Virtual SCOUTFEST 2020

ScoutFest is going virtual and this time it is a collaboration between the Great Smoky Mountain Council, Cherokee Area Council, and the Blue Grass Council.

Virtual ScoutFest 2020 is for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, their families and friends.  That’s right! You don’t have to be a Scout to join in on the fun. You just need to use Scout-like behavior.

Virtual ScoutFest 2020 will allow Scouts of all ages to participate in the live session with all four high adventure bases, advancement opportunities, virtual hikes, instructional sessions, a virtual campfire, and even a marathon –  all while “camping out” in their own backyard or house and observing social distancing guidelines.

Sounds like it’s going to be a blast! HOW can I join the fun?

This event is free of charge, but each council is offering an optional registration package. They each include the Virtual ScoutFest 2020 patch and some other goodies based on the council. If you take advantage of this option, it will help us offset revenue lost from all the Spring events that were cancelled due to COVID-19. Even if you aren’t taking advantage of the optional package, please register so we can share updates with you and keep a count of who is enjoying this awesome event.

After you register then:

  • Set up camp in your backyard or build a fort in the living room.  Just make sure you are maintaining social distancing.
  • Take pictures and video of your camp and you & your family participating in the activities. Make sure to share them on the Virtual ScoutFest 2020 Facebook event page.  Make sure you post them on your social media and use the hashtags #ScoutingAtHome and #VSF2020
  • Use this site to find the different sessions and activities you can participate in. Watch for updates.
  • Volunteer to do a campfire skit, song, or story. Click on the Campfire link on the left side menu to submit your entries.

Click the REGISTER HERE button available on every page to order patches!

REGISTRATION

Register so we can share updates with you and keep a count of who is enjoying this awesome event.  It is free with an optional package that includes the official Virtual ScoutFest 2020 patch.

REGISTER HERE

For questions email Jennifer.Williams@scouting.org

ACTIVITIES & SCHEDULE

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020

WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
7:00PM
Welcome remarks from our planning team followed by a quick orientation for the next day’s activities

OPENING CAMPFIRE
8:00PM
It wouldn’t be a Scouting event without a campfire.  Here is your chance to showcase your talent within the virtual Scouting world.  Submit your videos by Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Go to the Campfire page to submit your entries.

SATURDAY MAY 16, 2020

MORNING FLAG CEREMONY
8:30AM
Join us as we kickoff Virtual ScoutFest2020 and we get the day started.

LUNCH AND DINNER GRACE
12:00PM & 6:00PM
We will offer your mealtime prayer for lunch and dinner.

WOOD BADGE MEETUP 
5:00PM – 5:45PM

ORDER OF THE ARROW MEETUP 
5:00PM – 5:45PM

CLOSING 
7:00PM

CUB SCOUT ACTIVITIES 9:00AM-4:00pm

More activities for your Cub Scout than you can handle. Cooking with a local celebrity chef and his Cub Scout, fun with the top Cub Scout, jokes – we got ‘em, and so much more.   CHECK IT OUT

VENTURING ACTIVITIES 9:00AM-4:00pm

Meet the National Venturing President, find out about international Scouting events, take core classes, play Kahoot!, learn how to tie the friendship knot, all you can handle from the BSA National High Adventure bases. This list just keeps going!  CHECK IT OUT

SCAVENGER HUNT 4:45PM

What can you find in your house, yard or your neighborhood?  The lists will post at 4:45PM on Saturday, May 16 and the competition is on!  CHECK IT OUT

PARENTS & LEADERS ALL DAY

Adults want to have fun too!  Leaders and parents are welcome to attend any of our virtual sessions.  We have collected those sessions we think will be most interest to adults and added some just for you. CHECK IT OUT

SCOUTS BSA ACTIVITIES 9:00AM-4:00PM

See what Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier, and the Summit have to offer – LIVE from each base. PLUS, instructional classes from the bases. National Order of the Arrow officers, the 2021 National Scout Jamboree, patch trading and more.  CHECK IT OUT

SEA SCOUT ACTIVITIES 9:00AM-4:00PM

Meet the National Sea Scout Boatswain-Elect, learn basic seamanship, play Kahoot!, what is SEAL, and how to build a land bridge – for that fact, what is a land bridge?  CHECK IT OUT

VIRTUAL MARATHON ALL DAY

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming and warm weather is in the air!  There’s only one challenge, we’re stuck inside.  Virtual ScoutFest 2020 has a solution for you!   CHECK IT OUT

VIRTUAL COOK-OFF ALL DAY

It’s the first ever Virtual ScoutFest 2020 Cook-Off and no one is going to be able to sample your delicious treats.  Don’t worry, we have an idea to help you share your culinary creations!   CHECK IT OUT

TALENT RELEASE

By submitting my video or photos I hereby assign and grant to the Great Smoky Mountain Council, the Cherokee Area Council, the Blue Grass Council and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as their authorized representatives, the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/film/ videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of me or my child at all Scouting activities, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all liability from such use and publication. I further authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs/film/videotapes/ electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of the BSA and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.