Backyard Barnyard
Cub Scout Summer Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Cub Scout Summer “At-home” challenge

The Cub Scout Summer Challenge brings a Barnyard of fun right to your Backyard!  We have a bumper crop of activities in a wide variety of categories and challenge levels for all ages that you can do at home, in your neighborhood or local park.  It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s free!

All you have to do is click on any of the activity links in the chart below and you will automatically be directed to instructions for that activity which can be printed out for easy reference.  Follow the instructions and do your best to complete the activity.  You can do as many of the activities that you like in any of the categories and challenge levels and you can do them at your own pace.  There are well over 50 different activities in 7 categories and 3 challenge levels, so there is sure to be something for everyone!

Send us any of your pictures or short videos working on an activity and we’ll share them on our Facebook! Email

You can also earn a special, limited edition Backyard Barnyard Summer Challenge Patch by completing any 5 activities within the program period (July 13-August 31).  To receive the patch, you must download the Backyard Barnyard Activity Record from the link below and fill in the activities you complete before the Backyard Barnyard Summer Challenge ends on August 31st.  Follow the instructions on the form to send it to us and we will mail you your patch! 

The first 25 scouts who complete more than 10 activities (based on receipt of Activity Record) will receive a super special, gold bordered Backyard Barnyard patch. 

You must be a registered Cub Scouts to be eligible to earn these special patches. 

Don’t be a chicken!  Tell a friend and get moooving on the Backyard Barnyard Summer Challenge!

Click here for the Activity Record!