Scouting Resources & More

Virtual Resources for Scouting

Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois has set up a program where Girl Scout members may earn their badges from home. There are also resources on how to host a Girl Scout Troop meeting virtually using Zoom meetings. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

Boy Scouts of America has also acknowledged that 58 of their merit badges may be completed from home. They have a list of projects you can do at home, especially if state parks have closed.

Quest Club has made itself free until May 31st, 2020. Quest Club is a badge based educational incentive program that can be used in a wide variety of ways from scout-like clubs to after-school programs, to homes chool curriculum and more. They have 1200 original badges to earn.

This list compiles a TON of free outdoor activities for children.

Behind the Scenes at Penguin Random House

Author, Matthew A. Cherry discusses his new picture book, Hair Love.

Author, Rob Harrell introduces you to his new middle school book, Wink.

Do you love Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Llama Llama series? The Llama Llama Clean-Up song is available here.

Max Brallier is the author of The Last Kids On Earth series. Watch him talk about his characters here.

Last but not least, everyone loves The Hungry Caterpillar, am I right? Make your own caterpillar craft here and I hope that you’re hungry too because it looks tasty!