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Operational Alert

See below for details.

Alert: Our website is currently not hosting new events.

We invite you to use TroopTrack to view, RSVP, and print Permission Slips for, all new and upcoming events.

Note: Additional forms, like Google Forms, may be required.

Registration requirements will be listed on event emails and TroopTrack.

COVID-19 updates will continue to be published here.

Thank you for using Troop 412 Events.

Effective 3/12/2022, MASK RULES EXPIRE! Please see Mask Rules below for more.

Help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Get tested before and after attending mass gatherings, traveling, or visiting a high-transmission place. Also, get tested following close contact with people who may have COVID-19 or if you were in a place where social distancing and/or mask-wearing was not practiced. See here for testing options.

View all OCBSA COVID-19 updates at

Find a Vaccination Site Near You!

The COVID-19 Vaccine is a large step toward defeating the coronavirus pandemic. When you're ready, you may use the government search tool from below to help you find a vaccination site easily.

All people 6 months old and up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those 5 years old and up are eligible to receive booster doses.

Vaccines are FREE.

Source: CDC

Get Tested!

The Federal Free Test Kit ( program has resumed!

Help keep each other safe and get tested for COVID-19 from home before large gatherings, if you were recently in a crowded setting, or if you are symptomatic for COVID-19. You do not need to present insurance or ID. You just need to provide your home address (only in the U.S.), and USPS will ship you up to 4 free antigen COVID-19 test kits (even if you had previously ordered before the program suspension). Need more? Insured people may get additional tests for free*!

Remember, unlimited free in-person testing options are also still available as they have been for most of the pandemic. Visit CVS, Walgreens, or other reputable sites for free COVID-19 testing. Proof of U.S. citizenship (ie DL or ID) or US insurance is required. Appointments are usually required.

Note: PCR (aka NAAT, RT-PCR, molecular) tests are generally considered the "gold standard" for COVID-19 testing and are preferred when available due to their higher accuracy in detecting SARS-CoV-2. Antigen tests are still very accurate but are not as sensitive in the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Note that most molecular tests take 1-3 days to return results, while antigen tests usually return results in 30-120 minutes.

*Health insurance companies are required to reimburse policyholders who purchase over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits, so long as original purchase receipts are properly submitted. Limit 8 tests per month/insured person (in addition to the 4 free tests from USPS), unless provider allows more. USPS currently only delivers up to 8 tests per household, regardless of the number of persons living in the household, until further notice. Reimbursement amounts vary by provider and plan.



Purchase Test Kits: Health insurance companies are required to offer you a limited reimbursement for self-test kits. Visit Rite Aid to register and check eligibility for FREE self-test kits using insurance.

Order Rite Aid Test Kits (using health insurance)

Orange County residents: Through a partnership with Picture Genetics, Orange County offers FREE PCR test kits (which must be shipped to a lab after swabbing) to County addresses only. Test kits and shipping to and from your home are free.

Order Free County Kits Here | Learn more about OC testing

Mask Rules

As of March 12, 2022 mask rules have been eased. Troop 412, in accordance with OCBSA Guidance and CDPH, currently has no requirement to wear a mask during any Troop event.

  • Face masks are strongly recommended to be worn by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, at all times. Face masks are no longer mandatory, however. Each parent and Scout can make their own decisions to wear a mask or not.

Following local and OCBSA guidelines, Troop 412 does not currently require any documentation of proof of a negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination for events. Please be diligent to monitor and safeguard your own health.

When attending events outside of regular Troop Meetings, please remember to bring a face mask, as rules may vary by Troop, BSA council/district, and city or county public health rules.

Note that per Federal Law, facial coverings are now optional while aboard public transportation or when inside transportation hubs, like airports or train stations effective April 18, 2022.

LA COUNTY: Effective 9/23/2022, masks are also optional while aboard public transportation or when inside transportation hubs within L.A. County.


Testing, Vaccination Requirements to Enter U.S.

COVID-19 testing is no longer required to enter the United States for all travelers.

Non-citizens 18+, with few exceptions, must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Failure to present all documents will lead to denial of boarding. There are no quarantine requirements once in the U.S. Proof of vaccination is not required for U.S. citizens.

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All travel restrictions have ended for those entering Canada. This includes testing, vaccination, quarantine, and mask-wearing requirements, which all ended on the aforementioned date.


  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Canada.

Source: (government website)



Hawaii: All travel restrictions have ended for those entering Hawaii domestically. Testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements have ended.

Puerto Rico: All travel restrictions have ended for those entering Puerto Rico domestically. Testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements have ended.


Carpooling has fully resumed. In accordance with Federal Law, face coverings are optional on all public transportation conveyances, including carpools during official Scouting events effective April 18, 2022.