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!

Camp at Home Contest

Canceled campouts, postponed Scouting activities?

We want to keep our Scouts busy and entertained while concerns of COVID-19 are keeping Scouting families at home. That doesn't mean that Scouting has to stop! Join in the fun and participate in the Camp at Home Contest!  Create a campsite in your living room or backyard and share your photos with us on soical media. Get creative and join in the fun!


First Place will receive a Coleman 4-Person Tent, Second Place winner receives a Kelty 35 Degree Sleeping Bag, and Third Place receives a Kylmit Inflatable Camp Pillow.

Contest Rules: 

  • Photos/posts must be posted between Friday, March 20th and Sunday, March 28th
  • Post must included the hashtag to qualify (or we will not be able to find your post)  #CampAtHomeLHC
  • LHC Staff will judge based on creativity and originality
  • Winners announced Tuesday, March 31st

30 Day Cub Scout Challenge

Help your Cub Scouts keep their Scouting skills top knotch 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 Challenge
 30 Day Challenge
30 Day Challenge
 30 Day Challenge
 30 Day 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 During COVID-19

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