Scouting From Home

Scouting at Home (BSA National)

Advancement Guidance in COVID-19 FAQ (BSA National Advancement Team) -- UPDATED 5/14/2020

Advancement Resources Page (Glacier's Edge Council)

Reminder: 2-deep leadership is required for all Scouting activities

Note:  All advancement and merit badge requirements must still be completed as written

Policy on Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program

No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements.

Virtual Outdoors

Campout

Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 10 am -- BSA National Camp-In Day -- completed

Adventures

Trek At 2 (Bryan on Scouting) broadcasting Every Weekday @ 2 pm CDT on Boy's Life Facebook Live

Junior Ranger Online (US National Park Service)

Cub Scouts From Home

Completing AOL Requirements

Cub Scout Activities: Adventuring from Home Rank Challenges (Look Wider Still)

Cub Scout Activities: Webelos/AOL Adventures to Complete At Home (Look Wider Still)

30 Day Challenge (Dan Beard Council, BSA)

Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Activities from Home

Norman Rockwell: American Scouting Collection (Medici Museum of Art)

Scouting at Home (Atlanta Area Council)

At Home Scouting Activities (Spirit of Adventure Council)

Scouting at Home - Live Events (Alamo Area Council)

Scouting at Home Resources (Blackhawk Area Council)

Scouting at Home (Sam Houston Area Council)

Scouts BSA From Home

30 Day Challenge (from Dan Beard Council)

Merit Badges

Art Merit Badge: Virtual Art-O-Ree -- May 25-29 @ 2 pm CDT on FaceBook Live

Merit Badge Blue Cards / Documentation for Merit Badge Completion (GEC Advancement Committee)

Merit Badge Requirements to Complete at Home (GEC Advancement Committee)

Merit Badges for Social Distancing (Bryan on Scouting)

Online Merit Badge Clinics in Glacier's Edge Council

Call for Merit Badge Counselors and Virtual Classes    

Sign-up to Teach a Virtual Merit Badge Class -- Info needed: Name, Merit Badge, Date(s), Time(s), Method of Instruction (Zoom/WebEx/etc.), Number of Scouts, District

Virtual Merit Badge Guidelines (Piedmont Council)

Citizenship in the Nation: May 18 @ 7:00-7:40 pm, May 27, June 1 & June 3 @ 6:00-6:40 pm -- FULL, in-progress

First Aid:  May 4, 11 & 18 @ 3-4 pm (prerequisite requirements 1 & 5) -- completed

Personal Fitness:  Requirements 2, 6, 7, 8, & 9 must be completed at home.

May 27, June 3, Aug 19 & Sep 16 @ 7:00-7:40 pm -- FULL

Personal Management

Session 1:  April 11: 9-10 am, April 25, May 9 & Jul 25 @ 9-10:30 am -- FULL, in-progress

Session 2: April 18, May 9, May 23: 1-2 pm & Jul 25 @ 11 am-12:30 pm -- FULL, in-progress

Pets:

Session 1: May 5, July 14, and September 14 @ 6:00 - 6:40 pm -- FULL, in-progress

Session 2: May 11, July 14 and September 14 @ 7:00 - 7:40 pm -- closed, in-progress

Photography: Prerequisite Requirements 1 & 2,

Session 1: April 28, May 5 & 12 @ 2:00-3:00 pm -- completed

Session 2: May 19, 21, & 27 @ 2:00-3:00 pm -- closed, in-progress

Public Speaking:  Requirement must be completed outside of class prior to June 30

June 1, 3, 8, & 10 @ 5:00 - 5:40 pm -- register here

Safety:

Session 1: April 22, 27, 29 & May 4 @ 6:00-6:40 pm -- completed

Session 2: May 11, 13, 18 & 22 @ 6:00 - 6:40 pm -- completed

Signs, Signals and Codes:

Session 1:  Apr 27, May 4, 11 & 18 @ 3:00 - 4:30 pm -- completed

Session 2:  Apr 28, May 5, 12, & 19 @ 12:30 - 2:00 pm -- completed

Session 3:  Apr 29, May 6, 13 & 20 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am - completed

Merit Badge Events in Other Councils:

Online Merit Badge Classes 2020 (Piedmont Council) - $5

Online Merit Badge Programs 2020 (Central Florida Council) - $5 or $10

Scout Connect (Heart of America Council)

Virtual Merit Badges (Dan Beard Council)

Rank Advancement

Virtual Boards of Review (Bryan on Scouting)

Eagle Advancement

Eagle Extensions and more (Bryan on Scouting)

Best Practices, Suggestions & Ideas to Consider

Mentoring Pairs (Troop 333)

Keep Scouting and Practice Social Distancing (Troop 46)

Virtual Campfire Story (The Lantern, by Gordon Bain, Troop 628)

Troop On-Line Games

Orienteering Courses @ Madison Parks (On the Map LLC)

Scouting through Web-Conferencing

Scouting Tech: Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings (Look Wider Still)

Remote Scouting (ScoutShare)

Advancement Academy (Cascade Pacific Council)

Unit Meetings

Scouting Show and Tell (Bryan on Scouting)

Scout Saturday Live!

All Sessions Link includes previous sessions Next Session May 9 @ 12:30 pm CDT (10:30 am PDT) (Hosted by Western Los Angeles County Council)

STEM/NOVA from Home

Remote Scouting Activities (Capitol Area Council)

Online NOVA sign-up (National STEM in Scouting Committee)

High Adventure

Missing Philmont? (Philmont Scout Ranch)

Service Projects From Home

Memorial Day: Scout Salute to Fallen Heroes

Care Box Assembly - Second Harvest Food Bank

Scout Service from Home - ScoutWiki

Best Practices, Suggestions & Ideas to Consider

Perform welfare checks on neighbors

Perform outdoor chores for neighbors (yard work may count towards conservation service hours)

Youth Protection Resources

BSA Social Media Guidelines

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT)

Aditional COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

BSA Statement

Council Update & Action Plan


The Glacier's Edge Council (GEC) Advancement Committee would like to hear from you how your Troop is handling meetings, merit badges, and advancement. We are ALL learning how to work from home, even if we are “essential”, and the scouts are no different.  They have virtual school to deal with, but for now their social circles are severely restricted.  Please remember that human connection is a critical part of one’s health, so encouraging virtual meetings is important.

Write to us to let us know what your unit is doing and we will share best practices and ideas across our council.

Please send additional links or ideas to:  advancement620@gmail.com

 

Glacier's Edge Council - Boy Scouts of America - 608-310-7300