In light of the Governor's recent announcement, the Council office will be closed until further notice. Only Minimum Basic Operations will be conducted. All business that can be conducted by mail, email, electronic meetings, and phone calls will happen. Our Executive Staff will still be working from home. Scouting from home is still encouraged. Use the materials we have shared here, or create your own.
Now more than ever in recent history, our country needs the leaders we produce through the Scouting program. Thank you for all you do, stay safe, and keep on Scouting.
Please remember to practice social distancing and hand washing. Scouting is still strong in Interior and North Slope Alaska. Work on your advancements at home, go outside and have fun, and check our Facebook page and website for updates. We will continue to share ideas on how to do Scouting from home.
It is advised that all unit program be postponed until after April 30th.
We strongly encourage scout units to use web meetings (such as Zoom or GoToMeeting) 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.
As a scout is clean, continue to educate your scouts and families by promoting the following:
Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay home when sick.
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.
As is our practice in Scouting, our efforts are focused on preparation and responsiveness guided by official health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
Remaining vigilant in hand hygiene and social distancing are some of the most important practices.
Yours in Scouting,
Scouting during the Corona virus outbreak:
Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep their youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.
Click on the link to view just a few examples of what councils are doing:
It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.
The BSA’s Social Media Guidelines serve as a complement to our youth protection policies.
Cub Scout Day Camp 2020
June 3-5 at Birch Hill Recreation Area
June 6 Family Day at Chena Lakes Recreation Area
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This adventure is available online only.
The Fund the Adventure patch is in recognition of a donation of at least $100 towards our 2020 Friends of Scouting campaign.
The 60th Anniversary patch is on sale for $10.00 and honors our historic move to welcome girls into all of our programs.
set to air on BBC this coming Sunday evening. Filmed primarily at Lost Lake Scout Camp and Northern Lights High Adventure Base, the show takes contestants on a journey to see who is best suited to win a home of their dreams in the Alaskan wilderness. Check out the clip, then read and watch more on their site. The show should be out on Netflix in 6 months or so.
It is the mission of the Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.