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Scouting at Home Hub

Welcome to the New Birth of Freedom Council’s “Hub” for sharing information to our Scouting family as we continue to adapt to delivering Scouting’s programs in safe, fun, and inventive ways.  We hope that you will find this information helpful and invite you to share it with other Scouts, Scouting families, and anyone looking for adventures from home.  We also invite you to share with us any ideas that you have that we can share!

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A Letter to Our Scouting Family A letter to all of our Scouting families from our Council leadership.
#Scoutingathome Web Series Check out this daily web series on fun Scouting activities that you can do from home!
Council-wide April Roundtable This link contains information for joining the April 2 council-wide roundtable as well as the resources shared at the event.
Cyber Chip Award Program The Cyber Chip Program is designed for Scouts of all ages.  It is great for helping youth learn how to be safe online.
2020: The Digital Pilgrimage Check out this awesome program from the Abraham Lincoln Council, BSA
Emergency Preparedness Award This award encourages Scouts to be prepared, productive, and self-reliant in their communities.
Jamboree on the Internet April 3-5, this Special Edition of JOTA/JOTI will connect Scouts from all over the globe with exciting experiences.
25 Projects You can do with Stuff Around the House From Boys’ Life magazine, a great list of projects that you can do with things you find around the house!
More Fun Projects you can do at Home From Bryan on Scouting, Good Turns you can do from home.
Good Turns from Home From Bryan on Scouting, a list of more activities that you can do from home.
Bryan on Scouting Bryan’s Blog has a ton of great stories, resources, and activities.
Scouting Magazine Scouting Magazine’s online page has a ton of great resources for leaders and parents.
Boys’ Life Yearlong Subscription Read a year’s worth of Boys’ Life Magazine when you download the app.
National BSA – Scouting at Home Page Check out the National Council’s resources for Scouting at Home.

30 Day Cub Scout Challenge This awesome challenge has a different activity for Scouts to do every day!
Cub Scout Advancement National has provided some guidance on how Scouts can continue to work on advancement while at home.
National Cub Scout Resources There are a ton of great resources for Cub Scouts and their families.

Camping Deadline Extensions Campership applications due date for Day/Twilight Camp and Cub and Webelos Resident Camp have been extended.

Merit Badges that can be done from Home From Bryan on Scouting, here are 58 Merit Badges that you can do and maintain social distancing.
30 Day Scouts BSA Challenges From the Hawkeye Area Council is the 30 Day challenge designed for Scouts BSA.
Scouts BSA Advancement National has provided some guidance on how Scouts can continue to work on advancement while at home.
Eagle Specific Questions This information provides answers to questions specifically about Eagle Scout Extensions.
Camping Deadline Extensions Campership applications due date for Scouts BSA camps at Hidden Valley and Camp Tuckahoe have been extended.
Online Merit Badges – Central Florida Council Scouts BSA Scouts can participate in this Online Merit Badge event through the Central Florida Council.  
   

30 Day Venturing Challenge Check out this great 30-day Venturing challenge.  #VenturingatHome!  
Venturing Advancement National has provided some guidance on how Venturers can continue to work on advancement while at home.
Summit Award Specific Questions This information provides answers to questions specifically about Summit Awards and Eagle Scout Extensions.
Camping Deadline Extensions Campership applications due date for Scouts BSA camps at Hidden Valley and Camp Tuckahoe have been extended.

STEM Scouts YouTube Channel Check out all of these great videos on the STEM Scouts YouTube Channel.
STEM Scouts of Central Texas Here is another great resource for STEM experiments that can be done at home!
30 Day STEM Scouts Challenge Whether you are a STEM Scout or not, these fun STEM activities can be for you! This is a great program from the Samoset Council.
Other STEM Activities STEM resources from the National Capital Area Council.
STEM Activities for Younger Kids The Greater St. Louis Area Council has developed some great resources for Cub Scout-age youth.

Conducting Virtual Meetings Have you considered running a virtual Scout meeting?  This resource helps you to get started.
Advancement National has provided some guidance on how Scouts can continue to work on advancement while at home.
Virtual Boards of Review From Bryan on Scouting comes a great resource for conducting boards of review through videoconferencing.  
Using Scoutbook Scoutbook is a key tool to help keep track of advancements that Scouts are doing from home.
Camp Card Sale Update Check here for updates about the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Camp Card sale.
Background Checks Update If your background checks are expiring this year, now may be a great time to get your PSP and DHS checks.
Training Are you current on your position specific training?  How about some of the great supplemental training?

BSA Social Media Guidelines These social media guidelines are great for Scouts to follow when interacting in virtual environments.
National Policy on Coronavirus The National Council provided guidance on how units should respond to the coronavirus.
New Birth of Freedom Actions Find out what steps the New Birth of Freedom Council has taken in response to the Coronavirus.
Status of Service Centers Both Service Centers and Scout Shops are closed indefinitely.  Read here for details.
Status of Council Camps All Council Camps are closed through the end of April.  Read here for details.

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