As you are aware, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (a strain of coronavirus) has caused many events to be cancelled across our nation. The leadership of SR-9 has been monitoring this situation closely and had the opportunity to speak with the service lodge regarding the upcoming 2020 SR-9 Conclave this evening.
In the interest of safety for all of our Lodge Members, and Families, we have made the difficult choice to POSTPONE our SR-9 Conclave scheduled for April 17-19, 2020.
In consultation with the Service Lodge, we are currently looking into alternative dates for this event that will take place after the summer camping season and the National Order of the Arrow Conference in August 2020. These alternative dates will be communicated to your Lodge Adviser prior to a final decision to ensure we can accommodate the majority of our Councils and Lodges.
We thank you for your understanding as we as a Section, and ultimately the Scouting Movement work through this difficult time. We will be updating you in the coming days regarding our plans for the 2020 SR-9 Conclave and our efforts going forward.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Joseph Barnes | Section Chief
ORDER OF THE ARROW Section 9