Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress such as family and relationship issues, serious health problems, and school or financial pressures. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or don’t have but involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that anyone can learn and develop.
We have lots of programs added to our Winter Adventure page. Check out the program offerings for Scouts of all ages. We will see you at one of the Winter Adventures. Click the button below to see all of the programs, locations, and dates.
Coming this Summer Workcoeman Adventures! After a successful first season, the staff at Workcoeman is excited to bring back this back innovative and tailor made program for units and Scouts at all levels. From Day camp to Scout BSA merit badge workshops. More information is coming soon.
Scouting For Food
The Connecticut Rivers Council has acquired thousands of bags for Scouts to distribute in their local areas. If you haven't picked up your bags yet at the office they are ready for you or if have not ordered them yet please do so by clicking the button on the left, Bag Request below. After your done doing your Scouting for Food Drive please fill out the Unit Scouting for Food report card. We collect this information so we can advertise all your Scouts efforts, for grants, and for community service tracking. If you fill out the report card your unit will be featured on our facebook page and the totals will be put in our press releases. The button below to the right will take you to the unit report card. *Include pictures!
The national Scouts BSA committee is currently accepting nominations for the inaugural Scouts BSA Youth Council. In order to strengthen the relevance and impact of the Scouts BSA program, the committee seeks to engage youth in decisions that affect their experience. This is a amazing and unique opportunity, so nominate a Scout today!
It’s that magical time of year! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s time for your unit to recharter. There are a number of changes to the rechartering process for this year, so I would ask that you please take the time to read this email and review the online documents fully. We’ll do our best to cover everything, but please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions and/or concerns. Read more and get all the rechartering tips, how to's, and tools by clicking the button below.
The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is a two-weekend program that teaches the ideals and practices of Outdoor Ethics. Participants will learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, in depth. The course also covers the history of outdoor ethics and the latest in the science behind Leave No Trace. A backpacking trek over the second weekend includes real-world application, and a visit to a post-Revolutionary War settlement. This trek traverses the 1,000 acres of Camp Sequassen and Camp Workcoeman during a New England Autumn. The course also includes teaching techniques, and will prepare those who successfully complete the program to teach the Leave No Trace Trainer Course.
Camp Workcoeman & Camp Sequassen
November 5-7 & November 11-14
Adult scouters, 18 years of age and older can participate. They must be physically prepared for a short backpacking trek, and a presentation on a Leave No Trace topic. Students must also provide parts A, B, & C of the BSA health form. All COVID-19 protocols in effect will be followed.
Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O'-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed to amaze audiences of all ages! We are excited to be partnering with Bold Media and their Hollowed Halloween Event!!! We are hosting them at Camp Mattatuck this fall. Check it out by hitting the button below.