covid19 Scout resourses
Your Virtual Resource for Keeping Scouts Advancing, Connected & Having Fun During the COVID-19 Crisis & Beyond
We have cultivated resources from around the web to help you get through your Scouting quarantine
We’re not letting COVID-19 stop us from Scouting! We’re lining up the best of the Web merit badge counselors, advancement experts and fun activities for you and your Scouts! Here you’ll find webinars, resources, tools and more for your Scouts to keep achieving, growing and advancing in Scout skills.
Digital Den Meetings: all Cub Scouts (and parents) are welcome to join us Wednesday nights for fun during council-wide digital den meetings! These are done by Cascade Pacific Council and run on Pacific Time
How to Run Successful Digital Scout Meetings: Troop 19 Scoutmaster David Parry shows us how his troop is having great success with online meetings to keep his Scouts connected, advancing and having fun! These are done by Cascade Pacific Council and run on Pacific Time
Public Health Virtual meeting - Cradle of Liberty Council
Other Nice sites:
Hawkeye Area Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
As communities are practicing caution and social distancing, the Hawkeye Area Council developed a 30-Day Challenge for each Cub Scout rank. Use this at home to help keep Scout's skills sharp.
Advancement Academy: Virtual Resources for Keeping Scouts Advancing, Connected & Having Fun
Cascade Pacific Council, Portland, Oregon
Can’t get together as a group? Visit the Advancement Academy for a digital den meeting or merit badge class. Digital den meetings are offered through Zoom and promoted through Facebook. Participants are asked to sign up in advance. There is also great content for Scouts BSA, including sessions on How to Run Successful Digital Scout Meetings as well as online Merit badge sessions on Coin Collecting, Personal Fitness and more. The site also includes Facebook groups that anyone in the country can join: Cub Scout and Scouts BSA.
Scouting at Home
Atlanta Area Council, Atlanta, Georgia
If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of things that Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA can do to Scout at home, this is it. The page features content directly from Scoutbook and includes ideas of other activities Scouts can do. Plus, suggestions for video platforms – and of course, reminders about the importance of following youth protection standards.
Seneca Waterways Council, Brighton, New York
Seneca Waterways Council has set up a site to share ideas on how to do Scouting remotely, plus suggestions on how to work on documents together, and how to hold meetings together if you’re not in the same room.
At Home Scouting Activities
Spirit of Adventure Council, Boston, MA.
This web site features an entire selection of content designed to let Scouts have adventures without leaving home. The site includes links for youth of all ages, from live cams at zoos, to a range of support resources and videos to help Scouts work on merit badges. https://www.scoutspirit.org/at-home/
Online Merit Badges -
Piedmont Council - mbuonline
Central FL - https://scoutingevent.com/083-OnlineMB
Capitol Area Council, Austin, Texas
The council’s STEM Nova Committee is putting together a series of remote Scouting activities tied to the Nova Award and Hornaday-related merit badges. You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/555955978607128/
National STEM in Scouting Committee
The committee has developed an online Nova for remote Scouting. You can sign up athttps://forms.gle/wnu6csPv4kmbGstx9
Looking for other free resources for youth? Here are just a few:
Especially good for math and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system, but it’s mostly common material.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (accounts require users to be at least 14, but younger learners can use with a parent).
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University, but everyone can access it. Developed primarily for adults, but some courses, e.g., nature and environment, could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Learn languages for free
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
YouTube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home
All kinds of making
Good for elementary school ages
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age, multi-disciplinary activities
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest
Educational online games
Amazing Educational Resources
List of Education companies offering free subscriptions due to COVID
Online education resources