A Scouting Minute...Spotlight on Scouts
March 19, 2020
There is no higher priority than the safety of our Scouts, Scouting families, volunteers and communities. Due to an abundance of caution and guidance from Longs Peak Council BSA, all pack activities and events between now and through April 6th are either cancelled or postponed. These are temporary measures in place so we can help limit the spread of the disease.
With the rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the decision to cancel or postpone our events was not made lightly. We are doing our part to try to limit the spread of the virus.
With regards to unit level activities, including meetings, outings, and other events, at this time the Longs Peak Council offered the following guidance: While individual Scouting units and chartering organizations have the ability to determine whether or not their regular meetings and activities should continue, safety should be the number one priority. Please utilize guidance provided by your local authorities, school districts, and chartering organizations in determining whether or not to cancel your events. Units should always follow suit in cancelling activities whenever local school districts or churches are closed.
In any instance where our unit activities continue, it is important to follow all the steps recommended by the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control:
• wash your hands often with soap and water,
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands,
• avoid close contact with people who are sick,
• and please stay home when you are sick.