Due to changes in the BSA's National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) standards, all lodge and chapter overnight events that are three nights or less now fall into the short-term camp classification. This change will help to ensure the quality and safety of all council or lodge organized overnight activities.
In just a few short weeks the first National Induction weekend will take place; the virtual event branded as Momentum: Spark on November 6th and 7th will provide an opportunity for Scouts from across the country to be inducted and meet fellow Arrowmen from different lodges and even from different regions. There will also be opportunities for current members to receive high quality inductions and activation training, and welcome these new members on Saturday evening.
As the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine rolls into its seventh month, the question on every lodge's plate is how to operate during these unprecedented times. One of the biggest concerns, coming off of the call to action released during Thrive and continuation with ACT, being lodge inductions and growth.
A major focus of our Reemerging from COVID-19 initiatives centers on membership. Our priority has been to concentrate on ensuring elections are conducted and inductions are completed. This effort will continue, but it only addresses the new member side of the membership equation. The greater opportunity and challenge we face is in ensuring we retain the members we already have inducted. This becomes critically important as we approach the end of the calendar year.