science, learning and of course FUN!

Six Weird Science Experiments


STEM Scouts

Science, technology, engineering, and math have never been so much fun, especially when they join forces with Scouting! STEM Scouts brings fun and educational activities for kids to enjoy along with FREE experiments, video tutorials and more.

STEM Scouts


WWI Museum Distance Learning

The National WWI Museum and Memorial provides a variety of resources for distance learning, whether you’re an educator, student, parent or history buff. Here you will find links to some of the educational content they provide for all ages of learners, all free to the public and accessible remotely.

WWI Museum Distance Learning


#TrekAt2

Join the editors of Boys' Life Magazine every weekday at 2pm central as they share some of their favorite stories, jokes, and facts about different treks they have featured. They stream live on the Boys' Life Facebook Page.

Check out more about #TrekAt2 from Bryan on Scouting.

#TrekAt2


Home Activities: Farm & Wilderness

Farm and Wilderness Camp has some great at home activities you can participate in with some cool skills you can learn. From tracking the animals that are in your backyard to cooking recipes with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, there are so many fun things you can do while at home!

Farm & Wilderness Home Activities


Cub Scout NOVA Awards

Wanting to earn a Cub Scout NOVA Award? Pack 4315 out of Raymore, MO has two great NOVA Awards you can get: Cubs Can Code and 123 GO can be found on their website!

There are also a ton of other Cub Scout NOVA Awards you can work on while you are at home!

Pack 4315 NOVA Awards


1000 Hours Outside Challenge

Ditch the screen and get outside! It's easy to get caught up in a show or a video game, but getting outside and going for a hike, reading a book, or even relaxing in a hammock can benefit your mind and body.

The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge is a fun and interactive way for Scouts and Scouters to track their outdoor adventures. Start tracking the time you spend outside today!

1000 Hours Outside

1000 Hours Outside Tracker Sheet


Chess Merit Badge Online

Register to earn the Chess merit badge. Instructor Ken Fee of the Kansas City Chess Club will teach you about the scope of chess in the world today, help you find resources to improve your game, and tell you how to participate in chess competitions, classes, and activities. The online workshop will be held October 17 and is $10 per scout looking to fulfill the merit badge requirement. Basic knowledge of chess rules is strongly recommended.

Chess Merit Badge


Online Summer Camps

Looking for FREE online summer camp adventures? Summer Camp Hub has compiled a number of completely free online summer camps to keep your child's mind active and continuously expanding their knowledge. 

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Den Leader Tips and Tricks

Are you wanting programs to include in your virtual Den meeting? Look no further. Councils across the nation have assembled video resources and virtual activities for you to utilize during your Den meetings. From learning about robotics, pet care, interactive exercise videos and more, you're sure to find the right activity for you Den here!

Den Leader Virtual Resources