Camping

How many can attend a camp?

There are no limits on the number of participants that can attend a Scout camp, and there is no requirement to split into smaller groups. You should contact coronavirus@scoutsvictoria.com.au for any planned Scouting event with over 200 participants.

*Limits for youth program activities only apply to participants. Those required to run the activity, such as Leaders, adult helpers, trainers, rostered parents, carers, etc are in addition to the limits. For adult meetings and non-youth program activities (such as fundraising, ARAP, etc), the limit applied to all in attendance.

What are the vaccination requirements for Camping and Major Events?

All attendees aged 18 years or over at a major event with over 500 participants or where physical distancing cannot be maintained for extended periods (such as seated events, evening entertainment, etc) must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Anybody aged 18 years or over who shares a tent must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Members aged under 18 years do not need to be vaccinated to share a tent or other accommodation.

Leaders, helpers or Rovers undertaking a Leader or Service role must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. This includes unregistered parents or visitors who are helping out on an ad-hoc basis.

Further guidance on Vaccination for Scouting is available in the How Does the Vaccination Mandate Affect…? FAQ.

Can I go camping if I am unvaccinated?

Youth members aged under 18 years do not need to be vaccinated to go camping.

Youth members aged 18 years or over who are not fully vaccinated, or do not have a medical exemption, can go camping as long as there are no indoor activities and they do not share a tent.

Leaders and helpers must be fully vaccinated on a camp.

How can we run a camp?

There are no limits to the number of people who can share a tent, cabin or bunkhouse, etc as long as vaccination requirements are met.

A record should be made of who shares a tent, and campers should be allocated to the same tent for each night.

Vaccination requirements apply to any indoor facilities, such as dining areas, training rooms etc.  To avoid doubt, “outdoors” includes an area with no roof or a roofed area with at least two fully open walls.

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