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June 17, 2020

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June 9, 2020

As Hawaii begins lifting gathering restrictions, the Aloha Council remains committed to preventing the spread of Covid-19. Below is a timeline to resume in-person gatherings and activities for all youth and adults in the council.

Dear Scouting Ohana,

Effective immediately, all units can begin to phase in in-person meetings and Scouting activities, provided they follow all State of Hawaii, local jurisdiction, City & County, and CDC guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Phase 1 - Monday, June 8:

  • Unit/district/council leadership may begin gathering in groups of 10 or less. The restriction of 10 or less is inclusive of all youth, adult leaders and others at the gathering. All participants must practice social distancing and wear masks when in close proximity to others (6ft or less).

Phase 2 - Monday, June 15:

  • Cub Scout Dens, Scouts BSA patrols and patrol leaders’ councils, Venturing Crews, and Explorers may begin gathering in groups of 10 or less with permission and knowledge of their charter organization. The restriction of 10 or less is inclusive of all youth, adult leaders and others at the gathering. All participants must practice social distancing and wear masks when in close proximity to others (6ft or less). Units are strongly encouraged to have events and gatherings outside.

Phase 3 - Monday, June 29:

  • All Scouting gatherings and activities may be conducted within local, state and CDC regulations and with permission and knowledge of their charter organization. All participants must practice social distancing and wear masks when in close proximity to others (6ft or less).

Indoor meetings and activities should be in groups of ten or less, cloth face coverings be worn and that all individuals maintain social distancing of six feet or more. Individuals who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.

Outdoor meetings and activities must follow the local jurisdictions and State’s Guidelines which set minimum standard health protocols for Youth Clubs and Youth Club Participants.

Please check with your sponsoring organization’s guidance if you plan on utilizing their meeting spaces. When using any meeting location, please adhere to the restrictions and parameters established by the facility.

Patrol meetings over the phone or video conferencing, merit badges delivered online, webinar training for leaders, and virtual Roundtables and District meetings continue to be an effective part of Scouting.

Please check our website www.scoutinghawaii.org for the latest guidelines as this is an evolving situation and these guidelines are subject to change.
 
Yours in Scouting,
Jesse Lopez, Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council

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