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First, thank you again for doing your part in keeping our families safe and following COVID-19 guidance.  We cannot make this work without your support.  More importantly we are very appreciative of your creativeness in delivering safe program to our members.  We have seen some great stuff from a Pack hosting a drive-in Blue & Gold experience to Districts being able to run modified Klondike Derbies to local units putting on their own mini–Klondike Derbies.  Thank you for keeping Scouting alive and well in New Hampshire.

As of Monday, March 1st, meeting capacity will go back to pre-pause levels of no more than 80 participants.  The capacity level is governed by the space in which you meet, so please be aware of those limitations.  To assist you the following is the capacity guidance contained in the Unit Indoor Guidance

In evaluating the space and place you will need to consider capacity or the number of people you can host at the facility.  To do so use the following calculation to determine maximum capacity:

  • Indoor events in venues may operate at 50 percent of their normal operating seating capacity.

Or

  • Maximum number between youth, adult leaders, volunteers, and visitors cannot exceed 80 participants

For example, if an indoor space of 2,000 square feet has a capacity of 50 people, then the maximum capacity for your indoor activity cannot exceed 25.  In no case, can the maximum capacity exceed 80 participants unless preapproved by completing and submitting a “Request for Participant Capacity Variance”

Request for Participant Capacity Variance (cognitoforms.com)

Other guidance that has been updated is related to those individuals who have received the vaccination. Please review the updated guidance to gain a better understanding.

Again, thank you for your diligence and support during these difficult times.

Jim Steiner
Council President

John Arico
Council Commissioner

Jay Garee
Scout Executive & CEO