Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is low, preventing it and other diseases, such as Measles, Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, Norovirus, Influenza, and Lyme disease, is a key part of camp and unit safety.  Please review the Prevention of Communicable Diseases: The Key to Successful Control of Infectious Diseases pdf.  We also encourage all units who have planned activities during flu season to use the BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist pdf as a precaution.  Regarding the current COVID -19, we will keep you abreast of  aligning Scouting with local health authorities recommendations.

   Download:  Prevention of Communicable Diseases

   Download:  BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist



 Our next council newsletter will be sent out with updated information on current council camp, office, district operations and closures and Scout Shop operations.  The next update May 15, 2020.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we carefully monitor the latest updates and move forward in addressing this health and safety issue.

 Camp Cancellations 

  • Camp Closings - All unit camp reservations between March 16 – July 31. 
  • Camp Closings - All district and council activities between March 16 - May 31.
  • All outside group activities between March 16–April 30.
  • 4-24-26 University of Scouting- U.S.A. Trainings (Pending Reschedule)

        •      4/4 CFE Work Day will be rescheduled - Date T.B.A.

  • 3/21 Wood Badge Weekend II (Sat.- Sun) will be rescheduled - Date-T.B.A.
  • 3/21 C.O.P.E. Instructor Training Week-end II will be rescheduled - Date T.B.A. 

      (Refunds for activities not yet begun will be given).

 Non-Camp District and Council Activities

  • All Non-Camp District and Council Youth Activities are now suspended beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain so until at least April 30, 2020.
  • Small adult group district and council meetings will be at the discretion of the respective committee/event chairman and staff advisor.


Scout Service Center and Scout Shop


  • Council Service Center - March 31 – May 31 (Council Office walk-in services will be closed to volunteers and general publicNormal office support services will operate via phone/email from 9:00 am -4:30 pmM-F)
  • SWFL Council Retail Scout Shop – (Closed April 1 until further notice)
  • Please visit for a staff directory and contact information and updated operation hours.
  • SWFL Council Professional Field Staff (District Executives/LFL Executive) are continuing to operate remotely (normal contact info)

 Regular weekly Unit Meetings

  • The SWFL Council, BSA recommends that weekly unit meetings and activities be suspended and postponed until at least April 30, 2020.

       •     The decision to suspend weekly unit meetings is the responsibility of the unit’s charter organization.

 The SWFL Council highly recommends units use the below BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist for unit youth-parent activities and prior to departing for unit overnight campouts if activities are scheduled during this period.

        BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

Has the participant had any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours?

?     Fever (100.4 F or greater)

?     Vomiting

?     Diarrhea

If the participant has fever, vomiting, OR diarrhea—he or she should stay home.

 Has the participant had any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours?

?     Unexplained extreme fatigue or muscle aches

?     Rash

?     Cough

?     Sore throat

?     Open sore


If the participant has any two (or more) of these symptoms—he or she should stay home. If the participant has one of these symptoms, discuss any limitations and restrictions and consider having him or her stay home. Participants who become ill should not return to the activity until they are cleared by a health-care provider.

Prepared. For Life.TM


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