Scouting At Home

Activities to #ScoutAtHome

Updated March 30, 2020

Here are some resources for families looking to engage their children in Scouting and/or educational activities while at home:


  • As local councils and units use digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement during the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Council is providing the following guidance
  • The Merits of Scouting:  A Resource from National
  • Jamboree on the Internet"Special Edition":  The World Organization of the Scout Movement will hold a  "special edition" Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet April 3-5.
  • Cub Scout 30 Day Challenges:  A 30 Day Calendar with daily activities organized by week; each week corresponds to a Cub Scout Adventure belt loop and its requirements. See the list of challenges in the resource list at the bottom of the pag. 
  • Merit Badges:  List of Scouts BSA merit badges that can be earned while Scouting at home. See the list at the bottom of the page. 
  • Additional Scout at Home Ideas:  The website was created by a Scouting volunteer in Seneca Waterways Council in New York.  It has several ideas on how to keep your unit's Scouting programs active while Scouts are at home.


Educational (all free)

  • Khan Academy:  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.
  • Futurelearn:  Free to access hundreds of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+, but younger learners can use a parent account)
  • Openlearn:  Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it.  Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
  • Blockly:  Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
  • Scratch:  Creative computer pogramming
  • Ted Ed:  All sorts of engaging educational videos

File Name Description
Bear 30 Day Challenge Download
Lion 30 Day Challenge Download
Tiger 30 Day Challenge Download
Webelos 30 Day Challeneg Download
Wolf 30 Day Challenege Download