COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates – Vaccine Requirement

Updated November 5, 2021

NEW Vaccine Requirement – November 1, 2021 – Full vaccination will be required for all in-person Scouting activities across the country.

Scouts Canada is currently running a staged return to Scouting based on geographical location. Currently, Shining Waters Council is on Stage 4 of the Scouts Canada’s Return to Scouting plan. Following the Province’s Roadmap to Reopening Ontario, Ontario was moved into Step 3 on July 16, 2021. As a result, effective July 16, 2021, the 6th Richmond Hill Scout Group will be moved to Stage 4 of Scouts Canada’s plan.

Here is an overview of Stage 4:

  • Size of gatherings: Follow local and provincial guidelines: physical distancing of 2 meters and mandatory masks
  • Patrols: 8 youth maximum
  • Sharing of equipment: permitted within Patrols only
  • Camping: All Sections may camp overnight indoors and outdoors in Patrols only. Large Buildings are not permitted. Tents or shelters preferred.
  • 2-Scouter Rule to be observed

A at-a-glance view of Scouts Canada’s Stage Progression can be found here.

Here is an overview of Scouts Canada’s actions regarding registration, membership, program, Scouts Canada shops and properties:

Please refer to Scouts Canada’s website for additional information.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the Section Scouters. Thank you for everyone’s patience and understanding. Stay safe!