Scouting During COVID
Return to Scouting Stage 4 updated on June 12th, 2021--for Groups in ALBERTA.
All Groups in BC, NWT, and Saskatchewan that are supported by NLC MUST follow their respective provincial guidelines. Please contact your Relationship Manager for more details.
Under a Scouts Canada Return to Scouting Stage 4, planned and Group Commissioner approved in-person meetings both indoors and outdoors are permitted, as long as both the provincial and Scouts Canada guidelines are followed. These include, but are not limited to:
- Meeting in-person outside, with members of different households always maintaining two-meter distancing.
- Maximum size for organized outdoor event is permitted with up to 150 people
- Meeting in-person inside at maximum of 1/3 of fire code occupancy, with members of different households always maintaining two-meter distancing. Masks must be worn when not engaging in high-intensity physical activities
- Overnight camping is allowed with restrictions. Please contact your Relationship Manager PRIOR to initiating planning process
Full description of Scouts Canada’s Return to Scouting Stage 4 Standards: Pandemic Standards
We strongly recommend that all planning of activities continues to be done using technology and practices that do not involve meeting in person. While we can ease some restrictions, we must ensure we are following the provincial guidelines and doing our best to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please discuss options for meetings with your Relationship Manager.
Meeting in-person and overnight camping is still at the group’s discretion as approved by the Group Commissioner and is not mandated by Council. A modified-AAF form will be required.
Our request to Scouters, families, and youth is to please keep Scouting open and accessible. While how we Scout is changing, why we Scout has stayed the same; you are still making a positive impact on the lives of our youth even when the delivery method is different.
Scouting is essential to the well-being of youth—now more than ever. Let's keep the Scouting spirit alive and continue to show our youth and the world why we Scout!
For all questions about this, please contact your Relationship Manager.
Have a great weekend!
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