Thank you to everyone that joined us for the April 2021 Council-wide Roundtable. We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely.
We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the recording from the meeting. A list of additional resources is below.
- Next Roundtable, May 6 at 7pm – Register Here
- National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Registration is open – Register Here
- Wood Badge is August 27-29 and September 11-12 – Register Here
- Friends of Scouting Campaign will be different this year. Please, contact your District Executive or District Friends of Scouting Chair to schedule a virtual presentation or an in-person presentation. You can find out more details about this year’s Friends of Scouting campaign here. Friends of Scouting Online Giving – Text NBOFBSAFOS to 41444 and follow the prompts to Donate or Pledge today.
- Mark calendars for this year’s leader training courses. Register here.
- Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters- April 9-10 and April 30-May 1
- Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) for Cub Scout Leaders – April 23-24 and May 14-15
- Spring Camporees – Contact your District Executive or District Activities Chair
- Battlefield – Apr 23-25, Latimore Valley fair Grounds
- Conococheague – Apr 23-25, Newville Lions Club Fairgrounds (Also known as the Newville Fairgrounds)
- Heritage Trails – Apr 23-25, Lisburn Fire Company
- Keystone Capital – Apr 23-25, Indian Echo Caverns
- Pioneer – Shooting Sports Bonanza (one-day event) May 1, Hidden Valley
- Also Pioneer – Cub-o-Rama, May 14-16, Hidden Valley
- Camporship Applications Due by Apr 30. Apply here.
- Make sure you don’t miss any upcoming events by downloading the 2020-21 Council Calendar here.
- Most current updates are available here.
- Service Centers returned to regular hours (8:30-4:30) with reduced staffing
- Scout Shops hours will continue to follow their own schedule
- Continue to adhere to masking and Social Distancing Guidelines
- Updates on PA State Guidance, as of April 4, 2021
- Indoor Capacity – up to 25%, no cap
- Outdoor Capacity – up to 50%, no cap
- No travel restrictions or quarantine requirement when returning from from out of state
- NBOF currently is working with PA DOH concerning cabin capacities
- Other restrictions remain in place; remain vigilant
Council Recognition Dinner
- June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe. More information coming soon.
2021 Spring membership Campaign
- Get all of the details on the spring membership campaign here.
- Register your unit for the Spring Recruitment Campaign here.
- Summertime Pack Award details here.
- Hooked on Scouting Dates
- May 15 – Hidden Valley
- May 15 – Lake Redmon
- May 22 – Lake Marburg
- May 23 – Harrisburg Hunters & Anglers
- Register your unit for the Active Summer Pack challenge here.
- Camp Card Kickoff recording available here.
- Sell Camp Cards Online.
- Register Here for the 2021 Camp Card Sale
- Place your Order for 2021 Camp Cards here.
- Unit Leader Page here.
- COVID-19 Safety Page here.
- Family Page here.
- Camp Cards Main Page here.
BSA Summer of Service Program
- Get information here.
Cub Scout Adventure Camp “Weird Science!”
- Join Project Hercules at Camp Tuckahoe at our monthly Service Days here.
- Attend Chainsaw Basic Certification here.
- Summer Camp FAQs here, and read the What-Summer-Camp-May-Look-Like document.
- Go to the Summer Camp Resource Page.
- Register for Beaver Days here.
- Camp Staff Opportunities here.
- Check out the Shooting Sports Training Page
George Gaymen’s Jefferson Award
- Watch the video here.
Questions and Answers from Roundtable
Q: Will everyone have to wear masks all day long [at Camp]?
A: The camps will follow what is required at the time by CDC guidelines at all of our camping programs. It is critical that Scouting activities continue to follow the appropriate mitigation recommendations from the PA DoH as well as the CDC. Those recommendations are on the Council website and in our COVID presentation we stressed the need for continued mask usage and social distancing. We are hopeful that increased vaccine distribution will have a positive impact on case count. We are committed to remaining vigilant as restrictions change and ultimately are eased. It is possible to do activities safely, but as we’ve seen it in the news, cases in PA are increasing even as the pace of vaccinations is increasing. Our intent is to continue to provide programs and ideas for programs and activities that can be done safely.
Q: How do people sign up for the Council Recognition Dinner on May 15th?
Q: All of the recruitment events mentioned are geared towards the Cub Scouts. Why are there never any Scouts BSA recruitment events, especially for the female troops?
A: Much of the emphasis is on Cub Scouts, because that’s when the vast majority join Scout or never join at all.
Q: If we signed up for last year’s Council Recognition Dinner and have a credit because of the event being cancelled, how will this be handled? Should we still sign up online?
A: Please contact Cory Kercher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: was there an update on the possible Program Fee increase/study?
A: There was not. Committee is still at work.
Q: Will program launch be in the afternoon or evening?
A: Late afternoon/evening. Not during the workday.