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Scouting in Connecticut

In this edition there is information on restarting Scouting, popcorn, membership, Camp Kinda-Like-A, Scouts with Special Needs, Family Fun Fest,  Council fundraisers, virtual recruiting, Council & Camps trading post, and more!

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


In case you haven't heard, the popcorn sale is ramping up for 2020! Is the sale different this year? You bet. Are there things Scouts can do to sell while social distancing and staying safe? You bet again! There are more ways to sell this year, the prizes are better, the commission structure is simpler, and it's going to be awesome.

We're going to be telling everyone about this year's sale at our virtual kick-off at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 25th. Pre-registration is required, and you can sign up by clicking the button below. Even if your unit hasn't decided for sure about the sale this year, come join us! In less than an hour, we'll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Everyone is welcome, and attending gets your unit an extra 5% commission on this year's sale!

If you have any questions - email Kevin McClelland!

Popcorn Webinar Registration

Online Membership Applications open on August 4th! We're very excited about being able to support paperless membership applications this year. We'll be conducting two webinars later this month to show you what the system looks like and how to use it. Both will have the same content, so you need only sign up for one.

Pre-registration is required for the webinars, so please take a moment to sign up for the one that works best for you.

Webinar 1 July 20th 7:00pm
Webinar 2 July 29th 7:00pm


Camp Kinda-Like-A

Sign up Today!

Camp Kinda-Like-A is now over 900 Scouts registered. Make sure your Cub Scout and Scout BSA youth does not miss out on this unique summer adventure!  Come join Scouts from 31 states and 62 other Councils.  We have a virtual camp experience complete with program, camp fires, merit badges/adventures, guest speakers and more. We also now have some specialty weeks, Including our newest one Hamilton Week inspired by the popular musical. Check out the Camp Kinda-Like-A HQ in the link below

Camp Kind-Like-A HQ
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Scouts with Special Needs

Our Scouts with Special Needs Committee is doing a Virtual Campfire in honor of the ADA 30th Anniversary! Check it out on the committees page here Scouting with Special Needs, CRC, BSA also check out the teaser video below! 

Council Events: Click on Pictures Below for More Details!

Stanton Outing for Scouting

Please Join us for Golf, The Reception, or Both!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Topstone Golf Course

9AM Registration & Breakfast

10AM Shotgun Start

Lunch at Turn 3:30PM Awards Reception, Raffle Drawing & Silent Auction

2021 Camp Calendar & Tractor Drawing

Each calendar is $20.00 and comes with one entry for an S240 Lawn Tractor from Stanton Equipment, calendars will have pictures of our three camps, June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford, Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth and Camp Workcoeman in New Hartford.

Virtual Recruiting Tools

Recruiting can be a challenge even not during a pandemic.  Fortunately we have already started gathering resources to help recruit Scouts this fall.  Check out the video below and then head over to our page dedicated to recruiting.  It has videos, slide decks, and other tools.

Virtual Recruiting Page

Redesigned Trading Post Page

If you haven't checked out our redesigned Council Trading post you are missing out.  Grab your favorite Scout or Scouter OA patches, Camp gear, and much more.  Check it out HERE!

Other News

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Connecticut Rivers Council

60 Darlin St, East Hartford
CT 06108 United States

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