Resources

Scouting from Home Ideas, and Other Activities

During this unique time, find ideas for Scouting from home and other activities here.

One of the trademarks of a good Scout or Scouter is knowing your resources.

From internet links, forms and applications, to program and training materials, look to this section (including the menu) for your Scouting needs.

Call to Reserve These Items Any Time

No Charge (except for Fire Circle) • (650) 341.5633

CPR dummies
CPR Dummies For Training

We have a set of 10 CPR dummies you can use to teach your Scouts or train your leaders. To reserve, call (650) 341.5633.

Palo Alto Fire Circle
Fire Circle

Located behind the Palo Alto Scout Shop, the Pacific Skyline Council is proud to offer the area affectionately known as “The Fire Circle” for unit special events and meetings. This beautiful brick courtyard and fire ring is big enough to seat 300 individuals and boasts a stage and lighting to make any evening event all that much more memorable. To reserve the Fire Circle fill out this online request form. Pricing and key pick-up info can be found on the request form.

Fire Circle Seat Pads
Fire Circle Seat Cushions

For use at the Lucie Stern Center Fire Circle. These seat pads can be checked out at the Palo Alto Scout Shop during regular shop hours. To reserve, stop by or call (650) 327-5900.

GPS unit
GPS Units

We have 8 GPS units that your Pack, Troop, or Crew can borrow to introduce Scouts to Global Positioning Systems and its usefulness for land navigation. If you are looking for more of a challenge, have fun locating hidden geocaches using these incredible tools. To reserve, call (650) 341.5633.

Scout Service Project sign
Scout Service Project Signs

These can be checked out for Eagle or unit service projects. Let your neighbors know the good things the Scouts are doing!

Popup canopy, display items, table cloth
Canopy & Tabletop Display Items

We have a 10’x10′ popup canopy, 6′ and 8′ table cloths, free-standing tabletop signs and a floor sign (retractor) for units to check out from the Foster City Service Center. These can be used indoors or outdoors at Art & Wine festivals, fairs, school recruitment nights, etc. Sign panels include Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouts programs. To reserve, call (650) 341.5633.

Meeting room with projector
Meeting Rooms

Use the Scout Service Centers for group meetings. The Foster City Service Center has two large meeting rooms (for up to 12 people each), both equipped with WiFi and audio/visual equipment. The Palo Alto Service Center’s main room, also equipped with state-of-the-art A/V equipment, provides space for crowds of up to 59. Space does fill quickly, so be sure to contact either council office to reserve your space with this online request form as early as possible.

Flag retirement kit
Flag Retirement Kits

Free at both our service centers. The kits include an American flag that has been given to the Scout office for retirement and an instruction sheet on how to do a flag retirement ceremony. The instruction sheet describes how to cut up the flag (so it is no longer considered a flag before burning it), a script to use during the retirement, info on flag recycling, and some flag history. This is a perfect program to enhance a den, pack, patrol or troop ceremony or meeting.