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News - A Day in Support of Camp Sequassen Posted Apr. 4, 2018
Camp Sequassen's Major Work Party - May 19th!

Don’t miss the chance to support your camp during the upcoming one-day Major Work Party!

May 19, 2018 Scouters and friends (18 and older) are encouraged to come, skilled or handy or just plain willing, there will be something for everyone! - Sponsored by the Camp Sequassen Maintenance Committee and Ranger Dave.
More Information Questions - Contact Patrick Maxim
Activities - ConnJam 2018 Posted Apr. 3, 2018
Attention Packs, Troops, Crews & Posts!
Countdown to ConnJam18
May 11-13, 2018
Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT

Join over 3,000 Scouts, leaders and parents for a weekend filled to the brim with activities for every age group capped off with a rockin' arena show and fireworks. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers are invited. Camp or just come for the day. Registration is just $25.00 for youth and adults.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Moncevicius
Training - 2018 LNT Trainer Course Posted Apr. 10, 2018
Does your District have a Leave No Trace Trainer?

Connecticut Yankee Council
Leave No Trace 16 hour Trainer Course
May 19-20, 2018 Wah Wah Tay See, Hamden, CT

The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The course covers the seven Leave No Trace principles and teaching techniques to enable you to teach others.

Course Coordinators- Keith Spaar and Tom O’Brien

Cost - $45 does not include meals

Course size Minimum 5 and a Maximum of 14

Included in course

LNT Trainer Participant Packets from lnt.org

LNT Resource DVD and LNT Trainer Pin
No experience necessary but Trainers Edge is helpful
Course is open to adult leaders and scouts 14+ years and 1st Class- Scoutmaster permission required

Course qualifies for youth leader position of Outdoors Ethics Guide\LNT Trainer

Participants are required to teach one of the LNT principles.

Participants are encouraged to support future trainer courses and events.

Participants will be placed in 2 Patrols: Frontcountry and Backcountry
Meals will be covered by the patrols. Some gear will be available.

BSA Medical Form Part A/B required.

Register online at http://www.ctyankee.org//webpay/event/new/?form=000136

For more in depth class information contact Keith Spaar kasparton@gmail.com or Tom O’Brien tlobrien@sbcglobal.net .

For more Leave No Trace information go to www.lnt.org.
More Information Questions - Contact Keith Spaar
Activities - ConnJam Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Posted Apr. 10, 2018
Troops & Crews: Get Your Ultimate Team in place for ConnJam!
ConnJam Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Saturday, May 12 at ConnJam

Ultimate is a fun, fast-paced team sport that combines the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football using a flying disc. Ultimate relies on sportsmanship, invoking the "Spirit of the Game" to maintain fair play. The honor system works in ultimate, just like in Scouting. Typically, there are no officials. Players are responsible for playing fair, calling their own fouls, and making their own out-of-bounds calls. Join us for a USA ULTIMATE approved tournament. We’re setting this up as a youth run event. Click more information to sign up a team.
More Information Questions - Contact ConnJam Program
News - Please Support Amazon Smile Posted Apr. 3, 2018
That's correct - please support Amazon Smile

Due to issues related to Amazon's Terms of Service, the Council has decided to once again use Amazon Smile as our donation platform. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646793. If you are new to Smile, you may be prompted to confirm that you are supporting “Boy Scouts of America, CT Yankee Council”. Simply click "yes". Then, every time you use this Smile link, you will see the Council's name at the top of the Amazon page, and our Council will receive a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.

All purchases on Amazon Smile are confidential. Your Amazon Prime membership is not affected by Smile.

Tell your friends and family to use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646793 every time they choose to shop online with Amazon.com.

Effective 03/30/2018, we are no longer an Amazon "affiliate".
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Pomperaug District - Pomperaug Pinewood Derby Posted Feb. 21, 2018
The Pomperaug District Pinewood Derby is April 28, 2018 at Monroe Congregation Church's Rexford House on 34 Church St. in Monroe. For this year, the district winners have an opportunity to compete at the Connecticut Yankee Council Race at ConnJam and the council winners can compete at the World Championship in New York City. Please look over the brochure on the race for the rules have been changed from previous years to reflect the World Championship rules. The top finisher by rank from each pack will be competing at the district race. Each pack can send up to six racers but only one per rank. Cost is $40 per pack. Contact Dan Marazita at trumbullpack468@yahoo.com or 203 873-9948 for any questions.

If you are the Cub Scout Leader responsible for registering your pack, please click on the "more information" link below.

