Coronavirus Updates and Disease Prevention

The following information regarding events and prevention measures is based on the latest available guidance. As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will do our best to updates this page with relevant event cancellations and postponements. We encourage you to consult your local council for specific information on your Scouting events. 

Event Status and Cancellations

Section Events

  • No updates at this time.

National and Region Events

Please click here for updated information on national and region events. 

Lo La’Qam Geela Lodge & Crater Lake Council Events

Please click here for updated information on Crater Lake Council events. 

Tsisqan Lodge & Oregon Trail Council Events

Please click here for updated information on Oregon Trail Council events. 

Wauna La-Mon’tay & Cascade Pacific Council Events

Please click here for updated information on Cascade Pacific Council events. 

BSA Policies to Prevent the Spread of Illness

The Boy Scouts of America continues to have policies and procedures in place that help protect participants from contracting an illness at large Scouting events. These include the Annual Health and Medical Record and the Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

Everyday Preventive Measures

Even with those important policies in place, it is critical that we all take these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. 

  • Stay at home when you feel sick. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands before and after doing so. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve/elbow, not your hands. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Do not share personal items such as cups, water bottles, eating utensils, etc. 
  • Avoid shaking hands. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. 
  • If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID_19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately. 

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach to the appropriate individuals:

  • For national and region Order of the Arrow events, contact concierge@oa-bsa.org or your region leadership. 
  • For section events, contact info@sectionw1s.org.
  • For lodge events, contact you lodge leadership. 
  • For district and council events, contact you local district executive.