COVID-19

What can Scouts do under current regulations? 

We will keep the chart updated regularly as state and county regulations change. Like you, we want youth to be able to gather again, to see their friends, and to continue Scouting outdoors safely. 

Matrix last updated: April 22, 2021

Location/ActivityToday (ORANGE TIER)Coming Soon (YELLOW TIER)
Den or Patrol MeetingsCan meet Indoors at 25% capacity of facility. Still with PPE and distancingCan meet Indoors at 50% capacity of facility. Still with PPE and distancing
Pack or Troop MeetingsCan meet Indoors at 25% capacity of facility. Still with PPE and distancingCan meet Indoors at 50% capacity of facility. Still with PPE and distancing
Camp Tahquitz
NOTE: Reservations Required
Open for over night camping at 25% capacity using cohort modelOpen for over night camping at 50% capacity using cohort model
Long Beach Sea Base
NOTE: Reservations Required
Allow for inside activities at 50% capacityOpen 100% but still with PPE and social distancing protocols
Long Beach Scout ShopOpen Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Visitors must wear a mask. Curbside pickup also available.Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Visitors must wear a mask. Curbside pickup also available.
Scout OfficeOpen at 25% capacityOpen with modifications

Things to keep to mind:

  1. In most cases, we are governed by different jurisdictions than surrounding councils
  2. Follow the BSA “Restart Scouting Checklist
  3. Remember – Not everyone in your unit has the same level of comfort when it comes to activities
  4. Tips to reduce chances of an outbreak
    a. Everyone wears a mask
    b. Stay 6′ apart or 8′ apart during physical exertion
    c. Do activities outside whenever possible.
    d. If you don’t feel well, stay home
  5. This matrix represents what we are anticipate for each tier and could change as we get more guidance.
  6. You are governed by the rules of where your activity is taking place

COVID-19 Updates for Scouting Events and Activities

Posted 1/25/2021 1:00pm
CALIFORNIA STATE “STAY AT HOME” ORDER ROLLED BACK

Yesterday, Governor Newsom rolled back the State’s “Safer at Home” order. We are no longer under regional guidelines, but we ARE subject to county and city health regulations and we are still in the most restrictive “purple” tier.

What does this mean for Scouting in our council?

This State’s announcement means units CAN meet outdoors under Youth Sports Protocols. This effectively means we can operate as we were back in November 2020 prior to the stay at home order: groups of 15 people or fewer, outdoors, distanced, wearing masks, and several other precautions.

The Long Beach Sea Base can operate under Day Camp rules, but Camp Tahquitz remains closed.

To read the Youth Sports Protocols from 2020, click here.

Posted 7/30/2020 8:00pm
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR SCOUTS BSA and CUB LEADERS

Update: 3/20/2020 4:45 pm
ADVANCEMENT INFO

We have clarification on many advancement-related questions. Click the blue link below.

  • Can advancements be tracked remotely? Yes.
  • Can parents sign off on requirements? Yes.
  • Can Cub advancements be done through the summer? Yes.
  • Can merit badges be modified? No.
  • Can merit badges be done via teleconference? Yes.
  • Are there extensions for Eagle? Yes.
  • READ THIS: Advancement Info During COVID-19

Update: 3/18/2020 12:30 pm
SCOUTING FROM HOME

Below are some helpful and pretty cool resources to help you and your Scouts complete some requirements from home.