Pioneering 2

Socially distanced campout at Camp Resolute , Bolton, MA

April 9-11


Where: Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA

75 Hudson Rd Bolton, MA 01740

  • Arrive: 5:30 Friday April 9, Eat dinner before arriving

  • Pick up: Sunday 11:30am

  • Please feel free to come & go as needed for sports/other commitments

Avoid car pooling. Masks required.

Scouts will be solo in tents pitched close together for evening chatting. So if you have a small tent that would help

Campout Overview - Camping for two nights starting Friday after dinner, meals planned by the patrol and cooked by a designated Grubmaster adhering to safe food and socially distant practices.

Three meals (2 breakfasts and lunch) will be be cooked using Dutch ovens.

Continue working toward Cooking, Camping, and Pioneering Merit Badges!!




There are two main points as requirements for consideration of participation.

  1. Make sure you have screened your scouts for the following:

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      • Chills

      • Repeated shaking with chills

      • Muscle pain

      • Headache

      • Sore throat

      • Loss of taste or smell

      • Diarrhea

      • Feeling feverish or having a temperature greater than or equal to 100.0°F

      • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

  2. Read Guidance Document and sign the Consent forms


All Scouting families and leaders are advised to download and read this guidance document before reopening Scouting.

Medical and Consent forms - This is very important!!

Scouts (and attending Adults) without these forms will not be allowed to participate. You can skip Medical forms if you submitted them last August/September time:

  1. Medical Forms: Please ensure three paper copies of Part A and B only (no doctor signature needed) including a copy of your insurance card is delivered to Jen Joyce at 4 Fenton St no later than noon on Friday April 2

  2. Activity Consent Form: Please complete this form and email to Pinky Jose at

  3. Online COVID Form: On Saturday morning before you leave, please take a few minutes to complete our online COVID Form for your son.


Youth Protection and Safety:

Parents attending a trip must complete this free training offered at

Please read How to Guide for taking Youth Protection Training . After completion, email the certificate to Jo Greystone at

So, given those fundamental requirements, here are the details with guidelines bolded.

  • Sleeping arrangements are limited to one Scout per tent.

  • No Carpooling - Parents must drop off and pick up scouts at designated times.

  • Limited food sharing, patrols will appoint a single grubmaster for each meal

    • A designated Grubmaster adhering to safe food and socially distant practices.

    • There will be hot water for hot chocolate, etc

    • There will NOT be a 3 tub cleaning method. Scouts are urged to bring disposable plates/cups and fork/spork, no need for a knife

  • The Scouts/Adults should bring their own tent, if not available contact patrol advisor so that we can bring one from the troop

  • Everyone should bring their own folding camp chair to make it easier to social distance

  • The Patrol Advisor will lead the campout to ensure that guidelines are followed

  • The Patrol Advisor will request that one or two parents attend to assist with supervision

  • The Scout must have and carry a sufficient mask to wear in the unexpected case where social distancing is not possible.

  • Coordinated activities will only be done where social distancing and good hygiene can be followed.

    • For instance, lashing/knot tying demonstrations and can safely be practiced.

    • Flag football or any other games that may result in direct touching or several people touching a common object (like a Frisbee) are not allowed

  • The Scout agrees to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices. If the Scout does not adhere to those practices he understands that Parents will be called to come pick him up.

  • The Scout must not go if he is not feeling well or has any symptoms on the day the campout starts

  • There is no camping in pavilions or lean-to’s


Limited food sharing, patrols will appoint a single grubmaster for each meal

  • A designated Grubmaster adhering to safe food and socially distant practices.

  • There will be hot water for hot chocolate, etc

Council Regulations for Camping at Resolute

  • All cabins, pavilions, amphitheaters, and other common areas will remain closed.

  • Ensure social distancing among groups staying in different campsites, campsites must be spaced no less than 20 feet apart as measured by the closest edge of each neighboring site.

  • Campsite occupancy is limited to a maximum of 12 people. Campsite groups may not invite persons not staying at other campsites to visit. This includes multiple groups within the same unit.

  • Handwashing and sanitation of shared supplies must be done between use.

  • Sleeping arrangements on camping trips should be limited to one person per tent, unless they are family.

  • Activities between or among more than one campsite group are not permitted.

  • Picnic and grill areas will be closed.

  • Signs are posted to remind the need for social distancing, frequent hand hygiene/washing and use of facial coverings.

  • Disinfect latrines surfaces before and after each use by unit or Scout.

  • Plastic or Metal picnic tables and other high-touch areas within campsites must be sanitized between each use by the user of the campsite.

  • At least one person per campsite must log in and out at the camp office to enable contact tracing, (name and phone number or name and email address).

  • No showers are available.

If you have any questions or concerns contact the Patrol Advisors