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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Scout Units - November 24th, 2020

The health and safety of our members, leaders, and parents continues to be our highest priority. The following is continued guidance on meeting safely during the COVID-19 pandemic for the use of units and those planning council and district events.

The safest method for meeting is virtual and this is strongly encouraged. If, however, you plan to meet face to face, the policies below are in effect.

All local and state governments, both where the unit is chartered and where the meeting or activity is to take place must clearly permit the activity in terms of gathering size, location, and ability to maintain proper social distancing. All of those and the Federal CDC guidelines must be followed for all phases of the meeting or activity (such as feeding, housing/tents, activities, etc.). Masks are to be worn at all times.

Click here to see the full, updated guidelines. 

Beaumont Scout Reservation Partial Closures – Updated November 10th, 2020

Camp May and Cub World at the Beaumont Scout Reservation are closed through March 6, 2021. Phillips 66 currently has an easement for three buried  pipelines that run roughly parallel to the main camp road from the entrance past Emerson, Sverdrup Lodge, through Orrick camp site then up toward the challenge course access trail and eventually off of the property. They will be burying a fourth line during the time these sections of camp are closed.

There will be access to the camporee fields and the Nagel Base throughout the project. All those who will be driving at Beaumont should be aware that this work will take place Monday through Saturday each week. There will be times when equipment and trucks may briefly block the road. They will move off the road as quickly as possible. Please be patient while waiting and vigilant while driving. Keep your speed below the posted speed limit of 15 mph for the safety of all. The road has steel plates on it at the entrance gate and at the pond, and will likely sustain minor damage in other locations resulting in rough surfaces.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Phillips 66 has the right of eminent domain. The original project schedule was throughout much of 2021. They have graciously altered their project schedule, which allows us to operate our summer camps at Beaumont in 2021.

At the conclusion of the project Beaumont will be restored to its normal beauty and, at Phillips expense, have new parking lots at Cub World and Emerson, and a new main road from the reservation entrance to a point past Orrick campsite.

If you have questions please reach out to camping@stlbsa.org.


Covid-19 Communication for our Scouting Families – November 9th, 2020

Updated Unit Operational Guidance.
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GSLAC to be Featured on "St. Louis & Me" - October 19th, 2020

"St. Louis & Me” features non-profits and community leaders from throughout the St. Louis area. Each week, Michelle Anselmo talks to people with inspiring stories and life-long missions to improve the region.

Tune in Sunday, October 25th at 7:30am to hear about the impact Scouting is making in our community.

To find out how to tune in go the MeTV ST. Louis website.


Ron Green Retirement Announcement – July 24th,2020

Scout Executive and CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Ron Green, has announced his retirement effective March 1st, 2021.
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National Council Updates

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