KAC Coronavirus Remote Programming Resources
Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These 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.
Katahdin Area Council is continuing to build the infrastructure and resources to support all of our units and families while they continue their Scouting advancement trail at home. Stay tuned for details on new virtual training opportunities, best practices, and youth programs.
We’ve compiled a few resources in the document below. Click the button to download.
New Guidance Posted In COVID-19 FAQ for Program and Camping From BSA: As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve with the State of Maine adjusting stay-at-home orders and offering new or additional guidance on reopening certain business and public sectors, KAC Council volunteers may continue to have questions about a variety of concerns. The Boy Scouts of America has recently updated the COVID-19 FAQ to address some of the new questions that we have received. In particular, updates have been provided concerning in-person unit activities and summer camp, among others. All updated areas are marked with diamonds.
COVID-19 Impact on Advancement FAQs: The Boy Scouts of America has released important information and FAQs on advancement during this time.
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Resources for Remote Meetings: We’ve provided links to three of our favorite, and FREE, resources for hosting remote meetings. Recently, Webex has upgraded its FREE tier to include 100 participants per meeting and no time limit. The popular tool freeconferencecall.com offers virtual meetings up to 1,000 people.
Cub Scout At-Home Programs
30 day Scouts BSA Rank Challenge (Calendar for self-paced activity)
A 30 day calendar with daily activities organized by week; each week corresponds to a Scouts BSA Rank Requirements. An exact list of requirements can be found in your Handbook
Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class
Good Turns during the coronavirus: Scouting service you can do from home
Stuck Inside? 25 Fun Projects to Do With Stuff From Around the House
Limited Time! Download Our App to Read a Whole Year of Boys’ Life for Free
Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely
How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing
Merit badges for social distancing: 58 badges Scouts can complete at home
Scouting at Home ideas from BSA National Council
The website, www.scouting.org/scoutingathome, has multiple activities divided by Scouting programs and/or subject areas for your Scout or unit.
Additional Scouting at Home ideas
The website, www.scoutshare.org, was created by a Scouting volunteer in Seneca Waterways Council in New York. It has several ideas on how to keep your unit’s Scouting programs active while Scouts are at home.