Scouts BSA Activities

The Pacific Skyline Council provides these fun and exciting events for Scouts BSA each year.

Special Virtual Events for Scouts BSA during shelter in place.

Scroll past this section for our regular lineup of Scouts BSA activities.
More at-home activity ideas.
Family Life merit badge
Virtual Merit Badges!

Next up: Mammal Studies Merit Badge Class
The Mammal Study merit badge class will be conducted over the course of 5 sessions.

Aviation merit badge
Virtual Event – Aviation Merit Badge Workshop with Hiller Aviation Museum

Earn the Aviation Merit Badge online with the Hiller Aviation Museum! A one-day virtual program includes facilitated instruction, hands-on flight activities, live-streamed exploration of aircraft inside the Museum’s collection and much more! Advanced registration is required.

Upcoming one-day classes:

2020 PacSky Summer of Gaming patch
Virtual Event – Summer of Gaming Patch

To earn this patch participants must participate in at least 3 different council video game events sometime during May-August 2020. Video game events include: Minecraft-o-rees, Kahoot! Weekly challenges, Rocket League Tournament of Champions, Minecraft Building Competitions, Microsoft Virtual Scouting week, and much more. Learn more.

Virtual 1-Day Aviation Merit Badge Workshop with Hiller Aviation Museum

Scouts BSA youth can complete their requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge thru special 1-day programs at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. (Event is not a council event, please direct any questions to Hiller Aviation Museum.)

Virtual Event – Kahoot! Quiz Challenge of the Week
  • Week of July 27
  • Quiz theme is the “Cyber Chip!”
  • Play now!
Virtual Event – Rocket League-O-Ree

Come experience friendly competition against other Troop teams around the Council in the first ever virtual Rocket League Tournament! We will set up a bracket style tournament between Troop teams of 3 that sign up to play 3-vs-3 style matches.

This event is open to all Scouts BSA members, including the newest Scouts who have just joined!

Virtual Event – MineCraft-O-Ree Round Two!

Come experience the joy of a Camporee in a virtual MineCraft World! We have set up some activities including, Fishing, Archery, Obstacle Courses, Races, etc. We would also like Patrols to set up a virtual campsite where the Scouts need to build their own tents and campfire, etc.

This event is open to all Scouts BSA members, including the newest Scouts who have just joined!

Important Note: This is on the JAVA Edition of Minecraft ONLY, and is only open to Pacific Skyline Council Scouts BSA members!

Virtual Event – Scout Family Watch Party

“Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions”

Scouts BSA, their parents and families are invited to join us for an online movie viewing experience. We’re calling it “Scout Family Watch Party.” It will take place virtually over Zoom and we will have a special presentation from the filmmaker himself to talk about the film. Additionally, the filmmaker will be discussing the film industry during a Q&A session allowing Scouts to complete requirement 4 of the Movie Making Merit Badge.

Virtual Event – Golf with Your Scouts (on Xbox)

Come experience friendly competition against other Scouts around the Council in the first ever Golf with Scouts virtual event! We will set up a game of “Golf with Your Friends” between Scouts that sign up to play in matches of 10 players or less.

This event is open to all Cub Scouts and Scout BSA members, including the newest Scouts who have just joined!

Virtual Event – Weekly Minecraft-Building Contests

Every Tuesday in June we will have two Minecraft-building contests: one for Cubs, one for Scouts BSA. These will be in the JAVA edition of Minecraft ONLY. You will be given a theme to create something in the Minecraft world. We will have a prize for each contest, TBD.

Virtual Event – Minecraft Hour of Code
(For Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA)

Join us for this 60-min workshop to have fun learning and being inspired by computer science and AI. Using the power of code and AI, we will program an adventure together.

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

  1. Understand basic AI concepts
  2. Instruct a computer to perform fundamental coding tasks
  3. Experience how AI is being used in the real world to promote conservation and sustainability
  • Tue, June 9, 2020
  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • RSVP here, use this link to participate on June 9 at 3:30pm
  • Limited to 15 participants
Thanks to our partner Microsoft for hosting this course.
Virtual Event – Code Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade
(For Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA)

In this workshop, participants (whom we will call game developers) will use block coding to create games with MakeCode Arcade. Participants will learn about the game design concept of sprites and the computer science concepts of coordinates and variables. They will complete a coding tutorial to build a game introducing them to the fundamentals of MakeCode Arcade.

  • Thu, June 11, 2020
  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • RSVP here, use this link to participate on June 11 at 3:30pm
  • Limited to 15 participants
Thanks to our partner Microsoft for hosting this course.

