Resource Hub

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. 

Be sure to share with us how your Scouts are Scouting at Home  so we can share this inspiration with our Scouting families to continue our mission of building leadership and character. You can share by tagging us in your posts on Facebook or Instagram – be sure you are following us too!

Update on the Coronavirus and the Impact on Scouting Programs

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RESOURCES

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Cub Scout Checklist

Scouts BSA Checklist

Unit Leader Checklist

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Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

While all of these options have a free version, please note that you may be prompted to consider upgraded versions for a subscription fee. 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.

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Stuck Inside? 25 Fun Projects to Do with Stuff From Around the House

Fun Stuff to Do

Fun projects for kids that you can do from home

Mobile Games

National Geographic Kids | Activities and quizzes for younger kids 

Mystery Science | Free science lessons 

Geography Games | Geography gaming! 

STEM Simulators 

Learn Computer Science 

Red Ted Art | Easy arts and crafts for little ones 

The Imagination Tree | Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest 

Toy Theater | Educational online games 

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30 Day Pack Training Challenge

30 Day Troop Training Challenge

National BSA Scouting at Home website

Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

Good Turns during the coronavirus: Acts of Scouting service you can do from home

How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing

Stay Updated on Adult Leader Training

A Scout is Reverent

During this time of “Scouting at Home” we want to encourage parents and Scouts to pursue their religious emblems programs.  One great way to get started is the “Duty to God Puzzle Patch” program.  It’s quite simple and meaningful for Scouts of all ages, and provides immediate recognition.  Learn more.  Patch Requirements 

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CUB SCOUTS 

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These pack meeting templates will make it easier for you to organize and run your digital pack meetings.  All templates are in Google slides to make sure everyone has access.  Copy the template into your Google account and then edit the slides to fit your pack’s needs.  All templates are organized with the following slides:

  • Opening – includes Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath, Scout Law and Outdoor Code
  • Highlights – notice board for scouting pictures; separate slides of each rank
  • Achievements – shout outs for achievements earned; separate slides for each rank
  • Skits – who’s performing this month?
  • Announcements – communication for scouts and families
  • Upcoming Events – reminder for upcoming calendar outings and events
  • Cubmaster Minute – short, topical inspirational message
  • Closing – thank you and meeting-end warning

BITMOJI CUBMASTER – Use the included Bitmoji Cubmaster or create your own and replace ours to personalize your Zoom meetings.  [Adapted from Look Wider Still]

RIBBON BANNER – A simple, yet elegant template with a blue ribbon theme with no extra fanfare.

ETHAN SCOUT – Ethan Scout returns to help your scouts during your Zoom meetings.

PACK MEETING ROOM – Miss your pack meeting room?  Well, not anymore!  You can hold your pack meeting in a virtual meeting room reserved just for your pack!

TEMPLATE DIGITAL MEDIA – Images of Cub Scout insignias and adventures for easy use (copy and paste) in the pack meeting templates.  All images have transparent backgrounds and a uniform size.

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Add some interactive fun to your meetings.  Take a break and play a game!  All game are geared towards learning about Cub Scouts.

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January Week 1Jan week 2January Week 3   January Week 3    Jan week 4   Jan week 2 Jan extra materials

February extra materials   February week 2   February Week 4

March Week 1  March Week 4  March extra materials

April extra materials    April Week 1   April week 2  April Week 3

May extra materials  May Week 4

June Week 1   June week 2

August- week 2   August-week 3   August-week 4

September Week 1

October Week 1 Oct week 3  Oct week 4  Oct home assignments

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30-Day Lion Challenge 

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

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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

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Animal Kingdom | This Adventure is all about community. | Required Adventure

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

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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

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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

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SCOUTS BSA

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30 Day Scout Rank Challenge

30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge

30 Day Second Class Challenge

30 Day First Class Challenge

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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 8.0.1.6 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing

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