COVID-19 Updates

The objective of the GGAC Enterprise Risk Management Committee is to integrate the documentation from the National Service Center and the local health orders and convert them into Scouting terminology.  The council is not a policy making body when it comes to COVID. (Note: Click on each Step for more detailed information)

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.


If it is not practical to meet these minimal protocols, do not restart in-person activities.

Your Chartered organization “owns” your unit and approves all unit leadership.  Your activities and policies need to be approved by your Chartered organization before your resume in person activities.

As statistics for COVID-19 continue to improve and operations in California reopen, the Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) presents the minimum requirements to conduct Scouting activities in-person.  These requirements will not prevent COVID-19 from occurring but are designed to minimize exposure and spread.  Ultimately, the choice to participate in In-person scouting activities lies with each scouting family.

Please click on the type of activity below to see the requirements.  if you have any further questions please email 

Unit Meetings Events & Activities

At this time, there are no special COVID requirements for unit based meetings and activities.  Please review the updated Guide to Safe Scouting to insure you are following all BSA guidelines for youth safety including Chartered Organization requirements.

District/ Council Meetings Events & Activities


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow