Next Pack Meeting
at Hodson Elementary
|To our Scouting community,|
In Scouting, we vow to help other people at all times. Now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scouting community must do its part to slow the spread of the virus, which will save lives and avoid overwhelming our local healthcare infrastructure.
The safety of Scouts, volunteers, employees and our communities is our top priority.
With safety in mind and based on guidance from national health officials, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is strongly advising that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings of 10 or more people be suspended through the end of March. Please also follow any restrictions outlined by your state and local health department or other state and local authorities. This applies to youth and adults out of an abundance of caution.
In accordance with national guidelines, please focus on the following through the end of March:
We realize these decisions are not without their challenges, and we thank you for helping meet the needs of our communities in difficult times.
The steps we are taking reinforce the many ways – big and small – that Scouting empowers character and leadership today and for generations to come.
Yours in Scouting,
|Roger C. Mosby|
President and CEO
The 10 purposes of Scouting relates to everything we do. From the boy who joins as a Bobcat who learns the Cub Scout Oath and the Scout Law, to the Tiger Cub who works closely with his adult partner, to the Wolf and Bear as they work through adventures, to the Webelos as he prepares himself to become a Boy Scout. Leaders, parents, and community organizations help the Scouts achieve these purposes:
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service
9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.