Scouting at Home

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Resources to Keep Your Unit Humming Remotely

National BSA

Scouting at Home Resources 

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.

Instagram Contest

Scouts are always doing amazing things, so the BSA is hosting a #ScoutingAtHome Instagram contest! 

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of online resources that make Scouting remotely possible. Scouts and parents can download the Scouting App on both iPhone and Android devices to track their progress!

These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time. Here are just a few examples of what councils are doing:

SCOUT SATURDAY LIVE! Next episode this Saturday!

Scout Saturday Live! (SSL!). SSL! premiered Saturday, March 28th at 10:30 a.m. Pacific, and was FUN for the entire family. Packed with games, projects, science experiments, and prizes, the SSL! livestream broadcast has something for everyone. The program will air every-other Saturday and is hosted by Scouts. Scouts who view and participate in the show’s activities have multiple opportunities to check-off requirements toward advancements, awards and merit badges. Coronavirus might cancel or postpone Scouting events, but it cannot stop us from having fun with Scouting programs!

Abraham Lincoln Council, Springfield, IL 

Digital Pilgrimage 
Lake Erie Council, Cleveland, Ohio
Virtual Camporall
Heart of America Council, Kansas City, Missouri
Scouting at Home Resources
New Birth of Freedom Council, Mechanicsville, PA
Bears: Build Your Own Robot Using Household Items

Bryan on Scouting

He’s tried sumo wrestling with Conan O’Brien, farming with Jennifer Garner and jousting with Jason Sudeikis.

But Kevin Hart’s latest physical challenge might be his toughest yet.

In the April 23 episode of the YouTube comedy series Kevin Hart: What The Fit, the stand-up comedian and movie star will try his hand at Scouting.

Alongside singer and actor Nick Jonas, Hart will join actual Scouts and Scouting volunteers from California. They’ll explore the outdoors, learn new skills and try to complete merit badge requirements.

COVID-19 FAQ

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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.