COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Updates

Update March 4th, 2021

  • Huntsville and Birmingham Offices: Our offices will continue to abide by the Mask Mandate issued by the State of Alabama until May 1, 2021. Although the state mandate ends on April 9th, we will keep it in place a few more weeks to give our employees and volunteers time to receive the vaccine. 
  • Council and District Activities: All district and council activities will continue to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and mask mandate until May 1, 2021. This includes units who are camping at our council camps.
  • Unit Meetings and Activities: All units are encouraged to abide by all local and state guidelines related to Covid-19 while meeting or participating in activities and camping trips. Those units going out of state need to make sure and check the guidelines of the locality they are traveling too. All units need to coordinate with their chartered organizations to make sure they approve any relaxing of covid-19 guidelines and procedures after May 1, 2021.
  • Summer Camps & Day Camps: The Governor’s new order has lifted restrictions on Summer Camp operations with the following caveat “Summer camps may operate subject to social distancing and sanitation rules.” We will follow the CDC, local and state guidelines for all of our Day Camp and Summer Camp operations this summer and will provide updates on these details as we get closer to the opening of camp and day camp operations.

Update January 5, 2021

Here are the latest updates concerning the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus disease and its impact on our Scouting operations here in Alabama.

  • All Council camping properties are now openThe Birmingham and Huntsville Offices re-opened Monday, May 4, 2020 with limited staff per the May 1, 2020 Operations Update.  Scout Shops re-opened on May 20, 2020 per guidelines in the May 8 Operations Update.

Unit Guidelines for Activities during Covid-19:

  • Make sure your Chartered Organization has approved your return to the outdoors and meeting plans.
  • Is the location you plan to use open for use? Consider the local COVID restrictions.
  • Greater Alabama Council Camps are available for unit camping and district activity. So please consider using our local properties to meet your unit and district camping needs.
  • Follow State and Local COVID guidelines for the location you hope to use.
  • Use the Pre-Event Screening Checklist, available by clicking the button to the right.
  • Consider using the COVID “at risk” participant statement, available by clicking the button to the right.
  • Consider carpooling with family members only when possible
  • Make sure you bring the items recommended for outings including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer etc.
  • Social distancing (even outdoors), face masks (especially indoors), hand sanitizer should be part of our activity, camping or meeting plan.
  • Consider tenting with only family members or one person per tent
  • Consider using prepackaged meals, disposable utensils, disposable plates
  • Wear PPE when serving and preparing food
  • Be sure to have the Health Form Parts A and B completed for weekend trips
  • Consider taking temperatures of participants before leaving, if a temp of 100 or above, person should not attend
  • Be safe with all activities and camping events, follow the Guide to Safe Scouting and any local rules and/or restrictions.

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