10 Sep 2020

To begin the 2020-2021 Scouting year, we are planning utilize the following requirements to ensure safety for all.    

CDC requirements list for every meeting:

Scouts will be asked to bring the following:

  • Masks – Scouts and adult leaders will wear masks at all times. 
  • Camp chairs – Everyone will bring their own camp chairs from home. Sitting 6 feet apart.
  • Flash lights – We ask the boys to bring a flash light, but we will also use our lanterns for outside meetings. 

Health and Safety Measures:

  • Scouts will receive a temperature screening prior to each activity. If the scout’s temperature is greater than 100.4, then we will ask the parent to take the scout home.
  • Scouts will be asked to utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizer prior to participating.
  • Hands-Free face coverings will be required at all times and must cover the mouth and nose.
  • COVID – Any scout or family member who tests positive for COIVD will be asked to stay home from scouts for 14 days.

Troop Meeting at St. Patrick’s:

  • Weather permitting, use the quadrangle or grass lower field (early fall/late spring) with camp chairs and our own supplies.
  • We will utilize the outdoor classroom when possible.   
  • Anyone who is not feeling well will be asked to stay home.
  • Parents to wait in cars for drop off/pick up only.
  • At this time, indoor meetings are not permitted at St. Patrick’s. This is subject to change.

Outdoor/Virtual Meetings:

  • We will prepare more off campus/virtual Fun Nights.
  • We will prepare to use virtual meetings as a backup.
  • Monthly Patrol, PLC, ASM, and Committee meetings, if not part of our regular meeting, will be virtual unless the Patrol plans a special activity for their meeting.

We will continually re-evaluate the situation as more information becomes available.  Please check back as this page will be updated in the case changes are made.

Please stay tuned to the troop calendar for meeting schedules.

Troop 173 Virtual Meetings

How to Stay Connected with Troop 173

BSA Scouting At Home Resources

The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. Participants should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. Coronavirus is an inherent risk in any public activity.

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