Coronavirus - Scouting Impact

Updated March 23rd

Coronavirus - Scouting Impact
  • All Scouting events postponed/canceled through April 30
  • Council Service Center/Scout Shops closed through April 30

To Our Kansas City Scouting Community,

The health and safety of our Scouting families, staff and volunteers is our number one priority amidst the outbreak of COVID-19. Our council is committed to remain proactive and make decisions that will protect the communities we serve during this unprecedented situation.

In accordance with Kansas City's "stay-at-home" emergency order along with guidance from local health officials, we are requesting that all units and districts discontinue their in-person meetings, activities and campouts through at least April 30th

To set the example, the Council Service Center and Kansas City Scout Shops will remain closed through April 30th. All council events through April 30th have also been canceled or postponed.

It's important to note that the business of Scouting will continue and we have asked our employees to work remotely during this time and communicate through phone calls and video conferences whenever possible. For units, we encourage you to utilize videoconferencing resources for boards of review, unit meetings and more. 

Our council will continue to share and develop new "Scouting at home" resources like Merit Badges you can  complete at home, the Cub Scout 30-Day Challenge, our new SCOUTCONNECT series (coming soon), along with a comprehensive advancement FAQ so that the fun and adventure of Scouting continues without significant interruption.   

As Scouts and Scouters, it is our duty to be prepared and adapt to any situation. Our council leadership will continue to monitor reports daily and share any and all updates at hoac-bsa.org and through our social media channels. Please stay safe and keep on Scouting!


 

 


 

One of the best forms of defense against the virus is prevention. We urge our Scouting community to use common sense, follow the guidance of public health officials, and practice daily preventive actions.

A Scout is CLEAN and everyone has a role to play in staying healthy. It’s imperative to practice everyday preventive behaviors like:

Stay home when sick.

Cover coughs and sneezes.

Wash your hands with soap and water.


 

For more safeguards and the latest news regarding the coronavirus, visit the CDC’s website

CDC Website