Weekly Scouter Update
May 12, 2021 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Pfizer Vaccine Approved for 12-15 year-olds
LACDPH has approved distribution of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12-15 year old youths beginning tomorrow, May 13. Scouting Leaders should encourage all eligible Scouts and leaders to get vaccinated. 
The best way to register in LA County is via California’s or the City of LA’s websites. Other websites work but not sure about whether they have Pfizer.
Click Here to locate a vaccine site near you and other appointment systems.
Reopening Scouting Safely
With LA County moving into the Yellow Tier (least restrictive tier), restrictions on meetings and activities imposed by county and state health departments due to COVID-19 have eased as the level of infection has declined. As of May 8, meetings can now be conducted indoors. The meetings must follow cohort protocols, social distancing, and mask wearing. The meeting size is limited to 50% of the maximum occupancy of the indoor space. The unit must seek permission of the organization that controls the meeting space before holding the first meeting.

The following documents provide an update on what units can do now and what we expect they can do in June. The June dates are forward-looking projections based on the data available today and are meant to help begin planning for the full reopening of Scouting. We encourage everyone to comply with appropriate health guidelines, get vaccinated, and be flexible in the planning and execution of Scouting events for the safety of all our members.

Click here for a Reopening Update – What Units Can Do

The second document (link below) is structured to assist volunteers with specific criteria as it relates to the council, district, or unit levels. Some examples of those specific criteria are:

  • COVID-19 Protocols
  • Vaccinations
  • Unit Meetings
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Camping
  • Advancement
  • Plus, many more…

Click here for the Reopening Plans for the Greater Los Angeles Area (Council, Districts, Units)
Click here to go to the GLAAC COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage.
Summer Camp Awaits!
If your unit has been hesitant to register for a week of summer camp at Camp Big Horn (near Lake Arrowhead) or Camp Cherry Valley (Santa Catalina Island) there is still space remaining in a few select weeks for this summer.

Click here for Camp Big Horn
Click here for Camp Cherry Valley
Scout Day Camps
These events are facilitated by volunteers and professionals who serve as camp directors, program directors, and/or staff advisers.

This includes online courses, council-led in-person training sessions, and camping activities. Click here to view upcoming programs and events.
Reopening Camping Webinar Follow-Up
Thank you to all who were able to watch our live webinar last week that discussed how we intend to open our summer resident camps in June and July 2021. We can meet in-person indoors or outdoors following current LA County Health guidelines!

In case you missed it please click here to find the recorded version of our webinar.

Click here if you would also like to view the webinar presentation slide deck.

There were some great questions asked during and since last nights webinar.
Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the webinar (updated May 10, 2021)
Scout Shops of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council

Click Here For Scout Shop Deals - Are You Ready for Camp!

The camps are opening and our stores are here to help you make the most
of your camping/backpacking adventures this summer!
We will have camping specials at each store 5/14 - 5/22 and
seminars on 5/22 at our Arcadia store.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Camp Essentials - The must-have items to make your camp experience great.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How to fit and pack a backpack/Scout Basic Essentials
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How to select the right sleeping bag - Temperature ratings explained!
The more you spend, the more you save, on name brand equipment like Osprey,
Klymit, Kelty, and more!
Check the Council website for hours of each store.
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