Troop 648 COVID-19 Updates

I hope this email finds all the families of Troop 648 well. I have some updates concerning our Troop schedule in relation to the ongoing changes our community and our nation are asked to undergo during this current crisis. If you haven’t heard yet, the Chaparral Christian Church announced Monday that it will close it’s campus for at least the next two weeks. Because of the new CDC guidelines, the AZ Department of Health mandates, and the Department of Education recommendations, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Troop meeting on 3/24/2020. We will continue to reassess the growing concerns and progress of the COVID-19 pandemic for updates of any future meetings, but this does look like it may have the potential to continue for a longer duration. Since there isn’t as much time to prepare and promote the upcoming outing in April, we will be postponing the April outing to Patagonia Lake indefinitely. With our busy schedule, this might be an outing that is unfortunately cancelled eventually. Our upcoming Eagle events will also be postponed. Sean Hart’s Eagle project for 3/28 has been cancelled and a new date is tentatively being worked on. I will update you all on that as it is confirmed. Also, Zane Gay’s Eagle COH scheduled for 3/29 will be postponed to a later date. More info when it becomes available. We will more than likely be postponing the Pancake Breakfast currently scheduled for 4/25. The committee will be discussing options this weekend, and I will let everyone know when a decision is made on the new date in plenty of time to prepare. And a last update, at this time, there is no information suggesting that the summer programs (Philmont and Emerald Bay) are effected, but we will be keeping a close watch on those and will share updates accordingly.

On a personal note, I hope everyone is staying safe and getting a chance to use this time to enjoy family and loved ones. If anyone in the Troop 648 family needs anything, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. Remember, we are a family too.

Mr Blair

Scoutmaster Troop 648