As we prepare for Fall Fellowship, safety guidelines have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the event. The more we follow these guidelines, the better chance of having more scouting events.
Please note the following very carefully.
- Every person in camp will be required to have logged their temperature for 14 days prior to the event and monitor their health. Logging will be done on a downloadable form that must be given to us at check-in. You must have the form printed out and ready to give us at the time of check-in. No electronic versions will be accepted. No form, no attendance.
- We will be checking the temperatures of everyone that arrives. We recommend that all drivers check everyone in their car before leaving their place of departure. If one or more persons in the car have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher upon arrival then the entire car will be turned back.
- Registration for Fall Fellowship will close 14 days prior to the event which is Sept 4th. In the past we have been able to allow same-day registrations (with a late fee) but due to the current situation and the need to log temperatures you must make the decision whether or not to attend and take action before the deadline.
- No visitors will be permitted in camp during the event.
- Masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet will be required. Please bring your own mask.
- Meals will be served in a ‘to go’ fashion in a packaged container. We will not be able to accommodate any seating in the Grand Lodge or Sullivan Center for dining. We recommend you bring a camp chair and find a place to eat. You will still be required to maintain social distancing.
- We will have hand sanitizer and cleaning crews who will clean bathouses twice a day
- Fall Fellowship will be operating under a very different schedule this year. Members that are not staffing the induction will attend on Saturday only. There will be no Sunday component to the event. We will not be able to offer camping overnight Saturday.
- Members must plan to arrive Saturday between 9 am and 11 am only. After those times we will not be able to admit anyone else to camp. Uninvited members arriving Friday will be turned away. Members that leave camp once checked in will not be able to re-enter the camp.
- Only candidates, elangomats, and the ceremony team will be allowed to watch the ceremonies to limit contact between groups
- Groups will be limited to less than 50 people.
- Arrowman will be expected to stay with their chapter during the event to limit cross contamination
- For Lodge Elections, voting members will be in socially distanced chapter groups of less than 50 people
- The ceremonies have been motified to eliminate contact between candidates and ceremonalist
- Tempature checks will be taken in the morning and recorded for candidates and staff
- The trading post will have a limited number of people allowed to shop at one time
- Handwashing and hand sanitizering station will be set up in various locations around camp
Fall Fellowship will consist of an induction beginning on Friday night for candidates and a minimal staff which will be by invitation. Lodge members are welcome to come Saturday as noted above arriving between 9 am and 11 am. Lunch and dinner will be served Saturday. We will hold Lodge officer elections, open the trading post, welcome our newest members, and hold the Vigil call out to name a few events taking place. Fall Fellowship will end early Saturday evening. You will not be able to camp and should plan for transportation home Saturday.
If after reviewing the points above you believe that you do not wish to participate then please let us know and we will issue you a refund if you have already registered. Please know that we do not want to have to send anyone home for not having their temperature form or because they arrived late or were not following social distancing so let’s avoid that situation by doing what needs to be done.
Please be sure that you fully understand the above and ask us a question if you do not. It is for the safety of all of those involved and we are following the CDC guidelines and the Moore County health department guidelines.
This is not how we wish to hold an event but at this time it is the safest way that we know how to hold an event. We believe that it is better than the alternative of not holding an event at all and we also believe that our members will understand.