It is important to follow local county and city guidelines, as well as chartered organization guidelines as we begin to return to Scouting activities. The BSA has developed a restart checklist to assist in getting back to group activities. National BSA also continues to update COVID-19 guidance on their website. More resources are available on the DAC Scouting at Home web page.
Unit Meetings and Activities
Each Scouting community’s local government may have different safety requirements in place. Therefore, units should follow any and all restrictions outlined by the state of Colorado, as well as their local city and county, regarding in-person meetings and activities, including public holiday ceremonies. Units should also consult with their chartered organization for guidelines regarding in-person meetings or activities at the venue. COVID-19 rules are slightly different in each county in Colorado. You can find the counties that have applied for variances from the state and what those variances are at: CCI.
Learn more and local resources:
Council and District Activities
Organizers for district and council events should ensure that the scheduled activities meet the following guidelines for both the activity location and the jurisdictions that the participants are coming from:
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
The DAC is open in a modified format until further notice and will adhere to local and state guidelines and health and safety procedures. Volunteers or guests who need to enter the building to conduct business should schedule an appointment online. Appointments should be made at least one day in advance. All appointments will be confirmed the day before they are to take place. You may also call the office at 303.455.5522 to request an appointment. This process will adhere to social distancing policies, including wearing a mask.
Online Membership Payments
Staff are available virtually M-F, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact information for support staff, district staff, and all others is available in our Council directory. Following is a list of office support staff detailing what they can help you with.
In general, documentation may be submitted to the DAC via:
DAC Scout Shop
The Scout Shop is now open for shopping and curbside pick up and has been redesigned for safety measures. The Scout Shop now offers the ability to make purchases online and pick them up at the store.
Please contact the Scout Shop directly with any questions at 303-459-0109 or visit their web page for more information.
Status of Council Events
“Keep Scouting Going!” We strongly encourage that districts, units, and council committees to continue using technology to continue with as many of their normally scheduled meetings and events as possible until further guidance is provided by local and state authorities. ZOOM is one FREE resource available for virtual meetings. The FREE option hosts up to 100 participants for up to 40 minutes.
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. Other resources from National BSA on COVID-19 are located on their web page.
Everyday Preventive Measures
Even with important policies in place, it is critical that everyone take everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please visit our web page to locate and contact your District Executive.