COVID-19 Updated 3/15/20

In light of the recent announcement by New Hampshire Governor Sununu, the Daniel Webster Council is extending the postponement of all scouting programs through April 3rd.  As this situation continues to evolve additional changes may be necessary and we will continue to keep you informed of any changes.

COUNCIL AND DISTRICT PROGRAM

All postponements to District and Council events have been extended to April 3rd and will be rescheduled to a later date.     

While the Council Service Center will remain open to serve your needs, it is requested that all Eagle candidates mail completed packets and not hand deliver packets.  All packages postmarked by the candidates 18th birthday will be accepted as on time. 

It is also requested that volunteers make every effort possible to limit transactions whenever possible to online transactions or by submitting scanned paperwork or use of fax at 603-625-2467. 

CAMP PROPERTIES

Daniel Webster Council camps will be closed for all weekend camping through April 17th.  If the current situation improves quickly, we will reevaluate lifting the April 17th date.

Summer camp plans are still very much underway and we encourage scouts to continue to make camp deposits as scheduled.  In the event, Summer Camp is impacted all deposits will be returned. The submission of deposits helps us to plan your summer adventure.

UNIT PROGRAM

It is advised that all unit program be postponed until after April 3rd.

We strongly encourage scout units to use web meetings (such as Zoom or GoToMeeting) or group conference calls.

As a scout is clean, continue to educate your scouts and families by promoting the following:

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

As is our practice in Scouting, our efforts are focused on preparation and responsiveness guided by official health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.  Remaining vigilant in hand hygiene and social distancing are some of the most important practices, especially in communities where there is confirmed community spread of the virus.     

                                                                                      
The CDC offers helpful aids to guide these efforts, including: 

Please continue to monitor council updates on our website www.nhscouting.org and on our Facebook Page.

Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your local district executive. We will do everything we can to answer your questions using the information available to us.  

Jay Garee
Scout Executive

Steve Curry
Council President

John Arico
Council Commissioner