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Activities - Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium Posted Jan. 16, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10 AM - 5 PM

Registration for Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium will open on January 16, 2018 through the Reservation Department at the Maritime Aquarium. Please call Aquarium: 203-852-0700 x2206. M-F, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Come enjoy a day of Scout fun at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Special programs are being offered just for Scouts along with all of the excitement The Maritime Aquarium offers. All of this and the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut makes our Scout Day an event you do not want to miss!

Discounted entrance fees. Exciting IMAX Theater movies Activities for all levels of Cub Scouts. Boy Scout Merit Badges -- Oceanography, Fish and Wild Life Management and Environmental Science. Special programs aboard the Aquarium's new research vessel and in Aquarium classrooms. Fun for the entire family. CLICK MORE INFORMATION for flyer.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Training - University of Scouting 2018 Posted Jan. 4, 2018
2018 University of Scouting is OPEN FOR BUSINESS. UoS is an outstanding day of Supplemental Training for Adult Leaders, Venturers and Explorers.

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
-.-.-(yes, St. Patrick's Day).
Place: Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield, CT
-.-.-(yes, the same place as 2017 UoS)
Cost: $25.00 per person
-.-.-(yes, a slight cost increase over last year)

The Course catalog and registration are available online. We have lot of new classes, always great instructors, excellent food, a wonderful midway. What better way to spend a Saturday in March (besides camping)??

Questions - feel free to contact me or any one of our superb staff:
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - UCONN Womens Basketball - Scout Day Posted Jan. 11, 2018
Please join us on Saturday February 10th at 1:00 PM for Scout Day at the XL Center as the UCONN Lady Huskies take on Wichita State. Bring all your Scouts, friends and family to a fun day with the Connecticut Yankee Council and cheer on the Huskies.

Ticket Price: $20
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - UCONN Mens Basketball - Scout Day Posted Jan. 11, 2018
Please join us on Sunday February 25th at 4:00 PM for Scout Day at the Gampel Pavilion as the UCONN Huskies take on Memphis. Bring all your Scouts, friends and family to a fun day with the Connecticut Yankee Council and cheer on the Huskies.

Ticket Price: $25
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - 2018 Boston Science Museum Overnight Posted Jan. 9, 2018
The Boston Science Museum overnight is a fun and educational activity for Cub Scouts and there is still time to register your Pack for this event! This year we have only been given two dates and space is limited. Registration for available spots will be accepted through February 2 for the March 23 date. Contact Carolyn Cruson, using the email link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Merit Badge College 2018 Posted Jan. 7, 2018
January 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 3, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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March 3, 2018 - Snow Make-up - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT

Tuition: $25.00 includes Merit Badge Pamphlets and Merit Badge College Patch. No refunds after class assignment.

Registration: Please register your boys as a unit, individual registrations are not encouraged. On-line registrations are not considered complete until payment has been processed.

Each Scout can take up to three Merit Badges, but please be sure to select eight. Scouts must be First Class rank as of December 21, 2017. Scouts registered without a rank will not be considered. Please register early as the site will shut down at the earlier of the deadline date or when capacity has been reached.

Merit Badges Course Offerings - Subject to availability of Counselors, Classrooms and Chairs:

1 American Heritage 9 Disability Awareness 17 Oceanography
2 Art 10 Drafting 18 Personal Management
3 Aviation 11 Electronics 19 Photography
4 Cit in Community 12 Energy 20 Public Speaking
5 Cit in Nation 13 Engineering 21 Space Exploration
6 Cit in World 14 Family Life 22 Textiles
7 Coin Collecting 15 Landscape Arch. 23 Weather
8 Communications 16 Nuclear Science 24 No Choice

Please use assigned numbers for the on-line registration form
If no merit badge is being entered please use 24 – No Choice

We will make an effort to assign at least one Eagle required badge per Scout;
Scouts will be assigned no more than two Eagle required badges

Merit Badge Counselor Training will be offered to interested adults at 9:30 AM.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
Activities - Mom and Me Tea Posted Jan. 7, 2018
Please bring your family and join us for tea and treats as we raise funds to support The Connecticut yankee COuncil Trip to Scottish Scout International Jamborette in 2018
  Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
Lighthouse District - LH District Award of Merit Recipients Posted Sep. 26, 2017
The Lighthouse District Award of Merit is an annual recognition for exemplary service to Scouting in the District. Nominations are accepted each year to select one or more candidates to receive this honor. Please click the More Information link to see the list of awardees from 1977 to date. Know a worthy Scouter who isn't on the list? Nominate him or her next spring!
More Information Questions - Contact Stan Malinowski
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Jan. 7, 2018


The Quinnipiac Dancers, the Council’s Order of the Arrow Indian dancers, can help you with their interpretations of Indian culture through their songs, dance and outfits. We can tailor our performances to your group’s needs.

- Authentic Native American Dance Interpretations.
- Live Indian music.
- Audience participation.
- Handmade outfits depicting modern Indian pow wow dancers.
- Feathers, bells and beads on flashy colorful outfits.
- All dancers are youth members of our Order of the Arrow Lodge, Owaneco 313.

We will take bookings starting September 1, 2017 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2018. Call or email early as the openings fill quickly.

For bookings or further information contact: John
Quimby: 203-248-1556 or johnboat1@hotmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact John Quimby