More Information Questions - Contact Dan Marazita
Training - Powder Horn 2018 Posted Apr. 10, 2018
High Adventure Resource Management Training
Camp Sequassen
8:30 AM Friday, September 28 to
5:00 PM Sunday, September 30

- Open to adult leaders and youth members 14 years of age and older
- Provides an introduction to resources necessary to for a successful high adventure program for Boy Scouts & Venturers
- Helps leaders to safely conduct fun and challenging outdoor activities
- Learn about the health and safety requirements, rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs
- Learn the skills and resources necessary to operate an outdoor program
More Information Questions - Contact Caroline Griffin
Activities - ConnJam Chess Tournament Posted Apr. 2, 2018
ConnJam is offering United States Chess Federation (USCF) Ranked and Non-ranked Tournaments for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Ventures. Join us at ConnJam for an exciting Chess program! There are no age restrictions, but players must have game playing experience. This is not for beginners. Parents are not permitted to coach and/or assist their son/daughter in play. Each youth must be ConnJam registered with their unit or paid individually to play in the tournament. Advance sign up required by May 7 or 100 sign ups — whichever comes first. Click more information to register for the Chess Tournament.
More Information Questions - Contact ConnJam Program
Pomperaug District - Pomperaug District Cub-O-Ree Posted Feb. 23, 2018
The Pomperaug District Cub-O-Ree is September 23rd, 2018 at Old Mine Park in Trumbull from 11:15-5:15. Cost is $10 per Cub Scout. A Cub-O-Ree is a one-day event for all Cub Scouts in the Connecticut Yankee Council that is hosted by the Pomperaug District. Cubs will participate in BB Guns, Archery, Sling Shots and games such as kickball led by the Pompearug District Cub Scout Activity Committee, troops and crews. This event is designed to be a fun day and the focus is not on advancement. Cub Scouts will be able to earn Shooting Sports Award. The focus of the event is to provide an affordable single day event for the Cub and his family to enjoy a day outdoors and jumpstart their Cub Scouting activity year. This event is being held at Old Mine Park in Trumbull, CT. Parking is limited so please carpool. The pavilion adjacent to the large field will be Headquarters.
Any Cub Scout participating must be registered with a pack.

Thanks,

Dan Marazita
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Marazita
Training - Updated Youth Protection Training Posted Apr. 10, 2018
March 8, 2018
BSA Announces Updated YPT Now Available

Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth.

These changes include:

- Updated Youth Protection Training, including insights from experts and survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection Training for all adults. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.
- An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
- Unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
- Youth Protection Training for youth members available in 2019.

More Information at the link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Pflomm
Pomperaug District - Pomperaug District Arrow of Light Scouts Posted Feb. 21, 2018
Attention all Pomperaug District Arrow of Light Scouts and Parents! The 2018 Fall
Camporee will be at Hoyt Scout Reservation in West Redding. Set your GPS to 3 Marchant
Road Redding, CT. The goal of the weekend is to assist in the transition into Boy Scouts.
AOL Scouts will participate in the program with the host troop. Each pack needs to register
all together and you must camp with a host troop. This is an excellent opportunity to get
the boys ready to become Boy Scouts. If you have any questions, contact Dan Marazita
trumbullpack468@yahoo.com or 203 873-9948. Deadline to register is October 05, 2018.
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Marazita
Activities - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Mar. 26, 2018
This is a Merit Badge Workshop centered on the building trades. It is designed to expose Scouts to merit badges that may not be easily accessible in their home troop. Scouts use technology available at the Meriden Training Facility and work alongside Union Tradesmen to earn two merit badges. All Merit Badge Counselors are registered and trained. The workshop offers the following merit badges: American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork.

Registration opens on April 2, 2018.
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Patterson
Activities - Scout Day with the NY Yankees Posted Feb. 16, 2018
New York Yankees vs the Cleveland Indians
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual CT Yankee Council day at the Yankees. Tickets for the May 5th game vs. the Cleveland Indians will be in Section 205 and are $40/each. A portion of each ticket sale will benefit the Friends of Scouting.

CLICK MORE INFORMATION to sign up.
More Information Questions - Contact Mike Szarpa
Activities - Hike the Appalachian Trail Posted Apr. 10, 2018
The Appalachian Trail runs though our own backyard, and is a wonderful source for high adventure trips. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has put together an excellent information page for scout troops interested in hiking the AT.
More Information Questions - Contact Info CTYankee
News - 2018 Scottish Jamborette Posted Sep. 4, 2017
Connecticut Yankee Council will send a contingent to the 2018 Blair Atholl Jamborette in Scotland with a three day excursion to Iceland, July 12 - August 6, 2018. Applications are being accepted from Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers (male and female) interested in attending. Participants must be ages 14-17 in July 2018. Participants will be selected from applications submitted by July 1, 2017. Submission of an application does not guarantee selection. Estimated cost is $2,500-$3,000. For additional information about the event see the attached Jamborette Participant Information Sheet, go to www.jamborette.org.uk/ or contact Leslie Cheney at leslie.cheney@outlook.com.

If interested in going to the Jamborette as a part of the Council contingent please complete the online application at: goo.gl/LjVMU6

Applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
More Information Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Apr. 10, 2018
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL FUNCTION THAT NEEDS A UNIQUE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?

The Quinnipiac Dancers, the Council’s Order of the Arrow Native American 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 Native American music.
- Audience participation.
- Handmade outfits depicting modern American 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 on a first come first serve basis. 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