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.
- Completing Cub Scout Rank Adventures: Scouter's blog with free resources to help Cub Scouts continue rank advancement while at home.
- 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.
- Scout on through COVID-19: ScoutWiki's page of ideas for Scouting activities to be done remotely while still feeling like a part of the unit
- Religious Awards: P.R.A.Y has extended grade-level eligibility for Scouts to earn certain religious awards; learn more about that and ways to complete religious award requirements at home by watching this replay of P.R.A.Y.'s March Facebook Live broadcast.
- Additional Scout at Home Ideas: The website www.scoutshare.org 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
- National Geographic Kids: Activities and quizzes for younger kids
- Duolingo: Learn languages for free
- Mystery Science: Free science lessons
- The Kids Should See This: Wide range of cool educational videos
- Crash Course: You Tube videos on many subjects
- Crash Course Kids: As above, but for a younger audience
- Crest Awards: Science awards you can complete from home
- Tinkercad: All kinds of making
- Prodigy Math: Good for elementary school ages
- Big History Project: Aimed at Secondary Age, multi disciplinary activities
- The Artful Parent: Good, free art activities
- Red Ted Art: Easy arts and crafts for little ones
- The Imagination Tree: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest
- Toy Theater: Educational online games