Scouting During COVID
In light of the pandemic, Scouts Canada is taking further steps to ensure the health and safety of our membership. With that in mind, we are implementing a new mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. This mandate represents a single national position for Scouts Canada and will be effective in all Councils. As such:
All individuals participating in in-person Scouts Canada activities who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021.
More detailed information will be released on September 15 and will be found here.
As safety leaders in our community, Scouts Canada is ensuring the health and safety of our membership. We believe the health and safety of our youth and adult members is priority #1, and a responsibility for all to share. Considering the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19, requiring mandatory vaccination will help to keep our communities safe and contribute to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. We are asking our Scouts Canada members to play an essential role in keeping themselves, their friends, their Scouters, and our community healthy. Any individual who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or religious reasons can request an exemption. Those who remain unvaccinated will be able to participate in virtual activities.
In Northern Lights Council, we will still operate under the Stage 4 Pandemic Standard, which requires your group to follow all municipal, provincial and federal guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We also strongly encourage you to work with all members of your Scouting community to ensure a safe, fun and fulfilling experience for all involved.
Below is a link to the FAQ document that should answer some of your questions.
If you have any more questions on this, please reach out to your Relationship Manager.
We look forward to working with you to get our youth outside and having adventures.
Council Youth Commissioner
- Alberta Government guidelines on the Guidance for activities for youth under 11
- Scouts Canada Stage Four pandemic guidelines
- Scouts Canda Vaccine FAQ https://www.scouts.ca/news-and-events/covid-19/cov...