Our Regular Annual Programming

Oljato Summer Camp

At Camp Oljato we have an excellent summer camp with programs geared for all ages and stages. While at camp, Scouts and Venturers can work on earning a number of merit badges, as well as WATERSKIING, HORSEBACK RIDING, RAPPELLING, and LOG ROLLING! We have a great First Year “Transitional” program for those new to Scouting.

  • 6 week-long sessions during the summer
  • Learn more
  • 2020 Summer Camp CANCELLED
Klondike Derby

Winter camping and competition! Join your fellow Scouts and Venturers for a fun weekend in and on the snow! Featured events include Sled Race, Jumbo Ski, Snowshoe Relay, Spear Throw, Fire Building, Snowball Toss, Ice Rescue, and Moon Ball.

Merit Badge Midway

A 1-day event for Scouts to earn Merit Badges and to finish incomplete ones.

Camporee for All!

Scouts and Venturers learn and practice your fire building, first aid, and a host of other wilderness survival skills. Patrols (5-8 Scouts each) will compete against one another for top scores and bragging rights! For Scouts BSA and Venturers.

The council’s May 2020 Camporee was a virtual experience in order to comply with the shelter-in-place order. Click “Learn more” below to read about it.

Home Repairs Camp

Scouts and Venturers learn and practice your fire building, first aid, and a host of other wilderness survival skills. Patrols (5-8 Scouts each) will compete against one another for top scores and bragging rights! For Scouts BSA and Venturers.

Shooting Sports Weekend

A weekend packed with shooting sports activities. This event is for Scouts ages 11-17, age 10 if completed Webelos and joined a Scouts BSA troop. Scouts rotate through the various stations. Experienced instructors will conduct safety briefings, supervise all activities, and provide expert instruction. This is an amazing opportunity to experience a wide variety of shooting sports in a safe and fun outdoor environment.

  • One weekend in September
  • Cancelled for 2020
  • Learn more
Gold Rush Adventure Days

Gold Rush era-themed campout with 20+ activities for Scouts BSA, Venturers, and their Webelos II guests. Pan for gold; rope a steer; shoot a bow & arrow; throw tomahawks and shoot muzzle-loading rifles (young ‘uns can shoot pellet guns at the shooting gallery); make candles, ropes, and bullets; brand leather and wood; cook your own jerky, donuts, and bread; start your fire with flint & steel; cut wood for your cabin with a 2-man bucksaw; drink sarsaparilla and play cards at the saloon; visit the general store; and more!

Trail to First Class Camp

Got new Scouts? Here is an opportunity for them to complete many of the requirements for the ranks of Scout through First Class! Knots, cooking, fire-starting, map and compass, plant and animal identification, first aid, food safety, knife and axe safety, water safety, swim requirements, and much more

Plumbing Merit Badge Workshop

A 3-day introduction to plumbing while earning the Plumbing Merit Badge.

  • Monday evening, Friday evening, Saturday all day, in November
  • Learn more
S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Midway

A 1-day event for Scouts to earn STEM*-related Merit Badges and to finish incomplete ones. (*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

1-Day Aviation, Weather, Astronomy Merit Badge Programs at Hiller Aviation Museum

Scouts BSA youth can complete their requirements for the Aviation, Weather, or Astronomy Merit Badge thru special 1-day programs at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. (Event is not a council event, please direct any questions to Hiller Aviation Museum.)

  • Several sessions in each badge every year
  • 2020 Aviation Merit Badge workshops will be virtual
  • Learn more
2021 National Jamboree
Scouts and Venturers have a one-of-a-kind experience at the 2021 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia!
  • Summer 2021, West Virginia
  • Learn more
  • CANCELLED for 2021
Virtual Council Camporee (for everyone!)

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Stay-at-Home Camporee to show off your Scout skills! We will be featuring challenges to our Scouts such as first aid at home, Scout Trivia game, best Scout jokes, patch design contest, show us your mask design, and more! We will be interacting with each other through social media posts to Instagram and Facebook. This also helps spread the message that Scouting is still continuing during the Stay at home orders.

No registration needed, except for the patch. The patch will be $10. 50% of the proceeds will go to COVID-19 response non-profit. Registration link coming.

Virtual Memorial Day Remembrance (for everyone)

We will have guest speaker videos on the Pacific Skyline Council Facebook page as well as posting those videos to our website over the course of Memorial Day weekend. We are encouraging all Scouts to post a photo of themselves saluting in Uniform on to social media and tag it #UniformsThankingUniforms to show our Virtual Remembrance for those who gave up so much.