Home Base Camp

Thank you to the Bay Lakes Council for developing the concept and gathering resources!

 

Scouting @ Home Concept

As the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closure of schools in our council, it is our intent to provide a means for parents and youth to enjoy age or grade appropriate character building activities and projects at home. It is our hope that the whole family will find resources to put some of their at-home “downtime” to good purpose. Non-Scouts, as well as Scouts, are encouraged to participate and should equally enjoy the selection of activities provided.

How to Use This Resource

The general public is welcome to use this as an activity resource free of charge.  If your children are not registered in the Scouting program, print, and use our Certificate of Achievement to unofficially recognize them as they complete the various adventures or tasks. For background information, knowledge, and information to help your children to complete the Adventure Requirements, feel free to simply research things on the web. This in itself is a worthwhile activity under your supervision. Electronic Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Handbooks are available online for purchase — but do not feel like you need purchase them. To find a Scout Group near you visit BeAScout.org

Activities

We are starting off with the basics….like the core adventure requirements for each Cub Scout age group. As time passes, we will add elective adventures and other activities and resources to this website to keep people engaged and coming back for more.

Non-Scouting families are encouraged to participate in the provided Activities free of charge, and parents are encouraged to print, label, approve, and present to their children a Certificate of Completion for each Adventure or task list completed.  Many of the activities provided are are taken from the Cub Scout, and Scouts BSA Advancement program for both boys and girls.

Parents of registered Cub Scouts and registered Scouts BSA members should contact their unit leaders to coordinate efforts regarding your child’s advancement credit.  Advancement related requirements in the Cub Scout programs have been adapted in this resource so that requirements can be completed safely at home, so they do vary a small bit from the BSA Advancement Program as written.

Activity Instructions

  1. Do the Activities in the Adventure as outlined on this webpage. They are actual Cub Scout Adventures for the Advancement program but have been rewritten to be completed without leaving home.
  2. Print the Generic Certificate of Achievement, writing in the name of the Adventure and your Child’s name.
  3. Proudly display your Child’s Certificate, or if your child is a Cub Scout, send it to your Unit Leader for Advancement purposes if they have not yet completed that Advancement. Please get your unit’s approval in advance before using Scouting @ Home as an avenue for Advancement.
  4. In reference to information you don’t know, look up the information online.

Scouting @ Home Certificate of Achievement Award

  1. Download the document to your desktop and save it
  2. Open the document from your desktop & enter the information
  3. Print the document & sign

 

Get a Home Base Camp patch!

  • Do any three activities or watch any three videos listed on the page (or a combination).
  • Have your parent or leader complete the online patch order form
  • When the patches arrive from the manufacturer, we will mail them to you.

 

 


 

 

 

   Cyber Chip Requirements

 


Coming soon!

  • Videos submitted by our leaders

You can help with additional Cub Scout Skill videos!

If you are an adult and have expertise in a Scout skill that you would like to share - this is your opportunity at being an internet sensation! While there are no meetings going on, this could be your "one hour a week" for Scouting project.

How this will work:

  • Send an email to Darin Steindl, Director of Field Service, with the Scout Skill you would like to teach by video recording.
  • He will let you know if someone else has already contacted him about doing the same skill.
  • Record a video of yourself or others teaching the skill
  • Contact Darin again when you are done to arrange the transfer of the video file (if you have a Gmail account, include your Gmail address)

By participating in this project, you agree:

  • The council may or may not be able to use the video. If the video is used, you will be given credit when the video is shared
  • That once the video has been given to the council, ownership of the video transfers to the council and the council may edit the video
  • That you do not expect to be reimbursed for your time or expenses in creating the video
  • That if anyone under the age of 18 is shown in the video, you will receive written permission from the parent for their child to be included in the video and the written permission is transferred to the council with the video

 

Scouting at Home
Our foundation is one of always being prepared.
Nothing can stop us. We are Scouts.


 

A Virtual Roundtable is an online session designed to share knowledge, insights and experiences among Scouting members. Content is focused on a specific topic of interest or concern.

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm for the Northern Lights Council's first ever "council-wide" virtual roundtable. You need to click here to register to participate and instructions will be emailed to you before the meeting starts.

The topics for this roundtable will be Scouting at Home, conducting Virtual Scout meetings and Program Planning for the fall and next year.

Thank you to our friends at Northern Star Council for the video above.

If you find that hair ties are too tight, you can use rubber bands instead.


Support Home Base Camp!

Take the opportunity to support the Northern Lights Council programming like Home Base Camp. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Scouting. A gift of as little as $5.00 helps to support Home Base Camp. Click on Donate Now to make a gift.

 


National BSA Resources

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References Needed for the Completion of Some Adventures

The Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best!

The Cub Scout Sign

Hold your right arm up straight and make the “peace” sign.

The Cub Scout Salute

Use when you are in uniform to salute the American Flag.  Make the Cub Scout Sign, then place your index and third finger together.  Place the tip of your index and third fingers to the edge of your right eyebrow.

The Cub Handshake

Um, let’s not practice this one for now

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is:

Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean,
and Reverent


Merit Badges

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

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


Religous Emblems Program

Available to Members of the Boy Scouts of America

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

More information about Religious Emblems Programs

 


Scout Skills Videos



Coming soon!

  • Videos submitted by our leaders

You can help with additional Scout Skill videos!

If you are an adult and have expertise in a Scout skill that you would like to share - this is your opportunity at being an internet sensation! While there are no meetings going on, this could be your "one hour a week" for Scouting project.

How this will work:

  • Send an email to Darin Steindl, Director of Field Service, with the Scout Skill you would like to teach by video recording.
  • He will let you know if someone else has already contacted him about doing the same skill.
  • Record a video of yourself or others teaching the skill
  • Contact Darin again when you are done to arrange the transfer of the video file (if you have a Gmail account, include your Gmail address)

By participating in this project, you agree:

  • The council may or may not be able to use the video. If the video is used, you will be given credit when the video is shared
  • That once the video has been given to the council, ownership of the video transfers to the council and the council may edit the video
  • That you do not expect to be reimbursed for your time or expenses in creating the video
  • That if anyone under the age of 18 is shown in the video, you will receive written permission from the parent for their child to be included in the video and the written permission is transferred to the council with the video

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