On this page you will fine useful program for all types of Scouts, leaders and parents. You will also find new temporary advancement guidelines to help your Scouts move through the process during this time. We hope all of our Scouters stay safe and healthy. We hope the below material is helpful and we can’t wait to rejoin you with the program once this phase is behind us. In the meantime Scout On!
Virtual Summer Camp
Cub Scouting at Home!
Scouts BSA at Home!
- 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.
- Scout Service From Home
Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:
Family Life, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, Reading, American Heritage, Pets, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Medicine, Radio, Citizenship in Community, Citizenship in Nation, Citizenship in the World
Check out our continuing Virtual Merit Badge Program. We have some great opportunities for Scouts. Registration opens on 9/17!
National News and Resources
- National Statement and Response to Covid-19
- Merit badges for social distancing: 58 badges Scouts can complete at home
- SCOUTS CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY SAFETY DURING COVID-19
- Boy’s Life Issues Online
- How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing
- Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely
- Good Turns during the coronavirus: Acts of Scouting service you can do from home
- Stuck Inside? 25 Fun Projects to Do With Stuff From Around the House
- How to Make a Face Mask Using your Neckerchief
- 5 Good Turns to do from Home
Other Home Adventures & Online Tools
The CDC is recommending to be careful with meetings and travel and use teleconferencing when possible. Here are some free online communication tools:
With many schools closing, families may be looking for some free activities they can do at home. Here are a just a few ideas for kids, parents, or the whole family:
- Take virtual museum tours
- Take an online course
- Make some music
- Progress along the Cub Scout Advancement Trail
- Watch TED Talks to get “ideas worth spreading”
- Find a merit badge that you may want to earn
- Listen to podcasts like CubCast or ScoutCast
- Make your own word games
- Make homemade playdough
- Practice knot tying
- Take advantage of the online learning opportunities for Scout leaders
- Online Civic Service Opportunities from the National Constitution Center
- Field Trip Directory (Virtual)
- NASA at Home for Kids and Families