Dear Scout Leaders and Parents:
With the recently announced changes in local health orders, we are updating guidelines for all Scouting activities in Three Harbors Council effective June 1, 2021. Please see below for updates on COVID-19 safety measures for unit meetings, council camps, Service Centers, and Scout Shops. We are looking forward to a fun and safe summer!
Unit Meetings & Activities
Unit leadership should follow local health guidelines and continue to practice social distancing in all Scouting activities. Face coverings are no longer required in outdoor settings where social distancing is incorporated. For indoor meetings and activities, face coverings are required for all youth and adults in attendance. We encourage units to conduct meetings and activities outdoors this summer. On campouts, we recommend that Scouts sleep one per tent or with immediate family members. For more information on in-person meeting safety, please visit the BSA’s COVID-19 FAQ.
Face Masks at Council Camps
While outdoors at camp, face masks are not required except for program areas which do not allow for social distancing or in other areas as instructed by the camp staff. Face masks are required to be worn indoors including inside the dining hall and other camp buildings. Adults who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks when attending leader meetings or trainings at camp. Unvaccinated adults should continue to wear a mask to keep themselves and other campers safe. If youth are present at a meeting or activity indoors, face masks should be worn by everyone.
Camp Meals & Dining Halls
This summer, camp meals will be served outdoors on picnic tables. In the event of inclement weather, pavilions will be used. The camp dining halls are open for meetings and trainings with no capacity restrictions; however, face masks are required to be worn inside the dining hall. The sleeping cabins at both camps will remain closed until further notice.
Health Assessments & Camp Cleaning
Upon arriving at camp, each Scout and family member will be given a brief COVID-19 Health Assessment survey to complete. A dedicated member of the camp staff will be assigned to clean restrooms and high traffic areas during camp sessions. Program equipment will be wiped down between classes and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout camp. Three Harbors Council is following the CDC’s guidance for youth summer camps: Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19.
Council Service Centers & Scout Shops
Effective June 1, face masks are no longer required for those who have been fully vaccinated when visiting the Milwaukee Service Center, Milwaukee Scout Shop, or Kenosha Scout Shop. Unvaccinated visitors, including adults and children, should continue to wear a mask. If youth are present at a Scout meeting inside the Service Center, face masks should be worn by everyone. Conference rooms at the Milwaukee Service Center, including the PieperPower Learning Center (PPLC), are available for meetings with no capacity restrictions. Food service is permitted for meetings in the PPLC with the stipulation that all meals, snacks, or beverages served must be prepackaged.
District & Council Meetings
District & Council meetings, trainings, and events are encouraged to be conducted outdoors this summer. Attendees who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks during leader only meetings. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask. If youth are present at any Scout meeting or activity, face masks are required to be worn by everyone.
Please visit www.ThreeHarborsScouting.org for information on upcoming summer programs.
Thank you for all you do for Scouting!
COVID-19 Scouting Task Force Chair