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!
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.
Online Merit Badges
Nature – Sign up now. (2 Sessions required – April 21, 2020 and May 5, 2020.)
Journalism – Sign up now. Classes starting April 23, 2020.
Gardening – Sign up now. (2 Sessions required – April 28, 2020 and May 12, 2020.)
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!)
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:
- Family Life
- Personal Management
- Personal Fitness
- American Heritage
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health
- Citizenship in Community
- Citizenship in Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- 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 188.8.131.52 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. Our first Career Talk will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:30pm. This event will be via Zoom. All participants must pre-register by through our Career Talk reservation site.
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.
Additional Activities for Families
Virtual Disney World/Land Rides
- Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Space Mountain
- Pirates of the Carribbean
- Little Mermaid
- It’s A Small World in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
- Frozen Ever After at Epcot
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at Tomorrowland
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Additional resources are available on our National website – www.scouting.org/scoutingathome