Scouting at Home

#ScoutingAtHome

While we all navigate the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, the lessons of the Scout Oath and Law are as important now as they ever have been. Scouting can play an important role for youth and families during this challenging time, so the Cradle of Liberty Council encourages units to have virtual meetings and activities while we practice social distancing. Virtual meetings are also an opportunity to ensure our youth and their families are “mentally awake” by helping them learn as much as they can about the current situation, and “helping other people at all times” by knowing and following recommendations and spreading the word about the importance of Being Prepared.

Reminder about Youth Protection policies: BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout; in-person, online, on the phone, via text, or in any other form. Get more information about Youth Protection.

Digital Safety

Virtual Sessions

Check out upcoming and pre-recorded virtual sessions like the weekly campfire, Cub Scout programming, merit badges, and more.

Virtual Sessions

Resica Falls Virtual Camp

The Resica Falls Leadership Team and the Cradle of Liberty Council are proud to present our 2020 Virtual Camp @ Resica Falls. This program will take place for each Scout and leader in the comfort and safety of their own home. Virtual merit badge sessions, interactive camp-wide activities, entertaining campfires, and engaging adult leader programs are just some of the opportunities that await this summer.

 

With our 2020 Virtual Camp, we are proud to continue to offer the same high-quality, Scout-oriented program that we have since 1957, albeit in a different atmosphere than we are all used to. Our theme for 2020 is Under the Big Top and many of our camp-wide programs will center around the fun and excitement of a carnival and circus.

 

We will also offer an extensive merit badge and advancement program in Virtual Camp. We are excited to offer a wide variety of merit badges this summer, some of which are unique to the virtual program. Our trained counselors are ready to provide a hands-on and exciting experience with each badge that is taken in our virtual program. We have also put together a solid Virtual Rangers program for our First Year Campers that balances rank advancement, merit badges, and the fun of camp.

Learn More and Register for Virtual Camp

Online Adventures

Launching on Tuesday, May 12, the Cradle of Liberty Council is offering elementary-age youth and their families with FREE online programming.

 

During this six-week program, we’ll be offering 30-minute sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 PM via Zoom Webinar and a weekly Facebook Live at 4 PM on Fridays. You may choose to register for all the sessions or pick and choose based on your schedule and the topics that interest you. Sessions include a wide range of topics such as internet safety, cooking, aviation, and hometown heroes. Please click the button below for the entire schedule.

 

While the content will be based on the Cub Scout program, these sessions are open to all families (currently registered in the BSA or not). While there will be advancement opportunities for existing Cub Scouts, the focus of these sessions is all about fun and engaging activities families can do together!

Online Adventures

Career Mentoring Panels

The Cradle of Liberty Council will host multiple Virtual Career Mentoring Panels for the following career industries: STEM, Skilled Trades, Criminal Justice and Public Service, Accounting and Finance, and Business and Management.

 

Experienced professionals will share details about their industry, current roles, and help answer questions big and small about working in their field. Learn how to get started in this type of a career, what a typical day at work looks like, and what opportunities exist in this career field.

 

All Scouts BSA, Eagle Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, Sea Scouts, and Alumni are welcome to attend. There is no cost to participate. Registration is required.

Operation Frontliner

Cradle of Liberty Council is encouraging its families to show their appreciation for the medical professionals who are working tireless hours under challenging conditions to help keep our communities safe. A Scout is Cheerful and we’re encouraging you and your Scouts to take a moment to show they care by expressing a hopeful message on social media or with a hand-written message to a hospital near you.

Operation Frontliner

ScoutShare

At ScoutShare.org, you’ll find resources and ideas to help your Scout unit provide a superior program for your members.

Visit ScoutShare.org

30-Day Challenges

Download the PDFs below for 30-day challenges by rank/program.

Cyber Chip

Important tools to help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online. Requirements are organized by grade (1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Earn a pocket patch designed to look like a smartphone!

Cyber Chip

Boys’ Life

For a limited time, you can download the Boys’ Life app to read a whole year’s worth of issues for free.

BoysLife.org

#TrekAt2 with Boys’ Life

Every weekday at 2 PM Central (that’s 3 PM for us), Boys’ Life editors are jumping on Facebook Live to share treks, jokes and mind-bending facts that will take your kids on a journey all over the world.

More About #TrekAt2

Merit Badges at Home

Here’s 58 merit badges that Scouts can complete from home.

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Good Turns

Acts of Scouting service you can do from home.

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“Protect Yourself Rules” Cub Scout Adventure

This Cub Scout preview adventure is designed to provide youth with information on how to Recognize, Respond, and Report abuse as part of the BSA’s Personal Safety Awareness program. Developed in partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Foundation.

Protect Yourself Rules

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is offering live constitutional conversations, remote learning resources, videos, podcasts, and more.

Online Civic Learning

The Franklin Institute

Online interactive activities from the The Franklin Institute’s award-winning “Your Brain” exhibit.

Online ``Your Brain`` Exhibit