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Updating Vaccination Status in MyScouts

October 14, 2021

As part of Scouts Canada’s vaccine mandate announced on September 15th, all members including eligible youth and volunteers, will need to self-declare their vaccine status on or before November 1, 2021. As a reminder, all eligible members including youth and volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated with a second dose received at least 14 days prior to participating at in-person Scouting events after the November 1 deadline.

Youth need Scouting more than ever to get back to doing kid things. Vaccination will help us get there. Throughout the pandemic Scouts Canada has taken a principled approach to ensuring that Scouting can continue to provide youth the opportunities to discover and grow. This new mandate will provide an opportunity to take a leadership stance that reinforces that commitment to our communities and our members.

Follow the instructions below to update your MyScouts account with your vaccination status. 

 

Scouters/Volunteers/Parent helpers — to self-declare:
  1. Login to MyScouts 
  2. Select Medical Info  
  3. In the “Edit Medical Information” popup, locate the vaccine declaration field and choose the appropriate option 
  4. Click to “Save Changes” 
Youth — to self-declare for your youth:
  1. Click on the “My Family” tab
  2. Click the green icon beside your youth’s name to access the youth profile
  3. From the left side menu in your child’s profile, click to select “Medical Info”
  4. In the “Edit Medical Information” popup, locate the vaccine declaration field and choose the appropriate option
  5. Click to “Save Changes”

MyScouts Vaccine Self-Declaration — FAQs

Who needs to self-declare their vaccination status?

All eligible youth, volunteers and parent helpers; this includes all youth 12 and over (or who are turning 12 in 2021 if applicable in your province. For those provinces that do not allow youth turning 12 to be vaccinated before their birthday — there will be a three-month grace period) and all adult volunteers/Scouters as well as parent helpers. Any youth 11 or younger does not need to self-declare or update their MyScouts account.

My child is younger than 12, do I need to do anything?

No, if your child is under 12 years of age or is not turning 12 in 2021, no update to MyScouts is necessary at this time.

I or my youth requires an exemption. What is the process?

If you as an eligible youth, volunteer and/or parent helper; this includes all youth 12 and over (or who are turning 12 in 2021) is requesting an exemption, MyScouts still needs to be updated.

Select “I am requesting an exemption” option. Please note that an exemption must be approved before engaging in any in-person Scouting activities.

For more information about the Exemption process and the necessary forms, click here

What if my Council or province requires proof of vaccination?

Scouts Canada’s vaccination mandate is the minimum requirement across the country. If a local municipality, indoor venue or provincial government requires additional documentation or proof of vaccination, you must also follow those additional steps and guidelines. Those steps and guidelines will be communicated to you or may have already been communicated to you.

Do I still need to self-declare in MyScouts if I have already provided proof of vaccination in my province?

Yes. All eligible youth, volunteer and/or parent helper; this includes all youth 12 and over (or who are turning 12 in 2021) still need to update MyScouts.


Requiring mandatory vaccination will help in keeping our communities safe and contribute to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. We are asking our Scouts Canada members to play an essential role in keeping themselves, their friends, their Scouters, and our community healthy. Scouting is needed now more than ever and we need to do our part to help end this pandemic.

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