Scouting at Home
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.
Lions – Kindergarten
- 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
Tigers – 1st Grade
- 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
Wolfs – 2nd Grade
- 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
Bears – 3rd Grade
- 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 – 4th and 5th Grade
- 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
30 Day Challenges
- 30 Day Lion Challenge
- 30 Day Tiger Challenge
- 30 Day Wolf Challenge
- 30 Day Bear Challenge
- 30 Day Webelos Challenge
Ultimate Cubmaster’s Challenge- Click here
Other Remote Ideas to do with your Family!
- 77 more simple STEM activities
- The world has been handed a big challenge with the new COVID-19 outbreak… how do we continue to function when the world is locking down everything to slow the spread? In this series of articles we are building, we provide ideas on how to Scout… remotely. Visit REMOTE SCOUTING for more ideas
- DIY Paper Rockets
- Scout Escape Room- Test Your Patrol!
Boys’ Life App
BSA has just released an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for free on their app! Find projects you can create from home and stories that will take your minds on adventures all over the world.
The Cascade Pacific Council has an Advancement Academy with digital den meetings and online merit badge class. Digital den meetings are offered through Zoom and promoted through Facebook. Participants are asked to sign up in advance.
Learn about using Facebook live, Skype Group Meetings, Zoom and Google Hangouts to keep Scouts engaged during this time of self-quarantine and social distancing in this blog post by Cubmaster Rebekah of Look Wider Still.
HMNS at Home
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering digital museum experiences right in the comfort of your home. Dive into their online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect with our social media and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.
Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids
Visit the Smithsonian website to play fun science games and apps, learn about conservation, meet the residents at the zoo, and discover fun facts.
NASA STEM @ Home
NASA offers a variety STEM activities for kids in grades K-4 with ideas to build, problems to solve, books to read, pages to color and games to play.
Interactive activities about water topics including water cycle, ocean, fresh water, watersheds, water conservation and protection, indirect and direct water use and more.
KHOU TV (Houston) meteorologist David Paul is doing a Facebook Live class each day at 2pm for March 18-20 and the week of March 23-27 (offered on the KHOU Facebook account). Topics include The Atmosphere, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Space, Weather Forecasting.
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.
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).
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.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Learn languages for free
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home
All kinds of making
Good for elementary school ages
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age, multi disciplinary activities
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
Educational online games
- 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:
- Family Life
- Personal Management
- Personal Fitness
- American Heritage
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health
- Citizenship in Community
- Citizenship in Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- 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 #TRCScouts
Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
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 188.8.131.52 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Virtual Scout Handbooks
- Lions: https://www.amazon.com/Lion-Scout-Handbook-Parent-Guide-ebook/dp/B07L3Z2Q2Q/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Cub+Scouts&qid=1584718492&rnid=2941120011&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
- Tigers: https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Scout-Handbook-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B07KX3162K/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Cub+Scouts&qid=1584718492&rnid=2941120011&s=digital-text&sr=1-7
- Wolves: https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Scout-Handbook-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B07L1658HF/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Cub+Scouts&qid=1584718492&rnid=2941120011&s=digital-text&sr=1-2
- Bears: https://www.amazon.com/Bear-Scout-Handbook-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B07KX4FBZR/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Cub+Scouts&qid=1584718492&rnid=2941120011&s=digital-text&sr=1-5
- Webelos: https://www.amazon.com/Webelos-Scout-Handbook-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B07L12LW1Y/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Cub+Scouts&qid=1584718492&rnid=2941120011&s=digital-text&sr=1-11
- Scouts BSA for Boys: https://www.amazon.com/Scouts-BSA-Handbook-Boys-14th-ebook/dp/B084ZT2XHL/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Scouts+BSA&qid=1584718613&s=digital-text&sr=1-3
- Scouts BSA for Girls: https://www.amazon.com/Scouts-BSA-Handbook-Girls-America-ebook/dp/B07NDGTG26/ref=sr_1_1?keywor
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