Bay-Lakes Council Camp-In on Wednesday, April 1st

Open to everyone including Scouts, non-Scouts, families; dens, patrols, crews (remotely)

  • Upload a 2-3 minute video of your best song, skit, or campfire story by Noon on Tuesday, March 31st to our Dropbox. Please register here to upload videos. Upon registration, you will receive a link to upload your video submissions.
  • Send a photo of your amazing BLANKET TENT FORT/SHELTER to scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org by 5:30 PM on April 1st.

Join us on April 1st for an @Home Campfire

Our Facebook Live Campfire Program featuring the best Cub Scouts and best Scouts BSA/Venturing song, skit and campfire story will take place from 6:30-7:oo PM CST. Then, stay tuned for the Scoutmaster Minute: A special message from Council Commissioner, Roy LaPean.

Before or after the program: Make it your own!  Dutch oven dinner, s’mores, watch Follow Me Boys on amazon.com, etc.

Fun and Active Programs for Boys & Girls Grades K-12
That Can be Enjoyed at Home

Scouting @ Home Concept

A one-stop shop for Scouting and non-Scouting families alike to find quality age and grade specific character building activities at home.

How to Use This Resource

Use our Certificate of Achievement to immediately recognize your children for any program or task completed on this webpage. Registered Scouts BSA members must get unit approval to work on Merit Badges.

Use Tabs Below for Grade/Age and Program Specific Information

The Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best!

The Cub Scout Sign
Hold your right arm up straight and make the “peace” sign.

The Cub Scout Salute
Use when you are in uniform to salute the American Flag. Make the Cub Scout Sign, then place your index and third finger together. Place the tip of your index and third fingers to the edge of your right eyebrow.

The Cub Handshake
Let’s not practice this one for now.

Cub Scout Rank Advancement

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR YOUNG BOYS & GIRLS AGES GRADES K-5

DO THIS FIRST – ALL YOUTH SHOULD TAKE CYBER CHIP FOR THEIR SAFETY!
Click on the appropriate grade level and watch the required videos.

TRY OUR 30 DAY CHALLENGE (Thank you Hawkeye Council):

Check out What Other Scouts Around the World are Doing @ Home

25 Fun Things to do When You are Stuck Inside

Free Digital Boys’ Life Magazine

Connect with Scouts Around the World:  Jamboree on the Internet

Service Projects You Can Work on From Home

Cub Leaders & Parents: Check Out the Den Leader Experience on Scoutbook

Den Leader Experience Sandbox 

Pi Day Experiments

Handwashing Songs

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Cub Scout Adventure Bingo

COVID-19 Unit Operations and Advancement [Rules from National  – March 25]

Scouting @ Home Resources from the National Office

Heart Hunters Social Distancing Scavenger Hunts

A Virtual Goodyear Blimp Camp

Campcraft Videos from National

How to Use Zoom

Sample Pack @ Home Communication (Thank you Pack 3782)

Scout Oath, Law, and Promise

The Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

The Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Merit Badges & Workbooks Conducive to Working on @ Home

Bay-Lakes Council Guidance Regarding Online Merit Badges

Merit Badges
For Boys & Girls 11 years old and up.  Registered Scouts BSA members must have Unit approval and a Merit Badge Counselor to work on Merit Badges, contact your Unit leader.

Young people can learn at meaningful levels about many topics by working on Merit Badges. Below is a list of Merit Badges that you can work on at home. If you are a Registered Scouts BSA Member, work with your Unit Leadership to identify a registered Merit Badge Counselor so that you can officially earn the Merit Badge for your Scout Advancement.  If you are not a registered member, fell free to work on an at home Merit Badge, and have your Parent or Guardian sign off on the Certificate of Achievement when you are done.  Remember:  Don’t just complete the workbook…if it says Demonstrate, or Show, you must actually do the task.

Please check the Other Resources section of this website frequently to sign up for Virtual Merit Badge Classes, and other @ Home Opportunities.

A LISTING OF ALL MERIT BADGES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Remember:  For members to officially get credit for Merit Badge work, they must work through their units and an approved Merit Badge Counselor.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR YOUNG MEN & WOMEN AGES 11 & ABOVE

DO THIS FIRST – ALL YOUTH SHOULD TAKE CYBER CHIP FOR THEIR SAFETY!
Click on the appropriate grade level and watch the required videos.

