For Immediate Release
East Hartford, CT, The Connecticut Rivers Council: Boy Scouts of America is excited to have many volunteers, Scouts, and families participate in Scouting programs during the pandemic.
Since April, our Scouts and Scouters have moved our traditional program to homes, backyards, and online platforms. Scouting continues and we are proud to offer a flexible program that continues our mission to young people and their families. Our Scouts have had the opportunity to be a part of some dynamic virtual programs and community service efforts. As we get deeper into the public health crisis, we are prepared to offer more virtual program and we cannot wait to see what our Scouts do next.
Scouts in Connecticut have participated in the events below:
- April 3rd-5th JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet)- An international Scouting event that connected Scouts from 171 Scouting countries across the globe. For more information click here.
- April 18th Virtual 5k- A running event where our families competed with their run times individually and we tracked their times virtually.
- April 25-26th Virtual Camporee- A virtual camping event that happened here exclusively in Connecticut that involved guest speakers, a doctor interview, live tour of the Mark Twain Museum, shout outs from a Yardgoat's player, cooking competitions, live stream of a Campfire and more. For complete event listing click here.
- May 1st-3rd National Camp-In- A nationwide Scouting camping event. It involved camping in your backyard, interviews with movie producers, astronauts, S'mores sponsored by Hershey, talk with Steve Wozniak, and more. For the complete itinerary click here
- Numerous virtual merit badge classes, Pack meetings, Troop meetings, community service projects, and fundraising efforts.
- Introduced our completely virtual Summer Camp! For more information on our Virtual Summer Camp click here
From around the world, to camping in their backyards and everything in between our youth are "Scouting On"!
The Connecticut Rivers Council proudly serves over 13,000 boys and girls throughout Connecticut with the time-tested leadership training program of Scouting. The Connecticut Rivers Council will enthusiastically meet new challenges head-on and continue to offer quality programming and services to the communities we serve.
Yours in the Community,
Connecticut Rivers Council