My Pack is issuing Rank Challenges to help our Scouts stay involved and entertained over this prolonged period of self-quarantine and social distancing.
As an addition to my post about Webelos/AOL Adventures to Complete at Home, which includes an extensive look at how Scouts can complete numerous adventures from the safety of home, I decided to create challenges for each of the dens in my care.
Please feel free to download and use as you see fit. Note that these DO include reference to our Pack’s closed Facebook group. If you download these forms, please give this blog post a link and/or share. It would help me out a lot and would give more Scouters the opportunity to use them.
- Loyal Lions Challenge
- Terrific Tigers Challenge
- Witty Wolves Challenge
- Busy Bears Challenge
- Wondrous Webelos Challenge
- Awesome AOLs Challenge
Free Virtual Backgrounds
If you’re looking to switch things up in your next Zoom meeting, and hide the piles of Scout Stuff stacked up in your room, consider virtual backgrounds. I’m sure you’ve had Scouts floating in space or enjoying a tropical vacation in recent meetings, and maybe you’ve wondered how. Download your own at “Scouting Tech: Free Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Backgrounds for Virtual Meetings“
There are several free tools out there that are perfect for virtual meetings. Check out “Scouting Tech: Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings” for suggestions and tutorials for hosting your own Den and Pack meetings online using Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, and Google Hangouts. Each option is easy to use and built to suit the needs of each individual unit.
Are Your AOL’s Ready for a Troop?
It’s a strange time, but we can still find a way to transition our AOL’s into a Troop and get them on that advancement track right away. Check out “Pack-to-Troop Transitions: Preparing AOLs (and their PL’s) for Scout Rank” to learn about virtual transitions. This post includes free resources for PL’s and APL’s to use as they lead their new Scout patrols.
Other Cool Virtual Resources
- 12 Museums From Around the World That You Can Visit Virtually
- Virtual Field Trips
- Free Audio Books for Kids
- Free Podcast Suggestions for Kids
- Free Art Tutorials by McHarper Manor
- Disaster Detectors App by the Smithsonian
- Bill Nye Home Science Demos
- Virtual Field Trips – Google Docs Collection
- Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council – Activities At Home
- Doug Kammerer – NBC 4 Meteorologist – Daily FB Live Science and Weather Lessons
- Jennifer Garner FB – #SaveWithStories Daily Stories Read by Celebrities
- Kids Stuff: Snake Savvy
- The New York Academy of Medicine Historical Artwork Coloring Collections
- Scouts.org.uk Online Activities
- Virtual Dissections and Labs
- Kennedy Space Center Facebook Live Rocketry Videos
- Time for Kids Free Digital Library
- Bear Grylls The Great Indoors Scouting Movement
Did this post help you out? Awesome! 🙂 Let me know in the comments, and if you have a resource to share, please include that as well.
We’ll get through this together! Yours in Scouting,