Virtual Scouting

Out of an abundance of caution schools are closing, meetings are being postponed, and families are spending time together at home. But that doesn't mean Scouting has to stop! Families are always encouraged to review the handbook with their Scout.

Click on the tabs below to discover great options for continuing your Scouting journey!

And stay tuned for more!

Cub Scouts

Scouts should always live by the Scout Oath and Law even when they aren't at their meetings. There are many ways to continue your Cub Scout journey from home! Families are encouraged to review advancement and the Cub Scout Handbook together. We also have these great online videos and guides, with more being added all the time!

Art Explosion Virtual Adventure

This virtual Adventure for Webelos will cover several requirements of the Art Explosion Adventure. District Executive Rachel and Program Specialist Michelle will host this online class on Thursday, March 26th at 4PM. Check out the event details to see what materials are required and how to register today!

Tiger Core Adventure- Tiger Bites

Check out another great Virtual Cub Scout Adventure! This covers several requirements of the Tiger Bites Adventure. Sign up now to join Cubmaster Kevin Thompson on Wednesday, March 25th at 4pm There are some prerequisites so be sure to check them out! 

 

Super Science!

Richard and Jim from Adventure Base Camp are back with 4 great gravity experiments!

Virtual Pinewood Derbies

Chasity from Pack 7 Somerset has some great tips on setting you your Virtual Pinewood Derby!

Germs Alive!

Richard and Jim from Adventure Base Camp tell us all about being clean and healthy.

See them demonstrate with experiments why it's important to have good health practices! 

Use these guides to challenge your Cubs!

Loyal Lion Challenges 

Terrific Tiger Challenges

Witty Wolf Challenges

Busy Bear Challenges

Wonderous Webelos Challenges

Staying home often means more time on the computer. Check out the new Protect Yourself Rules Adventure. It has great videos and tips on speaking with Scouts about staying safe. It can be done in place of Cyber Chip or as an elective! (Be sure to take the survey and tell us what you think about this brand new adventure!)

Scouts BSA

Scouts should always live by the Scout Oath and Law even when they aren't at their meetings. There are many ways to continue your Scouting journey from home!

Also, Merit Badge Counselors from across the region are coming together to provide online merit badge courses you can do from the comfort of your own home. 

Sign up early. Space is limited! Check back often for more opportunities!

Virtual Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. 

Join Bob DeFelice, the Council Training Chair, who has over 75 geocache finds across New England. This course takes place over two sessions on April 1st and April 8th.

Virtual Citizenship in the World

At present, this event is full.

Citizenship in the World is an Eagle required Merit Badge. Through online discussion and projects focusing on topics like current world events, types of governments and rights, obligations and duties of citizens, Scouts will learn what it takes to be a good world citizen.

Join Ryan Hall, Eagle Scout, former Camp Medicine Bow Camp Director at Yawgoog Scout Reservation, and Professor of Global Studies at Providence College, over two sessions on March 31st and April 4th.

Virtual Fish and Wildlife Management

The outdoors is all around us. In this merit badge Scouts will learn about skills, conservation  groups, and projects they can engage in from home to help conserve the fish and wildlife in their community. 

Kevin Thompson is the Camp Norse Camp Director and holds a degree in Environmental Science. Join him on April 3rd!

Virtual Chess Merit Badge

Chess is one of the worlds most popular games with a rich history. It's also one of the most popular merit badges in the BSA.

Join Matt Goudreau, former middle school chess champion and District executive to earn this badge over two sessions on March 31st, and April 2nd. 

Virtual Salesmanship Merit Badge

"Everything is sales!" Learn how to work with customers, research markets, organize and present sales plan for a product or service.

Earn the Salesmanship Merit Badge in just two online sessions taught by our East Bay Scout Shop Manager, Patrick Afonso, on March 30th and April 1st. 

Law Merit Badge

3/23/2020 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

3/25/2020 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

(Scouts must attend both sessions to complete requirements)

Personal Management Merit Badge

3/24/2020 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

3/26/2020 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

(Scouts must attend both sessions to complete requirements)

First Aid:

Richard and Jim go over some of the first aid requirements for Tenderfoot and Second Class. These are great tips for everyone!

There are some great resources at Scouting.org to help Scouts prepare at home. Check out these Campcraft Skill Videos!

Did you know that many merit badges can be started at home? Be resourceful and see which requirement you can get started on!

Resources for All Ages

Scouting can take place anywhere!

Here you will find a resource hub for Scouts, leaders, and parents from across the web to help support Scouting at home. We will continue to update this page with kid friendly content that helps connect Scouting with their daily lives.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management released this list of 50 Nature-Based Activities For Rhode Islanders.

The Museum of Science has upcoming online events!

Go on Virtual Field Trips around the world!

 

Leaders and Parents

Being a leader isn't easy in the best of times. But when we arrive at an obstacle we look to our leaders for continuity. We'll be collecting tips and advice here to help you make Scouting Thrive!

Virtual Scouting shouldn't be limited to Scouts and their Families, whole units can get involved. Troop 98 from the Cradle of Liberty Council hosted their entire meeting online! They were thoughtful enough to share some tips. Also, ScoutShare.org has great instructions and resources for how to meet when you can't be in the same room Also check out their great article on how to Work on Merit Badges While Home!

Meeting materials should remain as relevant as possible. With so many families staying home the SCOUT Strong program can be a great tool to help remind Scouts that physical fitness is one of the core parts of our program and that it isn't limited to physical activity. Eating right is just as important!

Troop leaders should still check out TroopResources.Scouting.org to see what can be shared and practiced home or outside of a meeting place, like these campcraft skill videos! And, Den Leaders can check out the options on Scoutbook.com's new Den Leader Experience! There are lots of training videos, walkthroughs, and checklists available to simplify your job. 

Importantly, for leaders at all levels, the BSA has released these Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Advancement Related Issuses.

 

Because Scouting never stops, there will be a special edition of the Jaboree-On-The-Air/Jamboree-On-The-Internet. or JOTA. This special edition will help bring Scouting to the homes of Scouts around the world!

And, of course, check out our other tabs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA materials available there!

Virtual Pinewood Derbies

Chasity from Pack 7 Somerset has some great tips on setting you your Virtual Pinewood Derby!

 

 

   

 

 

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

PO Box 14777
10 Risho Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

Phone:401.351.8700
(In Mass: 508.402.7060)
Fax:401.351.5515
info@narragansettbsa.org
 

WEST BAY SCOUT SHOP

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone:401.821.7005
Fax:401.821.7007
 

EAST BAY SCOUT SHOP

79 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

Phone:508.675.1528
Fax:508.675.1834
 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd

Rockville, RI 02873

campyawgoog@scouting.org