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Welcome to Scouting at Home

Updated: April 29, 2020 
Scouting can take place anywhere. During this time of adversity and uncertainty, we are encouraging families to keep Scouting in their daily lives. Our goal is to provide resources that make it easier to deliver the Scouting program at home and for Scouts to continue to work on advancements. Above you will find a variety of resources and ideas for continuing your Scouting adventure at home. Click each program tab to explore the opportunities. Need more ideas? Check out these hashtags   #ScoutingAtHome    #ScoutingfromHome on Facebook for more ideas.
Online Merit Badge Instructors Needed The Council is looking for volunteers to instruct Merit Badges online. Please contact George Henington or your District Executive if you are interested in leading an online merit badge. You can signup here to be a virtual merit badge instructor.
NEW! Weekly Cub Scout Elective Adventure Loops Check the Cub Scout tab below for weekly elective loops. Cub Scouts can earn LOOPS from home. Link to scoutbook.com for requirements and check out the videos, tips, suggestions for supplies, and have FUN with LOOPS! Click on images to link to other resources or download the image. 

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade


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2nd Grade & 3rd Grade

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4th Grade & 5th Grade

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Virtual Crossover

The Arrow of Light crossover ceremony is a milestone for every Cub Scout. During this time of stay at home /shelter in place, we encourage you to create a virtual crossover experience or delay the ceremony for later this year but keep ScoutingOn!



Cub Scouts

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Still, working on requirements?  Don't worry. Here are a few suggestions for finishing rank requirements. Remember to Do YOUR BEST! 



On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law; 
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight



A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.



Weekly Elective Adventures

Each Wednesday new electives will be listed. Click the image to see the requirements listed in scoutbook.com and check back here for tips, videos, supply ideas, and suggestions for completing requirements while Scouting at home. It's a fun and easy way to EARN Adventure LOOPS! 



   Lion Elective Adventure - I'll Do It Myself
      Requirement 1: "Lion Scout" bag - Transform a  "go green" shopping bag or paper bag with handles into a Lion Scout bag. Stickers, markers, make it your own
      Requirement 2: Personal Care Checklist - Keep it simple. Talk about what personal care is and what your Scout can do. Make a checklist that is colorful and easy to follow. 
                Requirement 3: Shoelaces - Check out these best tips. https://www.yourkidsot.com/blog/best-tips-for-tying-shoe-laces
Requirement 1
Supplies: felt, glue gun, scissors, hanger, cutting mat

Requirement 2
For families looking for more hands-on with your Scout, cut pictures from magazines that show those different hygiene skills. Glue them to a piece of paper and talk about how often that task should be done. 
There are charts available online. 
Plan and Worksheets (Personal Care) | Hygiene activities, Personal ...
Tiger-rrrrific   Tiger Elective Adventure - Safe and Smart
      Complete Requirements 1-8. Requirement 9 is optional (not advised during covid-19). This elective focuses on fire and emergency safety.
       Here are fun ways to help your Scout memorize their address and phone number
Requirement 3: The 911 safety quiz.  (Thank you to Scouterlife.com) 
Stop, Drop, and Roll and practice fire drill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgQ1CG3CEA
   Wolf Elective Adventure - Collections and Hobbies
      For requirements that involve sharing, visiting or in-person meetings, follow established guidelines for social distancing or consider a virtual meeting. 
      Requirement 1: From rocks to Lego minifigs and everything in between. What 10 items have you collected? 
      Requirement 2: Virtual meeting or if your den can meet safely present your collection.
                     Requirement 3: Virtual art museum https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
BearSuperScience     Bear Elective Adventure - Make It Move
       Explore motion with these simple DIY pullies and levers.
       Before you get started check out this video to learn more about Rube Goldberg machines - 

Here are some items you will need:
popsicle sticks, safety glasses
cardboard (enough to make 2 circles), scissors, glue, string/rope, wooden skewer, plastic bottle, and 2 bottle cap carabiners, rubber bands, marshmallows (or cotton balls), paper, pencil

Requirement 1:  "Exploding" craft stick  here is a quick how-to and explanation of a chain reaction   
Requirement 2: DYI Simple pulleys   https://youtu.be/rc0cpp3i8GA   or   https://youtu.be/oGgCaFTcbHk   
Requirement 3: Now try making a lever. DIY Marshmellow launcher - catapult  https://youtu.be/gwtMI6v9lug
Requirement 4:  DIY Rube Goldberg machine. Can you draw a machine with a least six steps?   
WebelosEngineering     Webelos Elective Adventure - Earth Rocks!
        This elective is all about ROCKS. You will need a magnifying glass, different rocks or minerals, masonry drill bit, steel nail, knife, copper penny
         You will need to go on a rock hunt to start this elective. Collect as many different rocks or minerals you can find. 
         For more information about the Mohs Hardness Scale, visit https://www.nps.gov/articles/mohs-hardness-scale.htm
This Interactive map will enable your Scout to zoom into a specific area to see what type of minerals are in the area. 



Scouts BSA Rank Advancement


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NEW! Rank Requirements for Scout and Tenderfoot

Beginning on Tuesday, May 5th and continuing every Tuesday in May ending on May 26th, youth members of our Scouts BSA program will have the opportunity to select and participate in instructional sessions on Scouts BSA rank advancement for Scout Rank, Tenderfoot Rank, Second Class Rank, and First Class Rank.

For a complete schedule and to register via zoom, please visit www.91bsa.org/ScoutSkills.



30 Day Challenge for Scout to First Class Ranks
(Be sure to take pictures, keep a workbook and document what you are accomplishing.) 



