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.

Step 1

June 1 – Click here for a video and Powerpoint presentation from the unit Key 3 & District Leadership Briefing conducted by LHC

June 1 – Sam Swope Scout Service Center Opens

June 2 – All Scout Shops Open (following all CDC guidelines and new hours of operation below)

Louisville/Jeffersonville Scout Shops – Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM  |  Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  |  Closed: Sunday & Monday     (Closed for lunch from 1:30-2:00 PM)

Bowling Green and Paducah – Tuseday and Thursday 12-6 | Sat. 10-2  (Bowling Green Scout Shops open June 6)

Step 2

Available June 15 – Cub Adventure Box Summer Program & Virtual Scouts BSA Program         

June 15 – 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.


June 15 – Individual Scouting Families (household) usage of camp properties

  • We will be opening our camp properties for the summer utilizing the guidelines set forth by the state and CDC for the use of our Scouting families to visit for the day or to camp as a family household.
  • Family households will be able to reserve camp up to 2 nights.
  • Additional details and reservation information to create your “Summer Family Adventure 2020” will be provided by June 5th.


Additional details and reservation information will be provided by June 5th.

Step 3

August 1 – Council & District In-Person Meetings/Trainings

Council & District committees should to continue to utilize online technology (Zoom, etc.) in order to conduct meetings and engage volunteers. The online platform for meetings has proven to be effective in engaging our volunteers and increase attendance. These should continue to be a part of our meeting culture and coincide with in-person meetings when they resume.

Fall 2020 details/dates TBD:

– Council & District Day & Camping Events

– Council & District Trainings with Camping/Overnights

– Recruitment Events

– Product Storefront Sales (Camp Card/Popcorn Sales)








Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • CDC decision tree graphic for youth programs and camps:


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

Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA

National, BSA