Scouting At Home
March 17, 2020
Are your Scouts at home?
Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home!
Here you will find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that connects Scouting with their daily lives. We will continue to add new content and resources to this hub regularly.
Our goal is to make it easier to deliver the Scouting program by making plans more accessible to Leaders and those who can help Leaders like our parents.
For the next few weeks, the Greater St. Louis Area Council will announce a Weekly Scout Challenge. By the way, parents and Scouters are not left out! Why let the youth have all the fun? Expect a series of challenges for both Scouts and adults to arrive every Friday for a fun-filled weekend.
Help us show how GLSAC units/families are keeping the mission of Scouting during COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home orders.
Each week we will provide a list of challenges to complete (hint: challenges are linked above). Feel free to do as many as you want, but only one is required for entry.
Fill out the form and upload a picture or video of your Scout completing the challenge for a chance to win Scout swag!
Lion | Kindergarten
- Animal Kingdom | This Adventure is all about community. (Required)
- Build it Up, Knock it Down | This Adventure is all about building. (Elective)
- Gizmos and Gadgets | This Adventure is all about motion, force & creating objects. (Elective)
- I’ll Do It Myself | This Adventure is all about being prepared. (Elective)
- Pick My Path | This Adventure is all about to do a good turn daily. (Elective)
- Ready, Set, Grow | This Adventure focuses on plants and gardens. (Elective)
Tiger | 1st Grade
- Backyard Jungle | This Adventure and is very hands-on with planting something and building birdhouses — this can be done as a solo family Adventure. (Required )
- My Family’s Duty to God | This is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. (Required)
- Tiger Bites | An Adventure that covers food choices and preparation, manners and nutrition. (Required )
- Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries | An Adventure about magic, codes, sign language and more. (Elective)
- Family Stories | An Adventure about family heritage. (Elective)
- Sky is the Limit | Adventure all about the night sky, constellations, astronauts, etc. (Elective)
- Stories in Shapes | An Adventure about art. (Elective )
- Tiger-Safe and Smart | An Adventure all about home and neighborhood safety. (Elective)
- Tiger Tales | An Adventure all about story-telling, tall tales, singing. (Elective)
Wolf | 2nd Grade
- Paws on the Path | An Adventure covering hiking skills and nature and maps. (Required)
- Adventures in Coins | An Adventure about Coins. (Elective)
- Code of the Wolf | An Adventure that uses math games and secret codes. (Elective)
- Digging in the Past | An Adventure about dinosaurs, fossils and archaeology. (Elective)
- Finding Your Way | An Adventure about map and compass, hiking and a scavenger hunt. (Elective)
- Germs Alive | An Adventure about keeping clean and germs. (Elective)
- Grow Something | An Adventure about planting and make a terrarium. (Elective)
- Motor Away | An Adventure about cars, boats and paper airplanes. (Elective)
- Paws of Skill | An Adventure about fitness, sports, sporting event and obstacle courses. (Elective)
Bear | 3rd Grade
- BALOO the Builder | An Adventure covering using tools and wood tools. (Elective)
- Bear Claws | An Adventure all about knife use and knife safety. (Required)
- Fellowship and Duty to God | This is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. (Required)
- Paws for Action | An Adventure that’s all about history/patriotism, visiting a law enforcement facility, basic emergency preparedness, energy conservation and a cleanup service project. (Required)
- Bear Picnic Basket | An Adventure about cooking. (Elective)
- Make It Move | An Adventure about fun Engineering. (Elective)
- Roaring Laughter | An Adventure about Fun, Jokes, Stories and Games. (Elective)
- Robotics | An Adventure about robots. (Elective)
- Super Science | An Adventure about Fun Science experiments. (Elective)
- A World of Sound | An Adventure about World Music and Instruments. (Elective)
Webelos & Arrow of Light | 4th & 5th Grade
- Duty to God and You | This is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family. (Required)
- First Responder | An adventure, covering basic first aid and emergency preparedness. (Required)
- Adventures In Science | An Adventure about science. (Elective)
- Art Explosion | An Adventure about art. (Elective)
- Aware and Care | An Adventure about Disabilities Awareness. (Elective)
- Build My Own Hero | An Adventure about Citizen Heroes. (Elective)
- Engineer | An Adventure about engineering. (Elective)
- Fix It | An Adventure about home repairs. (Elective)
- Game Design | An Adventure about games. (Elective)
- Looking Back, Looking Forward | An Adventure about Your Own Timeline. (Elective)
- Maestro | An Adventure about music. (Elective)
- Moviemaking | An Adventure about moviemaking. (Elective)
- Project Family | An Adventure about family life. (Elective)
- Conduct virtual Patrol Leaders Council meetings via teleconference or web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
- Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.
- Conduct online merit badge counselor meetings using web video conferencing tools such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, FreeConference or Facebook. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting. Note completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.
- Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) | April 3-5, 2020
Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:
- Family Life
- Personal Management
- Personal Fitness
- American Heritage
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health
- Citizenship in Community
- Citizenship in Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Plan and cook a meal for your family.
- Encourage Scouts to post online stories from history and how humanity was able to overcome such difficulties and give people hope.
- Hold a virtual gaming meet. Or use Kahoot to host an online quiz.
- Encourage Scouts to communicate with Scouts around the world. Learn about the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM). Introduce JOTA/JOTI.
- Coordinate a community-based support network. Work with your Chartered Organization to develop a plan. Offer your unit assistance in helping the needy.
- Post examples of how Scouts are helping the community on social media. Make sure to tag us in your post using #ATLScouts
Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
If needed, conduct Eagle Boards of Review via videoconferencing. Units can administer BORs up and including Life rank but should follow the guidance in The Guide to Advancement Section 184.108.40.206 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.