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Dear Scouting Family,
 
The safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the Great Rivers Council is taking the proactive and necessary decision to ensure we protect our Scouts, families, and communities we serve.
 
The Great Rivers Council is canceling/postponing all council and district events through April 15th. This includes the following events:
 
  • SDB Rendezvous March 20-22 - CANCELED
  • Kinderhook District Pinewood Derby March 28 - Postponed to TBD
  • Black Diamond District Pinewood Derby March 28 - Postponed to TBD
  • Osage Trails Pinewood Derby March 28 - Postponed to TBD
  • ALL-HANDS April 4 - Will hold as a digital meeting - Stay tuned for more information
  • State Park Clean-Up Day April 4 - Unknown at this time
  • Council Recognition Dinner April 4 - POSTPONED to May 30
  • April Roundtables – CANCELED - Be on the lookout for a digital roundtable
 
Units should continue to consult with their chartered organizations to determine the best path forward for their Scouting programs. We strongly encourage units to comply with all current recommendations of the CDC.
 
The Council Service Center and Scout Shop are closed to visitors and volunteers. However, the staff is available to help you with questions, concerns, or Scouting materials from the shop.  Please call the office for assistance.
 
We are currently in the process of organizing and arranging Scouting from home to include digital merit badge classes, chess & gaming tournaments, leader training's, etc. until we start meeting in person again. Stay tuned for more information later this week.
 
As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety. Our council leadership will continue to monitor the situation alongside the recommendations from state and national health officials.
 
We encourage you to stay informed by following updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @BSAGRC.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly john.fabsits@scouting.org.
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
 
John K. Fabsits
Scout Executive