The Risk Management Committee of Nevada Area Council is appointed by the Board of Directors to assist the Board in its oversight of the Council’s risk management strategies, policies, and practices that identify, assess, monitor and manage the Council’s risks.

The current committee members are: Terry Abts, Chairman; Dan Deakin, Council Professional; Paul Penttila, Secretary; Dr. Rich King; Marshall Smith; Joe Mowery; Henry Hicks and Lorena Valencia.

COVID-19 Update for 12/16/2020

The sobering news of Gov. Sisolak’s COVID-19 update of Dec. 13th was that the State of Nevada “Pause”, announced earlier, would continue through Jan. 15th of the new year. The Nevada Area Council has followed the direction of the governors' offices of Nevada and California and due to this, the Council will comply with the Jan. 15th date, and will continue restricting all face to face contact until that time.

Both states are experiencing alarming increases in the virus causing stress in the health provider networks throughout local communities. The shortage in critical bed availability is exasperated by the shortage in appropriately trained nurses and other associated healthcare workers.

The positivity rate in Nevada is above 21.4%, with a desired rate of less than 5%, is a goal set by the World Health Organization (WHO). This data indicates that all are susceptible to the virus, and the risk continues to climb.

We all want to get back to Scouting as we have known it. As the year 2020 ends and we leap into 2021, let's recommit ourselves to Scouting by using our scout skills and creativity to provide the best Scouting program possible. Thanks to you, we can do this. 


Safety Moments  Visit this website to find safety moments you can share with your unit at the beginning of your meetings as general reminders or before a relevant activity. 

Guide to Safe Scouting  All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines.

Health and Safety  The BSA’s Commitment to Safety page. Find everything you need for Safety here.

Remember Safety Pause

Being Safe During COVID19

John Hopkins COVID-19  COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). T website shows up-to-date statistics of the Pandemic, lets you see the COVID cases around the world, and you can scroll down to your county.


Risk Management Committee Meeting Minutes