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.
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Online Merit Badge Classes!

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

Kahoot! Quiz Challenge of the Week
(For Cub Scouts)

Week of Aug 10
This week our quiz theme is “Cub Scout Trivia!”
Kahoot! Quiz Challenge of the Week
(For Scouts BSA)

Week of Aug 10
This week our quiz theme is “Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge!”
Family Fun Fests
(for Cub Scouts)

It’s outdoor adventure you can have online! If you like funny pets, rockets and astronauts, Pinewood Derby cars, movie make-up artists and backyard camping then you’ll love Family Fun Fest! This very special online-only event is just for families like yours! There will be cool hands-on activities, interviews with amazing people, opportunities to make your community better with a service project. If you’re a Cub Scout you’ll love it! If you want to find out about all the fun and cool things Scouts do–this is your chance! It’s always more fun with friends – so invite your friends to join you online for Family Fun Fest on Facebook Live!

Cyber Chip
(for 1st-3rd graders)

Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies. Topics include: cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft. We will be covering everything your Tiger, Wolf or Bear will need to complete their Cyber Chip! Not only will they earn their Cyber Chip but their patch will be emailed to you after completing the class.

Aviation merit badge
Aviation Merit Badge Workshop with Hiller Aviation Museum
(For Scouts BSA)

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
Summer of Gaming Patch
(For Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA)

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 Distinguished Citizen Award Event
(for everyone)

Honoree: Judy Kleinberg, President of the Chamber of Commerce and former mayor of Palo Alto. Join us in celebration of character, service, and family.

MineCraft-O-Ree Round Two!
(for Scouts BSA)

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!

Cutter Scout Reservation sign
Cutter 50th Anniversary Celebration, 3 Events
(for everyone!)

Help us celebrate 50 years of Cutter camping memories with our Rededication Ceremony! Rededication Weekend & Recognition BBQ at the famous Cutter Scout Reservation!

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  • Aug 4, 2020 Free virtual event
    Relive your favorite “Cutter Moments” with former campers, staff, and alumni. Speakers will be people who made Cutter possible!
    Learn more and register.
  • Date TBD
    In-camp Rededication Ceremony & Chuckwagon BBQ
  • Date TBD
    In-town Reception, Reunion & 50th Anniversary Celebration (Elks Lodge, San Mateo)
Rocket League-O-Ree
(for Scouts BSA)

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!

Golf with Your Scouts (on Xbox)
(for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA)

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!

Scout Family Watch Party
(for Scouts BSA)

“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.

Minecraft screenshot
Weekly Minecraft-Building Contests
(For Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA)

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, a $20 Amazon gift card!

  • June 30
  • $10 per person
  • 40 participants per session
  • Cub Scouts 3:00-4:00pm
  • Scouts BSA 5:00-6:00pm
  • Learn more & register
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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.
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.
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, June 1, 2020
  • 2 Sessions: 3:30pm FULL 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.
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 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.

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.