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COVID-19 Update

As a leadership organization, we want to do our best to assist with any potential spread of Coronavirus and keep our Scouting family and community healthy. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas State Department of Health.

Our dedicated staff are available by email and phone for questions, needs, and service to you. Click here to contact our dedicated professionals.
 

Scout Service Center & Scout Shop:

The Scout Service Center and Scout Shop will be closed through Sunday, April 5th, 2020

 

Our drop box is available 24 hours a day (near front hedges). We are still providing support services.  We are available via phone and email from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Our physical location is 3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551.

 

The Field and Support Staff are working from home via phone and email.

 

To contact us, please visit www.bacbsa.org/contact.

 

Camp Karankawa:

Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, will be closed through April 30.

Unit/District/Council Meetings and Events:

All district and council meetings, activities, and events from Monday, March 16th through April 30th are cancelled. Meetings that can be rescheduled over teleconference (Excludes Eagle Boards of Review), video conference or online are approved.

Units should continue to consult with their chartered organizations to determine the best path forward for their Scouting programs. We strongly encourage units to comply with all current recommendations of the CDC.  Follow the links below (Scouting From Home) for suggested unit programming options.

 

Event Updates

BALOO, March 20-21, postponed
Coastal/Cradle of Texas Cub-O-Ree, March 27-29, postponed
Council Camp-O-Ree, April 3 – 5, postponed
OA Spring Shoot, April 18, postponed
IOLS, April 18-19, postponed
Northern Star/Thunderbird Cub-O-Ree, April 24-26, postponed

Refunds will be processed for postponed and/or cancelled events within 30 days.

 

Eagle Scouts

If you have an Eagle application that needs immediate approval, please contact kristi.hamelmann@scouting.org If it is not an immediate need, we ask that you wait to have it approved. Additionally, we expect new guidance this week from BSA National regarding special circumstances around Eagle application deadlines during COVID-19. We will share that information once we receive it on our website.

BAC - How to conduct Eagle Board of Reviews remotely (Updated March 17, 2020)
BAC - How To Setup Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings (Updated March 19, 2020)
NATIONAL BSA - Advancement Waivers During COVID-19 & FAQs (Updated March 20, 2020)
FIND THE REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION HERE (Fillable PDF)

 

Scouting From Home - Programming

From National BSA Regarding Advancements:

The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.

NATIONAL BSA - Scouting From Home Updates (Updated March 20, 2020)
NATIONAL BSA - Advancement Waivers During COVID-19 & FAQs (Updated March 20, 2020)
 


From Bay Area Council, BSA

FIND VIRTUAL ONLINE CLASSES & EVENTS HERE
(Brought to you by the Bay Area Council)

FIND THE REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION HERE
(Fillable PDF)

BAC - How To Setup Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - How to continue Scouting from home (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - How to perform good turns from home (Updated March 18, 2020)
BAC - What Educators Should Know (Updated March 19, 2020)

BAC - 30-day Challenge for Lions (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Tigers (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Wolves (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Bears (Updated March 19, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Webelos (Updated March 19, 2020)

BAC - 30-day Challenge for Scouts (Updated March 24, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Tenderfoot (Updated March 24, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for Second Class (Updated March 24, 2020)
BAC - 30-day Challenge for First Class (Updated March 24, 2020)

BAC - Cub Scout Bingo From Home (Updated March 24, 2020)
BAC - Scouts BSA Bingo From Home (Updated March 24, 2020)

 

Sign up to teach Digital Merit Badge Classes within the Bay Area Council

If you are a Merit Badge Counselor who can donate time to teach a Merit Badge Class online through video conferencing to Scouts BSA in the Bay Area Council, please use the link here to sign up.  (This is an open Google Doc where counselors and Scouts can communicate. Counselors should set a date, time, and class they can teach. Scouts should choose the class they want to take. Please communicate with each other via the emails provided. All counselors should set up video conferencing.)

BAC - Sign up to teach/take a digital merit badge class here (Updated March 23, 2020)
BAC - How To Setup Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings (Updated March 19, 2020)

 

From Bryan on Scouting

Bryan on Scouting - Fun Projects Scouts Can Do From Home
Bryan on Scouting - Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely
Bryan on Scouting - Merit Badges for Social Distancing

 

Looking for more ideas for Scouting at home? Check out Bryan on Scouting 
for more great ideas and resources. 
 

 

Council Communications

Update 3/17/2020
Update 3/13/2020

 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Scout Executive Charlie Tinsley at charlie.tinsley@scouting.org or Field Director Kelly Meacham at kelly.meacham@scouting.org

 
 
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