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Historical Information

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.

 

Council Merger 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.

 

Scouter Newsletters

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.

 

Camp Sequassen

With roots back to 1927, Camp Sequassen is our premier summer camp. Learn more. Also, learn about the origins of the Chi Sigma Society.

 

The Story of Chief Sequassen

Chief of the Quinnipiac indian tribe in the 1600s, namesake of Camp Sequassen. Learn more.

 

Hoyt Scout Reservation

Named after John Sherman Hoyt, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. View the Hoyt deed here. Also location of the General Carter Training Cabin.

 

Camp Pomperaug

Another Council camp, with a long history. Learn more.

 

Alfred W. Dater Council

One of the origins of Connecticut Yankee Council. Learn more.

 

BSA National Charter

US Code, Title 36, Chapter 2. From June 15, 1916. Learn more.

BSA Articles of Incorporation 1910

 

The Fathers of Scouting

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.

 

Owaneco Lodge 313Order of the Arrow Lodge History

Origins of Owaneco Lodge from 1998. Learn More.

Origins of Owaneco Lodge from 1944. Learn More.

Chi Sigma and Arcoon Lodge History. Learn More.

 

Wood Badge History

A listing of KNOWN Wood Badge courses which relate to our Council, either by location or Course Director. Learn more.

 

Housatonic Council

Our neighbor. Learn More.

 

Seton Scout Reservation

Our neighbor, in Greenwich Council, named after another founder of the Boy Scouts, Ernest Thompson Seton. Learn more.

 

History of the Eagle Scout Award

From the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Learn More.

 

Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatar

Scouting's pre-eminent artists. Learn more here. And here

Obituaries of Famous Scouters