Scouting During the Pandemic: 2021 Updates

We are working diligently to bring you the most up-to-date information regarding Scouting during the pandemic as we receive it.
Updated April 6th, 2021:

Table of Contents

National BSA's on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Key Take-Aways

Impact on Local Units

Remember that the Crater Lake Council serves units in both Oregon and California. Please seek your state health guidelines and local county status, as they will differ between states.
Different organization types, such as the Boy Scouts of America and our programs, are defined differently than others.

Packs

Troops

Activites & Programs

Camping/Overnight Outings:

  • Everyone must wear a mask following state guidelines.
  • Health screening upon arrival is mandatory.
  • One family or individual per tent
  • Take attendance and keep records for 6 weeks.
  • Limit cohort intermingling.  All shared equipment must be washed between usage
  • Dining: By Cohort only. Whenever possible social distance, sanitize and wear a mask.  
  • All meals must be served by a server.  Passed dishes or family style dining is not allowed
  • California Units can find further guidance on camping under campground guidance.

Carpooling:

  • Ride within a consistent and stable cohort.
    • Cohort mixing is not allowed.
  • Allow space between passengers; reduce quantity of passengers per vehicle.
  • Wear a mask when riding in a vehicle.

Scout Shops & Offices

Central Point Office & Scout Shop:

The Central Point Office is currently open to the public.

Masks are required for entry into the building.

  • We ask that you continue to observe social distancing of 6 ft. when in the office.
  • Please sanitize your hands and be courteous of other individuals.
The Central Point Scout Shop is currently open to the public.
  • Please send in advancement reports and orders ahead of time so that staff can prepare your order before your arrival.
  • Due to social distancing, the Scout Shop will be limited to one (1) customer inside of the shop at a time.
Bend Office & Scout Shop:

The Bend Office is currently closed to the public.

The Bend Scout Shop is currently open for front door pick-up or delivery.
  • Please send in advancement reports and orders ahead of time so that staff can prepare your order before your arrival.