COVID-19 News – Updated 11/1/2021

COVID-19 News – Updated 11/1/2021

Published on June 21st, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to have changing implications for Scouting across our Council’s twelve counties, this page is here to offer resources for units and families to successfully continue Scouting from home, online, or in small groups. This is also where you will find important updates from the Blackhawk Area Council and our national Boy Scouts of America office.

Update November 1, 2021

The Blackhawk Area Council is happy to provide this latest update for COVID Guidance for Blackhawk Area Council Units.

  • Masking: Masks must be worn indoors (regardless of social distancing), and outdoors when not socially distanced.
  • Tenting: 2 people per tent is permitted as long as the individuals are opposite of each other (head to toe layout)
  • Carpooling: Use of all seats is permitted. All passengers must wear masks in vehicles unless traveling with only members of their own household.
  • Patrol style cooking: Those who are cooking must wear masks and gloves while cooking.
  • Family style / buffet meals: Permitted
  • Mess kits / reusable dishware: Permitted while ensuring proper sanitation is done during cleanup.
  • Water jugs: Permitted


Units are encouraged to utilize these checklists to help prepare for activities while keeping everyone safe.

Thank you all for your service to Scouting and taking the time to keep everyone safe.


Thank you,


The Blackhawk Area Council Risk Management Team


Your Council Key 3


Sedrick Robinson

Scout Executive


Jake Dykstra

Council President


Lance Snider

Council Commissioner


Should you have any questions please contact:

Sean Nadeau   or 815-397-0210.


Please remember that all rules / guidance of the location of Scouting meetings and activities must be followed. Be sure to check with the location.

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Last modified on November 3rd, 2021 at 2:41 pm