Scouting Remotely

Youth writing Thank You cards

With the current shelter at home requirements, Cub Scout advancement is a great opportunity to not only to get it accomplished, it will provide good activities and focus for the scouts to do during the coming weeks. Have the den consider weekly check-ins online as to how they are progressing and share some of the scouts’ experiences in advancement.

General Tips for Home Scouting and Cyber Chip
COVID-19 FAQ – FAQ answered by BSA National office NEW ITEM!
COVID-19 & Wolfeboro – update on options for Camp Woleboro this summer. – NEW ITEM
Scouting at Home – Virtual meetings – NEW ITEM
DiY Face masks & face coverings. – NEW ITEM
Cyber Chip – to help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip for Scouts of all ages.

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting Remotely – general tips for home Scouting
BSA YouTube Channel – lots of amazing tips and activities here!
Boys’ Life for Free – an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for free
Don’t forget to 
“Do a Good Turn Daily!” – Acts of Scouting service you can do from home

World-wide Digital Scouting Event
Jamboree on the Internet – a special edition to connect with Scouts worldwide on April 3-5.

Cub Scouts
30 Day Challenge – currently available for Cub Scout Ranks. More to come soon for the other BSA programs!
25 Fun Home Projects – Here are some easy games, activities and projects that you can do indoors. !
Bryan on Scouting Fun Projects – fun list of Cub Scout aged activities, includes a link to access the previous year of Boys’ Life magazine!
Cub Scouts and Beyond: Protect Yourself from Viral Breakouts – Information to stay safe and healthy
Look Wider Still – An interesting collection of Scouting ideas, projects, recipes, etc.
77 STEM Activities for Families – These are good ways to get families doing things together. 

Cub Scouting at Home, North Florida Council – click on the below links for each Cub rank
Tiger/1st Grade
Wolf/2nd Grade
Bear/3rd Grade
Webelos & Arrow of Light/4th & 5th Grade

Spirit of Adventure Council Cub Home Activity Instructions
“Virtual Zoo” Activity Instructions
“Motor Away” Activity Instructions
Games Tigers Play” Activity Instructions
Picasso Self Portrait” Activity Instructions
Outdoor Code & Leave No Trace” Activity Instructions
“Getting Knots Squared Away” Activity Instructions
The Importance of Washing Hands
Break Time Activity Ideas

Spirit of Adventure Council Cub Home Activity Videos
Live Cameras at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Kim’s Game – Rudyard Kipling’s game
Bear Necessities- Build a Barometer
How to Hang a Picture

Scouts BSA
Virtual Troop Meeting – A good example of a online Scouts BSA troop meeting
58 Merit Badges Scouts can Complete at Home
NE Basecamp YouTube Channel – watch and learn outdoor skills!

Spirit of Adventure Council Scout Activity Instructions
How to Boost Participation in Virtual Scout Meetings
The Importance of Washing Hands
“Getting Knots Squared Away” Activity Instructions

Spirit of Adventure Council Scout Activity Videos
Doodles – Animation Merit Badge
Draw Every Day – Art Merit Badge
Learn to Splice – Pioneering Merit Badge
Cook a Meal for Your Family- Cooking Merit Badge
The Water Cycle- Weather and Environmental Science Merit Badge
Plan and Analyze Four Games- Game Design Merit Badge
Reinforce a Frame- Home Repairs Merit Badge
Conduct a Home Inspection- Home Repairs Merit Badge
Mime a Story- Theater Merit Badge

Other Activities
30 Virtual Field Trips 

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How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


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Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow