Cornhusker Council Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update from the BSA National 8/16/21

Revised August 2021

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities continues to be our top priority.  We must continue our vigilance to assure that youth and their families are safe while they enjoy the many benefits of Scouting.

We continue to follow the guidance from expert agencies and follow the measures that have become second nature to many – hand hygiene, masks, distancing, meeting in cohorts and remaining at home if you have symptoms or feel bad.

We encourage everyone to consult with their physician and get vaccinated. It is our best hope for returning to normalcy in our Scouting family.

The critical need of today is for all to understand the rationale for our caution and actions. Because of the pandemic, fewer youth have joined our Movement. To welcome new members and their families, we must demonstrate that we are safe and are concerned with the health of all. The success of the Scouting program depends on conducting regular meetings and activities in a safe and responsible way.

As always, please be mindful of the Scout Oath and Law as we continue to navigate a safe return to the activities we enjoy.


COVID-19 Update from the Cornhusker Council 6/7/2021

Last week the Centers for Disease Control updated their guidance related to COVID-19 and we are seeing where local stores, companies, and school systems are updating their policies as a result.

The Outdoor Education Center

At this time, our Council’s OEC approach to COVID-19 will remain in lock step with the Lancaster county and Lincoln city mandated mask requirements i.e wearing masks is optional if you are vaccinated, and masks are required if you are not vaccinated. Masks will not be required for outdoor activities.

Unit Guidance:

· Continue to coordinate with your charter organization. Review national, state, and your local community’s public health guidance and do what works best for your unit and its families.

· As you have discussions and take actions within your unit, remember that not all families may agree your unit’s actions but as Scouts we are courteous, kind, and friendly.


· District meetings (District Committee, Commissioner, and Roundtable) will continue primarily in person using the Council/OEC guidelines previously mentioned.

Council Camping Operations

· Camps and activities will continue, following our recently communicated COVID-19 protocols. You can find the protocols for camping on our council website

We will continue to update you as conditions change. Thanks!


John Sumner

Scout Executive



COVID-19 Update from the Cornhusker Council 5/26/21

As Scouts, we strive to be prepared for all situations. During a pandemic, changes can happen quickly without much notice, and but we are ready to adapt. We will do our best to work through this together as a community to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and continue supporting our Scouting families.

  • The Cornhusker Council will continue offering in-person and virtual services to our Scouting families. We will reinforce our safety protocols and practices in during activities with Scouting families and staff.
  • Outdoor activities may continue while following the DHM and CDC guidance while we are in Red. Units can choose – now or any time – to move to 100% virtual format. Scouting families and units should weigh this option carefully as continuously moving back and forth between in-person and virtual meetings creates a major disruption in your Scouting experience.
  • The Cornhusker Council, with our Charter Organizations, will continue to monitor COVID-19 effects on the community and our programs. We will communicate any changes to our Scouting families as soon as possible.


Please review the Scouting Risk Dial document below, and follow the links to your county's current risk dial.