Coronavirus - Scouting Impact

Updated May 18

Coronavirus - Scouting Impact
  • Council Service Center & Kansas City Scout Shop Now Open
  • Northland Scout Shop Temporarily Closed

To Our Kansas City Scouting Community,

Thank you to our families, volunteers and staff for continuing to adapt to this truly unprecedented situation. We appreciate everyone's patience as we all navigate through this concerning time. The health and safety of our Scouting families, volunteers and staff remains our top priority and our council continues to implement safeguards to best protect the communities we serve.


Council Service Center Operations:

The Heart of America Council Service Center is now open (effective May 15) and will operate in accordance with Kansas City's "10/10/10 Rule." At this time we request that only essential business be conducted at our office. We will operate with limited staff and strict social distancing and safety protocols have been put into place.

  • All persons must practice social distancing (6 ft. apart at all times)
  • Use of face masks recommended

The majority of our professional staff will continue to work remotely and any interaction needed with staff members should be conducted through phone, email and videoconference when possible.

The Kansas City Scout Shop will re-open with limited retail traffic and adjusted hours of operation beginning Tuesday, May 19.

  • Kansas City Scout Shop | Re-opens Tuesday, May 19
  • Northland Scout Shop (temporarily closed until further notice)

Unit Meeting Recommendations:

We have received a number of inquiries asking when our Scouting units can resume in-person meetings. Because each community may have different safety requirements in place, we request that your unit follow any restrictions outlined by your city, state and county. Your unit should also consult with your chartered organization as to any guidelines that must be followed before in-person meetings or activities may resume.


We thank you for your continued support and dedication to Scouting across Kansas City. Our council leadership will continue to monitor reports daily and share any and all updates at hoac-bsa.org and via our social media channels.

Please stay safe and keep Scouting!

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For more safeguards and the latest news regarding the coronavirus, visit the CDC’s website

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