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In this edition there is information on Is it Scouting safety moment, Family Fun Fest, summer blow out, free Membership marketing tool for your unit, membership seminar, rank advancement,  Roundtable reminder, Trinity Solar unit fundraiser, Den Leader Resources, Fall Adventure, Special Needs Committee Promotion, and more!!!

Scouting in Connecticut


Is It Scouting?

What is an official Scouting activity? An official Scouting activity is consistent with the values, charter and bylaws, rules and regulations, operations manuals, and applicable literature of the Boy Scouts of America.

So, what is the program of the BSA? Collectively, it is all the books, literature, training, materials, policies, and guidelines provided by the BSA. The program is not something you create and call Scouting but something that can be found in the resources provided by the BSA. It develops leadership, character, and physical and mental fitness when executed properly.



Reminder Tonight Live

Figuring out how to create a fun den meeting in a virtual setting can feel overwhelming.

That’s why the National Council and 50 councils across the country worked together to produce these Cub Scout Adventures video resources to help den leaders.  We are pleased to have been apart of this project.  


We are planning on some great fall and winter programs for Scouts in all programs and at all levels.  Take a sneak peak and save the dates for our fall program schedule.  

Fall Adventure
Need a Place for a Meeting or Activity for Free?

Camp Pavilions at Workcoeman, JN Webster, and Camp Mattatuck will be open for pack/troop use.

We are opening up free use of camp pavilions for 2 hour time block reservations every day of the week (Monday-Thursday at Mattatuck) for Pack or Troop meetings or activities. To make a reservation, please email unit #, reservation day and time, number of people to Michele Soboslai at

Membership Free Recruiting Tool!

For Cubs & Scouts BSA units we are providing a free marketing tool this fall.  All you need to do is fill out the form in the button below.  Your recruiting night can be either virtual or in person.  In partnership with the national office we are doubling our commitment for social media ads this fall. 

Submit your sign up night!
For Troops & Packs : One More Seminar Tomorrow Night
Sign Up Membership Seminar

If you missed this past weekends Family Fun Fest or if you can't get enough of this awesome program, there is another one on September 12th!  Mark your calendars now!

September 7, from 10am to 4pm. It will be held at Chip's Cabin, past the main parking lot, at J.N. Webster Scout Res, 231 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT

NOTE: This is a CASH or CHECK sale (ATM's located within 1 mile of camp)

All sales final and "as is" . (though mostly everything is new

The Fire Sale continues with:

youth & adult, male & female uniform shirts @ $15

boy, girl & women pants @ $15 (include cub 'skorts')

Scout Books @ $11 (wirebound)

Red patch vests @ $7

Cub Scout Handbooks @ $10,

Merit Badge Pamphlets @ $1

Cub Scout belts, all ranks, @ $2 (yes just two dollars)

Cub leader books

Pre-made packets of Cub Activity Awards,

Pre-made (1, 2 & 3) for five groups of Pinewood Derby Awards

Ribbons for running events (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Adult position patches, unit numerals (red & green) , knots

Also, the Lodge Trading Post will be open with Camp Kinda Like-A Flap, NOAC sets, 2020 Lodge 25th Anniversary Flaps and matching CSP @ $5, hat pin @$5 and more

contact for any questions:

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Connecticut Rivers Council

60 Darlin St, East Hartford
CT 06108 United States

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