Restart Scouting Safely Plan for Pack 96
The adult leaders of Cub Scout Pack 96 are committed to providing a safe, quality Scouting program to both the Cub Scouts and their families. To insure a safe environment, a parent must print & sign a copy of the "Restart Scouting Safely Plan for Pack 96" or submit this Google Form, acknowledging that they've read & will abide by this plan. If parents choose not to abide by the plan, their child(ren) will be permitted to participate in "virtual" events, but not in "in person" events. To see or pr print a Google Doc/PDF of this plan, see
Restart Scouting Safely Plan
Pack 96 (“Unit”) will begin to meet in-person and hold in-person activities (together “In-Person Events”). In doing so, this unit has prepared the following Restart Scouting Safely Plan (“Plan”) to articulate and communicate safety protocols for their Scouts and families (together “Scouts”) for In-Person Events.

1. Pre-Screening before an In-Person Event:
a. According to the CDC, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
i. People 65 years and older,
ii. People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and/or
iii.People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
1. People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
2. People who have serious heart conditions
3. People who are immunocompromised. Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
4. People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
5. People with diabetes
6. People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
7. People with liver disease
b. Scouts who meet any of the conditions above must disclose this fact to the Unit Leader (or his/her designee) and provide a written statement to the Unit Leader (or his/her designee), affirming that they can physically participate with In-Person Events.
c. Every Scout must undergo the Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist (attached) before every In-Person Event to determine whether or not a Scout should be able to attend the In-Person Event.
d. Every Scout must take their temperature immediately before leaving to meet other Scouts. If the temperature shows a fever of 100.4 or higher, the Scout must stay home.
e. A parent or guardian (“Parent”) must keep a record of these temperature readings and be prepared to provide them at the Unit leaders’ request.
f. All the above are the responsibility of the Parent.
2. Before pack meetings:
a. Scout and leader (and siblings who will participate) temperatures will be taken before leaving their vehicle.
If the temperature shows a fever of 100.4 or higher, the individual(s) must return home.
b. Parents should arrive 10 minutes early to facilitate temperature screenings.
3. During an In-Person Event:
a. We will adhere to limits set by NJ for gatherings of people indoors and outdoors.
b. Scouts must maintain safe social distancing of 6 feet from other dens. The buddy system must be followed while also maintaining social distance.
c. Scouts must wear masks if their activities bring them within 6 feet of other dens.
d. A Scout should bring their own water bottle and food. A Scout should not share beverages or food with another person.
e. If Units prepare communal food, they should do so with proper hand sanitization and wearing masks.
Scouts will not share any food after it is cooked and portioned.
f. A Scout should keep his/her hands away from their face and masks.
g. The Unit will bring hand sanitizers and encourage Scouts to sanitize frequently.
h. Units will maintain attendance records for all participants, including visitors, at all in-person scout meetings and activities to aid with contact tracing if needed.
4. Other
a. Units will treat all activities, including meetings and trips as “family” events. A Parent is responsible for transporting their children and being present with their children. If a Parent will not be present, this Parent must designate another adult to assume this responsibility and provide this in writing to the Unit Leader.
b. If Units were to plan overnight trips, the Parent (or designee) will take temperatures of individuals in his/her family at least once a day. If the temperature is 100.4 or above, the Parent (or designee) will leave the Unit activity with his/her family.
c. Units will ensure proper sanitation of indoor meeting spaces, including Scouting equipment and gear. All equipment will be sanitized between individual use.
d. The Unit will not provide or arrange for transportation, including carpooling. Families will handle their own transportation, including public transportation, commercial rideshares, rented vehicles and privately owned or leased vehicles. Families will decide privately whether they will provide transportation to another individual.

Scouts and their families waive all liability potentially associated with allowing their children to participate in Scout activities by Pack 96.

Scout parents agree that these terms will change to reflect changes in New Jersey and federal government regulations. It is the responsibility of the Units’ parents to check back regularly to this document, which is available to all parents of Pack 96 in a shared google document file:

We also urge parents and scouts to refer to the Northern New Jersey BSA Scouting from Home page:

Every Scout’s parent must sign and date this statement (or fill out & return this Google form), affirming that they have read, acknowledged and agreed to the terms of this agreement.
Screening Checklist before in person pack events
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