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.

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

Boys’ Life Magazine
25 Fun Projects to Do With Stuff From Around the House 
Boy's Life Facebook site
Boy's Life YouTube Channel

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

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. 

30-day Scout Challenge
30-day Tenderfoot Challenge
30-day Second Class Challenge
30-day First Class Challenge

National BSA Scouting at Home Resources

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

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

Goal Setting For Scouts, Leaders, and Families

WORM COMPOSTING (or Vermicomposting)

Scout Chef Kitchen presents Leprechaun Garden Pasta

Delicious Corn Chip Recipes for Camping

How to Make Irresistible Homemade Ice Cream