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In this edition:

  • Youth Protection
  • Winter Program
  • Silver Beaver
  • Wood Badge
  • Scouting for Food
  • Scouts Shooting Sports Day
  • Silent Auction
  • Counselor Training for Catholic Emblems 
  • Council Stuff: Featured Items
  • Special Events
  • Christmas Lights Needed
  • And more local and national news....

Scouting in Connecticut

BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

Leadership Selection

The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders.

The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child abuser, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child abuser by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position—his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has a multilayered adult leader selection process that includes criminal background checks administered by a nationally recognized third party and other screening efforts. Click here for information on the selection process.

Youth Protection Page


Winter Program
More Information

Silver Beaver

The deadline to submit Silver Beaver Applications is Feb 1st, 2021.  The Silver Beaver Award is the highest Award a Council can bestow a volunteer.  We are looking for candidates who not only impact Scouting locally but also impacted Scouting at a state level and who make a difference in the community as a whole.  Please submit all applications either by mail or email to  The Application is in the link below.

Silver Beaver Application

Wood Badge is advanced Scout leader training that began in 1919 by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting and Wood Badge’s first director. It came to America in 1948 and has been updated to reflect current BSA policies and programs. Incorporating the best techniques available, Wood Badge has become the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting!  For leaders at all levels! Join us for the next course Spring 2021.  Click the button below for more details. 

Wood Badge Information
Scouting for Food

For many communities, this annual service project is around the corner.  To be flexible, we have created a Scouting for Food landing page.  It's complete with Scouting for Food Bag request forms, how to's, report card, service hour reporting, and much more. Units that fill out the report card will get featured on our Council's Facebook page. Check it out in the link below. 

Scouting for Food
Shooting Sports Days @ Camp Workcoeman

Come on down to Camp Workcoeman on December 12th!

We will be offering Cub Scout shooting sports sessions. Rifle and shotgun for Scouts BSA!!!

Silent Auction
Christmas Lights Needed

This year as we strive to continue family program we will be doing a Christmas lights drive through special at our camps.  To do this we need thousands of lights.  We are looking for workable Christmas lights.  So if you recently cleaned out the attic, downsized, or just bought new lights please consider donating your old set to us.  Drop off at Mattatuck/ Webster/ office during scout shop hours.  The contact is

Check out the new Volunteer group on Facebook.  It was built by volunteers for volunteers.  Its a resource sharing page where you can ask questions, find best practices, and more.  Find and like the page by clicking the button below. 

Volunteers of the CT Rivers Council Page
Council Stuff: Featured Items

Commemorative Eagle Patch

Too commemorate our new sisters into the Eagle Scout family we have designed and made available to purchase a specialized Eagle Scout Council Shoulder strip. Its an official patch that can be worn on the uniform for both adults and youth alike. The Eagle Emblem is raised on the patch to provide some texture. Celebrate this awesome achievement and support a Scout locally with the purchase of a patch. Its under Council Shoulder Patches (CSP).  While your there take a look at all of the Camp, OA, the calendar, and other council stuff. 

Council Calendar

A 12 month calendar with pictures representing everything about Scouting in Connecticut Rivers Council. Also every calendar bought supports Scouting locally. All 3 camps are featured and buy now because we have a limited supply

Council Trading Post

Other News

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Connecticut Rivers Council

60 Darlin St, East Hartford
CT 06108 United States

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