Covid-19 Council Update

Council Operations

Dear Connecticut Rivers Council Scouting Families & Volunteers:

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 Monday, March 30th, 2020, we are postponing or cancelling all Council and District in-person activities and meetings through May.  In addition, overnight camping at our Council owned properties will not be permitted and are closed until further notice.  We will be granting refund for those Council/District events and camp reservations affected. 

To allow staff members to handle school closures and to minimize exposure risks for all staff, members, and visitors, staff members will be working from their homes beginning Monday, March 16 through May 3rd when it will be reassessed.   We request that members conduct business with our staff via email and phone as much as possible. We anticipate that most members’ needs can be well-served without the need to visit the main office. The contacts for our staff can be found here https://ctscouting.org/staff-directory/

Please note the stores will also be closed.

Thank you for your flexibility and for considering the health and safety of our staff, members and visitors. We are here to serve you and look forward to assisting with any needs that you have.

Units: Starting on Monday, March 30th, units should be canceling or postponing activities that are scheduled for April. We strongly recommend canceling or postponing in-person unit activities in May. When possible, please move committee meetings and unit program to web or phone platforms.  

For more information on State Covid-19 Guidelines check the link below for the State of Connecticut advisory. 

https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

As we learn more information from government agencies, we will keep you updated.  Please stay current with CDC & local Health Department guidelines as they may change rapidly in the future. Check back to the Connecticut Rivers Council Facebook page, sign up for our newsletter the CT Scouter, and here on the Council website. 

Camp

The Connecticut Rivers Council understands that these are difficult times for all families. Due to the extraordinary situation we find ourselves in, we are eliminating the deadline for summer camp early bird deposits. We will work with any family that is experiencing hardship during this time. We offer camperships to help families send their Scouts to cam; all Scouts should have the opportunity to experience Summer Camp!  The Campership deadline has been extended to May 15th! 

Our summer camp teams at Camp Mattatuck, Camp Workcoeman, and JN Webster Scout Reservation continue to work hard at getting ready for a great season and we can’t wait to see you at camp this summer. To learn more about our camping programs go to our main camping page HERE!

At Home Scouting

We recognize it’s been hard for Scouting to continue with the current conditions we are facing.  To be an assistance we have put together several resources to help you and your Scout/s to keep having Scouting adventures even in your home.  Check on our Scout On page in the link below or adventures can also found under the resources tab at Home Scouting!

At Home Scouting