In Scouting, safety is our number one priority.  Units can continue to have meetings and other activities following the recommendations below.  This page will be updated regularly as guidelines are updated.

State and Local Guidelines:
When planning to engage in any sort of activity it is important to ensure that you are following all state and county guidelines. In the event these guidelines conflict, stricter regulation is the one that needs to be followed.

Scout Meetings and Activities:

  • Obtain the permission of your unit’s Chartered Organization for meetings and activities.
  • Meetings in any private residence, must be in small groups of no more then 10. Face coverings are required as well as social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Meetings in a facility open to the public must adhere to no more than 25% of room capacity. Face coverings are required as well as social distancing of at least 6 feet. Check with the facility management for other requirements.
  • Outdoor meetings can continue, we recommend limiting the size of these gatherings to no more then 25 people. Unit leadership must be comfortable with the size of the group.
  • For individuals in the high-risk categories, such as those who are 65 years old and up; or individuals whose immune system is compromised.  It is strongly suggested that these individuals not attend in-person events.

For unit meetings and outings, the best practice is to encourage only members of the same household to ride together. Any other arrangements are at the discretion of individual parents. If sharing a vehicle, with non-household members, masks should be worn and passengers should sit as far apart as possible.