Novel Coronavirus — January 13, 2021 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here.

COVID-19 Actions

Welcome Back to Scouting

The wait is over. Safe, outdoor in-person Scouting is now allowed under safety guidelines in our new Standard.

As of September 1, 2020, Scouts Canada has moved ALL provinces to STAGE 2 under our Step-by-Step progression to get back to Scouting.

What is allowed in Stage 2.

  • Outdoor & Virtual Scouting only
  • 16 youth maximum split into 2 or more Patrols of up to 8 youth
  • All Scouting in-person activities must be limited to 50 people total
  • Sharing of equipment: limited—within Patrols only
  • Camping: Overnight camping is prohibited for all Scouts Canada members and activities.

To participate in Scouting this fall — members will need to need to sign-up through our JOIN page.

Scouts Canada is also offering a Free Trial for those who want to try Scouting this fall. The Free Trial will be available on our JOIN page once we have accommodated current members.

Please review the Standard for more information about how we will keep our youth, volunteers, parents and staff SAFE, while providing fun adventures this fall.

In addition to safety measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19, Scouts Canada is also offering enhanced programming this fall which includes comprehensive play-by-play virtual and outdoor meeting scripts for Scouters.

Other Actions

  • All current Scouts Canada memberships have been extended to December 31, 2020.
  • The new Scouting Year will begin in January 2021.
  • Registration (for January) will open later in September and October.
  • Most Scouts Canada properties remain closed. A select few properties that meet our safety criteria have been opened. Please refer to our Camps page for more information.
  • remains available.
  • All Scouts Canada offices are closed until further notice; employees are working remotely.
  • All Scouting-related travel is cancelled until further notice.
  • Overnight camping is prohibited for all Scouts Canada members and activities. Learn more about Scouts Canada’s short-term ban on camping here.

Read the FAQ for more information.

If you have questions, please address them with your Section Contact Scouter, Group Commissioner or Relationship Manager, as appropriate.


If you have questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.