Denver Area Council Online Merit Badge Classes
The Denver Area Council (DAC) offers staff-led, hands-on virtual Merit Badge classes to small groups of participants so as to ensure maximum quality and support. Participants have provided positive feedback on their experiences in these classes. Check back for new classes.
How to Conduct Remote Scouting Meetings
Cub Scouts can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your own home! National BSA continues to add Cub Scouting activity ideas online. The 30 Day Cub Scout Challenge is a great way to continue with Scouting adventures and achieve elective requirements. Use these calendars as a daily checklist and road map for rank advancement.
Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:
Hold Scoutmaster Conference using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
If needed, conduct Eagle Boards of Review via videoconferencing. Units can administer BORs up and including Life rank but should follow the guidance in The Guide to Advancement Section 220.127.116.11 Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing. District Advancement Chairs will provide directions on Eagle BORs. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
Science, technology, engineering, and math have never been so much fun, especially when they join forces with Scouting! With families spending more time at home together, STEM Scouts brings fun and educational activities for kids to enjoy. STEM Scouts offers all kinds of free resources and activities so kids can perform exciting experiments, watch cool videos, and more. Information and ideas are located online.
Watch and Learn
Check out tons of experiment videos on the STEM Scouts YouTube channel, then try them out for yourself with an adult. Learn about even more STEM topics with these cool videos from STEM Scouts of Central Texas. Explore NASA STEM.
It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.
The BSA’s Social Media Guidelines serve as a complement to our youth protection policies.