Hello Scouting Family:
We hope you’re staying safe and well during these uncertain times. Like you, we’re practicing proper social distancing and protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19; it’s our duty as Scouts to do so. We know you’re receiving many messages, including an email dated March 18, 2020, from the National Council, BSA related to meeting size. All Scouting is local. Consequently, please understand that our guidance supersedes all other Scouting guidance, and there will be NO face to face meetings in Connecticut Yankee Council through April 15. As a reminder:
- All in-person Scouting activities are canceled effective immediately through April 15. This includes unit meetings (including patrol and den meetings), campouts, activities, trips, Pinewood Derbies, Blue and Gold Dinners, in-person fundraisers, service projects, Court of Honors (including for Eagle Scouts), etc. There are no exceptions to this rule. Please continue to work with your Scouts via digital and electronic methods.
- All in-person council-level and district-level events and meetings are canceled through April 15.This includes Roundtable, training events and committee meetings. Please use all digital and electronic means available to conduct your meetings.
- All Council Camps are closed through April 15.
- The Council Service Center and Milford Scout Shop are closed through April 15. Our staff will be working remotely and respond to all calls, emails and postal mail.
See below for a couple of initial resources our team has collected to help you continue Scouting at home. We’re creating and compiling more resources for you, so stay tuned.
Yours in Scouting,
David B. Sippin
Director of Camping