Alternate Programs Scouting@Home Program

The Council has worked hard to create monthly themes that our Scouting@Home Committee feels will provide most units with enough material to make a great monthly program.  But if you are looking for more ideas, these should help.

 

Cub Scout Meeting Ideas

Yo-Yo Preview Adventure

This adventure makes for an excellent in-person Pack Meeting and those meeting virtually can have a Yo-Yo expert visit your pack, put on a show and show your scouts how to Yo-Yo like a champ…or at least how to get started.
 
More information at Yo-Yo Preview Adventure 
 
Contact Jardin, Bryan at bryan@yo-yo.com.  He can help schedule a yo-yo expert and get you started on a discounted and customized scout yo-yos for your pack.
 
 

Campfire

You can always do a Pack Campout.  Assign all Dens with appropriate Campfire presentations:
  • Skits
  • Jokes
  • Ghost Stories
  • Sing alongs
  • Stunts
 

STEM

Stem demos and classes can be really fun.  Mix up live demos and explanations with prerecorded ones.  Make if fun.
 
Have various den leaders and scouts show off their Weird Science skills.  
 
 

Cub Comedy

Yuk it up with stand-up comedy and silly skits.  Den leaders should bring plenty of material and assign scouts to share a joke or skit.
 
Don’t forget the basics:
  • Dad Jokes
  • Run-ons
  • Silly banter between Den Leader
  • And don’t be afraid to bring the corn

Only rule is – it needs to be scout appropriate.

 

Guest Speaker

A dynamic Guest Speaker can really make for a memorable event.  This is what has worked in the past:

  • Firefighter – especially if they can do a tour of the station and trucks
  • Artist – teach scouts how to draw
  • Shark diver
  • Police officer with K-9 partner
  • Military vet with a great story
  • Community leader – the right leader and right questions can work

 

History of Scouting

A presentation on the history of scouting can be fun and informative.  Talk about interesting aspect of the past.  Assign each den leader to talk about something special.  Also consider:

  • Getting an Order of the Arrow rep to speak
  • Get an older scouts to talk about Scouts BSA
  • Talk about Explores, Venturing and Sea Scouts
  • Show picture of our leaders doing scout stuff

 

Cub Lecture/Class

 Some people can pull this one off, but it is really hard.  The lecture needs to be fun, engaging and short.  Good luck. 

  • Teach a Skill
  • Go on a virtual tour

 

Pack Meeting Plans

The BSA has Pack Meeting Plans ready to use.  They can help provide a framework and a few idea to run a meeting and are worth looking at. 
 
 
 

Small Pack Plans

Crossroads Council has developed an excellent curriculum for small packs with just a few scout per den.  This program allows packs to run activities that will cover Adventure for multiple ranks. 

Some packs will find these resources useful. 

 
 

Den Leader Videos

 
 

LION

 
Presented by Great Smoky Mountain Council
 
Presented by Heart of New England Council
 
Presented by Prarielands Council
 
Presented by Cascade Pacific Council
 
Presented by Connecticut Rivers Council
 
Presented by Chester County Council
 
Presented by Prarielands Council
 
Presented by the Greater St. Louis Area Council
 
Presented by Mount Baker Council
 
Presented by Mayflower Council
 
Presented by Bay-Lakes Council
 
Presented by Simon Kenton Council
 
 
 
 

TIGER

Presented by Black Swamp Area Council
 
Presented by Black Swamp Area Council
 
Presented by Black Swamp Area Council
 
Presented by The Spirit of Adventure Council
 
Presented by Simon Kenton Council
 
Presented by Northwest Texas Council
 
Presented by Cherokee Area Council
 
Presented by Coronado Area Council
 
Presented by Great Smoky Mountain Council
 
Presented by Cascade Pacific Council
 
Presented by Sam Houston Area Council
 
Presented by Baltimore Area Council
 
(Requirement 1)
Presented by Lincoln Heritage Council
 
(Requirement 3)
Presented by Lincoln Heritage Council
 
Presented by Mid-Iowa Council
 
Presented by Michigan Crossroads Council
 
Presented by Northern Star Council
 
Presented by Three Harbors Council
 
Presented by Sam Houston Area Council
 
Presented by Connecticut Rivers Council
 
 
 

WOLF

 
Presented by Atlanta Area Council
 
Presented by Northwest Texas Council
 
Presented by Garden State Council
 
Presented by Cherokee Area Council
 
Presented by Pee Dee Area Council
 
Presented by Baltimore Area Council
 
Presented by Northwest Texas Council
 
Presented by Sioux Council
 
Presented by Coronado Area Council
 
Presented by Greater St. Louis Area Council
 
Presented by Palmetto Council
 
Presented by Crossroads of America Council
 
Presented by Capitol Area Council
 
Presented by Laurel Highlands Council
 
Presented by Hawkeye Area Council
 
Presented by Mid-Iowa Council
 
Presented by Dan Beard Council
 
Presented by Northern Star Council
 
Presented by Simon Kenton Council
 
 
 
 

BEAR

 
Presented by Calcasieu Area Council
 
Presented by Lincoln Heritage Council
 
Presented by Sagamore Council
 
Presented by Cherokee Area Council
 
Presented by Sam Houston Area Council
 
Presented by Gulf Stream Council
 
Presented by Gulf Stream Council
 
Presented by Coronado Area Council
 
Presented by Dan Beard Council
 
(Requirement 1 and 2)
Presented by Pikes Peak Council
 
(Requirement 3a)
Presented by Pikes Peak Council
 
(Requirement 3b)
Presented by Pikes Peak Council
 
Presented by Crossroads of America Council
 
Presented by Hawkeye Area Council
 
Presented by The Spirit of Adventure Council
 
Presented by Baden-Powell Council
 
Presented by Jersey Shore Council
 
Presented by Jersey Shore Council
 
Presented by Atlanta Area Council
 
Presented by Cradle of Liberty Council
 
Presented by Mayflower Council
 
 
 
 
 

WEBELOS

 
Presented by Hawkeye Area Council
 
Presented by Garden State Council
 
Presented by Mid-America Council
 
Presented by Capitol Area Council
 
Presented by Northern Tier
 
Presented by Crossroads of America Council
 
Presented by Dan Beard Council
 
Presented by Southwest Florida Council
 
Presented by Illowa Council
 
Presented by Northeast Iowa Council
 
Presented by Laurel Highlands Council
 
Presented by Palmetto Council
 
Presented by Conquistador Council
 
Presented by Middle Tennessee Council
 
Presented by Great Smoky Mountain Council
 
Presented by Capitol Area Council
 
Presented by Black Warrior Council
 
Presented by Bay Lakes Council
 
Presented by Bay-Lakes Council
 
Presented by Atlanta Area Council
 
Presented by Atlanta Area Council
 
Presented by Atlanta Area Council
 
Presented by Greater St. Louis Area Council
 
Presented by Philmont Scout Ranch
 
Presented by Great Trail Council
 
 
 
 
 

ARROW OF LIGHT

 
Presented by Florida Sea Base
 
Presented by Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve
 
Presented by Cradle of Liberty Council
 
Presented by Garden State Council