Hello Scout Leaders:
We know that during this trying time, your priorities have shifted from the everyday issues and tasks. Since all Scouts are out of school and looking for something to keep them occupied (and possibly the parents, too), they may be turning to Scouting for activities. Camp cards are still currently on sale, and given the unique circumstances in which we find ourselves, we want to share some guidance and suggestions on how best to sell while maintaining the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations:
As a first step to address the changes brought on by the current situation, the Council has decided to move the end date for camp card sales to August 15. Money should be turned in to the council the week of August 17. We will continue to update our policy as more information becomes available and decisions are made.
Here are some ideas for alternate ways to sell:
- Scouts should consider selling cards to their immediate and extended families.
- While person to person sales are not currently recommended, Scouts may consider selling camp cards online or via social media and deliver via mail.
Recent studies have shown that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to survive on plastic for up to 72 hours. A recommendation is that each camp card sold be placed in a sealed envelope at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to mailing. (Source: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/new-coronavirus-stable-hours-surfaces)
Remind customers that cards can also be wiped with a disinfectant wipe (such as a Clorox wipe) as an additional safety precaution.
Yours in Scouting,
Alicia Embrey | Office Assistant
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Occoneechee Council #421
3231 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
P 919-872-4884 | F 919-878-1159