Scouts, Scout leaders, and Parents,
The decision has been made to not conduct Session 3
of Merit Badge College in person. With the current situation and the ever
changing guidelines being issued we felt this was our only option. With
the Governor’s directive of “no gatherings of 100 people of more” our
event would be in violation of that directive.
We will be giving the scouts an opportunity to submit
their final assignments to their counselors. The following outlines the three
options they have:
1. Submit the final paperwork to your counselors by
email. No later than March 23.
2. Submit the final paperwork to the Council office by
mail. Received at the office no later than March 25. Address there
is 734 Moorhead Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701
3. Submit the final paperwork to Charlotte at the
council office from 10am till noon on March 21.
These dates are important because the counselors have to
review them all and get the requirements completed and updated no later than
March 31. This will allow us time to complete the process and get
the details released to your Scoutmasters.
We did not arrive at this decision quickly or without
reservations. We try to live by the scout law just as we ask Scouts
to. Several points of the law applied in the process of this
OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family,
school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
BRAVE. Face difficult situations even
when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be
doing or saying.
LOYAL. Show that you care about your
family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
I have personally pondered this decision for some time
and consulted with many scout leaders to help make this recommendation. I
am not one to not finish something I started but in the current atmosphere we
find ourselves in I see no other option. I want everyone to stay safe and
healthy so to that end this is the only action we can take.
Any questions or concerns please let me know. As I
receive information from the individual instructors I will be reaching out to
Thank you for participating in Merit Badge College
2020. We will be back again next year!
Charlotte Ashcraft, MBC 2020 Coordinator