30 Day Challenge

Cub Scout Advancement Projects from Home

Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there’s still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home. Packed full of adventure and elective requirements, use this daily checklist as a road map to rank advancement. 

Be sure to check with your Den Leaders to confirm that your Cub has not already completed some of these activities or if they have their own advancements that they also recommend!

Looking for more at home Scouting hacks? Check out Bryan on Scouting for more great ideas and resources, as well as SciTech Institute for STEM activities!

For Scouts BSA advancements from home, please click here.

For a summary of all approved advancement adjustments during the Covid-19 outbreak, please click here.

Click your Cub Scout's rank to see the 30 day challenge!

Fearful Symmetry – STEM NOVA Award for Cub Scouts

Wolves, Bears, and Webelos are eligible to earn this award. The Fearful Symmetry STEM Nova Award is designed to help you explore how symmetry affects your life each day.  Broken into five sections based on requirement, this series allows your Scout to explore STEM concepts over a series of days as they earn a Scout award!  


Information on Grand Canyon Council’s response  to COVID-19 can be found here.

Through March 27th, the Scout Service Center will be closed to the public but will remain staffed. During this time staff will be working and available via telephone and email to provide customer service and support to our stakeholders.

A full list of GCC staff phone and email contacts is on our newly redesigned website.


Through March 27th the Scout Shops in Phoenix and Mesa will be closed to the public. During this two-week stretch, customers are encouraged to visit www.scoutshop.org for Supply needs.

Through May 31st, not inclusive at this time of Summer Camp operations, all GCC camps will be closed.

At this time summer camp programs will continue as planned. Summer prorgams may be reviewed on our Camps and Activities page.

Our staff will begin the process of communicating with units that have camp reservations to reschedule them to the fall or arrange for refunds of fees already paid.

We are postponing all currently scheduled training, activities, programs, and camps at the council and district levels through May 31st.

Scouting units should use ScoutBook to record and track advancement.

To track advancement remotely, parents should:

  1. Connect with their child’s member profile via an invitation that the unit leader sends within ScoutBook.
  2. Once a connection is made, the parent should use the Scouting app, found in both the App Store and Google Play, to stay connected with their unit.
  3. The Scouting app provides parents the ability to report any advancement that was completed at home.

Go to https://help.scoutbook.com to learn more about how to start using ScoutBook and how to connect parents to their Scouts.

Yes. Through July 31, 2020, parents and other adults in the Cub Scout’s family, may sign off on Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements. We strongly encourage that parents use the Scouting App or ScoutBook to record completion of their child’s requirements.

Yes. Cub Scouts can continue to work on their current den’s advancement through July 31, 2020.  This is to provide any additional time a Cub Scout needs to complete their badge of rank; if they earn their badge of rank prior to July 31, 2020, they may advance to the next rank.