Scouting at Home Activities | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Scouting at Home in Central Indiana

Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home!

Crossroads of America Council has set up this page to serve as a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home educational activities for any Scout rank, tips for continuing to work on advancements and kid-friendly content that connects Scouting with their daily lives.

Our goal is to make it easier to deliver the Scouting program by making plans more accessible to leaders and those who can help leaders, such as our parents.

Be sure to check back often as we will continue to add new content and resources to this page.

Scouting at Home

Local Resources

Please be sure to review Cyber Chip requirements before proceeding with these activities.

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Cub Scouting

Please be sure to review Cyber Chip requirements before proceeding with these activities.

  • 30-Day Lion Challenge – Help your Lion keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!
  • Animal Kingdom – This required Adventure is all about community.
  • Build it Up, Knock it Down – This elective Adventure is all about building.
  • Gizmos and Gadgets – This elective Adventure is all about motion, force and creating objects.
  • I’ll Do It Myself – This elective Adventure is all about being prepared.
  • Pick My Path – This elective Adventure is all about to do a good turn daily.
  • Ready, Set, Grow – This elective Adventure focuses on plants and gardens.
  • 30-Day Tiger Challenge – Help your Tiger keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!
  • Backyard Jungle – This required Adventure is very hands-on with planting something and building birdhouses; can be done as a solo family Adventure.
  • My Family’s Duty to God – This required Adventure is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family.
  • Tiger Bites – This required Adventure covers food choices and preparation, manners and nutrition.
  • Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries – This elective Adventure is about magic, codes, sign language and more.
  • Family Stories – This elective Adventure is about family heritage.
  • Sky is the Limit – This elective Adventure is all about the night sky, constellations, astronauts, etc.
  • Stories in Shapes – This elective Adventure is about art.
  • Tiger: Safe and Smart – This elective Adventure is all about home and neighborhood safety.
  • Tiger Tales – This elective Adventure is all about story-telling, tall tales, singing.
  • 30-Day Wolf Challenge – Help your Wolf keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!
  • Paws on the Path – This required Adventure covers hiking skills and nature and maps.
  • Adventures in Coins – This elective Adventure is about Coins.
  • Code of the Wolf – This elective Adventure uses math games and secret codes.
  • Digging in the Past – This elective Adventure is about dinosaurs, fossils and archeology.
  • Finding Your Way – This elective Adventure is about map and compass, hiking and a scavenger hunt.
  • Germs Alive – This elective Adventure is about keeping clean and germs.
  • Grow Something – This elective Adventure is about planting and make a terrarium.
  • Motor Away – This elective Adventure is about cars, boats and paper airplanes.
  • Paws of Skill – This elective Adventure is about fitness, sports, sporting event and obstacle courses.
  • 30-Day Bear Challenge – Help your Bear keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!
  • BALOO the Builder – This required Adventure covers using tools and wood tools.
  • Bear Claws – This required Adventure is all about knife use and knife safety.
  • Fellowship and Duty to God – This required Adventure is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family.
  • Paws for Action – This required Adventure is all about history/patriotism, visiting a law enforcement facility, basic emergency preparedness, energy conservation and a cleanup service project.
  • Bear Picnic Basket – This elective Adventure is about cooking.
  • Make It Move – This elective Adventure is about fun Engineering.
  • Roaring Laughter – This elective Adventure is about Fun, Jokes, Stories and Games.
  • Robotics – This elective Adventure is about robots.
  • Super Science – This elective Adventure is about Fun Science experiments.
  • A World of Sound – This elective Adventure is about World Music and Instruments.
  • 30-Day Webelos Challenge – Help your Webelo keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements!
  • Duty to God and You – This required Adventure is often an “at home” adventure anyway because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family.
  • First Responder – This required Adventure covers basic first aid and emergency preparedness.
  • Adventures In Science – This required Adventure is about science.
  • Art Explosion – This elective Adventure is about art.
  • Aware and Care – This elective Adventure is about Disabilities Awareness.
  • Build My Own Hero – This elective Adventure is about Citizen Heroes.
  • Engineer – This elective Adventure is about engineering.
  • Fix It – This elective Adventure is about home repairs.
  • Game Design – This elective Adventure is about games.
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward – This elective Adventure is about Your Own Timeline.
  • Maestro – This elective Adventure is about music.
  • Moviemaking – This elective Adventure is about moviemaking.
  • Project Family – This elective Adventure is about family life.

Scouts BSA

Please be sure to review Cyber Chip requirements before proceeding with these activities.

Below are merit badges that can be worked on from home. As always, check with your Scoutmaster for approval before starting a new merit badge. Most of these will require online research during this time, so be sure you have completed your Cyber Chip first. Remember some requirements require supervision, so ask a parent or counselor about these before you start.

No outside requirements:

American Business; Animation; Basketry; Collections; Electricity; Electronics, Energy; Entrepreneurship; Family Life; Fingerprinting; Genealogy; Home Repairs; Model Design and Building; Nature; Painting; Personal Fitness; Personal Management; Photography; Plumbing; Programming; Reptile and Amphibian Study; Wood Carving

Can be done with no outside requirements (depending on options chosen):

American Heritage; Animal Science; Archaeology; Astronomy; Bird Study; Chemistry; Citizenship in the World; Coin Collecting; Digital Technologies; Drafting; Emergency Preparedness; Leatherwork​; Moviemaking; Nuclear Science​; Pets; Pulp and Paper; Railroading; Reading; Robotics​; Safety; Sculpture​; Soil and Water Conservation; Stamp Collecting; Sustainability; Textile

Outside requirement might be okay to be done as on online virtual tour (depending on counselor):

Art

Has requirement(s) that would eventually have to be completed outside:

American Labor​; Bugling​; Composite Materials; Cooking; Dog Care; Fire Safety; Gardening; Medicine; Public Health​; Radio​; Signs, Signals, and Codes; Weather

Other Resources

Please be sure to review Cyber Chip requirements before proceeding with these activities.

While all of these options have a free version, please note that you may be prompted to consider upgraded versions for a subscription fee. Be sure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout all virtual meetings and read BSA’s Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities webpage.