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.

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Virtual Sessions

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

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Cub Scout Online Adventures

We’ve made all of the our content available from the spring and summer 2020 sessions of Online Adventures for Cub Scout families and leaders to use and adapt!

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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.

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Remote Resources

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ScoutShare

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

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30-Day Challenges

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

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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!

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Boys’ Life

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

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#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.

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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.

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National Constitution Center

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

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The Franklin Institute

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

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