May 25, 2020
Dear Scouting Family:
We hope that you are safe and healthy during this challenging time. Over the past several months, your Council leadership has been carefully monitoring the impact COVID-19 has had on our communities and on our Scouting program. While we are hopeful that restrictions will soon be adjusted to allow for some version of face-to-face Scouting meetings and outdoor activities, we are not quite there at this time. State guidelines still limit group size to no more than 10 people and camping, parks and select sports are planned to reopen in Phase 2. For the safety of our Scouts, Scouters and community, we are extending the suspension of all face-to-face meetings and our property closures through June 15, which is consistent with the phased reopening of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Council leadership will revisit our restrictions again when information on Phase 2 is released by Governor Baker. At that time, we will provide information on approved activities that will best protect our Scouting family while continuing to follow the guidance of our local, state, and national authorities.
We are excited about the future and look forward to re-engaging in weekly unit meetings and the outdoor programs that we all know and love. These programs may look a little different, as we work to mitigate risk, but we are confident in the Scouting spirit and the tremendous value our program provides to the young people we serve.
We look forward to seeing you on the Scouting trail soon!
Scout Executive / CEO