COVID-19 Communication Archives

This is an archive of communications sent out during the Coronavirus pandemic:

COUNCIL UPDATE REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
(LAST UPDATED 1/21/2021)

Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA COVID-19 Update & Additional Guidance for our Scouting Programs & Volunteers

The Lincoln Heritage Council’s (LHC) top priority during this COVID-19 pandemic is the safety of our Scouts, leaders, parents, and staff.  To guide us in getting the “outing back into Scouting”, we have established safety protocols for council and unit activities.  We will continue to monitor (and alter if needed) using the guidance of the state, CDC, and our Health Advisory Committee.

Council Guidance for Unit/Den/Patrol Weekly Meetings, Day Outings & Camping!

– Units/Dens/Patrols should follow all Scouting guidelines (Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Activities), youth protection policies, state/local/CDC guidelines regarding youth activities and gatherings.

– Meetings, outings, camping, and locations must be approved by the Chartered Organization and follow any procedures or additional guidelines set forth by the Chartered Organization.

– Units, Dens, Patrols, and families are encouraged to use council owned properties for meetings, outings, and camping while following all guidelines by state and CDC.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED RESOURCE “RESTART SCOUTING CHECKLIST” FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION AND SCOUTING UNIT’S USE

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COUNCIL’S PRE-EVENT, CAMPS, AND MEETING PARTICIPATING CHECKLIST – Unit’s may also use this checklist for their activities and meetings in conjunction with the “Restart Scouting Checklist” above

Follow the guidelines and procedures below for council owned camps and the council office:
COVID LHC Camps and Council Office Procedures and Guidelines
COVID LHC Camps & Council Office Welcome Letter (for reserved guests)

Group outings should be restricted to smaller groups of 8-10 to allow for social distancing and to reduce exposure.  Day visits only are strongly recommended. If camping, Adirondacks or tents only may be used. Indoor camping facilities will not be available.

Day only indoor activities for camps and the council office will require prior approval by the Properties Manager, Brian Weigel, to confirm group sizes and facilities.  Call (502) 400-5361 or email brian.weigel@scouting.org

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Council & District In-Person Meetings (District Committee, Commissioners, Roundtable, Planning Meetings) need to be conducted virtually.

November 23

Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA COVID-19 Update & Additional Guidance for our Scouting Programs & Volunteers

The Lincoln Heritage Council’s (LHC) top priority during this COVID-19 pandemic is the safety of our Scouts, leaders, parents, and staff.  To guide us in getting the “outing back into Scouting” we have established safety protocols for Council and unit activities.  We will continue to monitor (and alter if needed) using the guidance of the state, CDC, and our Health Advisory Committee.

Council Guidance for Unit/Den/Patrol Weekly Meetings, Day Outings & Camping!

– Units/Dens/Patrols should follow all Scouting guidelines (Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Activities), youth protection policies, state/local/CDC guidelines regarding youth activities and gatherings.

– Meetings, outings, camping, and locations must be approved by the Chartered Organization and follow any procedures or additional guidelines set forth by the Chartered Organization.

– Units, Dens, Patrols, and families are encouraged to use council owned properties for meetings, outings, and camping while following all guidelines by state and CDC.

Beginning November 24 and continuing until further notice, please follow our  Council Camp Guidelines and procedures.

Group outings should be restricted to smaller groups of 8-10 to allow for social distancing and to reduce exposure.  Day visits only are strongly recommended. If camping, Adirondacks or tents only may be used.

Indoor camping facilities will not be available.  Day only indoor activities will require prior approval by the Properties Manager, Brian Weigel, to confirm group sizes and facilities.  Call (502) 400-5361 or email brian.weigel@scouting.org

COVID Procedures and Guidelines — Click Here
COVID Pre-Screen Form – Click Here
COVID Welcome Letter — Click Here

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED RESOURCE “RESTART SCOUTING CHECKLIST”

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Council & District In-Person Meetings (District Committee, Commissioners, Roundtable, Planning Meetings) need to be conducted virtually.

July 22

Additional Guidance for Scouting Programs & Volunteers.

The Lincoln Heritage Council’s (LHC) top priority during this COVID-19 pandemic is the safety of our Scouts, leaders, parents, and staff.  To guide us in getting the “outing back into Scouting” we have established a three-step protocol for Council and unit activities.  We will continue to monitor (and alter if needed) using the guidance of the state, CDC, and our Health Advisory Committee.

On 7-20-20, the Governor of the State of Kentucky made a decision to reduce gatherings to 10 or fewer. As outlined in the guidance below, we must also alter our Scout meetings and gathering to reflect the maximum number of participants for the State in which your unit is chartered/meeting/or planning an outing. This change in number of participants will also need to be reflected at our Council’s camping properties as well.

Guidance for Unit/Den/Patrol Weekly Meetings, Day Outings & Camping!

  • Following all Scouting guidelines (Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Activities), youth protection policies, state/local/CDC guidelines regarding youth activities and gatherings, including protocols on maximum number of group participants.
  • Meetings, outings, camping, and locations must be approved by the Chartered Organization and follow any procedures or additional guidelines set forth by the Chartered Organization.
  • Encouraged to use council owned properties and follow all guidelines by state and CDC.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED RESOURCE “RESTART SCOUTING CHECKLIST”

Fall 2020 Council & District events are still being planned and we are continually monitoring as we make decisions regarding these upcoming events, activities, and trainings:

– Council & District Day Event & Camping Events

– Council & District Trainings with Camping/Overnights

– Recruitment Events

– Product Sales (Camp Card/Popcorn Sales)

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Council & District In-Person Meetings (District Committee, Commissioners, Roundtable, Planning Meetings) need to be conducted virtually.

June 5

Camping available at Council properties for units and families.  Click here.

June 1

The Lincoln Heritage Council has established a 3-step plan for returning to Scouting operations. Click here.

May 14

The Lincoln Heritage Council, under the advice of the Health Advisory Committee makes the tough decision to cancel all camps 2020.   For details on refunds, read more >

May 1

Our Council leadership and our Health Advisory Committee are closely following the daily updates and long-range projections from local officials and the CDC.  We are extending our closures of all Scouting activities until June 1.    Read more >

April 15

We are extending our postponement of all scouting activities until May 4 Read more >

March 22
Council offices, camps, scout shops and all scouting activities postponed until April 20  Read more >

March 16
Council offices, camps, scout shops closed until March 30Read more>

March 3
All Scouting activities (including meetings) postponed until March 29. Read more>