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

Learn More 

 

RESOURCES

Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Related Advancement Difficulties 

Online Conferencing Tools

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.

Note: Meeting duration is a maximum of 40 minutes in free version

Note: Up to 10 participants free

Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version

Chat and Collaboration Tools with free versions

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group’s needs.

At Home Activities

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 

Scouting Remotely

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 

On my Honor, I will do my Best…..  These are the words that every Scout lives by.  Exercise is one way to help keep the body and mind well during these trying times.   Click on the link to find out ways to remain Physically Strong and earn a patch!   

 Exercise is Essential Patch Contest

 

CUB SCOUTS

View the Virtual Advancement Page 

Official details about advancement 

Learn More about Cyber Chip Requirements 

Lion | Kindergarten

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

Tiger | 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

Wolf | 2nd Grade

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

Bear | 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 & Arrow of Light | 4th & 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

 

SCOUTS BSA

View the Virtual Advancement Page 

Advancement: Official details about Eagle extensions 

Learn More about Cyber Chip Requirements 

Tenderfoot

30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge

More coming soon! 

Second Class

30 Day Second Class Challenge

2f. Sheet Bend

2g. Bowline

More coming soon!

First Class

30 Day First Class Challenge

3b.Timber Hitch / Clove Hitch

Clove

Timber

Shear

More coming soon! 

Other Activities

  • 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 #OCBoyScouts

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