Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities have been core to the program. More than 1.5 million aquatics-related merit badges have been earned by Scouts BSA since 2009. The BSA has also been a leader in promoting and providing training in aquatics safety. For at least 80 years, checklists have been in place to make sure those aquatic experiences are positive ones. Back in the 1940s there was the seven-defense method, a precursor to today’s Safe Swim Defense.
A program of the UConn Scouting Association. Scouts will complete merit badges taught by club members, who are registered Scouts BSA counselors, at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs. Scouts, please bring a mask, a signed blue card, and a bagged lunch.
Click the button below for registration! Limited spots are available!
As you might have noticed we are doing a meme CAMPaign to get everyone ready for camp 2022! We will be posting pop culture memes that are retrofitted for camp weekly until the start of camp. In June we will take a vote for the most popular one. We will then turn the winning meme into a patch that can be purchased online or camp.
Announcing the CRC Council-wide Fall Program Event
On October 21st-23rd, 2022 hundreds of Scouts will descend on the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds and take part in the Council-wide fall camporee. Theme, patches, and more details to come soon. The committee is working hard to make it a can't miss event. Questions or want to help, contact Mike Rutty at email@example.com
Looking ahead to the fall of 2023 the council has gone all-in on a giant territory-wide camporee historically called MassJam. Mark it down in your calendars for Columbus Day Weekend October 2023. It will be held on Cape Cod's Barnstable fairgrounds. For information check out the website by clicking the button below. We will be joining councils from across the territory to help staff, coordinate, and bring participants.
NYLT(National Youth Leadership Training) is BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council level. It’s an exciting 6-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life.
Here in the Connecticut Rivers Council, we are preparing to send a contingent down to the Summit for the 2023 National Jamboree. Check out the main page where the National Jamboree Head Quarters are located. If interested register on their site first. We will put together a contingent from the area very soon.
Calling all Scouts and Youth! Participate in historical activities designed to help all levels move toward completing required badges, including pitching a tent, hiking, knot tying, learning to play marbles, cooking over a fire, and visiting a museum. Cost includes a “Scouting for History” patch.
As a way to raise funds and create a way for your scouts and families to understand the importance of renewable energy, we have set up a partnership with Trinity Solar.
If you are involved in any Earth Day activities or events in your community, consider having the scouts ask homeowners if they would like to learn more about how clean, renewable energy can help them save money while supporting the scouts.
By having a homeowner sit with a Trinity Solar pro to review their options, Council receives a contribution for $100. $50 will go to the troop/unit/pack that referred the homeowner.
If the homeowner is interested and decides to have a system installed, Council receives $1000 when the installation is complete. $500 of that is given to the troop that brought in the lead.
It is simple:
Scouts earn money
Council earns money
Homeowner saves money
Environment has a positive impact.
Attached is a sign-up sheet that can be used to collect names and addresses of homeowners that would like to talk to Trinity.
There is a new BSA Adult application that is to be used immediately. To access the new application click the button below and start using the BSA's newest adult application. Any older edition will become null and void as soon as the newer applications are circulated and we have paper copies at the council service center.