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Scouting in Connecticut

In this edition there is information on the OA, Cyber Chip, ScoutBook, Scout Spirit Week, National Jamboree, & more!

Safety Moment

Today all of us are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. Keeping safe online has become more important than ever. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduced the Cyber Chip. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.


Tracking the progress of unit members in the following activities is made fun and simple with the Activities module in Internet Advancement. Best of all – Any service hours recorded in Internet Advancement feed directly into Journey To Excellence (JTE).

  • Campouts – Days, Nights, Frost Points
  • Hikes – Miles, Elevation Change
  • Long Cruises (Sea Scouts) – Days, Miles
  • Service Projects – Hours

Do I still need to record hours in the Good Turn For America platform?
All your unit service hours will be recorded in Internet Advancement. Furthermore, all Good Turn for America service hours entries, except Eagle Service Projects, are now available in Internet Advancement.

How does this affect Scoutbook?
You now record all activities in Internet Advancement. All Scoutbook camping, hiking, and camping logs have been moved to the new system. In Scoutbook, when you click on a Scout’s activity log, you will now be directed to Internet Advancement to enter activities.

  • You can also go directly to Internet Advancement directly to enter activities.
  • Scoutbook users will record all future activities in the new system.
  • Scoutbook users that record Advancement in Scoutbook should continue to record Advancement in Scoutbook, not Internet Advancement.



At the end of this month from May 25th - May 30th. We will be holding a Scout Spirit Week. Each day will be themed and can be enjoyed from anywhere. More details to come for each day. On the 30th we will have a our big virtual camp kickoff for Camp Kinda-Like-A. During the kickoff we will meet the staff. Get ready for Scout Spirit Week!!!  Days and Themes below!

  • Monday, May 25th- On My Honor
  • Tuesday May 26th- Build your Adventure
  • Wednesday, May 27th- Physically strong
  • Thursday, May 28th- Game with a Purpose
  • Friday, May 29th- Scouts Best Friends
  • Saturday, May 30th- Virtual Summer Camp Kickoff & World of Scouting!

Check out our own Advancement page for all other resources.  From Tips for Virtual Board of Reviews to how to file for an Eagle Extension. Go to the link below for more info

Duck Hunt 4 Scouting

Ok duck hunters!  Register to play today. 1st place: $25 Amazon e-gift card, 2nd place: $15 Amazon e-gift card & 3rd place: $10 Amazon e-gift card.$15 per week to compete in the game starting every Tuesday. Register today:

If you have not checked out our At Home Scouting page make sure you take a look at the resources that is being gathered there for you and your Scout.  


Wood Badge The Premiere Leadership Development Course in Scouting
Next course and more information
National Youth Leadership Training! This summer at @JNW
NYLT Sign ups

In light of the extended period of camping restrictions attributable to COVID-19, the following temporary modification is being made to the camping requirements for OA eligibility:

Virtual camping (i.e., backyard or solo camping) may be counted toward the required nights of camping for OA election eligibility if all the following stipulations are met:

- To be counted, all virtual camping nights should be a direct result of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and be part of a BSA unit-organized unit camping event (i.e., multiple members of the unit are involved and camping simultaneously at remote locations) 


Connecticut Rivers Council ~ Camp Calendar Advertising 2021

Each calendar comes with one entry for an S240 Lawn Tractor from Stanton Equipment, calendars will have pictures of our three camps, June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford, Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth and Camp Workcoeman in New Hartford.

Find out more

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