POSTPONED: AREA 5 2020 JTE Conference

POSTPONED: AREA 5 2020 JTE Conference
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POSTPONED: 2020 Area 5 Leadership Lab


Dear Fellow Scouter:

With increased health concerns, more stringent isolation procedures recommended by health authorities and widespread cancellations and altered schedules caused by the continued global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), conference leadership and the Area 5 Key Three have decided to postpone the Leadership Lab until Saturday, September 26th. This was not a decision we entered into lightly and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility. Travel arrangements had been made by all of our speakers and presenters and instructors have been hard at work preparing for a dynamic and valuable training experience. We appreciate everyone’s commitment. Here is what this means to you as an Area 5 Scouter or Scouting professional:

1) We do not wish to put our Scouting community and families at risk. Many in attendance fall into what the CDC has defined as higher risk due to age and underlying health issues. It is becoming increasing thought that younger citizens can and may be carrying the COVID-19 virus back to vulnerable populations even if they are asymptomatic. It is unfair to ask our marquee line-up of national and regional guests to risk their own safety to travel to us or to endanger our fellow Scouters in attendance and our loved ones back home. That is not a risk worth taking.

2) We are leaders in health and safety. The Guide to Safe Scouting directs us to evaluate risk, follow common sense and apply community standards. With hundreds of public events being cancelled and postposed it has become untenable to not act. Common products such as facemasks and hand sanitizer are not currently available to have on hand at the conference.

3) We are committed to providing the best training experience possible. Several key leaders have expressed concerns or have altered plans to not attend due to the external health threat. To be a good communicator means being a good listener. We hear you. We would ask that you plan on attending on September 26. For those whom have registered, we are holding your registration unless you request a refund, which we will promptly issue. For those whom have not registered – please be looking for registration to open again around August 1 and don’t wait so late this time!

Thank you for your understanding. Wash your hands and stay healthy!


Yours In Scouting,

Scott Armstrong
Chairman, 2020 Leadership Lab
Northeast Region Area 5, Boy Scouts of America


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