Scouting From Home

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Now is a Great Time to Build the Scouting Movement! It’s a challenging time, to be sure. And while our first priority is to keep our community safe by helping stop the spread of Covid 19, there is still a lot we can do to support Scouting while many of us are working remotely.

Community Partners

2020x Franklin Institute – Do you know how boats float(Video)?

Buoyancy Camp Programs Supervisor Buddy explains buoyancy - and show you how to build your own boat! Do you know how boats float?

2020x Franklin Institute – Electrolysis (video)

Electrolysis We're going to use water to make a fire. Wait, what? Traveling Science Show Presenter Kaitlin shows us one of her favorite experiments. ⚠️ Don't try this at home. ⚠️ Learn more about electrolysis 

2020x Franklin Institute – Handwashing (video)

Handwashing Science Interpreter Al tells us why soap is so effective against viruses and show us the proper way to wash your hands thoroughly! Learn how to properly wash your hands!

2020x Franklin Institute – How Do Bike Gears Work (video)?

Bike Gears David Henry Wrigley teaches us how the ratio between the teeth of the front and back gears affect our ride. How do the gears on our bikes work?

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn About Condensation

Condensation Have you noticed that when it's really cold outside, you can see your breath? Do you know why? Traveling Science Show Presenter David Henry Wrigley explains. Learn more about condensation

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn About the Water Cycle (video)

Earth Day Science Interpreter Al celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with an experiment about the water cycle. Learn about the water cycle!

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn How to Make Crystals (video)

Crystals Science Interpreter Al teaches us how to make our own crystals! ⚠️ Adult supervision needed. ⚠️ Learn how to make crystals

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn More About Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy Science Interpreter Stephen shows us a simple experiment you can do at home that teaches us about kinetic energy. Learn more about kinetic energy

2020x Franklin Institute – What is an After Image (video)?

After Image Science Interpreter Fox explains how prolonged staring can cause you to see a colorful after image! What is an after image?

2020x Franklin Institute Why Leap Years Exist

Leap Year Did you know that #2020 is a leap year? But how does this work? Science Interpreter Fox explains this mystery of time and space. Learn more about leap years

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General Activities

202008x Museum of Early Trades & Crafts – VIrtual Activities

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2020x Community Service

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2020x PI Day Experiments from Bay Lake BSA

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2020x Animated Knots

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2020x Franklin Institute – Do you know how boats float(Video)?

Buoyancy Camp Programs Supervisor Buddy explains...

2020x Franklin Institute – Electrolysis (video)

Electrolysis We're going to use water to make a...

2020x Franklin Institute – Handwashing (video)

Handwashing Science Interpreter Al tells us why...

2020x Franklin Institute – How Do Bike Gears Work (video)?

Bike Gears David Henry Wrigley teaches us how...

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn About Condensation

Condensation Have you noticed that when it's...

2020x Franklin Institute – Learn About the Water Cycle (video)

Earth Day Science Interpreter Al celebrates the...

Cub Scout Activities & Adventures

Virtual Summer Camps for Cub Scouts

Virtual Summer Camps for Cub Scouts

BSA Councils that offer virtual summer programs for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout - Helpful Videos

Cub Scout Helpful Videos – PDF

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Virtual Pinewood Derby

Home Adventures

Home Adventures

Maybe you are not comfortable in a virtual meeting setting, contact your parents with a list of suggested Adventures the Scouts can do at home with their parents. Besides, what Scout doesn’t want to earn a Super Achiever? Some examples are:

  • Lions – Build It Up, Knock It Down; I’ll Do It Myself; Protect Yourself Rules; Ready, Set, Grow
  • Tigers – Tiger Circles: Duty to God; Tiger Bites; Family Stories; Protect Yourself Rules; Tiger Tales
  • Wolves – Duty to God Footsteps; Adventures in Coins; Collections and Hobbies; Germs Alive; Protect Yourself Rules
  • Bears – Fellowship and Duty to God; Bear Picnic Basket; Critter Care; Protect Yourself Rules; Marble Madness
  • Webelos and Arrow of Light – Duty to God and You; Fix It; Project Family; Moviemaking; Game Design
  • Scouts can do Cyber Chip and Recharges at all Den levels
Tiger Adventures

Structure and schedules are best for first-graders, too. Ideally, this schedule is as close to what they would experience at school.

