Scouting at Home


Get connected and have fun with the "Scouting @ Home" Challenge!

Start these virtual Scouting adventures and challenges - for youth and adults!  Scout on while keeping a social distance!

CHALLENGES:  Work on any of the youth or adult leader challenges below and you can earn a special patch!

SCOUTING @ HOME PATCH:  To receive the patch, complete the challenge, then:
- use the online completion form and submit
- print the printable completion form, fill-out, scan or send a photo to

SHARE YOUR FUN:  Share a photo or video of your Scout and Family in Action on the all-new, private Gateway Scouting Family Connection Facebook Group.


Online Merit Badge Classes: 

Register for online merit badge classes!

Registration for Week 1 - April 13th - closed

Registration for Week 2 - April 20th - closed

Registration for Week 3 - April 27th - closed

Registration for Week 4 - May 4th - closed

Registration for Week 5 - May 11th - closed

Registration for Week 6 - May 18th  - closed



Note:  CYBER CHIP:  Scouts should complete the Cyber Chip to work on some of these challenges, as online research or other internet activities may be needed.


Cub Scouts - 30 Day Challenges

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Scouts BSA 30 Day Challenges and Online Merit Badge Challenge

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Venturing 30 Day Challenge

(Click the image to view and print the challenge)



Scout Leader Challenges:

- Use technology to have meetings via video conference or conference call with Zoom Meeting, Free Conference Call, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc. Here is a video conferencing help sheet.

- Here's a quick video tutorial on How to Use Zoom

- Take the online training that you've been meaning to get to:

YOUTH PROTECTION: It’s important that we all continue to keep youth safe whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform - that means following youth protection guidelines (two-deep) in person, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.  


Here are some other resources while Scouting @ Home:


Self Guided Activities for Cub Scouts

Scouts, be sure to talk to a parent or guardian before trying these at home.

“Virtual Zoo” Activity Instructions
“Motor Away” Activity Instructions
“Games Tigers Play” Activity Instructions
“Picasso Self Portrait” Activity Instructions
“Outdoor Code & Leave No Trace” Activity Instructions
“Getting Knots Squared Away” Activity Instructions
The Importance of Washing Hands
Break Time Activity Ideas


If you need any help with your activities or challenges, please contact your District Leaders or Council Commissioner below:

Position Name Telephone
District Executive - Soaring Eagle Daniel Gatica (608) 799-5481 Email
Council Commissioner Elizabeth Kramer (217) 358-4975 Email
Seven Rivers District Commissioner Tim Mading Email
Seven Rivers District Chairperson John Parkyn Sr. Email
Winding Trails District Commissioner Mark Siple Email
Winding Trails District Chairperson Tom Smith Email
Soaring Eagle District Chairperson Eric Strauss Email
District Executive - Seven Rivers Vacant Email
Soaring Eagle District Commissioner Phillip Wanke Email