Scouting At Home

Scouting From Home

Scouting at Home (BSA National)

Advancement Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic (BSA National Advancement Team)

Reminder: 2-deep leadership is required for all Scouting activities

Cub Scouts From Home

Cub Scout Activities: Adventuring from Home Rank Challenges (Look Wider Still)

Cub Scout Activities: Webelos/AOL Adventures to Complete At Home (Look Wider Still)

30 Day Challenge (Dan Beard Council, BSA)

Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Activities from Home

Scouting at Home (Atlanta Area Council)

At Home Scouting Activities (Spirit of Adventure Council)

Scouts BSA From Home

30 Day Challenge (from Dan Beard Council)

Merit Badges

Merit Badge Blue Cards / Documentation for Merit Badge Completion 

Merit Badge Requirements to Complete at Home

Merit Badges for Social Distancing (Bryan on Scouting)

Rank Advancement

Virtual Boards of Review (Bryan on Scouting)

Eagle Advancement

Eagle Extensions and more (Bryan on Scouting)

Best Practices, Suggestions & Ideas to Consider

Mentoring Pairs (Troop 333)

Keep Scouting and Practice Social Distancing (Troop 46)

Virtual Campfire Story (The Lantern, by Gordon Bain, Troop 628)

Troop On-Line Games

Scouting through Web-Conferencing

Scouting Tech: Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings (Look Wider Still)

Remote Scouting (ScoutShare)

Advancement Academy (Cascade Pacific Council)

Unit Meetings

Scouting Show and Tell (Bryan on Scouting)

Virtual Jamboree: 3-5 April 2020

Jamboree-on-the-Internet/Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTI/JOTA)

STEM/NOVA from Home

Remote Scouting Activities (Capitol Area Council)

Online NOVA sign-up (National STEM in Scouting Committee)

High Adventure

Missing Philmont? (Philmont Scout Ranch)

Service Projects From Home

Best Practices, Suggestions & Ideas to Consider

Perform welfare checks on neighbors

Perform outdoor chores for neighbors (yard work may count towards conservation service hours)

Youth Protection Resources

BSA Social Media Guidelines

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT)

Aditional COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

BSA Statement

Council Update & Action Plan


The Great Alaska Council (GAC) Advancement Committee would like to hear from you how your Troop is handling meetings, merit badges, and advancement. We are ALL learning how to work from home, even if we are “essential”, and the scouts are no different.  They have virtual school to deal with, but for now their social circles are severely restricted.  Please remember that human connection is a critical part of one’s health, so encouraging virtual meetings is important.

Write to us to let us know what your unit is doing and we will share best practices and ideas across our council.

Please send additional links or ideas to: alaskabsa@gmail.com

Position Name Telephone
Program Director Sam Giacalone (907) 223-5111 Email
Council Advancement Chair Russ Ingram (301) 788-2301 Email
Advancement Chair, Scouts BSA Kirk Kopp (907) 231-6798 Email
Advancement Chair, Southeast Team Martin Suzuki (907) 321-0612 Email