Scouts: Let’s make a MASSIVE video to thank essential workers

Update: Your videos are in and they’re outstanding! Check out what you helped create:


We need Scouts’ help to create a BIG thank you video for the people who are keeping our world running. Since we can’t thank them in person right now, we’ve got another idea!

Scouts, here’s your charge: Get your parents’ permission and put on your Class A uniform or a Scout shirt and neckerchief. Then, record a five- to ten-second video thanking essential workers. Submit your video here and we’ll add it to a compilation to make sure these heroes know how much Scouts appreciate them. Make sure your parents are OK with you submitting a video and include a parent email address so we can get written permission to add you to the mega-video.

All Scouts are encouraged to submit their videos by May 13, 2020. That means Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Eagle Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, STEM Scouts, we need your help!

Where Did This Thank You Video Idea Come From?

This idea wasn’t all our own. We were inspired by Pack 415’s awesome thank you video. Check it out below for inspiration.

Who Should Scouts Thank?

The list of essential workers is a big one! Feel free to thank all essential workers, healthcare professionals and first responders in your video, or take a look at this growing list of people who have helped us stay safe and healthy and minimized the disruptions to our lives.

Medical Workers

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Home health aides
  • Laboratory workers
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical front desk personnel and administration
  • Medical specialists
  • Hospital cleaning crews
  • Scientists working to find a cure or vaccine
  • Everyone who works to support the work of the professionals above

Other Essential Workers

  • People who work at grocery stores
  • Bus drivers and public transportation workers
  • Police officers
  • Fire fighters
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers
  • To-go restaurant and fast-food workers
  • Food-processing workers
  • Farmers
  • Essential supplies manufacturers

These lists aren’t comprehensive and we’d love to add to them. Comment with your thoughts on who to add and we’ll make regular updates.

Thank the Essential Workers on the Frontline of COVID-19

While some workers are actively working to treat and fight COVID-19, others spend every day ensuring we can maintain our daily lives safely.

They all deserve a thank you from us! Share this post with the Scouts you know and don’t forget to submit your five- to ten-second video here by May 13.

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Gina Circelli is the Digital Editor for Boys' Life. She loves sharing news about Scouts who shake up pop culture or contribute to their communities in a big way.