Get Out And Scout.
We got this. We're scouts.
Here you will find Council's guidelines for units on how they can safely restart and run their programs. You will find documents and webinars to help you out.
Cub Scouts: How To Meet
- Family hikes
- Family bike rides
- Social distance picnic in the park
- Photo scavenger hunts
- Virtual Game Night/Family Game Night
- Ice Cream/Snow Cone Meet Up
- Fitness in the Park
- Family Food Drive
- Card/letter writing for senior center
- Virtual Campfire with family skits/songs
- Fishing day
- Rock painting & placement in public setting
- Noodle Tag
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Backyard Campout
- Plant a home garden
- Virtual Chef Challenge
- DIY Craft Share
- Egg Drop Challenge
- Virtual Museum Tour
- Karaoke/Dance Party
- Stargaze/Comet/ISS Watch party
- Family Field Day
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
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.