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About jcousino

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    church, LNT, wilderness medicine, Outdoor activities
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    60+ male , eagle scout, Oa ,LNT master trainer, Paramedic and respiratory therapist

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  1. While it would be nice to think summer camps will happen I am not putting much faith in it. If the virus was lifted from the earth by end of April. The fear would still be there , The lack of money and other resources by parent who may be just getting back to work. Finding supplies to open camp may not be possible or very expensive. Finding college age youths to be our staff may be also hard as colleges may be opening for the summer to help make up for missed classes. This sadly may be the death of a lot of councils and scouting as we know it. All charitable groups fund raising is way down so is friends of scouting. Praying for a rebirth of was and is a good idea fill with good men and woman.. Fr. John
  2. My question is even if an event is canceled there are already non recoverable costs that the council/Area has to cover. If that event was to be a major money maker how does the council in todays market survive?. We have a major council wide camporee planned in about 4 weeks. do not see it happening with OA and venturing weekends every weekend to follow?
  3. We may be seeing the prefect storm that will push many councils over the financial brink · Loss of LDS unit and fee’s · Loss of continued loss of membership · National financial issues effecting local giving · National continued bad press effecting local view of scouting · Fear of the corona virus keep parents from sending the children to camp. I believe like my council many councils depend on summer camp to cover a large part of camp upkeep. If these councils were to see a $ loss on the summer camp the results may be the final weight that breaks the finical backs of many. I can easily see these same issues be expressed on a regional and national level with canceled or smaller that planned OA and venturing events. It could go as far as canceling the national jamboree (it would not be the first time) john
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