Black River District News

Important Annoucement concerning the resumption of almost normat operations.

May 21, 2020
Dear Occoneechee Council Scouting Family,
Thank you for your patience during these unparalleled times. We wanted to ensure that our youth members, staff, board, adult volunteers and community were safe and that we did our part in flattening the curve.
We are pleased to announce, effective June 1, 2020, we are lifting the existing orders which closed our service center, the scout shops and prohibited any in-person meetings and activities.
Please keep in mind as we begin to reassemble under Governor Cooper's three phase plan to reopen North Carolina, we are currently within Phase 2. This means we need to adhere to the maximum gathering of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.  Therefore, decisions about unit meetings and activities should be made by unit leadership and chartering organizations based on the unit's individual circumstances and current CDC and local health department guidelines. Units should check with their local charter organization or other organizations that provide meeting space to Scouting units to see what their current policy is.
We need to continue:
  • Wearing face masks
  • Waiting (Maintaining our 6 feet distance) responsibly
  • Washing our hands frequently
We will require that these procedures are followed while visiting the Raleigh Service Center and the Fayetteville Scout Shop in order to not only keep you safe and healthy, but our employees also.    
If Governor Cooper revises his Phase 2 plan, we will be required to change our policy and follow the new guidelines.  We will keep you informed if there are any changes. 
As we enter into Phase 3, we will keep you posted on how it applies to us.      
Thank you for your partnership in helping us keep our youth, volunteers, staff and community safe.
Scout On!
Charles L. Flowers
Scout Executive/CEO
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