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COVID-19 Updates — September 23, 2022 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.

Novel Coronavirus Update — June 22, 2022

Return to Scouting Stages

Important: This map excludes local restrictions. Individual Groups may be at a different stage to the wider Council.
Please reach out to your SRM or CK3 for more information.

Learn more about Scout Canada’s guiding principles for Covid response.

Learn more about Scouts Canada's new vaccination mandate.


Virtual Scouting Only

  • Size of gatherings: online — unconstrained
  • 2-Scouter Rule to be observed


Outdoor Scouting

  • Size of gatherings: 25 people maximum
  • Patrols: 8 youth maximum
  • Sharing of equipment: minimized
  • No camping

View STAGE 2 Standard


Outdoor (Preferred) or Indoor Scouting

  • Size of gatherings: 50 persons total (Outdoors preferred)
  • Patrols: 8 youth maximum
  • Sharing of equipment: permitted within Patrols only
  • Camping: No Beaver or Cub overnight camping. Scouts, Vents and Rovers may camp overnight in individual tents or shelters outdoors.

View STAGE 3 Standard


Outdoor & Indoor Scouting

  • Size of gatherings: Follow local and provincial guidelines.
  • Patrols: 8 youth maximum
  • Sharing of equipment: permitted within Patrols only
  • Camping: All Sections may camp overnight indoors or outdoors in Patrols only. Large buildings are not permitted. Tents or shelters preferred.

View STAGE 4 Standard


Outdoor & Indoor Scouting

  • Size of gatherings: TBD
  • Sharing of equipment: unlimited
  • Camping: Allowed for all Sections. No restrictions.

View STAGE 5 Standard

This map is for illustrative purposes only. 
Please refer to the Pandemic Standards for the details.

Pandemic Standards are in effect since September 1, 2020.

Return to Scouting Stages

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Information on the Exemption Request Process

Answers to your questions about the new vaccination mandate for members

Answers to your COVID-related safety questions

An in-depth guide to our:

STAGE 2 Standards
STAGE 3 Standards
STAGE 4 Standards
STAGE 5 Standards

An at-a-glance view of the differences between our various STAGES

A step-by-step plan for a safe return

Parent feedback that shaped our framework

Stay informed with these Provincial and Federal resources