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Aquatics Safety—The BSA Way
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.
Our Council has gone all-in on a giant territory-wide camporee called MassJam. Mark it down on your calendars for Columbus Day Weekend October, 7-9 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.
Led by the Council's Training Committee, Districts, and Camps, we have a robust and diverse training schedule planned for 2023. We have trainings for Scouters of all ages and programs on the docket. Check out the Training Calendar by clicking the button below.
We are ready to get popping on our 2023 popcorn sale. We want all units and Scouts to participate in the upcoming campaign. It's a turn-key fundraiser for units and Scouts! To register your unit and to get started click the button below.
The Connecticut Rivers Council Selection Committee made up of eight volunteers and following a nationwide search is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Switzer to be our next Scout Executive.
Mark began his Scouting career in 1998 as a District Executive at the Del-Mar-Va Council in Wilmington, DE. He moved on to become a District Director at the Narragansett Council in Providence, RI, Field Director at the Chief Seattle Council in Seattle, WA, and Director of Field Service at the Golden Empire Council in Sacramento, CA. Mark became Scout Executive of Western Colorado Council in Grand Junction, CO and most recently served as Scout Executive of the Twin Rivers Council in Albany, NY.
Mark and his wife Laura, a former Scouting professional, have a daughter, Ellie, who is a Scout in Troop 357G. Mark and his family will be relocating to the area in the next few months.
Please join us in congratulating Mark as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Connecticut Rivers Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people in the communities we serve.
The average internet user spends just short of 7 hours per day, on the internet. That's why internet safety is so important! In an ever-evolving digital world, we need to make sure we're protecting ourselves and the people around us!