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Physical site Day Camps closed for 2020

Dear Cub Scouting family,

We hope that you are staying safe and well during the unprecedented time in our world. There are many people helping us get through this troubling time and we hope that no matter what you are doing you are doing it safely.

Today is the day I was dreading for our Cub Scout Day Camp Program as we have made the decision to cancel the standard Day Camp Programs for the French Creek Council. Currently only a small group has registered for the program and those Scouts will be refunded their money through their unit accounts if possible or they will be contacted to make other arrangements.

This does not come as an easy decision. As many factors have pushed this decision. Two of our locations (North and Central) are held at indoor facilities and we do not know if either will be available due to the virus issues. Each location was having concerns about adult volunteer leadership and the travel that many would have to complete each day of camp.

Our Day Camp Directors are dedicated to the Cub Scout Program and this decision is not an easy one for them or the rest of the French Creek Council leadership team, but it is a decision we have to make for the safety and uncertainty of our Day Camp programs this summer. We will work on possible alternative ideas for our kids but know that we want our families to have fun and not be concerned when thinking about going to Day camp.

If you have questions, concerning Day Camps in the French Creek Council please contact sue.eckbloom@scouting.org or call and leave a message at 814-868-5571. Please know that the office is currently closed to the public (May 22) and staff are working remotely as possible and will return your email or call as quickly as they can.

Once again, we are sad that this decision for Day Camp closure has been made but feel that there is no other option for a physical site Day Camp program in 2020. Watch for a Cub Scout day or weekend event this fall and possible other activities as we progress through this viral process on the French Creek Council Facebook page and the council website frenchcreek-bsa.org.

Sincerely,

Duane Havard

Scout Executive

May 15, 2020