Troop 19 - Scouting At Home

Virtual Meeting Ideas:

  • Tips For Online Meetings:

    1. Be In Uniform.
    2. Have an opening/closing (even if it's less formal than in person).
    3. Use the opportunity to get everyone current on their Cyberchip.
    4. Use apps like Kahoot! to create interactive and fun quizzes and Scout trivia games within your virtual meeting.
    5. If you can do it at no health risk and have a good connection, take them on a “virtual tour”.
    6. Invite special guests to join you from anywhere in the country.
    7. Use virtual break out rooms for patrol meetings, giving them a clear task.
    8. Invite youth leaders to create video content, and to teach skills online as best they can be using the EDGE teaching method.
    9. Give Scouts an opportunity to share what they have been working on with each other on-screen or on camera.
    10. Take a couple of minutes to go around the room and ask everyone “how are you doing”. For a big unit, this can be done in a patrol breakout.
    11. Focus on badges that can be done at home, like the ones listed below under "Virtual Merit Badges".
    12. Give them a challenge to report on at the next meeting, like:
      1. Send a ‘thinking of you’ video or email to a local nursing home — or give them a call
      2. Help with grocery pick-up/delivery
      3. Send a thank-you message to a local hospital
      4. Contact your local food bank
      5. Call your loved ones
      6. Donate blood

These Badges can be earned for Scouting At Home