Our Council's Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 cases are increasing in communities across northeast Indiana. As always, your safety and the safety of all our Scouts, volunteers, and employees is our top priority.
We know that there are many questions and concerns about how COVID-19, could affect local Scouting programs in the Anthony Wayne Area Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 with our Council Health Supervisor, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Recently we have often received the question; “Our school has moved to e-learning, should our Scout program continue in-person meetings?” The Anthony Wayne Area Council encourages that each Scout program continue to meet in-person when all COVID-19 safety precautions can be met, and when parents, leaders, and charter partners are in agreement. If in-person meetings are suspended, then the Scout unit should continue to meet and conduct activities through alternative means such as conducting them online or through a hybrid model with smaller dens or patrols meeting in-person with larger groups remaining online.
This web page has a number of resources you can use as you plan your Scouting program over the next few months. Please check back here often as we will continue to update this site as new guidance and materials become available.
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.
Advancement Questions & Extensions
Click here to download a list of FAQs & answers on the continuation of rank advancements during this time