Scouting At Home
Although you may stuck at home doesn't mean you have to stop camping. Bookmark this page for ideas to keep busy with Scouting and for updates for various events.
What's On This Page
Try Making a Mystery Hike
Here's a great idea that gets scouts out (but socially distanced) to solve a mystery before the next virtual troop meeting. It will get your scouts hiking, hunting for clues, learn Scout skills — and pick up any litter they might find. Learn how to set this activity up here.
Restart Scouting Checklist
Some units are beginning to have meetings, camp-outs, service projects and other Scouting activities. We want to remind everyone to follow local guidelines when meeting. Here is a checklist that outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/volunteers must consider prior to meeting.
If it is not practical to meet these minimal protocols, do not restart in-person activities.
Here's a list of your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about how Scouting continues to work during COVID-19.
Far East Council COVID-19 Scouting Roundtable
The Far East Council held a COVID-19 Scouting Roundtable on April 28, 2020. Topics discussed included: National/Regional/Council Resources, the National Camp-in, FEC Program Resources, Upcoming Online Merit Badge Classes with Florida Central Council, Communication/Resources Directory, Upcoming District Roundtables, Best Practices Throughout Asia, and Open Ideas from Unit leaders.
In case you missed the COVID-19 Scouting Roundtable or want a refresher on what was discussed, here is the video. (We apologize for the lack of video for most of the session until about 6:55 but was very productive none the less)
Scout Wire TV
Need ideas on how to keep scouting in the age of social distancing? Check out what Scouts and Scouters are doing to keep active and Scouting!
If you have some ideas share them with us at: ScoutingAtHome@fareastcouncil.org
Have a clip you want to share with other scouts? Add #ScoutingAtHome to your video on your favorite social media platform.
Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun especially with many stuck at home. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.
Cyber Chip Requirements
58 Merit Badges You Can Earn at Home
We wanted to share another way Scouts BSA members can continue their Scouting journey during this period of isolation: by earning merit badges. Bryan on Scouting has listed 58 merit badges that Scouts can complete from home. The merit badges on the list meet two main criteria:
They don’t involve visits to public places or companies.
Their requirements can be completed indoors or in an average-size yard.
BSA Scouting At Home
BSA National has set up a Scouting at Home page with some ideas on what you can do while we are social distancing. Click Here to Learn More
Get Trained Online
Stuck at home? Now's a great time to finally get trained on your scout position. Several training modules are can be done at my.scouting.org. Lots of different training is being offered online, check it out!
Take the 30-Day Challenge
Cub Scout 30-Day Challenge
Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home. Courtesy of the Heart of America Council
Packed full of adventure and elective requirements, use this daily checklist as a roadmap to rank advancement.
Scouts BSA 30-Day Challenge
Introducing the 30-Day Scouts BSA Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp and begin the trail to Eagle without leaving home. Courtesy of the Heart of America Council
From Tenderfoot to First-Class, use these daily checklists as a roadmap to rank advancement.
Venturing 30-Day Challenge
Introducing the 30-Day Venturing Challenge from BSA National, a great way to keep the Scouting Spirit while Social Distancing. You can view the complete Venturing 30-Day Challenge on YouTube.
More Ideas for Cub Scouts
Here are some links to more ideas:
Dan Bear Council Stay At Home Guided Videos (Please have an adult supervise these activities)
Visit the Cub Scout Ideas blog for tons of great activities for Cub Scouts
Some Virtual Fields Trips