Communicable Disease Prevention

Our first priority is to keep the Scouting community healthy, safe, and well-informed while doing what we can to help minimize the potential spread of coronavirus and other illnesses.

Council-Level Gatherings | District-Level Gatherings | Unit-Level Gatherings | Summer Camps | References


Council-Level Gatherings

[Mar 16, 2020]

Due to the ever-evolving nature of the Coronavirus and recommendation from local health departments, Trapper Trails Council is cancelling or postponing the following council-wide activities through April 13, 2020.

  • Silver Beaver Dinner (March 13) - cancelled
  • Commissioner College (March 14) - cancelled
  • Recognition Banquet (March 19) - rescheduled (April 27)
  • Eagle Boards of Review (March 19) - cancelled
  • Scouting for Food (March 21) - postponed
  • OA LLD (March 27-28) - postponed
  • OA Section W2W ACT Conference (March 27-28, 2020) - postponed
  • Camp Staff Training (March 28) - postponed

Any of these events that required payment will be refunded or funds transferred to another council event.  Over the next two weeks a Council representative will reach out to help with this process.

All Service Centers and Ogden Scout Shop are closed to the public until further notice.  Please reach employees via online chat, email (program.office@scouting.org) or phone (801-479-5460).


District-Level Gatherings

[Mar 12, 2020]

Due to the ever-evolving nature of the Coronavirus and recommendation from local health departments, Trapper Trails Council is cancelling or postponing the following district activities through April 13, 2020.

  • April Roundtable - cancelled
  • District Committee Meetings - cancelled

Unit-Level Gatherings

[Mar 16, 2020]

Units are encouraged to follow local health department guidelines concerning group gatherings.  Units should not meet in-person, but utilize technologies such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc.


Summer Camps

[Mar 12, 2020]

As we prepare for summer camp, we are monitoring the coronavirus situation and reinforcing our precautionary health procedures. It is too early to speculate what might happen. We continue to work hard preparing for summer camps as planned.

This situation, like all camp health and safety, is managed with regular and ongoing support from local, regional, and national sources, including:

  • The Council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee, a group of qualified and experienced volunteers who work with our camping leadership team to monitor, update and implement emergency procedures and health and safety practices.
  • Local health authorities (health departments and sanitarians) who inspect our camps and provide health and safety guidance.

References

BSA Publication - Prevention of Communicable Diseases in Scouting: Recommendations for Unit and Council Event Leaders