We got this. We're scouts.
On this page you will find useful program for all types of Scouts, leaders and parents. We hope the below material is helpful and we can’t wait to rejoin you with the program once this phase is behind us.
In the meantime, Scout On.
Scout On Challenge
A fun way to spend your time at home while still Scouting On. Help your entire unit earn recognition as a Troop or Pack that pressed on delivering the Scouting mission during this time.
Make sure you take photos to send in to provide a little "photo evidence", especially of your community service project. Email them to ScoutOn@trcscouting.org. You can also tag them on your social media accoun with #ScoutOnTRC.
Patches will be available for units to purchase at cost once submission is made. Participation ribbons will also be helpful. All submissions are due July 1st.
Check back with us for updates.
In the meantime, you are able to a lot of your training through the my.scouting.org Learning Center. Check it out!
Service Project Ideas
- Send a special video message to a local nursing home for their residents.
- Help a close neighbor with grocery pick-up/delivery.
- Send "Thank you" messages to local first-responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees.
- Donate blood- if you are of age.
- Call your loved ones to check in on them.
- Go to the park with your family and clean up an area while observing social distancing.
- While going for a walk, clean up liter on the side of the road with your family in your neighborhood.
- Send food to local first-responders.
Unit Meeting Resources
Customizable virtual meeting templates editable through PowerPoint
These templates are credited to our friends in the Michigan Crossroads Council, PFFSC. Thank you!
Trying to figure out how to have a meeting with your patrol? Zoom Video has the potential to use “Breakout Rooms” where you can split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 different sessions! See the instructions HERE.
Free, or Low Cost, Options
The CDC is recommending to be careful with meetings and travel and use teleconferencing when possible. Here are some free or low-cost online communication tools:
Prevent "Zoom Bombings". While the name is centered on one platform, this is a thing for all of them.
The SCOUTStrongTM Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge will help your unit members add physical activity to their lifestyle, as well as help them improve their eating habits
A virtual camporee program for Cubs and Scouts BSA! There will be contests and games! Scouts can register for any day, or event, they choose during the week.
May 24 through May 30.
Activities include demonstrations, trivia, contests, and much more!
Adventure is just a "click" away.
Two merit badges per week, every day at 4:00 PM or 7:00 PM. These sessions will have online instruction delivered by teams of certified counselors.
Registration beings two weeks before each course and is free for all registered Scouts. Make sure you register early, as space is limited.
Merit Badge Pamphlets
* Courtesy of Troop 109 in Randolph, NJ
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.
The basic aims of Scouting include teaching young people to take care of themselves, to be helpful to others, and to develop courage, self-reliance, and the ability to be ready to serve in an emergency.