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This page was last updated on 5/5/2021

Minsi Trails Council Updates and News Important to Scouting

Information is ever changing! The MTC Staff and supporting Council Committees will continue to update information that is important to you.  Thank you for your patience.  

Scoutingwire.org 

BSA National Council COVID-19 FAQ

Camping/Activities on MTC owned Properties Click Here For Short Link 

Responding to COVID - 19 in Pennsylvania - Updated on 5/5/2021

Scouting Activity Guidance and MTC Overall Operations  

1. Dens / Packs / Troops / Crews / Posts / Ships / District Activities / Council Activities. 

Pennsylvania - Updated on 4/28/2021

  • In Pennsylvania, masks must be worn indoors. 
  • In Pennsylvania, the PA Department of Health has issued guidance on wearing a mask outdoors.  Click here to learn more on the guidance - Department of Health Updates 
  • In Pennsylvania, practice physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.   
  • In Pennsylvania, indoor events of gatherings are limited to 25% of maximum room capacity. Outdoor events and gatherings are limited to 50% of maximum capacity.   Department of Health FAQ  
  • Travel restrictions have been eliminated. See PA  COVID - 19 Information for Travelers 

New Jersey - Updated on 4/28/2021

  • In New Jersey, face coverings are required in indoor public spaces. See NJ COVID- INFO 
  • In New Jersey, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is difficult to maintain. See NJ COVID- INFO
  • In New Jersey, all indoor gathering attendees must stay 6 feet apart. 
  • In New Jersey, general indoor gatherings are limited to the maximum of 25 people.  See NJ COVID- INFO 
  • Units are strongly encouraged to not travel out of state for Scouting events/activities/camping. See NJ  COVID -19 Information for Travelers 

The below checklist must be used for holding any in-person Scouting Activities. If it is not practical to meet the minimal protocols found on the checklist, do not restart in-person Scouting activities or conduct in-person Scouting activities. 

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  • The below documents are available (in conjunction with with the checklist) to help Unit Leaders and Charter Partners to successfully restart/continue Scouting activities.
     
  • Leaders, be in contact with your Charter Partner as restrictions maybe in place regarding the facility you partner with. 
     
  • Unit Committee's and Unit Leaders, continue to evaluate upcoming schedules and plan accordingly by referencing the guidelines through your local and state authorities.  Use the above helpful documents.   
     
  • As always, participation in Scouting activities is up to the discretion of parents and guardians and unit leaders. For the protection of the community, please follow State Department of Health and CDC guidance to ensure Scouts and adults stay home when sick and do not attend Scouting or other activities.
     
  • If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events.  People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately. 

2.  Minsi Trails Council Service Center

  • In compliance with Pennsylvania’s recent updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, the Minsi Trails Council Service Center will be open on a limited, as needed basis until further notice. For the health and wellness of our Scout families, volunteers, and staff, we ask that you visit us only when deemed absolutely necessary.

  • If you need to come visit us for service center related business, wear your mask and follow the guidelines we have set forth when entering.  But if you can continue to take care of your Scouting business remotely, please continue to do so for now.  

    • As a reminder, we will be asking everyone to sign in, require a mask, practice 6 feet social distancing, and follow exiting protocols.

    • The Minsi Trails Council is taking this action in accordance with local and state authorities as well as the Scout Oath and Law. The safety of our Scouting family is our highest priority. 

3. Scout Shop 

  • Visit Minsi Trails Scout Shop page for details, as operational hours have changed.  

Additional Information:

References - As of 11/12/2020

 

 

MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                           MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                                      
Professional Office                                                    Scout Shop
(610) 264-8551                                                          (610) 266-7770

OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:                             SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)                                    10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri)         
                                                                                Closed daily for lunch 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm    
Closed Sat - Sun                                                        10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sat)
                                                                                Closed Sunday

Physical Address:                  Mailing Address
991 Postal Road                       P.O. Box 20624
Allentown, PA 18109                Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624