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MSC Scouting at Home Patch Program for Scouts BSA!

Scouting at Home Patch 2020
Scouts BSA just need to complete 6 of the listed options in the Scouts BSA requirements.

Once a Scout has completed the requirements to earn the patch, an adult should send the completed MSC Scouting from Home Patch Program Tracker form (a scanned copy or a photo is fine) to the District Executive Robert Stewart at



Scouting Advancement can still happen from home!

Remember, Scouts still need their Unit Leader’s approval to start working on a Merit Badge, and Youth Protection policies must be observed even in a digital setting.



Online Merit Badge Opportunities:

This is a great time to encourage Scouts to complete their Cyber Chip!

Piedmont Council – $5 cost to cover resources

Gulf Stream Council- Remote Activity Workshops

Cascade Pacific Council – Advancement Academymeritbadge



Merit Badges

Below are merit badges that can be worked on from home. As always, check with your Scoutmaster for approval before starting a new merit badge. Most of these will require online research during this time, so be sure you have completed your Cyber Chip first. Remember some requirements require supervision, so ask a parent or counselor about these before you start.


No outside requirements:


Family LifeFingerprintingGenealogyHome RepairsModel Design and BuildingNaturePainting

Personal FitnessPersonal ManagementPhotographyPlumbingProgramming

Reptile and Amphibian StudyWood Carving


Can be done with no outside requirements (depending on options chosen):

American HeritageAnimal ScienceArchaeologyAstronomyBird StudyChemistry

Citizenship in the WorldCoin CollectingDigital TechnologiesDrafting

Emergency PreparednessLeatherworkMoviemakingNuclear SciencePets

Pulp and PaperRailroadingReadingRoboticsSafetySculpture

Soil and Water ConservationStamp CollectingSustainabilityTextile


Take the 30 Day Scout Challenge

  Click on the following links to open/view/download the 30 Day Challenges:


30 Day Scout Rank Challenge 




30 Day First Class Challenge




30 Day Second Class Challenge




30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge




The Merits of Scouting @ Home

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep our youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time


Boys’ LifeProjects That Can Be Done at Home

Goal Setting For Scouts, Leaders, and Families




Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bryan on Scouting – Merit Badges

Bryan on Scouting – Working on Merit Badges at home

Bryan on Scouting – Conducting a Board of Review through video conferencing

Bryan on Scouting – Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more


For more information and activities check the scouting at home link regularly, and let your friends know about these great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike.



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