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.
See this listing of the Key 3 for Connecticut Yankee Council since inception in 1998.
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.
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.
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.
Order 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.
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
Part 1 Part 2 Appendix 1 Appendix 2
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
Lord Baden Powell
James E. West
William D. Boyce
Daniel Carter Beard and here
Ernest Thompson Seton and here
William “Green Bar Bill” Hartcourt
John Sherman Hoyt
General Arthur Carter
Alfred W. Dater