Mid-May Council Update

May 20, 2020  Letter from Scout Executive Stephen Hoitt to Seneca Waterways’ Scouting Family.

Dear Scouting Family,

Much has happened since my mid-April update to you all and, in many ways, not much has changed.   Hopefully, we are starting to see our lives slowly return to some sense of normalcy.  I thought it prudent to take some time and give an update on a number of fronts.

Office Operations

We suspect that our office can open during phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan.  That having been said, we are targeting June 1st as a potential opening date that is still very tentative.  Some things to be mindful of:

  • Thanks to prudent fiscal stewardship, all our staff continue to be working, albeit, from their homes. Council phones are redirected to staff members’ home or cell phones, so you can continue to reach anyone should you have any questions.
  • When the Scout Service Center finally opens, large meetings may still not be able to take place and there will be a phase-in of functionality.
  • Field staff will continue to work from home after the Scout Service Center reopens.
  • The Scout Shop is run by our National Office and will probably reopen within two weeks of our office reopening as their phase-in plan requires more lead time once we have a confirmed office opening date.

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READ FULL LETTER TO FAMILIES WITH INFORMATION ON UNIT ACTIVITIES & SUMMER CAMP.