Are you prepared to help in a real and very common crisis—one that could happen at any time? Do you know how to correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. More than 700,000 people had a heart attack last year alone. Because half of those heart attack victims developed symptoms outside of a hospital environment, it is important for everyone to know CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) techniques. Understanding how to identify and respond early when someone is suspected of having a heart attack or going into cardiac arrest in the outdoors is particularly valuable when advanced medical care may be delayed.
With the success of the short-term camping program at Camp Workcoeman over the past two summers, we are excited to announce we will be renewing the program in 2023. We saw over 400 Scouts come through the programs at Workcoeman this summer. From SCUBA to merit badges from Day Camp to family camping we have A LA Carte program for Scouts at all levels.
Announcingnew programs for the summer of 2023. Camp Workcoeman in coordination with the Council training committee will be offering leadership development courses for both youth and adults! More to come, stay tuned!
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.
Scouters! Connecticut Rivers Council is excited to announce the launch of our very own show for your ears: The Connecticut Scouter Podcast!
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:
Unit rechartering will begin to ramp up soon. Here are some quick details:
Rechartering details and reference information will be emailed to unit Key 3’s in mid-September
We will utilize the Internet Advancement platform (same as last year)
All units will recharter for 10 months – January 1 through October 31, 2023.
The pro-rated 10 month fees are:
$120 per Scout
$50 per leader
$12.50 per Scout Life subscription
$100 unit charter fee (one per unit)
$20 per Scout qualifying for free/reduced lunch or CT Husky benefits
We are proud to announce hires, rehires, and job changes within our staff. Below is a list of the most recent changes. For a complete listing click the button below to go to our staff directory on our site.
As of July 1st, Sean Fogle has moved into the role of Director of Support Services. Sean in this capacity oversees camping operations and maintains his responsibilities with the council's intellectual property and communications efforts.
As of July 1st, Alex Cantor has moved into the role of Field Director. Alex in this capacity will oversee field employees, continue providing guidance to program committees, and assist Kevin in growing and supporting all field operations.
As of August 15th, we welcome Lucus Blinn to our team. Lucus is hired to be a District Executive serving the Western District. Lucus comes to us as a former camp staff member, district executive, and program director. Lucus an Eagle Scout brings a wealth of knowledge and program experience to our team.
As of August 15th, we welcome John Coleman to our team. John is hired to be a Program Growth Specialist for the Southeastern District. John comes to us as a current volunteer (Scoutmaster) and Eagle Scout. John brings a Scouting passion, a CDL license, and much more to our team.
As of September 1st, we welcome back Liz Del Valle. Liz rejoins our team as a development assistant. She will be working in a role similar to the one she had previosuly with the council. She will be providing critical support and customer service to our development department and donors.