COVID19 Update – March 27

Update:

Council/District/Unit activities and meetings

As communicated earlier we have postponed all district and council activities and have closed our council office and camps. As the number of cases continue to climb in our state we are adjusting our closure schedule. Our offices will remain closed to the public until April 17th and our camps are closed until May 1st. All district and council activities in April will be postponed to a later date. We will evaluate each week and obviously will adjust this timeline as we go along and as needed.


Units: 

With safety in mind and based on guidance from national health officials, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is strongly advising that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings of 10 or more people be suspended through the end of April. This applies to youth and adults out of an abundance of caution. Please also follow any restrictions outlined by your state and local health department or other local officials. This includes Eagle Scout Projects, projects should be postponed, if there is a issue with the Scout not having enough time to complete project before they turn 18, then the Council Advancement committee will grant a extension.Obviously this is an ongoing crisis and things are changing daily and weekly, we will continue to monitor and expand the timeline on this as needed. Use common sense and abide by all local shelter in place, curfew or other guidelines.


Districts:·        

As federal, state and local officials have recommended no gatherings of 10 or more people, all district activities in this time period need to be postponed. Units and their chartered organizations should follow suit.

·        There will be no face-to-face staff and volunteer meetings at the council and district level during this period; all such meetings should take place by phone or video call.

·        Remember that any electronic communication involving a youth member must adhere to BSA’s “two deep” leadership policies. It is imperative that you postpone meetings or switch to virtual gatherings utilizing conference calls or online video conferencing. Keep in close contact with your unit and district leadership to understand what has been postponed or shifted online. Please consider ways you can move Scouting forward by using technology.