Popcorn 2022: Webinar Training & Storefront Reservations
Advancement Changes and Updates
Scout Scarf Day August 1st
Connecticut Scouter Podcast
Youth Council Nominations
Scouting in Connecticut
Safety Moment: Incident Reporting Helps
Timely and complete incident reporting provides the BSA with an opportunity for analysis of incidents that occur and promotes continuous improvement of our programs. In our experience, the sooner a clear, concise, and complete incident report is made, the sooner that an appropriate response to the incident can occur.
Camp is well on its way this summer. We have already seen hundreds of campers on all three properties. There is still time to join us or rejoin us this summer for all programs. From Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA we have summer program for your family. Check out our camping pages CUBS and SCOUT BSA for more information and to register. Also take a look at our short term camping programs at Workcoeman. Merit Badges, speciality programs, family camp opportunties, and more!
The Council is preparing to send a Connecticut Rivers Council contingent to the National Jamboree in 2023! If you or your Scout is looking for an experience of a lifetime check out or page by clicking the button below.
On October 21st-23rd, 2022 hundreds of Scouts will descend on the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds and take part in the Council-wide fall camporee. The theme, patches, and more details to come soon. The committee is working hard to make it a can't miss event. Cubs, Scouts BSA, and all Scouts & Scouters are invited. Questions or want to help, contact Mike Rutty at email@example.com
Additional Programs and News
Popcorn Launch 2022
Leaders of the New Popcorn Republic,
Missed our webinar or trainings last month? You know, the ones where we give you an additional 5% commission for just attending? No problem.
Good news- We have another one coming up. Monday, July 25th at 6:30 PM. Zoom Meeting. Attend in your pajamas or bathing suit. Wear bug spray because you are at camp. We don’t care. But you WILL get that 5% bonus commission for attending, making your total Commission take a whopping 40% for your Scouts.
Reminder: Minor Modifications to Scouts BSA Rank Requirements
In 2021, all outdoor-related rank advancement requirements were reviewed and realigned based on guidance from the National Outdoor Ethics and Conservation Subcommittee. These adjustments will help more effectively build a Scout’s outdoor ethics knowledge and align with the information in the Scouts BSA Handbook and Fieldbook. The requirements now build in a logical way through the ranks, with Leave No Trace (LNT) and the Outdoor Code (OC) used as references throughout.
Beginning August 1, 2022, these minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements for the ranks of Scout through Star will take effect. Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working, or they may choose to use the new requirements. Scouts must use the new requirements once they advance to their next rank. On January 1, 2023, all Scouts must use only the new requirements.
The specific changes are detailed below.
In addition, beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge becomes required for the rank of Eagle.
Finally, new videos were created to support “Personal Safety Awareness” (chapter 13) of the Scouts BSA Handbook. These can be used as an alternative to earning the Cyber Chip.
The Connecticut Scouter Podcast, or CSP for short, covers topics of interest for our Scouting families and leaders. Expect interesting interviews, camp highlights, fantastic advice, and good humor (the laughing kind, not the ice cream. Although when we’re at camp, we all scream for…oh never mind…)
The CSP is produced by Connecticut Rivers Council at Baden Studios and is hosted by Jay Messier.
The Podcast will be released bi-monthly on the following Podcast platforms:
We need you and other Scouts BSA volunteers/ professionals to nominate youth willing to serve on the council from August 2022 to January 2023. We need diverse youth who represent every aspect of the Scouts BSA program to form a productive Youth Council.
The youth will be required to attend a monthly two-hour Zoom meeting (Sunday evenings) and complete at least two hours of preparation per month for a total four (4) hour commitment per month.
· Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 22, 2022 (Confirmation email acknowledging receipt to be sent within 5 days)
Included is a Google form link to submit nominations for eligible youth by Friday, July 22, 2022. Please share this link/ email with any Scouting volunteer or professional. Youth Nomination Form