COVID-19

COVID-19 & Mobile Area Council Activity Update

With regards to unit level activities including meetings, outings, and other events, Mobile Area Council offers the following guidance at this time: While individual Scouting units and chartering organizations have the ability to determine whether or not their regular meetings and activities should continue, safety should be the number one priority. Please utilize guidance provided by your local authorities, school districts, and chartering organizations in determining whether or not to cancel or postpone events.

All current scouting events require each attendee, youth and adults, to submit the completed COVID-19 PreEvent Checklist at check-in until otherwise posted. Print and fill out the form on day of event for most accuracy. Forms will be filed at Council Service Center until a specified period of time before being properly destroyed.

Since the coronavirus Scouts in our council collected more that 21,000lbs of food to answer the need of food for local families.

Revised BSA COVID-19 Statement – August 2021

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities continues to be our top priority. We must continue our vigilance to assure that youth and their families are safe while they enjoy the many benefits of Scouting. We continue to follow the guidance from expert agencies and follow the measures that have become second nature to many - hand hygiene, masks, distancing, meeting in cohorts and remaining at home if you have symptoms or feel bad. We encourage everyone to consult with their physician and get vaccinated. It is our best hope for returning to normalcy in our Scouting family. The critical need of today is for all to understand the rationale for our caution and actions. Because of the pandemic, fewer youth have joined our Movement. To welcome new members and their families, we must demonstrate that we are safe and are concerned with the health of all. The success of the Scouting program depends on conducting regular meetings and activities in a safe and responsible way. As always, please be mindful of the Scout Oath and Law as we continue to navigate a safe return to the activities we enjoy.

COVID-19 BSA National Update March 2021

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority.

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by expertise from agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We expect everyone in Scouting to follow the measures listed below, which are based on CDC guidance. Members, staff, and volunteers must also follow all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. In addition, we have instructed local councils to consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, in order to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe.

  • Isolate if you are sick, and do not attend any activity/meeting/event if you, anyone you live with, or anyone you have recently been around feels unwell.
  • Do not attend any activity/meeting/event if you or anyone you live with has been tested for COVID-19 or another illness and does not have the results back yet.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth and stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Until further notice, international travel is not considered an official Scouting Activity.