Scouting at Home

Cub Scout Pack Resources

  • Adventure in a Box.  Adventure in a Box is an opportunity for families, packs, dens to order a box of supplies and a manual to allow Scouts to continue to advance at home.  These activities are family-based and hands-on.  Details and ordering information

  • Advancement Videos.   Videos for all Cub Scout Adventures that can be shown during the meeting, at home, or just to help the Den Leader plan.  Go to videos.
  • Scoutbook Den Leader Experience.  Any Den Leader using Scoutbook will receive monthly lesson plans for their den right on their phone.  Learn more.
  • National Webinars. Resources on recruitment and program from the national office. Learn More

Scout BSA and Venturing Resources

  • Scoutshare –  Ever growing list of at-home Scouting activities
  • Troop Leader Resources—Useful information and practical ideas to help make it easier for youth and adult troop leaders to present Scout meetings that are fun with positive outcomes. Visit Troop Leader Resources

    Troop Program Resources—Designed to serve as a planning tool for troop leaders. Its aim is to provide resources that contribute to making parts of the troop meeting more meaningful, engaging, and fun. Visit Troop Program Resources.

Below are links on Scouting Activities at Home.  

More links and resources will be posted to support Scouts and families in the Crater Lake Council.

Search for  #scoutingathome in social media for more ideas

Video conferencing options

Note: Each of the options below has a paid option, but these are free tier options.  Please remember Youth Protection and two-deep leadership for all virtual Scouting meetings.

  • Google Hangouts: Easy to use, no time limit, allows up to 10 participants
  • Zoom: Great features (allows for main meeting and sub-meeting rooms)
  • Webex: Easy to use, no time limit, allows up to 100 participants. Call in for audio
  • Skype: Good stability, four-hour time limit, allows up to 50 participants
  • UberConference: excellent video quality, 45-minute time limit, allows up to 10 participants
  • Free Conference Call: Asks for a donation to support their effort.  Can host both audio and video conference for up to 1000 people


Advancement Resources and Guidelines

How to conduct a virtual board of review

National Guidelines on Advancement due to coronavirus – 


Scouting at Home Resources

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. This out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time. Here are just a few examples of what councils are doing: 

Boys’ LifeProjects That Can Be Done at Home