Why Be a


Current and former Scouts have always felt that Scouting has made a difference in their lives. A study by Tufts University has found that Scouting does, in fact, have a measurable, positive impact in the character development of young people.

It sought to measure the difference Scouting makes in young people’s lives as those positive changes were happening.




Scouting has a program for everyone. From kindergarten to age 20, there’s an adventure for all ages. Find yours today!

Cub Scouting

Youth grades K–5

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Boy Scouting

Youth 11–17 years old

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Co-ed 10–20 years old

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Co-ed 14–20 years old

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Sea Scouting

Co-ed 14–20 years old

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Scouts become entrepreneurs with popcorn! From marketing to the sales pitch and delivery logistics- Scouts get to do it all and earn 30% commission while they’re at it!

Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Friends of Scouting keeps our Council going! Friends of Scouting helps fund the 20% of Scouting you see- from program to uniforms and registration fees- to the 80% that’s behind the scenes like camp upkeep, communications and training.

Fund development

Contributing to the Boy Scouts of America created opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation.



Be prepared! Below is a collection of quick resources you may need for your Scouting adventure!



Click On A District On The Map Below

Starting in the fall of 2018, the Connecticut Yankee Council has replaced the previously aligned Districts with the two Service Areas depicted above.

If you’re looking for archived District information, please click here.

Fairfield County Service Area

New Haven County Service Area

Latest news

2019 New Haven County Klondike Derby

Scouts and Scouters from around the New Haven County Service Area are invited to participate in this snowy camp out adventure  .   You never quite know what to expect when it comes to the Klondike Derby. You  could be camping in snowy and cold conditions, however if you spend the time to properly prepare…

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Wood Badge N2-72-19

Course Director: Dave BarrettAugust 23-24-25 and September 20-21-22 at Camp Sequassen What is Wood Badge? Simply stated, Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult scout leaders. Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures. The first Wood Badge training was held in 1919 at Gilwell Park,…

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Thunderbird National Youth Leader Training Conference

Upcoming Program: January 4-6 and January 11-13, 2019 Deer Lake Scout Reservation, Killingworth, CT Register Today! What is it? Thunderbird National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) conference is designed for scouts, venturers, explorers to develop their leadership skills. This is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can…

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