Dear Scouting Family:
This week, the State of Wisconsin extended the Safer at Home
emergency order until May 26 and has ordered that all public and private schools remain closed. The emergency orders state that extracurricular activities should not take place for the remainder of this school year. With that in mind, Scout units should not hold in-person meetings, activities or outings until at least June 12 which marks the end of the school year for most of our local schools. Additionally, our camps will be closed, and all council and district activities will be conducted virtually, canceled or postponed until at least June 12. Click here
for the latest information on Council and District Activities.
We are pleased to share that two large program and training events, Scouting the Zoo and National Youth Leadership Training, have been moved to new dates later in the summer. The new dates will allow these popular events to continue this calendar year, with the appropriate health and safety precautions in place.
Scouting the Zoo Moved to Labor Day Weekend
The date for Scouting the Zoo has been moved from the last weekend in May to Labor Day weekend, September 4-6. Your unit’s reservation will be automatically transferred to the new date unless you request a refund. Additional information on the new date can be found on Scouting the Zoo’s Facebook page
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
The NYLT course originally scheduled for June will now be held over the weekends of August 14-16 and September 18-20 at Camp IMR. Additional details on the NYLT course can be found here
The Council Camporee scheduled for the weekend of September 25-27 will be rescheduled for a future year. The Camporee Committee felt that with the move of Scouting the Zoo to the first weekend in September, holding two council wide camping events in one month was not sustainable. A new date will be announced later this year.
Scouting at Home
Scout units should not hold in-person meetings, activities or outings until at least June 12. Troop and den leaders are encouraged to continue Scout meetings virtually through video conferencing apps. We especially encourage Cub Scout parents to work one on one with their Scout on handbook activities as they complete the requirements for their badge of rank. Also, Scouting families can participate in our Weekly Scout Challenge
. Each weekly challenge has been developed around activities Scouts can do at home with a focus on advancement. Please check out the Scouting at Home
page on our council website. The Boy Scouts of America has additional Scouting at Home resources available here
Cub Scout Summer Camp
We are planning on all Cub Scout Summer Camp events including Day Camps, In-Town Day Camps, and Family Weekends proceeding this summer. However, we understand that this is a dynamic situation and the camp schedule may be altered. A final decision on camp planning will be reached by late May and promptly communicated to all Cub Scout families.
Scout Shops & Council Service Centers
Our Scout Shops and Council Service Centers are currently closed. We plan to reopen as soon as the Safer at Home
orders are lifted which is currently set for May 26th. Please consider shopping online at ScoutShop.org
for any Scouting needs. Our dedicated council staff are working remotely and are available via email and phone to serve you. Click here
to contact the staff team.
Three Harbors Council has formed a COVID-19 Task Force with representatives from the Council Health & Safety, Camp Properties, and Program Committees, to help guide our council leadership on upcoming camp and program decisions. We will continue to align our decisions with best practices and policies set forth by state and local governments and recommendations from the CDC. By the end of May, we will provide additional information on our camps and events scheduled for after mid-June. Please follow our council Facebook page
for updates and program announcements.
Right now, Scouting may look a little different than what we’re used to, but Scouts are coming together to learn, grow and serve even while apart. With our foundation built on being prepared, Scouting in Three Harbors Council remains strong and continues to prepare our Scouts for life.
Scout on safely!