#ScoutingatHome in the Bucktail Council

With the safety of our Scouts and volunteers at the top of our mind, we wish to offer a way for your Scout to continue his Scouting journey!  During these unprecedented times, we want to offer some support for your family to earn some advancement and to have some fun!

Remember that any electronic communication involving a youth member must adhere to BSA’s “two-deep” leadership policies, and Scouts should first complete their Cyber Chip to stay safe online.

We look forward to the time when we can get back to some sense of normalcy, but until then, we encourage you to participate in the #ScoutingAtHome program.  #ScoutingAtHome in the Bucktail Council is the next best thing!  We have the 30-day Challenge for Cub Scouts, online merit badges for Scouts BSA, and a Career Talk for our Venturing and Exploring participants.  In addition, we have put together some other ideas for you to check out.

 

 

 

We are excited about Jamboree on the Internet!!  It will be held the weekend of April 3-5, 2020.  Details can be found at here.

You won’t want to miss out on getting together with Scouts from around the world!!

 

 

 

 

 

Join Our Cub Scouts 30-Day Challenge Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning April 1st, we are offering daily activities to keep each Cub Scout’s skills sharp by taking our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!  Each activity is age-related.  There will be activities for Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos!

Help your Cub Scouts keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! Click the program logo below to download the 30-Day Challenge Calendars for each.

Over the 5 weeks, we will post the daily activities for the week on our website by Sunday afternoon.  The first posting will be Sunday, March 29th and include activities for April 1st – April 5th.  To be reminded on a daily basis of the activities and to be entered into weekly drawings, sign up to participate and commit to the 30-day challenge.

 Help your Cub Scouts keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! Click the program logo below to download the 30-Day Challenge Calendars for each Cub Scout rank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scouts BSA

We are in the process of offering a few online Merit Badge classes during the weeks of April 13th and April 20th.  Details are being worked out and posted soon.  

Scouts BSA ideas

Here is a great idea!  Scouts BSA Bingo!  Play against your patrol or troop!!

 

NEW!!  30-day Challenge for Scouts BSA.  Download the various 30-day Challenge by clicking on the rank patches below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Thank you to the Daniel Beard Council for putting this list together!)

How to Boost Participation in Virtual Scout Meetings

The Importance of Washing Hands

“Getting Knots Squared Away” Activity Instructions

Activity Videos

Doodles – Animation Merit Badge

Draw Every Day – Art Merit Badge

Learn to Splice – Pioneering Merit Badge

Cook a Meal for Your Family- Cooking Merit Badge

The Water Cycle- Weather and Environmental Science Merit Badge

Plan and Analyze Four Games- Game Design Merit Badge

Reinforce a Frame- Home Repairs Merit Badge

Conduct a Home Inspection- Home Repairs Merit Badge

Mime a Story- Theater Merit Badge

 

Even more ideas for Scouts BSA

(Thanks to the Atlanta Area Council for this listing.)

  • 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:

Other Activities:

  • 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 Jamboree On The Internet.  This event will be held on April 3-5, 2020.
  • 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 #BucktailCouncilBSA

Operational Ideas for Troops

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 8.0.1.6 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

Venturing / Exploring

During the month of April, we will have 2 Career Talks.   More details will follow in the next couple of weeks.

Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people.  These talks will be provided by community and business leaders.  Skills taught during these 2 sessions will provide leadership and life skills that can be used both today and in their future careers.  Join us and get valuable information to help you make an informed career decision for the future.

Information on signing up for these talks will be shared soon.  They will be shared using Zoom meeting.

30 Day Challenge for Venturing – download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Activities for Families

Carnegie Science Center – 3 Things to Read, Watch and Do

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Animal Cam’s

Ted Talks videos

The World of Music

The Pittsburgh Zoo Cheetah Cam – Can you find them?

Virtual Disney World/Land Rides

Additional Resources

Additional resources are available on our National website – www.scouting.org/scoutingathome