SCOUTING AT HOME VIDEO SERIES INTRODUCTION
The Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America would like to offer our Scouting units and families opportunities to participate in Scouting activities from the comfort of their own home! Check out the activities below, and visit this page often for frequent updates!
Check out our initial 30-Day Challenges and video below. A new video will be added each day.
Remember that it is still important to follow Youth Protection policies even through online meetings and Scouting activities. Here is a link to the BSA Online and Social Media Guidelines. See the Digital Safety Guidelines section below for details.
Join Our Cub Scouts 30-Day Challenge Today!
Help your Cub Scouts keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with adventure and elective requirements! Click the program logo below to download the 30-Day Challenge Calendars for each.
Scouting At Home Videos
The Dan Beard Council, BSA would like to offer our Scouting dens and packs opportunities to participate in Scouting activities virtually! Starting on Friday, April 17, 2020, we will be adding an additional 3 in-depth guided videos weekly, published each Monday, Wednesday and Friday that are an extension of our Scouting At Home daily video series items. For details, click here.
The Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America would love our Scouts, Scouting families and volunteers to participate in Oasis Senior Advisors’ Cards for Seniors Campaign that collects cards from people across the community and delivers them, following safety protocols for each senior living community, to the seniors. Click here to find out how to participate.
Scouts of all ages participated in our Golden Spoon Photo Contest through our Scouting At Home video series. We know a lot of our Scouts love to camp, and where there is camping, there is usually a campfire with yummy food! Scouts prepared their favorite camp-style cooking recipes, and took photos to enter our Golden Spoon Photo Contest. To see photos of the entries and the winners, click here.
We realize with schools closed for extended periods, kids and families will be looking for educational and fun activities. Click on the icons below for a list of self-guided activities for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and families as well as find some great opportunities to review the depth of the Scouting program, work on badges not in your particular unit’s schedule and to find online communication solutions to participate in virtual Scouting.
Digital Safety Guidelines
As local councils and units use digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement during the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Council is providing guidance in this BSA Safety Moment that can be shared with anyone who has questions about topics such as video conferencing safety for Scouts and leaders. Note: This guidance is not comprehensive, and if it differs from the legal requirements of your state or local jurisdiction, please consult with your local council attorney.
Topics addressed for conducting online Scouting activities safely include:
- Follow all Youth Protection policies.
- Use business-oriented conference platforms instead of platforms with other primary purposes (such as gaming).
- Do not record online activities/meetings.
- Safeguard personal information.
- Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.
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