April 28, 2020 Message from our Scout Executive

April 28, 2020

Dear Volunteers of the Istrouma Area Council,

This could easily be a frustrating time for many of you in our Scouting Programs, as family lives have been disrupted, and many adults are now working from home or may not be working at all. 

During these challenging times, many of you could have simply chosen to sit at home doing nothing to help our communities, neighbors, families and friends in this crisis….but you’re not!

That’s because you are Scouters, and you and your family live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

You are, undeniably, some of the BEST volunteers a Council could ask for…thank you!

As we wait for the opportunity to get back to the outdoors, we have already seen great things from many of you.  Troops are conducting online merit badge classes, Life Scouts are working on their Eagle projects and reviews, Packs are hosting Zoom Den meetings, District leaders are scheduling virtual Roundtables, and everyone is still keeping busy, active, and engaged with our Scouts!!

In life there is always the good, the bad, the ugly and the BEST.

The volunteers of the Istrouma Area Council are the BEST!

Thank you for being such great volunteers now, and all year long!! We couldn’t do it without each and every one of you.

Be safe, stay healthy, and God Bless each and every one of you.


Gary Mertz

Istrouma Area Council