The Troop Committee discussed the recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and decided to suspend all Troop activities until the meeting on March 31, 2020. This means we will not meet this Tuesday and we are cancelling the camp-out to Highlands Hammock State Park.
This decision was not taken lightly, but ultimately we decided to err on the side of civic responsibility. As the Trailman’s oath states, we are to “serve God and our country, be good stewards of creation, and to treat others as we want to be treated.” To that end ,we are following the recommendations of our governmental leaders and public health officials to avoid large gatherings and group activities. We are doing our part to help stop the spread of this disease, not out of fear, but from a place of wisdom and moral responsibility for others.
However, this does not mean you and your son(s) can not continue to work on his Trailman’s skills. This week’s lesson for the Woodlands Trail (K – 5th Grade) was supposed to be Outdoor Cooking. This encompasses cooking over a campfire, but also includes grilling. So on Tuesday night, or any night this week that works for your family, we highly encourage parents to grill at home. Demonstrate proper safety techniques and let your Trailman help in preparing the meal. It is definitely something every young man should know how to do.
Navigators (6th – 8th Grade) should continue to work with their parents on Woods Tools skills, including knife care and sharpening, as well as practicing flag folding. The requirements can be found on Page 49 & 192-193 of the Trailman’s Handbook.
Thank you for understanding and please continue to pray for our country and its leaders to make wise decisions as they address this health crisis.