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 Upcoming Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

As a leadership organization, we want to do our best to assist with any potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep our Scouting family and community healthy. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Guidelines, Texas State Department of Health, and the Council Risk Management/Medical Task Force.

The Bay Area Council has transitioned back to council-held in-person gatherings and activities.
 
We have developed and are using a Risk Mitigation Plan (Safety Plan) for each activity to ensure we are including appropriate safety measures centered around wearing masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing as needed, when handwashing is not readily available.(This is required to attend any programming on council property.)
 
Our Scout Service Center and Scout Shop is open from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for curb-side pick-up and walk-ins with an appointment. Please plan accordingly by calling us at (409) 744-5206 or email us by visiting www.bacbsa.org/contact.
 
We have also opened Camp Karankawa to families, units and weekend camping while encouraging a safe Scouting environment. For camping reservations, contact DK Hopwood at donald.hopwood@scouting.org.
 
Please review and utilize the documents below to develop your safety plan. Keep it simple and use it. A solid plan will help your Scouts stay safe.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Scout Executive Charlie Tinsley at charlie.tinsley@scouting.org or Field Director Kelly Meacham at kelly.meacham@scouting.org

National BSA Guidelines

The following questions have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the COVID-19. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement and online programs while adhering to the following:

NATIONAL BSA Digital Guides & Safety (Updated May 15, 2020)
NATIONAL BSA Guide to Safe Scouting (Updated May 15, 2020)
NATIONAL BSA Youth Protection Training (Updated May 15, 2020)
NATIONAL BSA COVID & ADVANCEMENT FAQs (Updated January 20, 2021)
HOW TO FIND ALTERNATIVE MEETING PLACES
 (Updated October 18, 2020)

Eagle Scouts

If you have an Eagle application that needs immediate approval, please contact kristi.hamelmann@scouting.org. 

Council Communications

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