Scouting At Home Award

Scouting At Home Award
For Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers & Leaders

Mayflower Council would like to recognize Scouts and adults who are Scouting at Home with a patch that is sure to be a collector item. Requirements for Scouts and leaders to earn this award are simple.

Guidelines:

  1. Complete the requirements for the appropriate rank
  2. Complete online award completion form
  3. Order your patch.
    • The link to order your patch will be provided when you submit your online completion form
    • Patches are $4 each
    • Our patch design is above and we think it’s so cool
  4. Award is available for a limited time requirements must be completed by June 30 and patches must be ordered by July 15.
  5. Contact Joe Livingston or Rick Riopelle if you have questions about the award.


We ask the parents work with the Scouts to please post a picture on social media of each requirement and share it with pictures of these completed requirements in a style like this:

Scouting taught me about my Duty to Self. Because of that I took time for myself today outside reading (insert picture reading) #mayflowerscoutsinaction

Scouting taught me to be Friendly. Because of that I cooked this delicious dessert for my family (insert photo) #mayflowerscoutsinaction

Scouting At Home Award Requirements

To earn the patch, complete the following requirements inspired by the Scout Oath and Law:

Mandatory Requirements (Complete all 3,  applicable to all levels of the program)

  1. Duty to God/Country: Stay home and only visit with friends virtually
  2. Duty to Others: Track a chore that you do around the house
  3. Duty to Self: Spend as much time as you can outside everyday (weather permitting)

Program level specific requirements (Complete requirements for your program)


Cub Scout Elective Requirements (complete 5 out of this list)

  • Trustworthy: Honestly report your progress on this patch
  • Loyal: Participate in 2 virtual den meetings
  • Helpful: Help prepare one meal or snack for your family
  • Friendly: Complete an activity loop or pin with your family
  • Courteous: Invite a friend to a virtual pack event
  • Kind: Help sew a protective face-mask for yourself or a family member.
  • Obedient:Help your parents complete a home or automobile repair or project.
  • Cheerful: Spend one hour playing a non-electronic game or games with your family
  • Thrifty: Find a way to repurpose something in your house
  • Brave:
    • (Bears – AOL) Camp one night out in your yard with your parent(s) or family.
    • (Lions – Wolves) ‘camp out’ one night in a room of your house  without TV or electronics.
  • Clean: Help clean up your yard, a room of your home, or your bedroom (as chosen by your parent)
  • Reverent: Participate in a virtual service for your religion
Award Completion Form


Scouts BSA Elective Requirements (complete 7 out of this list)

  • Trustworthy: Honestly report your progress on this patch
  • Loyal: Participate in 2 virtual troop meetings
  • Helpful: Cook supper for your family using basic ingredients
  • Friendly: Lead your family in a game night(s) totaling three hours of non-electronic gaming
  • Courteous: Perform a service project for your family approved by your parents
  • Kind: Help sew a protective face-mask for yourself or a family member.
  • Obedient: Complete a merit badge virtually
  • Cheerful: Entertain your family with your favorite skit
  • Thrifty: Find a way to repurpose something in your house
  • Brave: Teaching another scout a new skill virtually
  • Clean: Help clean up your yard, a room of your home, or your bedroom (as chosen by your parent)
  • Reverent: Participate in a virtual service for your religion
Award Completion Form


Venturing Elective Requirements (complete 7 out of this list)

  • Trustworthy:  Honestly report your progress on this patch
  • Loyal: Participate in 2 virtual crew meetings
  • Helpful: Perform a service project for your family approved by your parents
  • Friendly: Cook a breakfast, lunch, supper and a dessert for your family using basic ingredients.
  • Courteous: Create and perform a ‘safety checklist’ for your home.  This should include things like checking smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and identifying hazards in the home.
  • Kind: Help sew a protective face-mask for yourself or a family member.
  • Obedient: Grant your parents 1 wish, and fulfill it without complaint
  • Cheerful: Lead your family in game nights totaling five hours of non-electronic gaming.
  • Thrifty: Find a way to repurpose something in your house
  • Brave: Create a 10 minute instructional video about something that interests you. Share this video on a social media platform with the #mayflowerscoutsinaction
  • Clean: Help clean up your yard, a room of your home, or your bedroom (as chosen by your parent)
  • Reverent: Participate in a virtual service for your religion
Award Completion Form


Adult Leader Elective Requirements (complete 7 out of this list)

You thought we forgot about our amazing volunteers? Scouting has a fun opportunity for you to earn this patch as well!

  • Trustworthy: Provide feedback on how Mayflower Council can better support you utilizing this form.
  • Loyal: Attend your virtual district roundtable.
  • Helpful: Find a way to help your neighbor.
  • Friendly: Interact with the council’s or district’s Facebook pages- find a new Scouting friend and share an aspect of Scouting you are passionate about.
  • Courteous:  Help your troop engage in virtual meeting or merit badge classes.
  • Kind: Help sew a protective face-mask for yourself or a family member.
  • Obedient: Follow the Mayflower Council guidelines for social distancing while Scouting.
  • Cheerful: Post your best tips on staying upbeat during this difficult time for other Scouts and Scouters.
  • Thrifty: Help your Council identify a business or donor willing to help fund Scouting (social media post will be worked out with donor or business).
  • Brave: Have a conversation with someone you disagree with. Find common ground on a topic.
  • Clean: Pack/organize your backpack and gear for your first Scouting adventure post COVID-19. Share where you’re planning to go on the council Facebook page.
  • Reverent: Participate in a virtual service for your religion.
Award Completion Form