Dear PTAC Community,

Thank you for your efforts in resuming Scouting while keeping our Scouts and Scouters safe.

We are writing to inform you that the Pathway to Adventure Council will temporarily discontinue the use of the Adult and Youth Waivers and Release of Liability forms that we announced on June 27, 2020.

We still require that all Scouts, registered leaders, and unregistered leaders adhere to the Guide to Safe Scouting , the BSA Restarting Scouting Checklist , and the City of Chicago’s Phase IV “Protecting Chicago” Reopening Framework. Additionally, Scouts and Scouters should have a current BSA Annual Health and Medical form, part A and B on file with their unit. These procedures and health forms are required for all Scouting activities and events, including unit meetings, Order of the Arrow gatherings, district events, council events, and service projects, such as Eagle Scout projects.

As a part of the City of Chicago’s Phase IV “Protecting Chicago” Reopening Framework:
  • All indoor gatherings are limited to 50 or less people - including leaders, Scouts, and family members.
  • Everyone should practice social distancing and wear a face mask.*
  • Youth protection guidelines must still be followed.
  • All outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 or less people- including leaders, Scouts, and family members.
  • Everyone should practice social distancing and wear a face mask, except during physical activity.* (Physical activity includes free play, games, sports, transportation (walking, cycling, hiking), and recreation.)
  • Youth protection guidelines must still be followed.
  • Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned after each use.
  • All Scouts, leaders, and family members should stay home if they feel ill or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19.

Should you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Tim Bouchard at timothy.bouchard@Scouting.org . Due to the volume of correspondence, please allow 48 hours for a response.

Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and continued support of Scouting!

*Children under 2 years old and those with health conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask are exempt from this precaution.