Take our 30 Day Scouts BSA Challenge (Thank you Hawkeye Council)

Check out What Other Scouts Around the World are Doing @ Home

25 Fun Things to do When You are Stuck Inside

Free Digital Boys’ Life Magazine

Connect with Scouts around the World:  Jamboree on the Internet

Service Projects you can Work on from Home

How to Conduct a Board of Review by Video Conference

Pi Day Experiments

Handwashing Songs

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Scouts BSA Adventure Bingo

Venturing Bingo

Awesome Virtual Troop Operations (Thank You Troop 73 – Appleton)

COVID-19 Unit Operations and Advancement [Rules from National  – March 25]

Scouting @ Home Resources from the National Office

Heart Hunters Social Distancing Scavenger Hunts

A Virtual Goodyear Blimp Camp

Easy Birdfeeder Project w/ Parent

Campcraft Videos from National

How to Use Zoom

Virtual Troop Meeting (Michigan Crossroads Council)

Resources for Parents/Units

Bay-Lakes Council Guidance Regarding Online Merit Badges

DO THIS FIRST – ALL YOUTH SHOULD TAKE CYBER CHIP FOR THEIR SAFETY!
Click on the appropriate grade level and watch the required videos.

Free/Low-Cost Internet Resources

Remote Scouting Activities

Free Digital Boys’ Life Magazine

Take our 30 Day Scouts BSA Challenge (Thank you Hawkeye Council)

Check out What Other Scouts Around the World are Doing @ Home

25 Fun Things to do When You are Stuck Inside

Free Digital Boys’ Life Magazine

Connect with Scouts around the World:  Jamboree on the Internet

Service Projects you can Work on from Home

How to Conduct a Board of Review by Video Conference

Virtual/Video Unit Meeting Options

More Affordable Internet

Scoutbook: Support for Using this Program

Cub Leaders & Parents: Check Out the Den Leader Experience on Scoutbook

Den Leader Experience Sandbox 

Awesome Virtual Troop Operations (Thank You Troop 73 – Appleton)

Tell us about your @ Home Good Turn Projects at Scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org.  We need more ideas to share!

Wisconsin State Parks & Trails Waving Fees

Wisconsin State Parks & Trails & Forests Waiving Fees During “Stay at Home” Order

Wisconsin state parks, trails and forests are open to the public. Entrance fees are waived. Stay as close to home as possible and in your community. Buildings are closed except for some restrooms. All public events are canceled. All campgrounds are closed through April 30, 2020. No new camping reservations will be taken for dates prior to June 1, 2020. Visitors are reminded to practice proper personal hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to limit group sizes to under ten people when enjoying state properties. Park users will see DNR parks, law enforcement and property staff, ensuring everyone’s safety as they enjoy the outdoors; and, to ensure social distancing guidelines are being practiced for everyone’s health. Visit their website for additional information.

COVID-19 Unit Operations and Advancement [Rules from National  – March 25]

Social Media Guidelines

National Scout Shop Website [BLC Units with active Scout Shop FOS incentives can turn in receipts to Council]

Scouting @ Home Resources from the National Office

Heart Hunters Social Distancing Scavenger Hunts

Campcraft Videos from National

How to Use Zoom

Sample Pack @ Home Communication (Thank you Pack 3782)

Virtual Troop Meeting (Michigan Crossroads Council)

Advancement Related Activities

Non-Scouting and Scouting families alike are invited to print and use our Certificate of Achievement to recognize their children for accomplishing any task or Adventure on this site. Parents of registered Cub Scouts can also use the certificate, then send a copy to your unit for official advancement.

Note to Parents of Registered Cub Scouts and Cub Scout Leaders, the National Director of Cub Scouting has issued the following statement:

We have approved that all Cub Scouting requirements for all ranks, including Webelos and Arrow of Light may be approved by the parent, legal guardian, or other adult family member. In addition, Cub Scouts may continue to work on their badge of rank and adventures for that rank through June and July. They are not required to, we just want to provide additional time for those who may need it.

Activity Instructions

  1. Do the Activities in the Adventure as outlined on this webpage.
  2. Print the Generic Certificate of Achievement, writing in the name of the Adventure and your Child’s name.
  3. Proudly display your Child’s Certificate. If your child is a registered Scout, follow your Unit’s instructions for recording the Advancement.
  4. In reference to information you don’t know, please look up the information online.

Scouting @ Home Certificate of Achievement Award

Send your feedback and content suggestions to scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org.