Home Base Camp

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.

You Don't Need to Be a Scout to do these Activities

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 the 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 to purchase them. To find a Scout Group near you visit BeAScout.org

Activity Instructions

  1. Do the activities as outlined on this webpage. Many 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 activity 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
  • Patches are still available for Northern Lights Council members






   Cyber Chip Requirements





Cub Scout Adventures

The core of Cub Scout advancement consists of “Adventures” in each Cub Scout Handbook. To help den leaders and adult family members deliver these Adventures, there are a variety of resources including Den Leader Guides with activity plans for each Adventure.  All of the 95 Adventure plans and resources are available at this site.  

There are pages for each of Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos, and within those pages, separate “Adventure by Adventure” pages of ideas for when families lead an Adventure.   



Virtual Pack Meeting Activity

Idea submitted by Chris Peterson, Pack 234, West Fargo



Scout Point is much like a new digital handbook.  The Northern Lights Council originally developed the Scout Point program for youth that could not attend meetings with a full den or unit.  However, it is now a great way of working on an adventure when we can't meet in person. All are welcome to use our new Scoutpoint.org resources, at no additional cost.

Recommendations for leaders to get started:

  1. Have den leaders email members asking them to register with Scoutpoint to get information. They should email the link https://scoutpoint.org/register/ and then tell families to do one of the rank required adventures.  Please allow 8 hours for approval to use Scoutpoint.
  2. Schedule a web meeting to have as a show and tell of what they did on that adventure. OR send pictures of what they did if they are not able to join a web meeting.


New Event!

Virtual Cub Day Camp - On your Own Schedule

Many of our Scouts were not able to attend Cub Scout Day Camp or Cub Scout Adventure Camp or Scouts BSA Summer Camp this year. So we have planned this virtual program to gives Scouts from around the council a chance to get outdoors and do some fun activities. Once you register you are able to pickup your supplies and will be sent an email with documents, videos and information for you to do activities as a family when and where it works in your schedule.  Make it more fun by doing it as a den and have a show and tell web meeting for the Scouts.

Each Cub Scout will receive a Day Camp T-Shirt, patch and wood craft project. In addition, Cub Scouts will have the chance to do these fun activities and win prizes for participating:

  • Recycled Art Project 
  • Lean How to Lead a Song
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Stretch & Jump Time 
  • Neckerchief Slide Project 
  • Virtual Tour of Butler Outpost
  • Woodcraft Project 
  • Earn the Whittling Chip card (knife safety training)
  • Animal Presentation 
  • Campfire

Check back to the registration page often for updates on activities.


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.


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:

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



Religious 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



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