Activities for Scouting at Home

When schools and other recreational activities are closed for extended periods, we know that kids and families look for educational and fun activities to do at home. These are great opportunities to review the depth of the Scouting program and work on badges, not in your particular unit's schedule. 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.



Cub Scouting


Scouts BSA




Sea Scouts


STEM Programs


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With #ScoutingAtHome well underway, the BSA has collected some of the very best moments to re-cap and show just how awesome Scouting at home can be. Watch all the episodes of ScoutingWire TV and keep #ScoutingAtHome!


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Thanks to the Spirit of Adventure Council volunteers who spearheaded gathering many of the resources you see below. You can check out additional resources on their website.

Cub Scouts / Grades K-5

Activity Instructions:

"Virtual Zoo" Activity Instructions 

"Motor Away" Activity Instructions

"Games Tigers Play" Activity Instructions

"Picasso Self Portrait" Activity Instructions

"Outdoor Code & Leave No Trace" Activity Instructions

"Getting Knots Squared Away" Activity Instructions

The Importance of Washing Hands

Break Time Activity Ideas


Activity Videos:

Live Cameras at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kim's Game - Rudyard Kipling's game

Bear Necessities- Build a Barometer

How to Hang a Picture

Scouts BSA / Grades 6-12

Activity Instructions:

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