Black River District News

Updates on Covid 19 FAQ

The Covid19 FAQs issued on 25 March with the following link https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/   is constantly updated but the updates are difficult to find. If you see a very small diamond shape to the left of a Q, The answer has been updated.

Covid 19 Eagle Time Extension Form

Because of the impact of the Covid 19 virus and the ongoing restrictions issued by BSA and the Governor time extensions for the rank of Eagle are being considered. The Covid 19 extensions are only for circumstances where the Eagle rank would have been completed by the age of 18 if the Covid 19 restrictions were not in place. Please contact Curt Lunchick at fuquay53@yahoo.com to request an Eagle Time Extension Form. Consideration of a time extension based on the virus will be reviewed by the Council. All other time extension requests will continue to be reviewed by National.

Delay In Issuing Eagle Credentials

Because of the uncertainty of the coronavirus / COVID-19 spread, the decision was made to close BSA Supply through the month of April.  No skeleton crew remaining in place, no small teams coming in to keep things moving, but a complete shutdown so as to prevent the virus spread and to allow for a sanitizing of the facility.

Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Requirement Modifications

The new COVID-19 updates.  Here is the link:   https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/   This now includes all the rank requirement changes.   NO CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO STAR, LIFE or EAGLE. Tenderfoot rank requirements 1b. – Virtual patrol or troop campouts via video conferencing will be permitted. 2a. – During the same day as your virtual patrol or troop campout, assist in preparing one meal with the help of those with whom you live. Tell your patrol or troop why it was important for each person to share in meal preparation and cleanup. 2b. – During the same day as your virtual campout, demonstrate the appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve and eat a meal. 5a. – Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Verbally commit to following the buddy system on your next troop or patrol outing. 7a. &nda ...

Updates on Covid 19 from National Council

 The National Council is continually updating information in its 25 March Q and A. This includes new information regarding Part C physicals, advancement, etc. Check the following link for updates.  Significant new updated information should be announced in Bryan on Scouting before the middle of April Here is the link to the COVID-19 FAQ:         https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/

Upcoming Black River District Banquet and Awards night

The Black River District Awards Banquet is quickly approaching!  Many folks in the district have been nominated for District Awards!  If you haven't already please click the following link to reserve your spot for Dinner! We still have space available and its the best place to find out who is being recognized for their service to our district.