UPDATED AUGUST 18, 2021
UPDATED AUGUST 18, 2021
If eligible, we encourage all staff, volunteers, Scouts, and family members to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
We continue to monitor and adhere to the local authorities regarding updates to our COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Reminder – For unit events, the chartered organization has the final discretion over the policies to be followed.
Information about Masking
Screening Forms – As a reminder – continue using the COL COVID Screening form for all meetings, events, and activities.
Cabin Use – As of Tuesday, September 6, cabin use will be allowed for units camping at both Musser and Resica Falls Scout Reservations. You can rent a cabin by visiting www.colbsa.org/rentals
Tent Use – We are still encouraging one person per tent, but in situations where two people need to share a tent, be sure to follow the BSA’s Barriers to Abuse policies and we recommend sleeping “head-to-toe.”
As a reminder, our council may set COVID policy for our properties that is more restrictive than the most recent state of Pennsylvania or CDC guidance since we host Scouts, some of which are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Important steps for units to follow regarding COVID mitigation practices:
Here are answers to advancement questions arising as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting.
A popular question we’ve heard is about Eagle Scout Projects – Can our Life Scouts work on their Eagle Scout Service Projects?
Yes – Eagle Scout Projects can safely be conducted under current COVID-19 safety guidelines. We encourage projects to follow social distancing where possible, wash hands regularly, and encourage participants to wear a mask if indoors.
As a reminder, Eagle applications, workbooks, and statement of life purpose can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as an alternate to dropping them off at the council office.
The Firestone Scouting Resource Center and Valley Forge Scout Shop in Wayne are open. Our top priority is to keep our employees, their families and our visitors safe and healthy. We strive to balance public health concerns with meeting the needs of our customers and organization.
We want to thank the many council and district program committees have worked hard to offering program for Scouts this Spring in ways that have kept our Scouts, leaders, and families safe while participating!
Events continue to be offered in-person following the guidelines above. Council and District standing and ad-hoc committees may meet in-person but are encouraged to use virtual methods of meeting (Zoom, etc) where they are more effective.
As announced above, we are happy to share that both Resica Falls and Musser are open for cabin and tent camping, council and district events, and summer camps! To book a cabin or campsite, go to www.colbsa.org/rentals
Please visit unamilodge.org/coronavirus for the latest updates.
The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses:
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Please monitor this website for up-to-date information and guidance as recommendations may change to follow recommended practices. The Cradle of Liberty Council is here to support you and your Scouting programs. Thank you for continuing to run safe programs that promote positive health habits.
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