On March 23, 2020, due to the challenging environment we find ourselves in due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, Patriot’s Path Council released a statement asking us to cease all scouting activities.
Really? Well no, not really. They asked us to cease all scouting activities that require gathering in any number of people. So the good news is: scouting activities can continue! They can continue from home.
Here is a page that provides some insight into scouting activities that can be done at home.
Don’t forget your handbook as a terrific resource for scouting at home! Read it! There are lot’s of ideas, activities and requirements that you can work on. When we resume meeting, we should have a lot of calls for checking off requirements, Scoutmaster conferences and boards of review!
We should also share ideas. Feel free to send us your scouting from home activities so that we can share with others!
Here’s national’s Scouting from Home resources. Good info here!
Here’s national’s COVID-19 policy FAQ
Stay well everyone!
“Empowering boys to be leaders is the core of Scouting. Scouts learn by doing, and what they do is lead their patrols
and their troop. The boys themselves develop a troop program, then take responsibility for figuring out how they will
achieve the goals. One of our most important challenges is to train boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction,
coaching and support. The boys will make mistakes now and then and will rely upon the adult leaders to guide them. But
only through real hands-on experience as leaders can boys learn to lead.” – from the Scoutmaster’s Handbook
For further reading on how to enable our ‘Boy Led Troop’, read Parents’ and New Leaders Guide to a Boy-Led Troop
Troop 63 meets weekly at the Union Elks or at Washington School.
The troop does lots of fun things, such as: hiking, camping, summer camp, and other outdoor activities. The Troop also provides service to the community.
We are a registered unit of the Boy Scouts of America.
Troop 63 is chartered by Union Elks Lodge 1583.
In what city and state is the national office of the Boy Scouts of America located? The first scout to give the answer to Mr. Glaser can choose a prize.