As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus or COVID-19 situation closely and following the guidelines from our State Department of Health, the Catalina Council, BSA which includes Camp Lawton and Double V Scout Ranch, has postponed, or cancelled all Council and District in person activities. Our Camps will also remain closed through April 10th. And again we highly advise our Scout Units to follow the State guidelines of keeping kids safe at home with no in person unit activities. And if you have to gather as adults that you keep your social distance to six feet and gather in groups of no more than ten.
The Catalina Council encourages the use of online meeting and activities with volunteers utilizing the following guidelines to help navigate the use of social media channels. These guidelines are a complement to the BSA’s existing Youth Protection policies and training. Social Media Guidelines
To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduced the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies. Netsmartz® has Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft. Check it out here.