COVID-19 Scouting Guidelines

Scouting Safely

COVID-19 Scouting Guidelines

We trust that you and your family are staying safe and wanted to provide a quick update as we move into the winter months.

First and foremost, the health and safety of our Scouting families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. Our council is constantly monitoring COVID-19 reports and will continue to follow guidelines from health officials as well as local, state and BSA authorities.

Effective November 20, the Heart of America Council Service Center will operate in accordance with Kansas City's new Safer at Home COVID-19 Guidelines. This includes maintaining a 50% occupancy at the Council Service Center as well as continuing to observe social distancing rules and mandatory face masks.

When it comes to unit activities, we have received a number of inquiries asking if our Scouting units can continue 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 for in-person meetings or activities.

As always, the safety of your Scouts, leaders and parents should be your top priority. Discuss all options with your families and be safe and keep Scouting!