BEAR PAW ROAST

It’s the most popular dish with Troop 1113 Scouts when returning to base camp after a high adventure.  Scoutmaster Klapatch breaks it down on how to cook in either in a Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker.

COOKING CORNER WITH MR. K

Scouting @ Home’s weekly Outdoor Cooking Series with Pat Klapatch

PEACHES AND CREAM!

A summer favorite…what could be better than a Peaches and Cream Cobbler Concoction?

SCOUT MONKEY BREAD!

Ooey, Gooey, and oh, so delicious. This is a good one! Quick, and easy. Scoutmaster Pat will break it down so you can make it in a Dutch Oven, or at home in your own kitchen!

PAT’S MOUNTAIN MAN BRUNCH VIDEO
MOUNTAIN MAN BRUNCH LIST

If you fancy yourself an outdoor Chef would like to follow Pat’s example with a cooking video or two of your own, please contact us by email at scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org.

Check back each week for another delicious new meal that is bound to become one of your own standards.

SCOUTING @ HOME MERIT BADGE SERIES

Scouting @ Home Merit Badge Chair, Mark Fessenden, will be offering additional Merit Badges Classes in June. 180 Scouts have already signed up for Mark’s classes to date. If you are a Merit Badge Counselor and would like to help Mark offer additional classes, contact Mark at Scoutmaster1902@gmail.com.
The Bay-Lakes Council is appreciative of Mark’s efforts in setting up a quality Merit Badge Program that we will continue to build upon.

  • Citizenship in the World is FILLED for the June 9 and June 11 sessions.
  • Coin Collecting Merit Badge will be offered on June 2, 4, 16, and 18.

Classes will be conducted virtually from 6:00-9:30 PM.

Scouts should obtain permission from their Unit Leader before registering. Prerequisite work will be assigned before each Course. This can be viewed during the registration process. Please don’t register if you think they can not be completed by your class date. Each date will have a maximum enrollment of 15 Scouts. Registration will open on a first come first served basis. A nominal non-refundable fee of $15 will be charged for each class.

Keep checking back at Scouting @ Home for further details. Future Merit Badge Class dates will be announced through future Scouting @ Home website posts and email updates just like this one.

Scouting @ Home Hike-In!

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31
With an Awards Campfire on Monday, June 1 @ 6:30 PM Central Time and a Council Key 3 Fireside Chat at 7:00 PM Central Time

The Bay-Lakes Council is a big, beautifully diverse area of Eastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Let’s fight back against “cabin fever” and get out for a Family Hike. As long as it is safe (and legal), your hike can be anything from a weekend wilderness backpack trip to laps around your living room couch — or even just up and down your driveway!

How it Works:

  1. Plan a Day Hike some time during the weekend of May 29 – May 31.
  2. Email us your Favorite picture in each competitive category for our Best Picture Contest.
    –  Label the Subject Line with your First Name, Unit #, and the Location the picture was taken from.
    –  Send your pics to scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org.
  3. Tune in to our Facebook Live broadcast at 6:30 PM Central Time on Monday, June 1, for an Awards Campfire featuring a slide show of everybody’s hike, red carpet treatment of winning picture announcements, and a few songs and skits from Summer Camp and Council Staff!

The Fun is in the Details!

  1. Plan a Family Hike (Consider the following):
    –  Build a Ten Essentials kit for your hike. It’s Spring in Michigan & Wisconsin so add bug spray and maybe head nets in the UP to this list.
    –  Learn the Outdoor Code.
    –  Plan any safe distance and any safe and legal location you want. Your hike could be anything from a lap around your living room, to a weekend outing on an authorized wilderness backpack trail.
    –  Check out this list of Advancement Requirements related to hiking as you plan your adventure.
    –  Hike must be conducted with safety in mind, as well as current government restrictions.
    –  All are encouraged to promote Scouting and hike in Field or Activity uniforms.
    –  Families can make this their own:  Turn it into a Backpacking Trip, a Hike, and Camp-In in your living room or back yard…whatever puts the Outing back into Scouting! You can even bring garbage bags, masks, and gloves to make it a service project!
  2. Families should submit pics of their Hike to Scouting @ Home by Midnight on May 31.
    –  Pics should include in the Subject Line:  First Name, Unit #, and where you took the pic.
    –  Scout’s Honor that you took the pic the weekend of May 28-31. Email your pics to scoutingathome@baylakesbsa.org.
  3. Tune in to our Facebook Live broadcast at 6:30 PM Central Time on Monday, June 1.

Categories of Competition Being Judged:

  • Best pic of a Cub Scout(s)
  • Best pic of a Scout(s)
  • Best pic of a Venturer(s)
  • Best Family Pic
  • Best Scenery Pic
  • Best Wildlife Pic
  • Best Plant Life Pic
  • Best Action Pic (Be safe with this please.)
  1. Tune in to Facebook Live on Monday, June 1, at 6:30 PM Central Time to enjoy the show!

NEW COUNCIL KEY 3 FIRESIDE CHAT @ 7:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

Tune in to Facebook Live at 7:00 PM for the Fireside Chat. If you are attending the Hike-In Campfire at 6:30 PM Central just stay tuned in!

Meet our new Council Key 3 Leadership Team of Ralph Voelker, Rod Goldhahn, and Roy LaPean, as they introduce themselves and answer your questions.

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS!

Educational, Entertaining, and good for use with some Advancement Requirement (check with your unit leader or MB Counselor in advance).
Courtesy of freedomhomeschooling.com.

Click here for free virtual field trips.

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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

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)

From the Earth to the Moon

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

Scouting with Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas (Video)

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

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)

From the Earth to the Moon

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

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 Access 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)

Non-traditional Professional Development Opportunities

Zoom Meeting Instructions for Participants

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

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