Hello wonderful Scout families!
As you know, Portland Public School teachers have gone on strike.
So, it’s time for another pivot to occupy kids for the day when they can’t be in school.
CPC Impact & Retention Executive, Deb Hilterbrand, (who is also a Super Scout Mom!) has been collecting options for our Scouting families during this time, because, you know, a Scout is prepared!
Bonus: some of the activities she’s found will also check off requirements for advancements! (Please note that some activities cost money, but many are free.)
Places to Visit
- The Oregon Zoo
- World Forestry Center
- The Oregon Gardens
- The library! Check your local library for their daytime activities! (And it’s free! A Scout is Thrifty!)
- A local park (also free!)
- Local pool
- Go Karts
- Evergreen Aviation Museum
- Bonneville Dam
- Multnomah Falls
- Rice Museum of Rock & Minerals
Videos to Watch
- Boy Scouts of America – YouTube Check out the pumpkin seed roasting, pumpkin milkshake, and campfire cooking videos!
- Fun, active YouTube videos for burning energy.
- Jack Hartmann active videos to get kids up and moving while learning.
- Drawing videos for kids
- Fun projects for kids that you can do from home – Aaron On Scouting (scoutingmagazine.org)
- Fun Cub Scout Games: 11 Epic Indoor and Outdoor Pack Activities (scoutsmarts.com)
- Fun 30 Day Cub Scout Challenge to Complete at Home ~ Cub Scout Ideas
- Cub Scout Activities ~ Cub Scout Ideas
- At Home Cub Scout Activities (wnyscouting.org)
- Scouting At Home Self Guided Activities – Dan Beard Council, BSA
- Scouting at Home — Heart of America Council — Boy Scouts of (hoac-bsa.org)
- Indoor activities Archives – Scouting magazine
- 450+ Crafts for Kids – Crafts by Amanda – tons of easy crafts for kids
- 100+ Easy Craft Ideas for Kids – The Best Ideas for Kids
- Activities for Kids (sciencebuddies.org)
- Simple Science Activities for Kids – Science Experiments (funlearningforkids.com)
- Indoor and Backyard Scavenger Hunt (scoutshop.org)
- Bobcat study sheet
- Google drive resources for Scouts and Scout Leaders
- The Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure | Boy Scouts of America (scouting.org)
- Have you completed your Youth Protection Pamphlet yet? (It’s required every year.) Cubs Scouts, BSA Cubs in Spanish
Watch a Movie as a Family
Check out these Scout movies! (Or, Scouting adjacent.)
- Follow Me Boys (1966) Approved
- Scout Camp (2009) Not rated
- Down & Derby (2005) PG
- The Fabelmans (2022) PG-13
- The Wrong Guys (1988) PG
- Mister Scoutmaster (1953) Approved
- Up (well, sort of a Scout movie) (2009) PG
- WALL-E (not a Scout movie, but has Scout approved lessons) (2008) G