Dear Greater New York Councils Scouting and Exploring Family,
For the safety of all, based on the guidance from a number of experts and proper authorities, effective immediately the Greater New York Councils Scout Service Center at 475 Riverside Drive in Manhattan is closed. This suspension will remain in effect, evaluated daily.
Many of our staff who you count on continue to work remotely. The Scout Shop operations at William H. Pouch Scout Camp and Alpine Scout Camp remain open, as do all of our camps operations. We continue to monitor this highly evolving situation in the city, following guidance from federal, state and local authorities as we evaluate openings and closings.
There is a lot of Scouting that can happen at home, particularly advancement work. We also encourage creativity in providing online and remote meeting/learning opportunities as well.
We sincerely and enthusiastically appreciate all you do for young people in our city programs. It is important that our entire city pulls together to address this public health crisis.