Coronavirus (COVID-19)


UPDATED March 4, 2022

General Updates as of March 4, 2022

We encourage all staff, volunteers, Scouts, and family members to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if you are able.

Continue to use good hygiene practices and wash your hands regularly.

We continue to monitor and adhere to Federal, State, and local authorities regarding updates to our COVID-19 safety guidelines.


UPDATE – based on updated CDC guidance, wearing face masks or social distancing are optional. Those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask can do so.

If you don’t feel well, please refrain from attending Scouting events, and be sure to wash your hands regularly.


Cabin Use – Cabins have reopened as of March 1, and we are looking forward to having more weekend campers at both Musser and Resica Falls. To book a cabin or campsite, visit


COVID Exposure Notification Guidelines – While most COVID guidelines have been loosened, we still need to report incidences of COVID exposure and notify those who have been exposed. We have created a document that lists the steps to be taken when there is a COVD exposure at a meeting or event. View the guidelines here

COVID Exposure Guidelines
COL Calendar of Events
Scouting at Home
Outdoor Safety and Health Guide

Unit Meetings & Activities

Remember  – The Chartering Organization sets unit-level meeting policies. You must have the approval from your Chartering Organization to gather in-person – since your unit is technically owned and operated by them.

Steps to Prevent Illness

Click here for a list from the CDC of symptoms that defines a person as ill.


The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses:


  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands before and after doing so.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve/elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Do not share personal items such as cups, water bottles, eating utensils, etc.
  • Avoid shaking hands.


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.


Click here for steps from the CDC to prevent illness and what to do if you’re sick.


Click here for mental health and coping resources.


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.