All summer camps cancelled by Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts

ROCKVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) –  For the first time in its 100+ years of existence, Camp Yawgoog will not be open for the summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts announced they are canceling all summer camps at every camp-site in the state of Rhode Island, including Camp Yawgoog, Camp Champlin, Camp Norse, and Camp Aquapaug.

“As disappointing as it is, it’s the only way I think they can go forward,” said scout Jake Medeiros from North Providence. “Hopefully next year we can have camp,” he said.

The Narragansett Council said they have been carefully monitoring the situation and put everybody’s health and safety into consideration.

The Narragansett Council is offering virtual camps and virtual badge workshops on Zoom.

“The council has a ton of great virtual badges they’re doing right now,” said Medeiros. “I’m actually doing ‘Scouting Heritage’ online right now so I can make sure I complete my eagle scout,” he said.

The Council says they’ll continue monitoring the coronavirus situation and may re-open some sites for small groups and select activities later this summer.

The Girl Scouts of Southeast New England tell ABC6 they will make a decision on summer camps this Friday.

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