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



BSA National Office FAQ


4-Point Challenge


Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Related Advancement Difficulties



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.



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).



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.



Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.



Creative computer programming


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids



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



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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