Scouting at Home in the CPC
For Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Digital Activities & Advancement
All Cub Scouts (and parents) are welcome to join us Wednesday nights for fun during council-wide digital den meetings! (Watch our first Digital Den Meeting here.)
For Scouts BSA
Scouts BSA Digital Activities & Advancement
Virtual Merit Badges: More Coming Soon
We have been working with counselors across the area to set up virtual merit badge counseling sessions. More will be coming soon.
More Counselors Wanted!
Our marketing team will work with you to create a successful session. All we need is your energy, passion and expertise! If you’re interested, please contact our maestro of Merit Badge University, Daydra Blackburn.
Other Featured Sessions:
How to Run Successful Digital Scout Meetings (recording | presentation): Troop 19 Scoutmaster David Parry showed us how his troop is having great success with online meetings to keep his Scouts connected, advancing and having fun!
How the Virtual Merit Badge Sessions Work:
- Register for one of the merit badge webinars. (These are webinars to ‘kick off’ the process. Most merit badges will have follow-up webinars to help the Scouts and get approvals.)
- Email your Scoutmaster for approval to begin the merit badge and so your advancement chair can log your activity in Scoutbook or by other means. (Scoutmasters can sign the Blue Card upon completion. The email approval will suffice for this process.)
- After the webinar, you may begin your work on the merit badge. (Counselors will provide digital workbooks and activities during the kick-off webinar. Some requirements may even be completed during the first webinar.)
- Complete the requirements per the Counselor’s instruction. Some Counselors may have you send confirmation of your work and set follow-up group webinars
You’ll receive a signed copy of your completed Blue Card from the Counselor (or the CPC) via email to receive your merit badge.
NOTE: due to the overwhelming excitement around this program, Scouts will receive a gridsheet of your accomplishments as approved by the merit badge counselor. (View sample.) Your Advancement Chair or Scoutmaster can enter the accomplishments into Scoutbook or create a Blue Card, whichever way your unit prefers.