  • Learn a magic trick.
  • Spell your name using sign language.
  • Create a secret code.
  • Learn about your family history. Interview a grandparent or parent about what life was like when they were young and what were their parents like, and make a family tree.
  • Observe the night sky. Identify two constellations.
  • (from Bryan on Scouting)
 
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

(From Atlanta Area BSA)

Lion Adventures

Kindergarten-age youth do best when they have structure and schedules. Keep it simple and routine. Here are a few fun activities to add to their schedule:

  • Make bubble juice – blow bubbles and pop them. Make homemade bubble wands with yarn and straws.
  • Put together a genius kit of miscellaneous items and make a gadget out of them. The gadget doesn’t have to work; they can use their imagination to describe what it does.
  • Make a container garden.
  • Complete the Rumble in the Jungle Adventure. Play a game and choose an animal they would like to be and why.
    (From Bryan on Scouting)
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

(from Atlanta Area BSA)

 
Wolf Adventures

Second-graders are natural explorers. Create a list of home rules or expectations; allowing them to be part of the process can help chances they’ll follow them.

  • Make a clean room chart, and do the chores for at least one week.
  • Talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising. Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity that involves action.
  • Select a seed, and plant it in a small container. Care for it for 30 days. Take a picture of your plant once each week.
  • Grow a mold culture.
    (From Bryan on Scouting)
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
(From Atlanta Area BSA)
Webelos

Fourth- and fifth-graders are starting to become more independent and like to be part of making plans. At this age, you can have a discussion with them about the schedule and specific times things should happen and how much time should be allotted.

  • Build a model of the solar system. Chart the distances between the planets so that the model is to scale.
  • Put together a tool box with at least five tools. Describe what each tool is used for and how to properly use it.
  • Learn how to plunge a toilet and how a plunger works.
  • Show how to change a light bulb; learn about the difference in sizes, watts and measurements of brightness.
  • Discuss chores that each family member does. Develop a list of at least three tasks you can do on a daily basis and do them for at least two weeks.

(From Bryan on Scouting)

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
Movie Making | An Adventure about Movie Making. | Elective Adventure
Project Family An Adventure about family life. | Elective Adventure
(From Atlanta Area BSA)
Bear Adventures

As with all elementary-aged youth, a schedule and routine can help maintain normalcy and give them confidence to try new things. Here are a few activities they can do:

  • Create a cookbook, using at least five recipes that they could prepare with adult supervision.
  • Make a marble obstacle course.
  • Create a game using marbles, designing the rules of the game and sharing the game with a family member.
  • Make static electricity by rubbing a balloon or a plastic or rubber comb against another material, such as fleece blanket or wool sweater.
    (From Bryan on Scouting)
 
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
(From Atlanta Area BSA)

202008x Museum of Early Trades & Crafts – VIrtual Activities

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2020x Cradle of Liberty: Bear Rank: Fur, Feathers and Ferns Adventure

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2020x NASA Activities

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2020x Pinewood Derby – Virtual

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2020x Virtual Summer Camps for Cub Scouts

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Merit Badge Related

Merit Badges for Social Distancing

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From Bryan on Scouting – Read More

  • American Business
  • American Cultures – *Local MB Counselor available
  • American Heritage
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Basketry
  • Bird Study
  • Chemistry
  • Chess
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Collections
  • Composite Materials
  • Cooking
  • Digital Technology
  • Drafting
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Life
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Aid
  • Game Design
  • Genealogy
  • Graphic Arts
  • Home Repairs
  • Leatherworking
  • Mammal Study
  • Metalwork
  • Mining in Society
  • Model Design & Building
  • Moviemaking
  • Music
  • Nuclear Science
  • Oceanography
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Plant Science
  • Plumbing
  • Pottery
  • Programming
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Railroading
  • Robotics
  • Salesmanship
  • Scholarship
  • Sculpture
  • Search & Rescue
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration
  • Stamp Collecting
  • Sustainability
  • Textile
  • Theater
  • Weather
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodwork

2020x Chess Merit Badge

Chess Merit Badge JPG Learn and have fun playing chess with fellow Scouts locally or across the country. Start the fun on the Patriots' Path Council Chess webpage and join our Chess Club.

