Boy Scouts of America

Pacific Harbors Council

Boy Scouts of America

Pacific Harbors Council

Program Updates

 

Greetings Pacific Harbors Council Families,

With the continued evolution of what is expected of us by the CDC and WA DOH, we would like to provide you with the most current updates as possible. Please recognize that there seems to be daily changes, and that may not end soon.

Here are updates as of today:

  • As of 3/16/20 the PHC Service Center, and both Scout Shops  are closed. We hope to reopen on April 13th. Please check back for updates.

  • As of 3/30/20 phone will be covered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm to answer questions and take credit card payments over the phone please call 253-682-2217 option 0.

  • The CDC advisory asks that there be no gatherings of 10 or more individuals for the next 15 days.

  • Governor Inslee has requested that individuals “Go to work if you must. But hunker down if you are able. Postpone anything you can. Treat the next two weeks as a period of self-quarantine, to protect yourself and the lives and health of your loved ones and the entire community.”

  • WA DOH has issued a moratorium on gatherings of 50 or more for the next 8 weeks.

What does that mean for PHC programs? We are following the BSA”s CEO Mosby’s direction which was issued on March 19, 2020:

“In accordance with national guidelines, please focus on the following through the end of March:

  • Avoid in-person gatherings; instead, utilize available digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement, adhering to the current youth protection guidelines already in place for digital communications.

    • If you must meet, limit participants to fewer than 10 people and remain at least six feet apart.

    • Follow BSA blogs and social channels, as well as #ScoutingAtHome, for great examples and ideas of how to continue Scouting.

  • If you or any member of your family feel sick, DO NOT go into the office or attend any gatherings. Contact your health professional to get care and notify your supervisor so they can take the appropriate measures while you focus on recuperating.”

  • Units should should not meet in person for at least the next 15 days.

  • Consider how technology can assist in providing Scouts with continued unit programming. We are currently working with our local Merit Badge Councilors and District Executives to find creative ways to bring Scouting to Scouts at this time. If you are willing and able to assist in a virtual MBC please contact Brandy at Brandy.Praxton@Scouting.org

  • We are constantly evaluating all of our events and will post updates here.

  • The Eagle Luncheon and Council Awards Dinner have been postponed. Updates will be provided as they become available.

We will continue to provide additional information as we can. Stay safe, wash your hands, and find the fun!