For more than 100 years, young men and women in southwestern Connecticut have prepared themselves for life through Scouting. The Connecticut Yankee Council is the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America serving Fairfield, New Haven and parts of Hartford counties. Led by a team of dedicated professionals and an Executive Board of community and business leaders, the Connecticut Yankee Council serves more than 7,000 Scouts and is powered by thousands of volunteer leaders.

Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership.

Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

Scouting’s Motto:

“Be Prepared”

The Values of Scouting


In Scouting, we will not compromise the safety of our youth, volunteers, and employees. Safety is a value that must be taught and reinforced at every opportunity. We are all responsible and must hold each other accountable to provide a safe environment for all participants.


The BSA promotes a culture where youth, volunteers, and employees feel a sense of belonging—where every person feels respected and valued. We welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s diverse communities.

Become Your Best Self

Through fun yet challenging physical and mental activities, Scouting encourages personal growth by teaching youth how to set goals and achieve them with determination.

Fun for the Whole Family

Scouting is something the whole family can experience together. We designed our program so that anyone—brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers—can have fun and make an impact!

Council Offices

The Connecticut Yankee Council offices are located at 60 Wellington Rd
Milford, CT 06461

Council Camps

The best of Scouting takes place outdoors, and to support that we own three great camps: Camp Sequassen, Hoyt Scout Camp and Wah Wah Tay See. Get to know them here.