COVID-19

Updated 6/8/2020

 

 Dear Scouting Family,

The safety of our members, volunteers, and employees is always our top priority. We know there are questions  around resuming Scouting activities.

The following information regarding events and prevention measures is based on the latest available guidance. As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

Status of Council Events

Currently all 2020 District Day Camps and Summer Resident Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Webelos Adventure Camp have been cancelled out of an abundance of caution. 

Decisions about unit meetings and activities should be made by unit leadership with their chartering organizations based on the unit and chartering organizations individual guidelines and circumstances and current CDC and local health department guidelines, as well as social distancing guidelines.

The Council Service Center is open and currently observing normal business hours. Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The Scout Shop is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:30pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The Scout Shop is close don Mondays.

Camp Ho Non Wah and Camp Moultrie are currently available for day activities only.  At this time no overnight camping at either of these facilities is permitted in accordance with state guidelines and CDC recommendations.

The Boy Scouts of America continues to have policies and procedures in place that help protect participants from contracting an illness at large Scouting events. These include the Annual Health and Medical Record and the Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist.

Even with those important policies in place, it is critical that we all take these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

·Stay home when you feel sick.

  • Wear a face mask.
  • Social Distancing of at least six feet between individuals
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands before and after doing so.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t
  • have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve/elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Do not share personal items such as cups, water bottles, eating utensils, etc.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your local district executive. We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us.

 

Yours in Scouting,

 

Legare Clement

Scout Executive