COVID-19 Update

UPDATED: 04/01/2020

Dear Scouting Family,

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in the Great Alaska Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following information regarding events and prevention measures are based on the latest available guidance. As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

 

STATUS OF COUNCIL EVENTS

Events for the month of April are still pending review. Plans for summer camp are continuing.

You may monitor event updates here: https://www.scoutingalaska.org/

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.

 

BSA POLICIES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS

To allow staff members to handle school closures and to minimize exposure risks for everyone, most staff members will be working from home beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice.

We request that members conduct business with our staff via email and phone as much as possible. We anticipate that most needs can be served without the need to visit the Scout Service Center. Orders placed ahead of time can be prepared for pick up, or mailed to you, thus limiting contact.

To submit an order online, please email Gretchen Kuhuski at Gretchen.Kuhuski@scouting.org

The Service Center can be reached at (907) 337-9547.

Thank you for your understanding.
 

UNIT PROGRAM

It is advised that all unit programs be postponed until further notice.

We strongly encourage scout units to use web meetings (such as Zoom, WebEx, or Skype) or group conference calls.

For Cub Scouts, this is a great time for your whole family to enjoy the Scouting program at home with you. See what adventures you can complete.

Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your Team Executive or call (907) 337-9547. We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us.

 

Unit Questions and Membership

Brad Lewis, Senior District Executive

E: brad.lewis@scouting.org

C: (717) 405-2336

 

Program and Camp

Sam Giacalone, Program Director

E: samuel.giacalone@scouting.org

C: (907) 223-5111

 

Fundraising and Grants

Danyelle Schauer, Development Director

E: danyelle.schauer@scouting.org

C: (907) 952-4647

 

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