COVID19 and Northern Star Camps, Meetings & More

Information on Camping, Unit Events, Scout Shops, and Scouting Activities

3/4/2022 Update: The Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health have issued new guidelines for COVID-19 prevention measures.

Using revised criteria, the CDC is now classifying each county as having Low, Medium or High COVID-19 Community Levels. Visit CDC: COVID-19 by County to assess your county’s status and learn about appropriate prevention measures.

As most of the counties we serve are now classified at either low or medium levels, we will no longer require universal mask usage while indoors. Instead, we ask that you continue to consult the CDC and adjust your activities and prevention measures accordingly.

General Expectations

  • Individuals may choose to continue wearing masks even when it is not required, especially those who are or live with individuals who are at high risk.
    • Surgical or N95/KN95 masks are preferred over cloth.
  • Individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and close contacts must still follow state guidelines for testing and isolation.
  • Continue to use the health screening checklist (in the documents section on the right)prior to attending Scout functions.
  • Some local and community orders may supersede this guidance.
  • Vaccines are strongly encouraged for all who are eligible.
  • Proper hand washing and increased sanitation continue to be important tools to prevent spread of illness.


Q: What if participant has symptoms or tests positive for COVID after attending a Scouting event?

A: The symptomatic person should isolate and follow physician’s advice for personal care. Use the Suspected COVID Case in a Scouting Activity Flow Chartto determine what actions to take with other participants who attended the Scouting activity.

Cancellations & Refunds

We want to ensure that all families feel safe and comfortable sending their children to camp.

If a family decides to no longer attend camp due to health risk, we will refund all fees paid, less the deposit, if the request is received by our office at least three weeks in advance of the start of their camp session. Requests outside of this time frame will be evaluated individually.

This practice will continue through the end of March 2022 and will be evaluated on a quarterly basis.


If camps or activities are forced to close due to COVID, units will be given a choice to credit all fees toward a future reservation or receive a full refund.

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