Del-Mar-Va Council BSAScouting at Home


Scouting at Home Hub

Your Virtual Resource for
Keeping Scouts Advancing,
Connected & Having Fun
for the Coming Weeks & Beyond

We’re not letting COVID-19 stop us from Scouting!
That’s why we’ve created the Scouting at Home Hub.
We’re lining up merit badge counselors, advancement experts
and fun activities for you and your Scouts! 
Here you’ll find webinars, resources, tools and more for your Scouts
to keep achieving, growing, and advancing in Scout skills.

Cub Scouting
Click here for activities designed for Cub Scout-age youth including 30 Day Challenges and CyberChip

Scouts BSA
Click here for activities designed for Scouts BSA aged youth including Virtual Merit Badge College

Resources for Units

Remote Scouting Activities

Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Related Advancement Difficulties & Unit Activities

Recipe for Big Red Bread (Courtesy of Dennis Redington)

We, like you, want to ensure that the youth of our community continue to gain character, citizenship, leadership, and fitness education while we all remain socially distant.  We do not intend to charge for our Scouting at Home resources because we want them to be available to every family regardless of their current financial means.  Unfortunately, most funding for Scouting happens through activities and events that involve significant social interactions.  We ask you to consider a free-will donation to help us continue to provide Scouting for our community with programs like these.  
Please click here to support Del-Mar-Va Council in these efforts.
Scouting Skill of the Day
Produced by Councils around the Country

My Favorite Knot Monday - The Bowline

MFKM - The Figure 8

MFKM - The Clove Hitch

MFKM - Shear Lashing

MFKM - The Tautline Hitch

Wilderness Navigation

Using a Compass

Backyard Birding

Invasive Species

Tree Identification

Cub Scout Lava Lamp

Magic Tricks

More Magic

Backpack Fitting

10 Uses for a Bandana

Cast Iron

Frog Habitat

Container Gardening

Container Gardening 2.0


Hammock Camping

Different Types of Stoves

Camping Stoves

Fun with Flag Folding

Flag Folding w/ Scouts

How to Build a First Aid Kit

Tree Planting

Backyard Fishing

Fire Building

Leave No Trace Campfire

Hike & Camp on Durable Surfaces

Flameless Campfire

Scout Essentials

Paper Airplanes

Tent Setup

Penny Boats

Wind Cars

Fire Cracked Rock

Foil Pack Dinners

Bird Feeders


Intro to Pioneering

Paper Mache Masks

Online Tours

Visit a Farm

Museum Tours with Google Arts & Culture

Tour the Louvre

Visit Yellowstone National Park

Visit Yosemite National Park

Tour the Hidden Worlds of other National Parks w/ Google Arts & Culture

Visit the San Diego Zoo

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Visit the Great Wall of China

Take a Virtual Trip to Mars

Take a trip to Hawaii

Delmarva Discovery Museum has several live activities each day

Franklin Institute Interactive

Other Resources for Youth

National Constitution Center
A Scout has a Duty to Country.  Learn about the Constitution, Amendments, and more from renowned scholars.

Boys’ Life magazine 

Find projects you can create from home and stories that will take young readers’ minds on adventures all over the world. And, for a limited time, we’re giving you an entire year’s worth of issues for free! Download the Boys’ Life app from the iOS/Apple or Google Play stores to read it all. 

Khan Academy
Especially good for math and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system, but it’s mostly common material. 

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (accounts require users to be at least 14, but younger learners can use with a parent). 

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University, but everyone can access it. Developed primarily for adults, but some courses, e.g., nature and environment, could well be of interest to young people. 

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free. 

Creative computer programming 

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos 

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids 

Learn languages for free 

Mystery Science
Free science lessons 

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos 

Crash Course
YouTube videos on many subjects 

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience 

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home 

All kinds of making 

Prodigy Math
Good for elementary school ages 

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age, multi-disciplinary activities 

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

STEM Simulators

Learn Computer Science

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page 

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones 

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest 

Toy Theater
Educational online games
Online education resources 

The Kindness Rocks Project
A Scout is Kind

Resources for Virtual and Digital Meetings

Personal version is free for an unlimited number of meetings with groups of up to 100 to meet for up to 40 minutes

Personal version is free for an unlimited number of meetings with groups of up to 100 to meet for up to 40 minutes

Free for groups of up to 50 to meet

Facebook Live
Good for presentations but not for 2 way communication.