For Immediate Release
Enrollment in Scout Programs Explodes in Connecticut
East Hartford CT - Scout programs are growing quickly after the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council, which encompasses the majority of the state, recruited and registered 2,700 new participants ranging in ages 5-18 in 2022. Enrollment in Scouting programs grew by 14% last year, a mark that the Council has not seen in years. Along with the growth in membership, hundreds more came to the three summer camps operated in Connecticut by the Council.
The Council's COO Kevin McClelland attributes the rapid membership growth in Connecticut to the fact that "Scouting is more relevant today than it has ever been. We provide a program for the whole family that meets the needs of our diverse communities and it provides an outlet for socialization needs. Our outdoor emphasis and leadership training have never been more important".
The Connecticut Rivers Council outpaced the national organization's growth of 3%. Scouting locally and nationally is growing once more.
"It's an exciting time to be a part of a worldwide movement that works constantly to enrich youths' lives through leadership development, community service, and outdoor adventure," said Mr. McClelland.
Any family interested in learning more about local Scouting programs is invited to visit beascout.org
Yours in the Community,
Connecticut Rivers Council