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In this edition there is information on aquatic safety, Roundtable reminder for tonight, Family Fun Fest, Workcoeman Boat Race, Stanton Fundraiser, Fall program, Trinity Solar, momentum OA event, popcorn sale, S.A.F.E  Restarting Scouting and Council Covid-Update, Silver Beaver Awardees, local Scouts in the news, & more! 

Scouting in Connecticut

Safety Moment


Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities have been core to the program. More than 1.5 million aquatics-related merit badges have been earned by Scouts BSA since 2009. The BSA has also been a leader in promoting and providing training in aquatics safety. For at least 80 years, checklists have been in place to make sure those aquatic experiences are positive ones. Back in the 1940s there was the seven-defense method, a precursor to today’s Safe Swim Defense.


Reminder Tonight


Family Fun Fest

A country wide Scouting Open House

Rockets, derby cars, funny pets and so
much more... all without leaving home! 

AUGUST 8, 2020

On Facebook Live

More Information
Fundraising Events
Silent Auction
Stanton Outing for Scouting

We are planning on some great fall and winter programs for Scouts in all programs and at all levels.  Take a sneak peak and save the dates for our fall program schedule.  

Fall Adventure

To the Troop/Unit Leaders of Ct. Rivers Council- Please Read!

I am writing to explain the partnership that BSACRC has with Trinity Solar and how it can help the families, scouts and your troop.

Trinity Solar has offered to contribute $1500 to the Council for every installation that comes from our efforts.

$ 500 of that will be deposited directly into your Troops account.

$1000 will be used for operating costs and to go back into supporting Scouting families with financial challenges. 

$1500 will be given to each homeowner that has solar installed through this program.

(this is a limited time incentive for the homeowner so we need to start sharing)

What this means is, this partnership will help:

The Troop…The Families (homeowner)…The Council and The Environment

Trinity has offered to help explain this information to your troop/unit, teach them a little about how the Solar industry works and what to look for when they are talking to friends and family about solar for their home.

They have also created a Trinity Solar Patch that will be given to any Scout that brings in a lead that turns into an install.

Please share the link and ask your friends and family to make sure to mention your troop/unit number.

We appreciate your help in sharing this program and if you would like to have Trinity explain this in more detail, contact Lori Scala, 203-895-8968 -

Yard Signs Available to Help Share Scouting in Your Community


Beginning in mid-August, yard signs will be available to spread around your community. For the first time this year, we will also have yard signs for Troops. Each Pack will receive 4 signs free, and each Troop will receive 2 signs free. Additional signs are available for purchase for $5/each (or 6 for $25 - we get a bulk discount, so you do too!).

Email Kevin McClelland to request additional signs. Your order must be received (not paid) by Wednesday, August 5th.

It's not too late to sign up for this year's popcorn sale. Online sales are already in full swing, and traditional selling will be starting soon. For more info and to sign up, please email Kevin McClelland

Council: The Connecticut Rivers Council is responding to concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following recommendations of both national and state Departments of Health, and local Healthcare officials, and we are doing our part in trying to limit the spread of the virus. Effective Friday, July 10th 2020, we are postponing or cancelling all Council and District in-person activities and meetings through July. In addition, overnight camping at our Council owned properties will not be permitted and are closed until further notice.


Our 2020 Class













Silver Beaver Class of 2020 Bio's
Our Scouts in the News
Valley Regional High School Graduates 11 Eagle Scouts

Eleven members of the Valley Regional High School Class of 2020 have earned the eagle scout rank. Having 11 eagle scouts in this year’s graduating class is more than double the national average for youth earning the highest rank in scouting.


Virtual Campouts

Troop 66 of West Suffield has been very active during this pandemic. During the pandemic, we have been holding virtual meetings. The scouts are also doing campouts virtually, where everyone camps in their own private backyards.


Last Two Weeks of Camp Kinda-Like-A

Come join the 1,200 Scouts who have signed up for Camp Kinda-Like-A already.  We still have plenty of program left for Cubs and Scouts BSA along with specialty weeks including Hamilton week, CIT, & Eagle Week!

Other News

Is There Life After Earning Eagle Scout?

School, sports, Scouts — here’s how this pro baseball player and Eagle Scout did it all

Inside Momentum Launch, the Order of the Arrow’s largest-ever virtual event

How to Build a PVC Sprinkler for Summertime Fun

Connecticut Rivers Council

60 Darlin St, East Hartford
CT 06108 United States

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