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  1. Camp I work at refuses to say teach, we can only say instruct. We aren’t teachers, we’re instructors.
  2. Maybe you’ll be interested in the virtual academy thing they plan on doing? I’m in PP as well.
  3. Pennsylvania Dutch Council (PA) cancelled all summer camps, but if restrictions loosen, may allow individual or unit camping.
  4. Hawk Mountain Council (PA) cancelled all camps New Birth of Freedom Council (PA) cancelled all camps Patriots Path Council (NJ) is keeping one of two camps closed. Day camp will also be held but modified.
  5. Agreed, May 15th was a decision day for many camps. The council I work for was suppose to decide by then, but we still have yet to heard.
  6. There was a national webinar last week regarding CDC guidelines, camp preparedness, needed supplies, etc. National is being very supportive and offering many resources. Your council is probably waiting for the official CDC, state, and local guidelines.
  7. Say they must step down if they do not complete YPT quickly? YPT is a requirement to hold the position I believe.
  8. I taught a First Aid class once at a summer camp, and I’m involved in the medical field. “Show” can also be interpreted by demonstrating without doing. Pretend it is a scenario at a First Aid rally, if your district has those. Anyone can be a victim, a parent, sibling, etc. For a snake bite on the leg, you wouldn’t actually wash the bite, you would grab the supplies needed then say and do something like: Rescuer tells the victim sit-up and prepares for the treatment. They physically set up their water bottle, some kind of cloth, and soap. Rescuer verbally or physically applies their PPE (gloves, imaginary if needed) then starts their treatment. This is where they can demonstrate with out actually doing it. Rescuer: “I’m going to take the water bottle and get the cloth wet then soapy.” (They do so without actually doing it, but instead demonstrates) Rescuer: “Now, I’m going to tell the victim what I am doing and start to wash the bite.” (Demonstrates cleaning the bite) Then so and so on. I hope I explained this well, I can’t think of any other way by typing. They basically demonstrate everything without actually using the soap and water.
  9. I planned on it, but I wanted to see what other councils were doing before asking.
  10. I saw my council is increasing the amount of medical personnel on staff at their health lodges. Has anyone else’s council added staff to their lodges? I’m suppose to be the only health officer for a camp out of my council, and I’ve heard nothing yet about increasing the staff there. I was wondering if anyone else heard news about their camps, or if mine was one of few.
  11. Scouts could provisional, just like a normal summer camp. I’m sure there would be a decent amount of adults to volunteer to “oversee patrols.” This actually could be beneficial. Let’s say patrols were made up from various different troops. It would lead to scouts having to get to know each other and come together as a patrol.
  12. The same for NJ, but I can’t see it feasible for a camp.
  13. I really can’t imagine campers, or even staff, being forced to wear a mask for the entire day. Staff having to wear one every day for the entire summer will definitely ruin spirit and the camp experience. I don’t believe this would happen, if camps open.
  14. American Red Cross is still holding First Aid/CPR classes while social distancing, so I’m sure BSA can figure something out.
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