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Training - University of Scouting 2018 Posted Mar. 20, 2018
University of Scouting survey is available ONLINE.

We value your feedback. Please complete the UoS Survey as soon as possible, but no later than April 15, 2018. The Survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. All information in the survey is confidential. No identifying information will be shared with staff or faculty members.

Survey results will be published in late April.

Thank you.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Pomperaug District - Pomperaug District Iron Chef Posted Mar. 18, 2018
Register now for the District Iron Chef Event!
More Information Questions - Contact John Valus
News - Updated Youth Protection Training Posted Mar. 11, 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 Jay Lubin
Activities - Scatacook District Shooting Sports Day Posted Mar. 2, 2018
This is a District fund-raising effort to promote shooting sports programs in our Council

Activities: .22LR Rifle and Pistol Shooting at static and steel targets, Paintball Action Course, Traditional Archery, and the Tomahawk Throw!

This event is open to adults and 16-21 year old youths who are accompanied by a parent (both youth and adult must be registered for the event).

All equipment and ammunition supplied. Each participant will shoot a minimum of 30 rounds of 22 ammunition, 40 paintball rounds, and as many Tomahawks and Arrows as time allows in a round robin format.

Experience not required. We welcome all levels of shooters! Instructors will be available. All staff are NRA and/or USA Archery Certified Instructors and RSOs.

Parking instructions: Park at the Training Cabin.

Shooting Sports will be held on the Rifle and Archery Ranges. Other activities located at the Johnson Training Area.

This is a rain or shine event. Bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided

Contact for more information:
More Information Questions - Contact Erik Zars
Training - Powder Horn 2018 Posted Mar. 13, 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 - A Day in Support of Camp Sequassen Posted Feb. 25, 2018
Camp Sequassen's Major Work Party is coming!

So mark your calendars to save the date, to be sure that you 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
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 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
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.


Dan Marazita
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Marazita
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 or 203 873-9948. Deadline to register is October 05, 2018.
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Marazita
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.

More Information Questions - Contact Mike Szarpa
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
Activities - Hike the Appalachian Trail Posted Feb. 13, 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 Michael Morrell
Activities - Chess Merit Badge Workshop Posted Feb. 9, 2018
Chess Merit Badge Workshop -- Saturday, April 21, 2018
9 AM Check-in — 9:15 to 11:15 AM Class

At the Chess Club of Fairfield County, LLC, 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
The fee is $30 payable to the Chess Club of Fairfield County. Scouts must bring payment to the workshop. The Chess Club will provide instructors and chess set for the workshop.

Scouts MUST have a basic understanding of Chess and how the pieces move. In order to complete the Chess Merit Badge Scouts need to compete in a chess tournament scheduled at the May 12 ConnJam. We will have sign up information at the Merit Badge Workshop. To reserve a spot for the Chess Workshop please click more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Chester Wickett
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 or contact Leslie Cheney at

If interested in going to the Jamborette as a part of the Council contingent please complete the online application at:

Applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
More Information Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
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
More Information Questions - Contact John Quimby