According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), one in every 13 children has a food allergy. Every 3 minutes, a food-allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. And while the responsibility for management of a food allergy lies with the individual or the individual’s parent or guardian, all of us need to be ready to assist in preventing — or helping in response to — a reaction.
A food-allergy reaction happens when the immune system overreacts to a food protein. A reaction can range from mild to severe. In the U.S., the most common food allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish and sesame seeds. However, any food might cause an allergic response, and many people are allergic to more than one food. Also, initial food-allergy reactions can occur at any time.
If you missed the East of the River or wanted to go to both of the major camporees this fall time is running out to sign up for the West of the River. More information including how to sign up, leaders guide, and more are in the button below. To view the trailer check it out HERE!
We have lots of programs added to our Winter Adventure page. Check out the program offerings for Scouts of all ages. We will see you at one of the Winter Adventures. Click the button below to see all of the programs, locations, and dates.
Returning to Workcoeman for the summer of 2022! Be on the lookout for details. The staff is actively planning for a great summer of adventure at Workcoeman. In the meantime check out the programs that is being run at CW this fall.
Put the Outing in Scouting and navigate your way through initial rank advancement on the trails of Camp Workcoeman. Younger Scouts needing Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements have the opportunity to meet with experienced campers to learn trail and hiking safety while completing a 5-mile hike at Camp Workcoeman.
Scouts will develop skills to complete Tenderfoot requirements 5a, 5b, and 5c, Second Class Requirements 3a, 3c, and 3d, and First Class Requirements 4b and 5a, all while fully satisfying the Second Class 5-mile hike, requirement 3b.
Our Covid page has been updated. Some of our protocols have been rolled back. Take a look at the streamlined and new Covid guidelines for Scouting in our Council. We would like to thank our Council's volunteer Staff Risk Management Committee for keeping us safe and being our resource. Link is in the button below but can also can be found on our main page.
With most of the Scouting for Food Drives happening now and in the first few weeks of November we would like to send out a reminder to after your units food drive is complete to fill out the Scouting for Food Report Card. We have given out over 70,000 bags and want to know how your unit did with them. We asking units to fill out report so we can track community service hours, give us data to help market the drive, and for possible grant opportunities. Click the button below to fill out the quick form. If your unit does fill out we will feature your Pack, Troop, or Crew on our Facebook page.
The national Scouts BSA committee is currently accepting nominations for the inaugural Scouts BSA Youth Council. In order to strengthen the relevance and impact of the Scouts BSA program, the committee seeks to engage youth in decisions that affect their experience. This is a amazing and unique opportunity, so nominate a Scout today!
It’s that magical time of year! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s time for your unit to recharter. There are a number of changes to the rechartering process for this year, so I would ask that you please take the time to read the information in the link and review the online documents fully. We’ll do our best to cover everything, but please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions and/or concerns. Read more and get all the rechartering tips, how to's, and tools by clicking the button below.
The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is a two-weekend program that teaches the ideals and practices of Outdoor Ethics. Participants will learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, in depth. The course also covers the history of outdoor ethics and the latest in the science behind Leave No Trace. A backpacking trek over the second weekend includes real-world application, and a visit to a post-Revolutionary War settlement. This trek traverses the 1,000 acres of Camp Sequassen and Camp Workcoeman during a New England Autumn. The course also includes teaching techniques, and will prepare those who successfully complete the program to teach the Leave No Trace Trainer Course.
Camp Workcoeman & Camp Sequassen
November 5-7 & November 11-14
Adult scouters, 18 years of age and older can participate. They must be physically prepared for a short backpacking trek, and a presentation on a Leave No Trace topic. Students must also provide parts A, B, & C of the BSA health form. All COVID-19 protocols in effect will be followed.
Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O'-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed to amaze audiences of all ages! We are excited to be partnering with Bold Media and their Hollowed Halloween Event!!! We are hosting them at Camp Mattatuck this fall. Check it out by hitting the button below.