Most people agree that kids on slippery saucers careening down an icy hill at upwards of 20 miles per hour can be dangerous. According to the Center on Injury Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, more than 20,000 kids younger than 19 are treated for sledding injuries annually. Assist our Scouting community by sharing these important guidelines this winter.
Ensure all participants have the proper attire; this includes an appropriate, properly fitted helmet.
Check slopes for bare spots, holes, and obstructions, such as fences, rocks, poles, or trees.
Make sure all equipment is in good condition, free of sharp edges and cracks. It is recommended to utilize steerable sleds.
Riders should sit or lay on their back on top of the sled with feet pointing downhill; never sled headfirst.
Use the Scouting SAFE Checklist when engaging in any winter activities, and find additional safety tips for winter activities in these BSA Safety Moments for Scout units:
Still plenty of winter actvities at our camps. We have winter programs for Cubs and Scouts BSA. Registrations are live! Click the button below to get to our Winter Adventure page.
The SIlver Beaver award is the highest adult Scouting Award our Council can adminster to indivduals. The Silver Beaver Award nomantions are collected and reviewed by the Silver Beaver Selection Commitee and reviewed for involement in Scouting statewide and a persons commitement to the community. Last chance to turn in applications and the forms can be found HERE!
If you missed our Scouts BSA Resident Camp Kickoff you can find the recorded version on our Youtube Page. We have provided the video link below. Click the button below the video to get to our Scouts BSA Resident Camp Page. Complete with a downloadable brochure, electronic brochure, campership form, pricing, live registrations, and more.
Here in the Connecticut Rivers Council we are preparing to send a contingent down to the Summit for the 2023 National Jamboree. First on our list is to identify qualitfied leaders. Below is a leader intrest survey for those adults who may want to serve as a leaders for our CRC contigent.
Celebrate 2022 Scouting Anniversary Month! Ken Lee has created and designed Scout Sunday Patches for Scouts, Units, and Scouters to purchase to award their recongition of particapating in Scout Sunday in Feb. All Scouts and Scouter who participate by attending a religious service in February can receive this year’s Scout Sunday Patch.
Patches can be mailed to your unit contact. Shipping is Free for orders of 10 or more patches. Click the button below to see the order form that Ken has created for more information and how to order,
Pandemic-prompted changes to Scouts BSA advancement requirements expire March 1
Over the past year and a half of the pandemic, Scout units have modified their procedures to ensure that Scouts have a safe, meaningful and memorable journey along the Scouting trail. (For the latest guidance, consult the BSA’s COVID-19 FAQs.)
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Council Staff Changes & Additions
We are pleased to announce the Connecticut Rivers Council Staff for the 2022 year. We want to welcome Matt Beres who will be working in the Western District. We want to welcome back Jay "the animal' Messier who will be the District Director of the Charter Oak District. In addition, we have added Shweta Sharma to our accounting department part-time. We are excited to announce the promotions of Ricki Ann Levesque and Eugene "Chip" Goss from their part-time membership specialist roles to full-time Scouting professionals where they will be performing as growth specialists and working in the Leaders of the Revolution District respectively. We also would like to announce after four years of being with the Council Kevin McClelland has been promoted to Assistant Scout Executive.