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Council COVID Response & Updates

Updated June 6, 2021 – Montana council is doing what it can to keep up to date with the rapidly changing information and safety recommendations concerning COVID-19. In an effort to help you find the most recent information, we will update this page as information becomes available. We recommend referencing the Montana DPHHS and the CDC for additional and specific coronavirus information.


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National Statement on COVID-19

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. 

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by expertise from agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We expect everyone in Scouting to follow the measures listed below, which are based on CDC guidance. Members, staff, and volunteers must also follow all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. In addition, we have instructed local councils to consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, in order to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe.

  • Isolate if you are sick, and do not attend any activity/meeting/event if you, anyone you live with, or anyone you have recently been around feels unwell.
  • Do not attend any activity/meeting/event if you or anyone you live with has been tested for COVID-19 or another illness and does not have the results back yet.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth and stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Until further notice, international travel is not considered an official Scouting Activity.

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


Resources & Scouting at Home


Advancement as of 6/6/21

Updates have been made to address Scouts BSA advancement requirements. Updated information on rank advancement, merit badge requirements, and time extension request due to COVID-19 can be found on the COVID-19 FAQ.


2021 Montana Council Summer Camp

Montana Council is taking every consideration as we move forward into a safe and healthy 2021 season of summer camps. We are and continue to weigh health department recommendations, government protocols and financial responsibilities as we prepare for the summer. All of this is done with the health and safety of our Scouts, volunteers, Scouters and staff is our utmost concern.

K-M Scout Ranch: As of this time, we are excited to move forward with a full schedule at K-M Scout Ranch. This year’s K-M camp staff promises program that is new and dynamically different from last year! We would love for you to join us and experience this amazing state-of-the-art camp. <Learn More>

Camp Melita Island is on pause for 2021 as we continue our reforestation project and campsite reconfiguration. If your unit is interested in staying on or providing service to Melita this summer, please let us know. (406) 541-1009

Grizzly Base Webelos camp has been put on hold for 2021. Webelos are welcome to join us at K-M Scout Ranch’s Resident Webelos Camp this summer!

For any additional questions concerning camps, you can reference the camp pages on this site, call (406) 541-1009 or email mtcouncil@montanabsa.org.

Camping this Fall/Winter

Updates have been made by the National Council to address camping this fall and winter and can be found on the COVID-19 FAQ.


Store Hours & Access

The Trading Posts are open for your Scouting needs!

We ask that customers maintain a social distancing of six feet and be polite and conscious of others. (A Scout is kind.) 

Montana Council Service Center & Scout Store Great Falls
Monday – Friday, 9 – 5
Phone: 406-761-6000
BSAgreatfallsstore@scouting.org

Billings Field Office & Scout Store 
Monday – Friday, 11 – 5
Phone: 406-259-4513
BSAbillingsstore@scouting.org

Missoula Field Office & Scout Store
Monday – Thursday, 12 – 5
Phone: 406-926-1810
BSAmissoulastore@scouting.org

Bozeman Field Office & Scout Store
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 1 – 6
Phone: 406-585-0272
BSAbozemanstore@scouting.org

You may also call (406) 541-1009