Those Who Fail to Learn from History Can't Teach the Next Generation
Connecticut Yankee Council has a rich history, with roots back to the earliest days of Scouting in the United States, and to the pioneers of our program. On this page are a few links to this history.
Connecticut has had its fair share of Boy Scout councils since 1910, with a total of forty. Connecticut Yankee Council was formed in 1998 through the merger of Quinnipiac Council and Fairfield County Council. The origins of these two Councils are illustrative of Connecticut’s great Scouting history of the earlier councils. Learn more.
Read our history in old editions of the Scouter newsletter, available from 1968 through 1993, starting with Mauwehu Council and then Fairfield County Council. If you have old editions of the Scouter sitting in your attic or under your bed, please share them with us, to add to our electronic archive. We would also like to add historical newsletters from Quinnipiac Council. Learn more.
Chief of the Quinnipiac indian tribe in the 1600s, namesake of Camp Sequassen. Learn more.
Another Council camp, with a long history. Learn more.
One of the origins of Connecticut Yankee Council. Learn more.
US Code, Title 36, Chapter 2. From June 15, 1916. Learn more.
Over 100 years ago, three famous men of the day formed the Boy Scouts of America, and a fourth man helped BSA grow from its infancy. Learn more.
Origins of Owaneco Lodge from 1998. Learn More.
Origins of Owaneco Lodge from 1944. Learn More.
Chi Sigma and Arcoon Lodge History. Learn More.
A listing of KNOWN Wood Badge courses which relate to our Council, either by location or Course Director. Learn more.
- Short Biography of Lord Laden-Powell
- Another Short Biography of Lord Laden-Powell
- The Origins of Wood Badge
- The Origins of the Woggle
- A History of Wood Badge in the United States
Our neighbor. Learn More.
From the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Learn More.