Today the President of the United States recommended against gatherings of more than 10 people. This effectively shuts down most Scouting activities. The Muskingum Valley Council recommends that, beginning today, units stop meeting until further notice. These restrictions are designed to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus and by adhering to the CDC’s recommendations, we will be protecting our own health as well as others.
The Spring Camporee that was scheduled for April 17-19 is canceled. We are reaching out to the many organizations involved in hopes of moving the event to our Fall Camporee dates; October 23-25. This event promises to be exciting, fun and educational – you won’t want to miss it!
For those units participating in the Spring Nut Sale:
The sale dates remain the same, however, we ask that you do not gather your Scouts to collect the money. We suggest having each family individually drop their orders and payments with your Nut Sale chairperson. (We cannot delay the collection of orders, or the distribution of the nuts because we have chocolate covered nuts that could melt in warmer weather.)
This situation is unusual and disconcerting, but it will pass, and we will return to normalcy. I look forward to meeting you on the Scouting trail soon!