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Regular Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 7pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Address, Phone, Fax

5 Audubon Court
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone (570) 784-2700
Fax (570) 387-4074

General Email

officestaff @columbiamontourbsa.org

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Columbia-Montour Council response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in the Columbia-Montour Council.  The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving.  We are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally with our Council Leadership team and through the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionExternal Link(CDC) and PA Department of HealthExternal Link.

The following information regarding events and prevention measures is based on the latest available guidance. As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

Status of Council and District Events

We will follow our school districts' lead.  Most units already have a "no school, no Scouts" policy in place, so this approach is nothing new.  As long as the school districts in our Council service area continue to have school, we will continue to have district and council activities. Certainly, the exposure our Scouts get from each other on the bus and in the classroom 5 days per week far exceeds the exposure they get from each other over the weekend.  Should the districts decide, like those in Ohio and Maryland, to close for a few weeks to halt the virus spread, we will cancel or postpone events during the same period.  This provides a consistent approach to our youth and their families.

Any cancellations or postponements of youth activities will be announced on the Council website, as well as communicated via email and the Columbia-Montour Leaders Facebook page, at minimum.  This information will include any guidance regarding refunds as well, where applicable.

Adult activities, e.g. committee meetings and training sessions, are still being maintained.  If circumstances mandate cancellation, registrants or committee members will be informed in the method deemed appropriate by the activity leader.

At this time, the following events have been canceled or postponed:

As of March 13, 2020 (provided that PA schools are now closed until March 27)

  • Camp Lavigne Unit Leaders Meeting on March 15 – Canceled.Information will be sent to unit leaders.Leaders should attend the April Roundtable to have questions answered.
  • College of Commissioner Science on April 4 – Postponed to a later date.
  • District Pinewood Derby – Postponed. Please continue to register.
  • March Eagle Board – Postponed.The Eagle Board will be in contact with candidates to reschedule.

Local Units

Decisions about unit meetings and activities should be made by unit leadership and chartering organizations based on the unit’s individual circumstances and current CDC and local health department guidelines.  It is suggested that the approach described above be utilized at the unit level as well.

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