5 Gears of Programming

Below are the guidelines for the type of programming The Spirit of Adventure Council is going to follow in regards to the types of programming and activities that are being offered. We will meet or exceeds the level of strictness that the State or Local recommendations dictate. The current gear or phase that the council is in at any given time will be posted on the home page of the council website.

Local Scouting Units should apply the same standards when determining what type of activities they should be participating in. Like all safety protocols, failure to follow stated standards can put individual youth, and leaders at risk.  Actions that conflict with scout safety guidance should submit this Incident Report Form https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/survey/bsa-incident-reporting-tool/75867


Gear 1 – Strictest Social Distancing Restrictions in Place – 100% Virtual


Gear 2 – Slightly Eased Social Distancing Restrictions in Place – Virtual, Plus At-home Kits Available

Gear 3 – More Eased Social Distancing Restrictions in Place – Virtual, Kits and Family camping with strict protocols

  • Council delivers Online Programs, Individual Den and Patrol Kits, and Family Camping Allowed
    • Online Merit Badge Classes and Cub Adventures
    • Back Yard Virtual camping and other programs
    • Cub Scout Facebook Live Segments
    • Online Speakers Series
    • Den Kits (accommodates 8 Scouts) available for individual reservation
    • Patrol Kits (accommodates 8 Scouts) available for individual reservation
    • Family Camping at Base Camp
      • Small staff
      • Den and Patrol Kits issued to families to assist in program during their camping experience
      • Masks, hand washing, and other on-site protocols
      • 75 Families Maximum Limit allowed in camp
      • Tenting only
      • No Cabin Camping

Gear 4 – Small, non-family groups (no more than 12) with Social Distancing Allowed – Virtual, Kits and Den or patrol outings with strict protocols

  • Council Delivers Managed Small Group Programs
    • Online Merit Badge Classes and Cub Adventures
    • Back Yard Virtual camping and other programs
    • Cub Scout Facebook Live Segments
    • Online Speakers Series
    • Den Kits (accommodates 8 Scouts) available for individual or den reservation
    • Patrol Kits (accommodates 8 Scouts) available for individual or patrol reservation
    • Larger amount of staff delivering program to dens and patrols of 5-12 outdoors
      • 24 Dens/Patrols Maximum Limit allowed in camp
      • Set schedule to control the social distancing
      • Masks, hand washing, and other on-site protocols
      • Individual Tents
      • No Cabin Camping

Gear 5 – Back to “Normal”– Virtual, Kits and Typical unit functions

  • Council resumes full operations at Base Camp and all camps
  • When Vaccine is available

 

To see the State of Massachusetts four-phase approach for re-opening, click here.

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