2020x First Class Scout Rank 30 Day Challenge

Scouting From HomeScout Rank - 30 Day First Class Scout Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there’s still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Try the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin...

2020x Merit Badge Books on Kindle

You can download the electronic reader application on your phone or tablet. Each digital pamphlet costs $4.99, the same price as hard-copy pamphlets. They’re compatible with any electronic device; they do not include interactive or enhanced content. You can also...

2020x Merit Badges Online – Heart of American BSA

Scouting From HomeMerit Badges Online - Heart of America Animation, Journalism and Emergency Preparedness are available now. Others available soon. There's no limit to how many badges you can take and each comes complete with a digital worksheet and a unique video...

2020x Scout Rank 30 Day Challenge

Scouting From HomeScout Rank - 30 Day Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there's still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Try the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin the trail to...

2020x Second Class Rank 30 Day Challenge

Scouting From HomeScout Rank - 30 Day Second Class Scout Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there’s still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Try the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and...

2020x Tenderfoot Rank 30 Day Challenge

Scouting From HomeScout Rank - 30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there's still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Try the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin the...

Scouts BSA

2020 Scouts BSA Scouts Handbook for Boys, Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls on Kindle

Scouting From HomeScouts BSA Handbook for Boys, Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls now available on Kindle Bryan on Scouting writes, "The Kindle versions for boys and for girls are available for $17.99 apiece. These digital books contain the same great information found in...

202007x Canceled Camp Sparks Virtual Academy for Scouts by Tim O. – Idea for your unit!

Canceled Camp Sparks Virtual Academy for Scouts by Tim O. Scouts from Troop 73 in Westfield created a Virtual Academy after their usual summer camp was closed due to COVID-19. The Academy opened June 22 and runs through July 11 on Zoom, on Google Classroom, and other...

2020x Community Service

Scouting From HomeCommunity Service Ideas from the Samurai Patrol of Troop 84   Artwork for Seniors The Scouts are doing crafts by, coloring on preprinted coloring pages, making bookmarks, cards and letters from home. We have reached out to Nursing Homes & Senior...

2020x Animated Knots

Scouting From HomeAnimated Knots Practice Scouting and other knots.

2020x Chess Merit Badge

Chess Merit Badge JPG Learn and have fun playing chess with fellow Scouts locally or across the country. Start the fun on the Patriots' Path Council Chess webpage and join our Chess Club.

2020x First Class Scout Rank 30 Day Challenge

Scouting From HomeScout Rank - 30 Day First Class Scout Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there’s still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Try the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin...

2020x How to Tie 10 Essential Scouting Knots

Scouting From HomeHow to Tie 10 Essential Scouting Knots KNOT-TYING HAS LONG BEEN a part of the Scouting program — for good reasons. It promotes discipline and focus, and it teaches useful skills that can be used immediately. Most people can tie just one knot (the...

2020x How to Use a Compass

Scouting From HomeHow to Use a Compass- REI.com Finding your campsite, a spectacular viewpoint or your way back out of the wilderness won’t always be simple tasks. That’s why a magnetized compass and a paper map—and the navigational knowhow to use them—are part of...

2020x NASA Activities

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2020x Ology: The Science Website for Kids – American Museum of Natural History

2020x Ology: The Science Website for Kids - American Museum of Natural History Offering this website for possible use in home adventures as well as NOVA activities and more. It is user friendly and inviting to children. The site is supported by the American Museum of...