Be Prepared is more then just words on a patch. As the motto for Scouting our founder Baden-Powell was once once asked “Prepared for what?” He responded, “Oh, any old thing.” While BP may not have been thinking of millions of children being kept home around the world we in the Mount Baker Council and in Scouting around the world are working to help Scouts and families continue the adventure even from their homes.
This page and the links below are resources for YOU and your Scouts to stay linked with Scouting and stay prepared for the next Scouting adventure!
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK
The North Cascades District Facebook Page is hosting a special Facebook Group to rally Scouters across the district to keep Scouting strong… come share ideas and keep in touch!
As we find resources or develop our own to share with you links will be provided below as well as on our Facebook Group (see above).
- 30+ NATIONWIDE SCOUTING TOOLS DURING COVID-19
- #ScoutingFromHome on Twitter
- Ideas to Keep Scouts Engaged
- 30-Day Challenge Sheets
- How to Conduct Digital Scout Meetings (from CPC)
- Conduct a Digital Pinewood Derby
- Virtual Field Trips
- Service Projects from Home
- How to Conduct a Virtual Board of Review
- Virtual Meetings (from Bryan on Scouting)
MBC Cub Meeting Webinar
MBC Scout Meeting Webinar
JAMBOREE ON THE INTERNET
Many Scout activities have been cancelled. School’s out. We miss our friends. Our community needs our help. But Scouting never stops.
This special edition of our largest digital jamboree will allow you to connect to others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships during this challenging time. We’ll foster teamwork and intercultural interaction while enhancing safe social engagement and wellbeing.
Keeping Scouts Engaged while Social Distancing
Scouts love Scouting, but any prolonged break can slow down momentum. Keeping our Scouts engaged during this time of social distancing can help keep your unit strong, help alleviate the feeling of isolation, and give them a much needed connection to their fellow Scouts..
Things you can do virtually
- Regular meetings
- Court of Honor
- Merit Badge Virtual Roundtables
- Don’t overlook all the Merit Badges that can be completed in the normal course of schoolwork
- Merit Badge Counseling
- Cyber Chip
- It is supposed to be recharged every year
- Work on Advancement
Virtual Outings and Learnings
- Virtual Museum Tour
- Google Earth
- Explore new subjects
- Boy Scouts of America YouTube Channel
- TED Talks
- Library Virtual Resources
- Washington State Archives
- Washington State Capitol Virtual Tour
- White House Virtual Tour
- Stories from Space – listen and see an Astronaut read a story while in space.
- Look around Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Yellowstone National Park
- Tour Mars
30 Day Challenge
Special thank to the amazing Scouters in Hawkeye Area Council who developed these resources.
- Help your Cub Scouts keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge with activities to help with
adventure and elective requirements!
- Help your Scout keep their skills sharp by taking on our 30-day challenge to help with adventure and elective requirements. Merit badge requirements that can be worked on at home. Check with your ScoutMaster for approval before starting a new merit badge.