Stuck at home? Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t do Scouts! Here are some good ideas for activities you can do at home to enjoy Scouting as a family. We’ve arranged them into challenges by group. Have fun!

Cub Scouts

30 Day Challenge

Scouts BSA

30 Day Challenge

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Weekly Challenges

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Challenge 1 (click here to open/close)

Tiger Cubs

from the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries elective adventure (page 108 and following)

  • Do the following:
    • Learn a magic trick. Practice your magic trick so you can perform it in front of an audience.
    • Create an invitation to a magic show.
    • With your family, put on a magic show for an audience.

Wolf Cubs

from the Air of the Wolf elective adventure (page 124 and following)

  • Do two the following investigations to see how air affects different objects:
    • Make a paper airplane and fly it five times. Try to make it fly farther by altering its shape. Fly it at least five more times to see if your changes were effective.
    • Make a balloon-powered sled or a balloon-powered boat. Test your sled or boat with larger and smaller balloons.
    • Bounce a basketball that doesn’t have enough air in it. Then bounce it when it has the right amount of air in it. Do each one 10 times. Describe how the ball bounces differently when the amount of air changes.
    • Roll a tire or ball that doesn’t have enough air in it and then roll it again with the right amount of air. Describe differences in how they move.

Bear Cubs

from the Bear Picnic Basket elective adventure (page 135 and following)

  • Complete at least three of the following:
    • Create your own Bear cookbook using at least five recipes you might cook or prepare either on your own or with some adult help. Include at least one recipe each for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a nutritious snack.
    • With a family member or den leader, prepare for cooking by explaining the importance of planning, tool selection, sanitation, and cooking safety.
    • Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself or your family.
    • With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in a kitchen for your family. Help to select the needed ingredients. Cook and serve your planned meal. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
    • With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in the outdoors for your family (maybe in your back yard). Help to select the needed ingredients. Cook and serve your planned meal. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.

Webelos

from the Game Design elective adventure (page 387 and following)

  • Complete the following:
    • Decide on the elements for a game as described in your Webelos handbook
    • List at least five of the online safety rules that you put into practice while using the internet on your computer or smartphone. Skip this if your Cyber Chip is current.
    • Create your game.
    • Teach an adult or another family member how to play your game.

Scouts BSA

from the Game Design merit badge (requirement 4)

  • Do the following
    • Pick a game where the players can change the rules or objectives (examples: basketball, hearts, chess, kickball). Briefly summarize the standard rules and objectives and play through the game normally.
    • Propose changes to several rules or objectives. Predict how each change will affect gameplay.
    • Play the game with one rule or objective change, observing how the players’ actions and emotional experiences are affected by the rule change. Repeat this process with two other changes.
    • Document and explain to your counselor how the changes affected the actions and experience of the players. Discuss the accuracy of your predictions.