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Covid-19 Event Updates

 
 
As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in Pikes Peak Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally with our Council Health Supervisor and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)External Link .

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 continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

Status of Council Events


The Pikes Peak Council leadership, along with guidance from our Risk Management Committee, and Council Health Supervisor will be addressing Council events on a continual basis (focusing on events during the next several weeks first). 

At this time, we are working with committees and chairs of events to determine council level events that will be rescheduled, cancelled, or delivered in an alternative method.

The events listed below have some status change, if an activity or event is not listed below it will go on as planned.  Currently our camp facilities are still open to unit use and we encourage you to utilize them as planned (subject to extra caution, and with your health and safety always in the forefront). 

DateEventStatus
 March 14High Plains District DinnerCancelled
 March 27Archery MBPostponed
April 2Program Planning KickoffDigital Delivery*
April 4Woodbadge BreakfastTBD
April 4Ute District Awards Banquet Posponed
April 9Program Planning KickoffDigital Delivery*
 April 17OA ConclavePostponed
April 22Council Recognition DinnerPostponed - May 27
April 24High Plains CamporeePostponed
 May/JuneWood BadgePostponed
   

*Program Planning Kickoff - we are looking at options for live stream/recorded videos and other digital delivery methods, we will keep you all posted with updates.

 

You may monitor event updates here: www.pikespeakbsa.org , and follow us on Facebook (@pikespeakcouncilbsaExternal Link ).

  • If you have registered for a council event that gets cancelled, you will be fully reimbursed.
  • If you have registered for a council event that gets rescheduled, we will carry your registration to that event, in the case that you cannot attend the re-scheduled event you will be fully reimbursed. 


Status of Unit Events

Decisions about unit meetings and activities should be made by unit leadership and chartering organizations based on the unit’s individual circumstances and current CDC and local health department guidelines. 

You may consider editing your meeting format. For example:
  • You may choose to continue small group den or patrol meetings but not larger venue Pack and Troop meetings. This may vary from unit to unit depending on your community, neighborhood, volunteer base, etc. 
  • You may choose to conduct business/planning type meetings such as committee meetings or PLCs using an online tool such as Google Hangouts, Facebook messenger, or www.freeconferencecall.comExternal Link
  • For online instructional meeting options requiring a presenter or visual display, check with your chartering organization to see if they have a service such as GotoMeeting or AnyMeeting for web enabled conferences that they would be willing to let your unit utilize.
  • Your unit should do their own risk assessment regarding outings:
  • Have you had contact with anyone that may have been exposed to this virus?
  • Do you have adequate hand washing facilities? 
  • Has anyone attending been sick or showing any symptoms? 
  • Please share with the members of your unit the preventative measures listed below. 

BSA Polices 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 RecordExternal Link 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 home when you feel sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If an individual is high risk under CDC guidelines, they should consider limiting exposure to public venues based on their own personal risk assessment. High Risk Assessment LinkExternal Link

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.

Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your local district executive. We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us. 

 

 

 

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