Scouting at Home

Stay tuned for resources to help both parents and leaders support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home activities for any Scout rank, and tips for continuing to work on advancement.

Check back regularly and let your friends know about these great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike.

Yo-Yo Preview Adventure sponsored by Duncan Toys

This adventure gives Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts the opportunity to learn the concepts that make a yo-yo work and the basic physics of a pendulum. LEARN MORE

Scouting and the Science of Fun

Scouting is fun. Science is fun. We have both. “What’s under the grass?” “Why are you ticklish?” “7 Sweet Candy Experiments.” If you’re looking for cool activities, check this out!

Fun projects for kids that you can do from home

As public places, including many parks and campgrounds, are closing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you might be left scratching your head on what you and your kids can do. Plenty! (Continue reading at Bryan on Scouting)

For a limited time, get an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for free!

Find projects you can create at home and stories that will take young readers’ minds on adventures all over the world. Download the app for access from the App Store or on Google Play.

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

Merit Badge Management with Scoutbook

A look at what Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Scouts, Parents and Merit Badge Counselors can do using Scoutbook for Merit Badge tracking. WATCH

Scouting and the Science of Fun

Scouting is fun. Science is fun. We have both. “What’s under the grass?” “Why are you ticklish?” “7 Sweet Candy Experiments.” If you’re looking for cool activities, check this out!

Merit badges for social distancing: 58 badges Scouts can complete at home

In times of crisis, Scouts find a way to adapt. We’re hearing from Scouts and leaders across the country who have found creative ways to keep on Scouting even while practicing social distancing (staying home and remaining at least 6 feet from others if you must go out). (Continue reading at Bryan on Scouting)

For a limited time, get an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for free!

Find projects you can create at home and stories that will take young readers’ minds on adventures all over the world. Download the app for access from the App Store or on Google Play.

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

30-Day Venturing Challenge: Let’s Do This!

Who says sheltering in place can’t be fun? Step up to this 30-day Venturing challenge. While you’re at it, shoot a video of that new dance, a photo of your virtual board game or of you picking up groceries for a neighbor and post it to your favorite social channel with the hashtag #VenturingatHome #ScoutingatHome. Be safe. Have fun. Venture on! DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Merit Badge Management with Scoutbook

A look at what Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Scouts, Parents and Merit Badge Counselors can do using Scoutbook for Merit Badge tracking. WATCH

Goal Setting For Scouts, Leaders, and Families

Merit Badge Management with Scoutbook

A look at what Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Scouts, Parents and Merit Badge Counselors can do using Scoutbook for Merit Badge tracking. WATCH

Science, technology, engineering, and math have never been so much fun, especially when they join forces with Scouting! With families spending more time at home together, STEM Scouts brings fun and educational activities for kids to enjoy. STEM Scouts offers all kinds of free resources and activities so kids can perform exciting experiments, watch cool videos, and more.

Watch and Learn

Check out tons of experiment videos on the STEM Scouts YouTube channel, then try them out for yourself with an adult. Learn about even more STEM topics with these cool videos from STEM Scouts of Central Texas.

STEM Inspiration from Councils

Take on this 30 Day STEM Challenge created by Samoset Council, or try one of these activities from Capitol Area Council.

Younger kids:

Here are some STEM activities geared toward a younger audience from the Greater St. Louis Area Council. If your child also happens to be a Cub Scout, these also serve as great service projects and rank activities!

Older kids:

The STEM Nova Awards program was developed to excite and expand a sense of wonder in Scouts. Explore the basic principles of STEM through modules and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. Learn more about this recognition here.

Happen to have a 3D printer? Take a look at this template from Budmen Industries’ face mask template here.

Looking for more?

Check out more recommended resources from the STEM Scouts team here, and find even more websites for kids here. Then, head over to STEMScouts.org to learn more about the program today. Just remember that experiments require adult supervision—which means you might just learn something new together!

National Statement on COVID-19

To our Scouting community, 

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. 

As we monitor and adjust to the everchanging Coronavirus pandemic, we must uphold our promise to help other people at all times. Today, that means continuing to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, which is now present in all 50 states.  

Updated Guidance: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) strongly advises that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings be suspended through April. 

New resources to help you continue Scouting at home: 

  • Scouting.org/ScoutingAtHome  a webpage with an ever-growing list of resources  to help our Scouting families and friends safely continue their adventures. Also check out #ScoutingAtHome and your council’s website for even more activities, ideas and helpful tips.  
  • COVID-19 FAQ – a webpage dedicated to answering your questions on advancement, internet safety, and the coming summer season.  

Resources:

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.