Scouting at Home - Scouts BSA
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.
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.
Online games, programs and projects!
A collection of free educational resources online.
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
Bryan on Scouting – The official Blog of the BSA, where there is an overwhelming amount of information to help in your programs.
Guidelines for Scouts BSA youth conducting a BSA Videoconferencing Board of Review;
Good Turns during the coronavirus: Acts of Scouting Service you can do from home
Digital Technology Merit Badge
Here is the link to a workbook that can help a Scout start the process of earning the merit badge. Remember the Scouts still need to satisfy the requirements as the merit badge counselor indicates.
Stem Scouts Program with some interesting videos and projects.
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.
National BSA Scouting at Home Resources
The Library of Congress: Presentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History
NASA: Interactive Lessons about Space, Earth, Solar System and Universe; Lessons from Astronauts about Living in Space; STEM Activities for Students of All Ages
The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; Tour the Kennedy Center with The Pigeon
The Smithsonian: Free Smithsonian STEM Games and Simulations; Meet the Animals of the National Zoo; 3D Exhibits and Virtual Tours; Smithsonian Magazine Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit; Distance Learning Resources
Environmental Protection Agency: Games, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment
Boys’ Life: Projects That Can Be Done at Home