COVID-19 Scouting Update

 

First and foremost, We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy.

In light of the concerns around COVID-19, We wanted to reach out and let you know that the Southern Sierra Council, your Scoutmasters, and Unit Committees are addressing the situation. Our top concern is the health and well-being of our Scouting Community. Below are some resources from the Kern County Department of Public Health, the CDC, and resources for families looking to engage their children in Scouting and educational activities at home . 

Southern Sierra Council Statement – COVID-19 

 

Kern County Department of Public Health

 

CDC 

BSA National Office FAQ


Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Related Advancement Difficulties

 

Scouting

Completing Cub Scout rank Adventures

Educational (all free)

 

Khan Academy

Especially good for math and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

 

Futurelearn

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Openlearn

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

 

Scratch

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids

 

Duolingo

Learn languages for free

 

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home

 

Tinkercad

All kinds of making

 

Prodigy Math

Good for elementary school ages

 

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age, multi disciplinary activities

 

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

 

STEM Simulators

 

Learn Computer Science

 

The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page

 

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest

 

Toy Theater

Educational online games

 

 

Please continue to pray for those families impacted by this illness and all of the healthcare workers, first responders, military that are dealing with this each day. Please also keep our local, state and national leaders in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Be Prepared and Keep Scouting!

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