Dear Scouting Families,

The Governor of Virginia has ordered that all non-essential businesses close until at least April 23, 2020.  Following this Executive Order, we are closing Your CVC Scout Store and Service Center during the designated period.  Your CVC Staff will be working remotely and will continue to be available to provide support and services during this time.

Link to the Governor's News Release:  CLICK HERE
CONTINUED SERVICES FAQs:

EAGLE PAPERWORK:  
-Eagle Proposals should be scanned and emailed to your District Eagle Proposal Review Person
-Eagle Project Fundraising Applications should be sent to your District Professional
-Eagle Applications ready for review prior to Board of Review should be scanned and emailed with all supporting documentation (Completed Eagle Workbook not required) to Sam Jennings

SCOUT SHOP:
-Scout Shop supplies are available, please contact Sam Jennings for your unit needs.  
-Special Order procedures are to be determined.


EVENT INFORMATION:
-Questions about events should be directed towards the event Staff Advisor/District Professional

-Council Banquet:  The Banquet has been postponed.  Refund checks will be sent out
-Day Camps:  Current plan is to continue planning and preparing to have them in mid-June
-District Events:  Your District Professional and Volunteer Event Chair will provide updates to upcoming events based on when they are scheduled and current government recommendations
-District Meetings:  Your District Key 3 will provide updates on upcoming District Meetings to include Roundtables, District Committee Meetings, and Commissioner's Meetings

SPRING PEANUT SALE:
-Units/Families will have the option to use the Whitley's Online Fundraising System as well as the PDF Order Form which can be shared with friends and families.
Sale Start Date:  Friday March 27, 2020
Product Order Date:  Friday May 8, 2020
Payment Deadline:  Friday May 22, 2020
  
Whitley's Online Fundraising System:   CLICK HERE
Take Order PDF:   CLICK HERE

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:
-We have volunteers and professionals working on virtual/distance-Scouting programs, more information will be coming out soon.  Watch our newsletter, Facebook page, and your District Contact List for more information.

MARKETING & PROMOTION:
-Your CVC Staff is working on support programs to provide units means to continue promoting their unit programs and encouraging families to become engaged in the Scouting Program.  If a unit receives a youth or adult application reach out to your District Professional to submit.


STAFF CONTACT EMAILS:

Scout Executive:
Clint Hammett-  clinton.hammett@scouting.org

Business Manager/Registrar/Accounting: 
Sam Jennings-  sam.jennings@scouting.org

Field Director/Monitor Merrimac District/First Colony District/Spring Peanut Sale/OA:
Zachary Oman- zachary.oman@scouting.org

Colonial Trail District/Siouan Rivers District/Day Camp/Council Events:
Christina Viglietta- christina.viglietta@scouting.org

Chesapeake Bay District:
Liane Stanton- liane.stanton@scouting.org
KEEP SCOUTING RESOURCES:

Thanks to the BSA National Council, local BSA Councils, and great volunteers and professionals, below are resources to support units in continuing to provide a Scout program to our families. 

BSA Statement on Advancement; including extensions for Eagle Scout, Summit, and Quartermaster Candidates:   CLICK HERE

Cub Scout 30 Day Challenge for each Rank (thanks to the Hawkeye Council for developing them):  CLICK HERE

Merit Badges under Social Distancing:   CLICK HERE

Cub Scout Activities while at home:   CLICK HERE

Good Turns:   CLICK HERE

Continue meetings:  There are many resources to consider to have Den Meetings, Patrol Meetings, PLCs, Committee Meetings, or other discussion gathering while Scouting Remotely.  A few considerations include:
-Zoom
-GotoMeeting
-Freeconferencecall.com
-and many others; find the best one for you and your group

Continue to follow your Colonial Virginia Council Facebook Page and the Bryan On Scouting blog for more ideas to provide programming to our Scouts.

Colonial Virginia Council:  Building the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today