Matt Thoman is working from home. The Commissioner Corps is still engaged. The District Committee is functioning. Boards of Review are happening. Scouts are participating in outdoor activities, OA elections, advancement and virtual campouts.
We are here to help you launch your online program or refine what you already have in place. The Council is providing our Scouter's resources, and we would like to help link you to their latest and greatest ideas.
We have been so heartened to see Den Leaders and Cub Masters finding ways to keep their kids involved. But it has been really special to watch Senior Patrol Leaders and Crew Presidents take the reins and run with virtual meetings for the youth who elected them. The youth are adapting to change and really showing their leadership through this challenging time frame. Thank you Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors for encouraging their creativity to deal with the barriers to meeting.
Please allow me to be clear though, per the National and Council guidance, in-person gatherings of any kind, despite the effort and care to social distance and to protect all involved, are prohibited until at least the end of April. Please do not incur the liability for yourself or the BSA by not adhering to this guideline.
With that guidance, as much as we may not love it, virtual meetings and phone calls are the only allowed gatherings until at least the end of April. We have resources for your use. If you need any assistance please contact any of District Leader and we will route you to the right place. Usually, to save a step, that right place is
. You can email him by clicking on his name. Please remember to keep YPT (two deep leadership in particular) as a guiding principal in all virtual meetings with youth.