Scouters and Friends,
As you may have heard Monday, there are some changes coming to how we operate as districts in Crossroads of America Council. Due to serious challenges facing our entire council, primarily driven by the broad impact of COVID-19, we are merging the Del-Mi and North Star Districts.
Paul Kovach, North Star District Chair and Bob Bissell, Del-Mi District Chair have already talked both on the phone and in person along with our District Commissioners Jenny Beyer from North Star and Jim Hester from Del-Mi.
Together, we are working on a plan to merge our district operations into one unified team! We have fantastic volunteers in both districts and we have no doubt, our youth will continue to receive the program they need and want. In fact, our units should feel little or no impact on their operation and delivery of the Scouting program.
Over the next few days and weeks, Paul, Jenny, Bob and Jim will be working with Eddie Stahl, our District Director, to meet this challenge and share those plans with you all and to solicit advice and ideas from our teams. The overall timeline to complete the merger is by December 31, 2020. As you can imagine, there are many points of operations to address. Some will be addressed soon, such as our joint committee meetings whereas other will be phased in as we learn how best to use our resources going forward. For the time being, assume that our district operations will continue as normal until announced differently.
As an official start of this process, beginning August 6th, both District Committees will meet together. Look for an agenda later as it is still being developed.
We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working together. With everyone’s support and participation, we will be a great district!
Yours in Scouting,
Del-Mi District Chair
North Star District Chair
Del-Mi District Commissioner
North Star District Commissioner