COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Unit Program Resources (Updated 7-5-2021):

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.

Important Information & Updates:

Digital Safety Guidelines for Councils to Share

As local councils and units use digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects, and advancement during the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Council is providing guidance in this BSA Safety Moment that can be shared with anyone who has questions about topics such as video conferencing safety for Scouts and leaders. Note: This guidance is not comprehensive, and if it differs from the legal requirements of your state or local jurisdiction, please consult with your local council attorney.

Topics addressed for conducting online Scouting activities safely include:

  • Follow all Youth Protection policies.
  • Use business-oriented conference platforms instead of platforms with other primary purposes (such as gaming).
  • Do not record online activities/meetings.
  • Safeguard personal information.
  • Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.
  • See Digital Safety and Online