In response to the challenges faced by families dealing with school closures across Delmarva due to the outbreak of COVID‐19, the Del‐Mar‐Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America has launched a series of digital workshops, curricula and live interactive sessions using the power of technology.
Council staff have worked with local Scouting volunteers to develop a new educational hub online, coaching young people in a safe, digital environment on topics including how to stay fit, basic first aid, organizing “service projects” around the house, and much more.
“In the BSA, we teach our young people to be ‘Prepared for Life.’ None of us saw this virus coming, but Scouting will press on, and we’ve been working with our volunteers to make sure families have safe and educational content to keep them going during these challenging times. When we work together as a community, we all win,” said Robert Nakagawa, CEO of the Del‐Mar‐Va Council.
The new website, called the “Scouting at Home Hub,” will feature a combination of fresh content created by local volunteers, along with lesson plans that any family can use to keep kids engaged in fun and educational experiences at home. Families can visit the new hub 24/7 at www.dmvc.org/scoutingathome.
The Del‐Mar‐Va Council Boy Scouts of America serves more than 8,000 young people with lifechanging leadership and character‐building programs and has served more than 2 million youth since its inception in 1925. Headquartered in Dover, the Council owns and operates three year‐round outdoor facilities dedicated to providing hands‐on experiences to youth.