30 Day Challenge for all Scouts BSA Scouts



Scouts BSA Merit Badge Instruction


Merit Badges*
We are existed to offer Online Merit Badge instruction during this Scouting At Home period. For more information click Online Merit Badge Classes.  We are also providing a list of Merit Badges that can be worked on or completed at home include (this is not a complete list). Talk with your Scoutmaster before starting any merit badge. Click here for fillable merit badge blue cards.  Click here for online merit badge requirements and books. 


HELP NEEDED! Online Merit Badge Instructors  The Council is looking for volunteers to instruct Merit Badges online. Please contact George Henington or your District Executive if you are interested in leading an online merit badge. You can signup here to be a virtual merit badge instructor.

* Any and all communication with merit badge counselors and other leaders, online or over the phone, must include a parent of the Scout.


Scoutbook - How-To

Merit Badge Management in Scoutbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD6po_nxTfc&feature=youtu.be






More Fun

From making invisible ink to recycled bottle projects, BoysLife online has a list of games and activities that the whole family can do. Bryan on Scouting shares with us a great break down of activities for our Cub Scouts from Lion to Arrow of Light. Be sure to check out ideas like bubble juice or creating a cookbook. These ideas are sure to help your Scout continue to complete adventure requirements And Scouting remotely.



NEW! First Aid and Emergency Plans - Be Prepared.

A Scout is always in a state of readiness. These videos by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will walk you through preparing a first aid kit, preparing an emergency disaster kit, and preparing a family emergency plan. 


How to Prepare a First Aid Kit - https://youtu.be/aK9xrsK7vPg

How to Prepare an Emergency Kit - https://youtu.be/UmiGvOha7As

Prepare for a Family Emergency - https://youtu.be/kE3XAwR412I



Field Trips

Use this link to journey to Ellis Island or the Great Wall of China. Virtual Field Trips allow you to explore the world and go on an adventure without leaving home. https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/?fbclid=IwAR18yczucYoPWebdS44t8CjDlVChp9uGKm7CPYve-KYsBxoX4KoXuR2edT0



NEW! Drawing Every Day

Join J JK author & illustrator for daily drawing lessons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8yhH7AHty8 



Make a Time Capsule


Supplies: One precut PVC pipe 4 inches in diameter

(We recommend 1 foot in length, but you can make yours larger or smaller, depending on how much you want to store in the time capsule.)

Two 4-inch plastic test plugs

Items that represent you

A retrieval date (when you will open it)

A storage location

Stickers, paint, duct tape, and any other items to decorate the time capsule


Download your copy of the Covid Time Capsule booklet here



Learning Knots:



How to make SLIME: (With or without Borax)

Borax free: 3 - 4 fl . oz. bottles Elmer’s White School Glue 1½ TBSP baking soda 3 TBSP contact lens solution Food coloring (your choice)


No MASK? No problem. Turn your Neckerchief into Face Mask:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8esiJuDW0Ao



Scavenger Hunt                                                 Secret Message                                                                Social Distancing Game
Digging up the Past                                                     Picasso Self Portrait                                                                     

Additional Awards

Nova and SuperNova:

Outdoor Ethics Awareness:

Religious Emblems

Cyber Chip:



From camp stove to dutch oven, charcoal grills, and campfires, there is no limit to what you can cook! Check out these ideas.

NEW! Kids cooking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqhqIfHww7g&fbclid=IwAR3j_QppFCaqWOBEqK1rCiai5Qdhc0OwENQQE8sdVpmQAz3VGqbMLC0rVEA 
2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes - 1 banana and 2 eggs


Campsite Cooking




Resources for Leaders and Parents



PODCASTs by Scouting Magazine provide short listening sessions on Cub Scout and Scouts BSA topics. Each month a new topic is discussed usually with a volunteer or a Scouter who has first-hand experience or knowledge on the topic. Topics from welcoming new families, parent orientation, communication, recruiting, and advancements. Click the link to visit podcast.scouting.org



Video Conferencing

New to video conferencing? Read this article from Scouting magazine - How to conduct a Board of Review: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/03/16/how-to-conduct-a-board-of-review-through-videoconferencing/?fbclid=IwAR0kFLz9RnUI_AeIG1EHoUe4pxtFEe36zQ8lRfbyflp3TYbOPpQbCXtKU4w  


Please click the document image below for Questions and Answers - 
Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Additional Advancement Updates: 




Free video conferencing options

Teleconference or Video Conferencing**:

  • Conduct virtual Patrol Leaders Council meetings via teleconference or web video conferencing**.
  • Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.
  • Conduct online merit badge counselor meetings using web video conferencing** tools. Note completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.
  • Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing**.
  • Units can administer BORs up and including Life rank but should follow the guidance in The Guide to Advancement Section Boards of Review Through Video conferencing**.
  • If needed, conduct Eagle Boards of Review via video conferencing**.

**Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.


Note: Each of the options below has a paid option, this represents the features of the free tier.

§  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


Recording online meetings is not authorized. As a reminder, Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/#a) prohibits any one-on-one contact between an adult leader and youth members – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form. Electronic communication between adults and youth should always include another registered leader or parent. We believe our existing policy is the best way to protect youth and volunteers, and we do not believe recording online meetings would provide any additional material benefit. To the contrary, recording calls would increase personal risk as call recording is subject to various legal requirements under U.S. law and the laws of individual states, some of which require all parties to a call consent to the recording. Considering those potential regulatory risks and the effect of BSA’s existing policies, we are not authorizing the recording of online meetings.



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Phone: 706-327-2634

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