Laurel Highlands Council

Best Practices

Scouting at Home

Best Practices

Laurel Highlands Council would like to offer our Scouting units and families opportunities to participate in Scouting activities from the comfort of their own home! Check out this page, and visit often for frequent updates to keep you and your Scouts having fun at home!

Restart Scouting Guide

We know many Scouting units are still up and running, but many are not and ready to get back to Scouting this fall. Check out our handy "Unit Restart Scouting Guidebook" with tips, CDC suggestions, and the pre-screening checklist. 

Restart Guide

Scouter Justin

If you haven't been following along on Facebook, join Scouter Justin as he teaches new Scouting skills and techniques.

Scouter Justin

30 Day Cub Scout Challenge

Help your Cub Scouts keep their Scouting skills top notch by participating in the 30 Day Cub Scout Challenge. Each challenge has activities to assist with adventure and elective requirements. Click on the program links below to download the appropriate rank 30 Day Cub Scout Challenge. 

30 Day Scouts BSA Challenge

Keep your Scouting skills top notch by participating in the 30 Day Scouts BSA Challenge. Each challenge has activities to assist with requirements. Click on the program links below to download the appropriate rank 30 Day Scouts BSA Challenge. 

Advancement During COVID-19

Boy Scouts of America Advancement Guidelines

The outbreak of COVID-19 has canceled everything from campouts to boards of review, but that doesn’t mean Scouting has to stop. As the spread of COVID-19 continues, many Scouting Families are inquiring about advancement for their Scouts.  When it comes to Scout advancement, youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.

A full list of question and answers regarding Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting advancement can be found below as well as reference resources so that the fun and adventure of Scouting can continue at home without significant interruption.

Advancement FAQ

Scoutbook

At Home Merit Badges

More MB's At Home

 

More Reference Links

Scouting at Home Ideas

Digital Safety Tips

Den Leader Tips & Tricks

 

Recording Youth In a Virtual Camp Setting

Councils who are coordinating a virtual camping experience can record youth as part of their council coordinated virtual camp(s).
This recording permission does not apply to unit level activities. Units must continue to follow the policy detailed in the Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities Safety Moment.