The Great Scout Camp Out will look a little different this year. We are working to ensure that participants have the most enjoyable and safest experience possible during this difficult and ever-changing time.
We will be following the guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Education and CDC in order to provide a safe program for the students and staff.
- Program participants must wear masks for the entire duration of the program, except during meals or mask breaks.
- Masks should cover the child’s nose and mouth.
- We will have disposable masks available if you or your child needs one.
- Due to current COVID-19 protocols in the state of Massachusetts, tents may only be shared by members of the same household.
Activities and Group Sizes
- All activities will take place in outdoor locations.
- Activity groups will be small to allow 6 feet of social distancing, wherever possible.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
- All spaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily and cleaning procedures have been updated to fulfill the current guidelines.
- Shared supplies will be cleaned before and after use, and participants will wash or sanitize hands before using and after using shared supplies.
- Museum staff will clean shared bathrooms periodically throughout the event.
Pick-up and Drop-off; Travel Restrictions
- Parents/guardians will verbally answer a few health related questions about their child every morning upon arrival.
- Visitors coming from out of state should review the current Massachusetts travel order as well as any travel guidance issued by the state from which they will travel.
- Any staff member or program participant who feels unwell is required to stay home.
- This program will have NO nurse on site. Standard first aid is available from the museum’s security office.
- Anyone waiting for a test or waiting on test results should remain at home.
- If the individual tests negative for COVID-19, they may return to the program when:
- Symptoms have improved, and
- They have been free of fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol
- If a medical provider has given an alternative diagnosis for the symptoms, the individual should follow recommendations for that diagnosis.
- Symptomatic staff will also be sent home. Parents/guardians and the local Board of Health will be alerted if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19.
Updated 4/12/2021 – This page will be updated regularly to reflect changing protocols in Massachusetts.