Jun 3rd, 2020
Yes. Very yes.
Ken and Colin discuss a recent survey sent out by Scouts Canada concerning whether registration for the 2020-2021 Scouting year should be opened up, and what precautions should be in place at Scouting meetings/events in the post-COVID-19 world. Naturally, both take the position that, yes — absolutely, yes — there should be Scouting in Canada next year; Ken also urges (again) Scout groups to continue to be a consistent and regular presence in the lives of their youth members...especially in a summer devoid of sports. How often is it that Scout groups don’t have to compete with soccer teams for membership?
Even if Scouting has to resume in a virtual/online capacity come September, though, it should definitely resume. Which, in turn, means that registration for the 2020-2021 season should be opened up. It would be a shame and a loss if Scouting paused for an entire year, even given the realities of the global pandemic that is still ongoing. Scouts are, after all, wise in the use of all resources, and should not shy away from using technological solutions to carry on Scouting, as they are able, in the year to come.
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Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod