What is Cyber Sled Race?
Expanding on our virtual programs like Cyber Summer Camp Survive the Summer, and the HomeScouting Adventure Club, Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America has created a Cyber Sled Race that launches on December 5, 2020. This allows families to continue to enjoy scouting from the comfort of their home. Content will be released on December 5th and available all winter long to allow flexibility and can be completed at your own pace.
Cyber Sled Race Continues Through February!
The Race Map
The virtual race map will be the hub for Cyber Sled Race with different areas just like an actual sled race! Content is available all winter long for those looking for a flexible schedule.
ANCHORAGE – START LINE
Start at Anchorage! Here you will find the all of the tracking tools, worksheets,
and your guide to navigate the Race Course for Cyber Sled Race.
FINGER LAKE - PIONEER POINT
Knots and lashings are formed today the same ways they have been done for
a long time. Build structures out of sticks and rope at Pioneer Point.
ROHN - STEM STATION
At Rohn, you’ll find an abundance of STEM experiments that are both fun
RUBY - SURVIVAL SHACK
Learn all about basic first aid, pocket knife safety, and cold weather survival at the Survival Shack.
KALTAG - LUNCH BREAK
Prepare your lunch the same way you would along the Iditarod Trail!
SHAKTOOLIK - WEBINAR WAYPOINT
Watch an exclusive webinar with Iditarod Racer and Eagle Scout, Matthew Failor at Webinar Waypoint.
WHITE MOINTAIN - COMPASS COVE
Orient through the artic circle using a compass and waypoints. Prepare for an outdoor hike in the cold weather.
NOME - FINSH LINE
Find final reporting and instructions on how to win prizes, including a PlayStation 5 at the Final Frontier!
In addition to fun engaging activities throughout the race, including: learning about outdoor winter cooking, building your own sled, basic and advanced knot tying, cold weather camping, Scouts will also have the chance to earn the following advancements in each category.
Tigers in the Wild
Finding Your Way
Pioneering Merit Badge
Dog Care Merit Badge
We tried to keep the cost of Cyber Sled Race low - with $25 as the base package which gets access to the digital content and a base package. The $25 package is perfect for one Scout, youth, or parent. Purchase items al la carte for additional members of your family!
There will be a schedule for Cyber Sled Race for those looking for structure, however families can complete the activities at their own pace on their own time. Content will be available on the race course anytime to meet the needs of families.
frequently asked questions
I had access to the content earlier in the day, and now I don't. What happened?
Try clearing your browsing history, closing your browser, and coming back to homescouting.org. With so many changes made to the site daily, we believe the cache can't keep up.
Why don't I see my order under "My Orders"?
Some individuals are having issues with their order showing up under "My Orders." That's okay! We have received your order. This is most likely due to account creation after purchasing a package. Similar as to if you order a pizza using guest checkout, the next time to go and decide to create an account it doesn’t show previous orders.
Can I navigate the Race Map on a phone or a tablet?
You can use a tablet, but we do not recommend using a cell phone. The BEST experience is on a computer. We highly recommend using a computer to participate for Cyber Sled Race.
How long will the Cyber Sled Race content be accessible after it concludes?
The Race Map and everything on homescouting.org will be accessible for Cyber Sled Race participants until March 1, so you can complete adventures at your own pace and explore as much as you want!
Will my Scout be turning in the worksheets and/or tracking tools?
No. All worksheets and tracking tools are for your use to keep track of what's been completed. We recommend keeping them in case your unit leader wants to see what's been accomplished as proof of completion.
How will my unit leader know what my Scout completed?
We will send a “final report” to both parents and unit leaders through gathering information from each Scout on work done on different merit badges and other advancements and email it to your unit leader. See here for an example of the email to unit leaders. We used this for all previous programs, and it was positively received from unit leaders.
Will there be counseling sessions for the Pioneering Merit Badge?
Yes! We are committed to helping as many Scouts who need a counselor. Scouts are encouraged to find a local counselor however to have the best learning experience.
When will we receive our patches?
Patches will be in the mail in early January, as they are still being made.
Why can't I access anything on the Race Course?
Only account holders who have purchased a package have access to the digital content for Cyber Sled Race. If you have made a purchase and still can't access, email us at email@example.com with your order number to grant access.