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Boy Scouts of America cancels summer camping and non-virtual activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 11:20 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 23:35:45-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Crossroads Council announced Thursday the cancellation of all summer camping activities as well as non-virtual activities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"After a careful review of all currently available information related to the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 to our summer camping operations, the Board unanimously voted to cancel our 2020 summer resident camping season for all Scouts BSA, Cub Scout Resident, Venturing, and Great Lakes Sailing Adventure sessions," a statement reads.

The board added that the decision was made after consulting with the State of Michigan, local health departments, The American Camping Association, and the BSA National Office Outdoor Program Team.

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