COUNCIL UPDATE REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

– 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.

 


To see all past communications regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, please click here.


RESOURCE LINKS

STATE/CDC/NATIONAL, BSA/and LHC, BSA

Indiana: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html

Kentucky: kycovid19.ky.gov

Illinois: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/

  • CDC decision tree graphic for youth programs and camps:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/Camps-Decision-Tree.pdf

 

Resource links for our local council and National, BSA for additional info/updates/and FAQ about the Coronavirus protocols:

Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA

National, BSA