Greenwich Scouting Moves to Virtual Scouting

Local Scouts are “Scouting at Home” while doing their part to stay safe, stay healthy and stay apart.

“Now is a great time to try some Cub Scout activities with the online resources,” said Chris Roehler, Sr. District Executive.  “Any one can participate in these activities.  There are programs and suggestions for all ages.”

From virtual Merit Badge classes to 30-day challenges, Scouting volunteers from all over the country are sharing resources to help bring Scouting adventures into the home.

In addition, new virtual program initiatives from the National Boy Scouts of America are popping up each day to support local Councils with remote Scouting.

“Even though our troop cannot meet in person, I have been able to work on merit badges and rank advancement using pictures, email, and Zoom meetings,” said Troop 10, Second Class Scout, Will Hanna. “We are planning for all Scouts working on First Class to cook over a fire and camp in our own yards this weekend!  The older Scouts will check in with us periodically using phone or Zoom.”

There are seven Cub Scout Packs and eight Scouts BSA Troops in Greenwich, serving boys and girls in grades K-12.

“I am amazed at how are volunteers have kept our Scouting youth engaged in the Scouting program over the past month,” said Roehler. “They are utilizing all the different platforms online to keep the Scouts safe so they can meet each week and keep the program going.”

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Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912.

Nearly 1,750 local youth participate in programs, such as the Pinewood Derby, run by dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life. With over 20 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring opportunities in Greenwich, Connecticut, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community.For more information visit