Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council
The Connecticut Rivers Council is one of New England’s largest private youth-serving organizations; the Connecticut Rivers Council delivers Scouting programs that develop character, citizenship, fitness, and leadership skills to more than 32,000 youth and nearly 9,000 adult volunteers in 127 cities and towns in Connecticut. The Boy Scouts of America collaborates with hundreds of churches, school affiliated groups and other community organization that organize and operate local Scout groups.
Cub Scouting is fun! no matter what grade you are in, 1st through 5th, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? build a bird house? Play Ultimate? Hike? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
The Boy Scouts of America works with multiple partner organizations to allow our members discount admission and special programs at many of our region’s top attractions. These partners include Mystic Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science, New Britain Rockcats, Connecticut Whale, XL Center and a host of other destination centers throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond.
Weekly meetings are led by experienced, well-trained and qualified individuals who understand the development stages of all our youth members. These meetings are held in your hometown. To find out where a Scout unit is in your community visit http://www.beascout.org.
Camping With the Boy Scouts of AmericaTo discover more information on the camping programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America please click on this link.Camping with the Boy Scouts of America has been carefully developed to provide outstanding programs tailored to meet the needs of both Cub Scout and Boy Scout campers. The Connecticut Rivers Council owns four properties and each is used for Cub Scout camping programs and Boy Scout camping programs. Connecticut Rivers Council also operates Day Camps in locations throughout the state. These include town parks and private facilities.
Summer camp is the culmination of an exciting year in Scouting. It