Virtual Events

As we convert some of our upcoming activities to virtual experiences, find them all here.

 

Please check back as we keep adding more.

Family Life merit badge
Virtual Merit Badge Classes (for Scouts BSA)

We will be offering a series of online merit badge classes. More merit badge classes will continue to be added. Check back often.

Update May 7, 2020 – We had an overwhelming response to our first class and currently have a significant waitlist. We are in the process of finalizing details for future classes and anticipate having more classes posted soon. Those on the current waitlist will have priority, we will then open registrations to more Scouts. Thank you for your patience as we work with our volunteer merit badge counselors to provide excellent opportunities for Scouts during this time.

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 every day Fri-Mon. 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.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Fossils Tour
(For Cub Scouts ages 8+, must be Bear or above.)
Travel millions of years to the past without leaving your home. In this workshop, students ages 8+ are transported to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History right from their web browser using 360-degree interactive imagery. Participants will:
  1. Explore the Smithsonian’s famous “Hall of Fossils” in 360-degrees virtually
  2. Learn about natural history in the Jurassic age
  3. Complete a fun virtual discovery hunt throughout the museum
  • Mon, May 25 New date Mon, June 1, 2020
  • 2 Sessions: 3:30pm and 5:30pm, 90-min workshop
  • Learn more & register
  • Must be Bear rank or above
  • Limited to first 20 participants
Thanks to our partner Microsoft for hosting this course at no charge to the Pacific Skyline Council to help us to raise money for more shelter-in-place programs for your Scouts.
Minecraft Hour of Code
(For Cub Scouts ages 6+, must be Tiger or above.)

Join us for this 90-min workshop to have fun learning and being inspired by computer science and AI. Using the power of code and AI, students ages 6 and older will program the Agent to prevent forest fires and regrow a forest.

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, May 26, 2020
  • 2 Sessions: 3:30pm and 5:30pm, 90-min workshop
  • Learn more & register
  • Must be Tiger rank or above
  • Limited to 10 participants
Thanks to our partner Microsoft for hosting this course at no charge to the Pacific Skyline Council to help us to raise money for more shelter-in-place programs for your Scouts.
Code Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade
(For Cub Scouts ages 8+, must be Bear or above.)

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, Eat the Doughnut, to build a game introducing
them to the fundamentals of MakeCode Arcade.

  • Thu, May 28, 2020
  • 2 Sessions: 3:30pm and 5:30pm, 90-min workshop
  • Learn more & register
  • Must be Bear rank or above
  • Limited to 10 participants
Thanks to our partner Microsoft for hosting this course at no charge to
the Pacific Skyline Council to help us to raise money for more
shelter-in-place programs for your Scouts.
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.

MineCraft-O-Ree  SOLD OUT
Virtual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner (for everyone)

Honoree: Judy Kleinberg, President of the Chamber of Commerce and former mayor of Palo Alto

**We are still in the planning stages. Details coming soon.**

Mars Curiosity rover
Virtual Tour of Mars & Rover Competition! (for Cub Scouts)

Cub Scouts take a Guided Tour of Mars and come up with the Next Great Idea in Exploration Vehicles! Build your own model of a rover to explore another planet. Materials can be anything found around your home. Prize for Top Winner in each of three categories: One Acre of Land on Mars from Buy Planet Mars.