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Scouting in Connecticut

In this edition there is information on restarting Scouting, Fundraising, Camp Kinda-Like-A, Virtual retreat, Scouts with Special Needs, Jamboree, Scout Shop opening, and More!

Come join us for the Council Roundtable this evening at 7pm! We will be going over big rock topics including virtual recruiting from our special guest Amy Hutcherson our National Membership Growth Coach!  Check it out from your home on our Council Facebook page HERE!  

Fundraising for Scouts and Units

The Connecticut Rivers Council currently has two Council wide approved fundraisers to go along with unit fundraisers. Our fundraising vendors have some exciting announcements.  Trinity Solar is offering their usual,  for a qualified consultation the unit gets $100 per consult.  NEW* If an installation happens the unit will get $500!!!  To schedule your consult that will benefit your unit contact or for more information contact  For Trail's End check out the tips on social distancing selling in the picture below.  Register your unit for the 2020 sale now! Click here: once you've registered, sign in, add additional team members in the Unit Info section to the Trail's End Leader Portal! 


Camp Kinda-Like-A

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Camp Kinda-Like-A is now closing in on nearly 800 Scouts registered. Make sure your Cub Scout and Scout BSA youth doesn't miss out on this unique summer adventure! We have a virtual camp experience complete with program, camp fires, merit badges/adventures, guest speakers and more. We also now have some specialty weeks, Including our newest one CIT & Leadership Summit which is the only CIT virtual program in the country! Check out the Camp Kinda-Like-A HQ in the link below

Camp Kind-Like-A HQ
Virtual Scout Retreat

Starting July 2020 there will be a day retreat available for Scouts and their families to do on their own time. This is event is being hosted by the Catholic Committee. Activities will be available on our website and Scouts will post to our Facebook page. The event is for Scouts of all ages!  We will have age appropriate activities for all!

Virtual Scout Retreat
Scouts with Special Needs

Our Scouts with Special Needs Committee is doing a Virtual Campfire in honor of the ADA 30th Anniversary! Check it out on the committees page here Scouting with Special Needs, CRC, BSA also check out the teaser video below! 

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts, leaders, and Jamboree Service Team members that showcases everything that is great about the Boy Scouts of America. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America gathers together. Scouts and Scouters who attend will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.


That's right! We're happy to announce the East Hartford Scout Shop in the Connecticut Rivers Council Building has reopened with modified operating hours to help further your Scouting adventure! Over the last several weeks, we have been working hard to implement enhanced safety measures that make yours and our team members safety the top priority!

Effective today, you'll notice the following changes upon entering our location:

  • Hand sanitizer is available for customer use in all Scout Shops.
  • We've implemented rigorous cleaning routines throughout the day and have temporarily closed fitting rooms.
  • Prior to beginning every shift, all team members must complete an Employee Health Screening to ensure they are ready and able to work safely.
  • Every team member is provided with facial coverings to use during their shifts and are asked to frequently wash their hands.
  • Social distancing markers are placed in every Scout Shop.
  • All product returns are being disinfected or quarantined for five business days before returning to the salesfloor​.
  • We have updated our payment systems to need fewer signatures and to accept contactless pay to include Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
  • Plexiglass sneeze guards are installed at checkout points, in areas of the country where required.
  • Limited occupancy regulations will be in place in compliance with state and local requirements.

While not mandatory in every Scout Shop, we respectfully request you to follow social distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial covering when visiting our stores to help protect yourself and our team members.

There's a new way to shop in our stores!

Now that we have re-opened, we are very excited to announce that we've redesigned our in-store shopping experience with your safety and convenience as our main goal.

Effective today, you can purchase any of our 600 Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Advancement related products online, and have the order gathered, bagged, and set aside for you to either pickup in-store, contactless curbside, or have the items shipped directly to you!

Click on the image below to check it out.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00am-5pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-5pm

Thursday: 10:00am-5pm

Friday: 10:00am-5pm

Saturday: 10:00am-5pm

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Connecticut Rivers Council

60 Darlin St, East Hartford
CT 06108 United States

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