There have been a ton of recommendations over the last 18-months, and if you’re like me, all the changes can give you a bit of mental whiplash. So here I am, to break down in simple terms, the prevailing question amongst our SATX Scouting community:
Masks are NOT required to be worn at ANY of the Alamo Area Summer Camps as long as you’re outside.
Does that mean campers shouldn’t bring masks with them? Well, if I’ve learned anything after a year of a pandemic and a Texas snowstorm, it’s to Be Prepared. I mean, it’s our motto, is it not? I still plan on carrying masks with me because there will be times when my Scout and I will need them: namely when being indoors. One of the great experiences of camp is shopping at the Trading Post, and because it’s inside and social distancing is a bit harder to ensure, visitors will need a mask to enter.
It’s important to know that while the Alamo Area Council encourages wearing a mask in groups if you’re not yet vaccinated, the choice to wear one is yours. If you feel more comfortable wearing one outside while at camp, please do so. If you choose not to, remember that to enter one of the buildings, wearing one is required. It’s easy enough to tuck in in a pocket, backpack, or loop it around your wrist when you or your Scout is Adventuring outside.
I’m officially terming this summer The Summer of Smiles, because camp is awesome, and I’ve never been more ready to get out of my house! Won’t you join me?
For the most updated CDC Guidelines as recommended by the Alamo Area Council’s Medical Advisory Committee, CLICK HERE.