My Fellow Scouts and Scouters,
2020 was a year like no other in Scouting’s history. It was a year we learned you can go to camp without leaving your home. A year we remembered a troop meeting is defined by the Scouts and not by a building. A year we became closer together while staying farther apart.
But despite all the disruptions, set-backs, cancellations, and postponements, what our Scouts have shown us over the past year is that Scouting continues to move forward in our communities despite formidable obstacles. What we have seen time and time again is when Scouts are faced with challenges, they rise to the occasion instead of hiding until the storm passes. Our Scouts and volunteer leaders have found new ways to seek adventure, welcome new friends and help other people. These innovations will be part of our program long after the pandemic ends and will help us reach more young people in more communities and do a better job than ever in fulfilling our mission to help Scouts “Be Prepared!”
On behalf of the National Capital Area Council, BSA executive board, we want to thank you for your continued support of our Scouts this year. Your leadership, your donations, your hours spent on Zoom meetings made it possible for Scouting to continue through this most unusual year. Thanks to you we can say proudly and clearly that Scouting continues to thrive in our community!
Yours in Scouting,
Jim Morgan, Council President | Rick Rogers, Council Commissioner | Craig Poland, CEO & Scout Executive