Naragansett Council to Close Yawgoog

ROCKVILLE, R.I (WLNE) –   For the first time in its 100+ years of presence, Camp Yawgoog won’t be open for the summer in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The choice was made after a cautious and careful assessment, and after talking with wellbeing, government, and other camp experts.

The Narragansett Council stated that they have been cautiously checking the circumstance and placed everyone’s wellbeing and safety into thought.

The Council noted they won’t have the option to lead nearby Cub Scout Day Camp or Family Camp at Camp Champlin, Camp Norse, or Camp Aquapaug.

Rather, The Narragansett Council stated that they will dispatch plans for virtual camps soon.

These will with a blend of program materials sent to Scouts ahead of time, fun open-air exercises scouts can do at home, or with different scouts and enhancements by virtual projects.

The council said they are arranging to offer a Fall weekend program at Camp Yawgoog and Adventure Base Camp if the circumstance at the time permits it.

They will keep on assessing the choices for little gatherings to come to camps later in the Summer on the off chance that they can do as such in a protected way.

The Narragansett Council said they are anticipating the day when everyone can “gather again around the Scouting campfire”, yet reminds campers that the circumstance is developing and is liable to change.

Scout BSA program alternatives will be talked about at the chamber’s roundtable Wednesday night.