Scouting at Home

Are you ready to Scout at home? Here are some resources!

Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home! With the guidance from National Boy Scouts of America we are ensuring Scouting continues and that begins with Scouting at 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 during the outbreak of COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19, advice on volunteering during a pandemic, and advancement visit the Council’s blog.

Many resources below are links to the Scouting Mobile App for Individual Advancement tracking. This free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Search for “Scouting BSA” in the  Apple App Store or  Google Play and download today!

  • More Scoutbook and internet Advancement help is here.
  • Login help is here.
  • Getting your unit started with Scoutbook, watch this video.

Cub Scouts

Lion | Kindergarten

  • 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 

  • Cub Scout Award An award for all Cub Scouts
  • 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

  • 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 andarcheology. | 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 andobstacle 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 (Demonstration by Program Director, Eric Smith)
  • Roaring Laughter | An Adventure about Fun, Jokes, Stories andGames. | 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 HeroAn Adventure about Citizen Heroes. | Elective Adventure
  • Engineer An Adventure about engineering. | Elective Adventure
  • Fix ItAn Adventure about home repairs. | Elective Adventure
  • Game DesignAn Adventure about games. | Elective Adventure
  • Looking Back, Looking ForwardAn Adventure about Your Own Timeline. | Elective Adventure
  • Maestro | An Adventure about music. | Elective Adventure
  • Moviemaking | An Adventure about moviemaking. | Elective Adventure
  • Project FamilyAn Adventure about family life. | Elective Adventure

Scouts BSA

  • Conduct virtual Patrol Leaders Council meetings via teleconference or web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
  • Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.
  • Conduct online merit badge counselor meetings using web video conferencing tools such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, FreeConference or Facebook. 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.

Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

Other Activities: 

  • NCAC Scouting at Home 2020 Award (Venturers and Sea Scouts can also earn this award!)
  • Participate in the 30 Day Scouting At Home Challenge!
  • 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), who has a Jamboree on the Internet coming up April 3rd-5th. 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 #NCACBSA #myNCAC
  •  Go for a walk, Read a book, Write letter, Do a craft, Call a friend/family member, Play a game, Visit a virtual historical site or museum, Work in the yard, Cook/Bake, Or Do a puzzle.

Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

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

Bryan on Scouting has a great article on “How to conduct a Board of Review through Videoconferencing.