Scouting at Home - Cub Scouts

Youth Protection Reminder

It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.

Detailed youth protection information is available here. To ensure you are following safety standards for all Scouting activities, please reference the Guide to Safe Scouting.

The BSA’s Social Media Guidelines serve as a complement to our youth protection policies.

Remember to review Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse before beginning digital contact between a Scout and a merit badge counselor.

Digital Learning

Online games, programs and projects!
A collection of free educational resources online.
Cyber Chip  
Work with Scouts on this important age appropriate internet safety information, especially now that they will be online possibly more than ever before.  

By completing Cyber Chip you've already done step one of the Merit Badge! Other Requirements include learning the history of technology, completing a digital project for your troop and more

30 Day Challenges.  Activities for your Cub Scout Program.  Ways to have your Cub Scouts Stay involved and participating for the next 30 days.  They are excellent ways for the scouts to have parent involvement. 

30-day Lion Challenge
30-day Tiger Challenge
30-day Wolf Challenge
30-day Bear Challenge
30-day Webelos Challenge

National BSA Scouting at Home Resources

Bryan on Scouting – The official Blog of the BSA, where there is an overwhelming amount of information to help in your programs.

Cub Scouting

The Connecticut Department of Education has extensive resources for children and families ranging from at-home learning activities, to how to talk to your students about the changes resulting from the pandemic. Click here to view the resources. To inquire about basic needs, such as food assistance, housing, health care of mental health services, call the 24-hour hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or visit this website

The Library of Congress: Presentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History
NASAInteractive Lessons about Space, Earth, Solar System and Universe; Lessons from Astronauts about Living in SpaceSTEM Activities for Students of All Ages
The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo WillemsTour the Kennedy Center with The Pigeon
The SmithsonianFree Smithsonian STEM Games and SimulationsMeet the Animals of the National Zoo3D Exhibits and Virtual ToursSmithsonian Magazine Ten Museums You Can Virtually VisitDistance Learning Resources
Environmental Protection AgencyGames, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment

Audible Stories - Audible Free Books for Kids and Teens

Kids Ask Authors - podcast episodes

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach - Online Workouts for kids

6. Draw Everyday with JJK - Playlist of sketch lessons with artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Boys’ Life: Projects That Can Be Done at Home

Ideas to Stay Busy at Home (for kids!)

4 Activities to Do at Home During Coronavirus

Fishing: A Guide to Getting Hooked

5 Cub Scout Activities for Your Weekend

5 Fun and Active Den Meeting Game Ideas

WORM COMPOSTING (or Vermicomposting)

Top 10 Family Camping Activities

Scout Chef Kitchen presents Leprechaun Garden Pasta

Delicious Corn Chip Recipes for Camping

How to Make Irresistible Homemade Ice Cream