National Statement on COVID-19

To our Scouting community, 

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. 

As we monitor and adjust to the ever–changing Coronavirus pandemic, we must uphold our promise to help other people at all times. Today, that means continuing to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, which is now present in all 50 states.  

Updated Guidance: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) strongly advises that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings be suspended through April.  

New resources to help you continue Scouting at home: 

  • – a webpage with an ever-growing list of resources  to help our Scouting families and friends safely continue their adventures. Also check out #ScoutingAtHome and your council’s website for even more activities, ideas and helpful tips.  
  • COVID-19 FAQ – a webpage dedicated to answering your questions on advancement, internet safety, and the coming summer season.  

We will continue to evaluate the ongoing situation and prioritize the safety of everyone involved in Scouting – youth, families, volunteers, employees and our communities.  We realize these decisions are not without their challenges, and we thank you for helping meet the needs of our communities in difficult times.  

The steps we are taking reinforce the many ways – big and small – that Scouting empowers character and leadership today and for generations to come.