COVID-19 Procedures (effective January 22, 2021)
The following is the Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council’s recommendations and procedures in regards to COVID-19 for Scouters in Southern Arizona.
Unit Activities & Meetings
With Southern Arizona now in the moderate transmission range, the Council would like to emphasize precautions to take during both Scouting activities and meetings.
Units should continue to seek the guidance and follow the procedures as established by their chartered organizations and understand the comfort level of their youth and parents in participating in in-person meetings. The Council encourages Units to use both the unit restart checklist and for outings the COVID-19 prescreening checklist.
Council & District Activities & Meetings
Both of the Council’s camps will stay open for rental and unit use until further notice. All persons renting facilities from the Council must comply with all Pima County local ordinances in regards to social distancing.
Council Service Center & Scout Shop
The Council Service Center will continue to operate with limited public access. Please call or email the office ahead of time to see if the Council can assist you from a distance.
Pima County Health Department - Prevention Guidelines
The Health Department is recommending the public follow these guidelines and protective measures.
- All medically vulnerable people and people over age 65 should continue to stay home as much as possible
- All physical distancing measures should remain in place (stay six feet apart, avoid shaking hands)
- No groups of greater than 10 should hold meetings indoors.
- Open windows and doors to allow airflow, weather permitting, if gathering indoors
- No groups greater than 25 should gather outside
- Wear masks and stay six feet apart from others even if meeting outdoors.
- Participants are to bring own food, drinks, and treats. Do not share utensils or drinking cups.
- Keep a list of individuals involved to help with contact tracing, if needed.
For all phases of the recovery, the public should continue good prevention practices:
- Stay home if sick
- Wash hands with soap and water/hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching face
- Sneeze/cough into a tissue or elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces
- Use cloth face coverings while in public
- Continue physical distancing and use protective equipment
- Temperature/wellness checks at entrances to public buildings and workplaces
- Sanitization and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
- Limitations on business travel
Boy Scouts of America, National Council: