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SAMOSET COUNCIL COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PREPARATIONS

Samoset Scouting is actively monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Wisconsin Department of Health communications and following their guidelines and recommendations.

For the safety of all, based on the guidance of the governors of Wisconsin, effective immediately all units are to discontinue their in-person meetings, activities, and camping. Within our council area, schools are closed and several businesses have been urged to cease normal operations to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (covid-19). Our Samoset council camps will also be closed until such time that schools reopen, and extracurricular activities resume.  There are many Scouting activities that can happen at home, particularly advancement work. We encourage creativity in providing online and remote meeting/learning opportunities.

Effective immediately, the decision has been made to close the Samoset Council Office until further notice.  Staff are working remotely to provide support to Scouting.  You can reach a member of our customer service team by calling 715-355-1450.  Scout shop orders can be filled through email scoutshop@samoset.org.

At this time we are cancelling most council events (see list below)Samoset Council will refund and/or apply fees paid to future events.  

  • Merit Badge Workshop (Saturday April 4) - this event is cancelled and may be rescheduled.
  • OA Brotherhood Clinic (Saturday April 4) - this event is cancelled and may be rescheduled.
  • OA Lock-In (Saturday April 4) - this event is cancelled and may be rescheduled.
  • Tomahawk Roundtable (Thursday March 26) - this event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Wisconsin Rapids Roundtable (Thursday April 2) - this event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Wausau Roundtable (Thursday April 2) - this event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Stevens Point Roundtable (Tuesday April 7) - this event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Marshfield Roundtable (Thursday April 9) - this event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • BALOO Training (Saturday April 18) - this event is cancelled and will be rescheduled to a date this fall.
  • Wilderness First Aid (May 2) - this event is cancelled and will be rescheduled to a date this fall.
  • Introduction to outdoor Leader Skills (May 15) - this event is cancelled.  Another course is scheduled for this fall.
  • Cub Scout Spring Camporee (May 29-31) - this event has been postponed until the fall. 

We have postpone the deadline for the $75 camp deposits from April 15 to May 15. We know that without meetings and the uncertainty of this situation, collecting and submitting payment can be difficult.  

Operationally we are:

  • Doing extra cleaning of public and high use surfaces
  • Posting hand washing reminders
  • Encouraging sick participants and staff to stay home

If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should self isolate. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Samoset Council Service Center (715-355-1450).  We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us. 


Posted 3/12/2020
Updated 4/7/2020 (updates in red)

 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

Samoset Vision: Every youth prepared for tomorrow's challenges.