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The logo for Powahay District is a medicine feather from a Shaman, or Indian medicine man.  The feather is strong medicine for curing and for strength of mind, body and character. Powahay (pronounced po-WA-hay) — was a Chief and last representative of Indians in lower Fairfield County. His name was chosen as our district name to honor the Native Americans that once lived in the communities that make up our district. Learn more about the history of our district here.

Yours in Scouting,

Steve Prostor, District Chair | Adrian Ruck, District Commissioner | 

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District Goal Status - 9/20/2022

Membership Campaign - Youth (-179) 83.4%
Membership Campaign - Units (-3) 91.9%
Fundraising - Leadership Campaign (-$6,727) 10.0%
Fundraising - Family Campaign (-$21,659) 32.3%
Fundraising - Matching Gifts (+$6,000) 100.0%
Fundraising - Community Campaign (-$3,634) 64.0%

District Resources

Latest News from Powahay District & Council

Game Dinner 2023

9th Annual Game Dinner Fundraiser Come to the Connecticut Yankee Council’s 9th annual Game Dinner…

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Advancement

Advancement News CLICK HERE to download Eagle Process Instructions CLICK HERE to download How to…

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Roundtable Downloads

Download Roundtable Packets & Program Information Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and mini-training…

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Ultimate T-Shirts

It’s Time to Get Serious… Ultimate (frisbee) Troop Team T-shirts…   Powahay is offering official…

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2019 Webelos College

Join us November 16 for Powahay’s 9th Annual Webelos College.  Webelos Adventure College Saturday, November…

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Powahay News

Download the latest edition of Powahay’s Newsletter. Powahay News is a volunteer publication and published…

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Webelos WOW

May 8 Updated posting.  Are you ready for a weekend of fun?  Get all of the…

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Join Our Team!

Time is precious, yet almost every adult citizen of the United States gives some time…

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District Committee

District Chair Marc Harrison
District Commissioner Adrian Ruck
District Professional
District Development Chair Lis Steinberg
Community Campaign Chair Gene Alvarez
Family FOS Chair Jim Roth/Joe McKee/Dave Trepanier
Popcorn Chair
Syrup/Hot Sauce Chair
District Membership Chair James Mitchell
District Program Chair John Hanks
District Actvities & Civic Service Chair
District Advancement & Recognition Chair Chet Wickett
District Camp Promotion & Outdoor Chair Roger Williams
District Training Chair Evan Atkins
Commissioner Staff
Assist. District Commissioner Thomas Williams
Assist. District Commissioner Adam Terr
Assist. District Commissioner Arnold Feintuck
Roundtable Commissioner Craig Schorr
Communications Chair John Hanks
Order of the Arrow – Owaneco Lodge
Powahay Chapter Chief Pierce Colfer
Powahay Chapter Adviser Jim Patterson
District Commissioner Adrian Ruck
Assist. District Commissioner Thomas Williams
Assist. District Commissioner – Administration Adam Terr
Asst. District Commissioner – Darien Arnold Feintuck
Asst. District Commissioner – New Canaan
Asst. District Commissioner – Stamford
Asst. District Commissioner – Norwalk
Asst. District Commissioner – Wilton John Ferencz
Assist. District Commissioner – Webelos-to-Scout
Roundtable Staff
Rountable Commissioner Craig Schorr
Roundtable Staff Stephen Prostor
Roundtable Staff William Shannon
Roundtable Commissioner – Cub Scouts
Roundtable Commissioner – Scouts BSA
Roundtable Commissioner – Venturing/SS
Unit Commissioners
Pack 45 and Troop 45 J.D. Piro
Anthony D’Andrea
Jeffrey Helfand
William Janocha
Daniel Kunetz
Heath Newman

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In addition, we will send our monthly newsletter, Powahay News. This is sent in PDF format easy to download to read and print. It features expanded articles on upcoming activities, program notes, news, and photos from our Packs, Troops, and Crews and more.

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Powahay Program Planning Dates 2022-2023

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CUB SCOUT PACKS  — PLANNING DATES

  • Sept 30-Oct 2: Scout Day at Lime Rock
  • Oct 15-16, 2022 – Cub Scout Field Day and Fall Camporee.
  • Nov 12, 2022 – Webelos College
  • Feb 4, 2023 – Cub Scout Polar Bear
  • Mar 2023 Scout Weekend at the Maritime Aquarium. Date to be announced
  • Mar 18, 2023 — University of Scouting—Date to be announced
  • Apr 22, 2023 – Pinewood Derby Championship (location TBA)
  • May 19-21, 2023 – Spring Camporee (STEM Merit Badges) and Webelos WOW
  • Jun 7, 2023 – District Dinner
  • Oct 14, 2023 – Cub Scout Field Day
  • Nov 11, 2023 – Webelos College

TROOPS/CREWS/SHIP — PLANNING DATES

  • Sept 30-Oct 2: Scout Day at Lime Rock
  • Sikorsky Merit Badge Day — not announced yet.
  • Oct 14-16, 2022 – Cub Scout Field Day and Fall Camporee.
  • Nov 12, 2022 – Chess Play and Tournament
  • Jan 21, 2023 – Klondike Derby (Hoyt)
  • Mar 13, 2023 — Scouts BSA Merit Badge Day at the Maritime Aquarium.
  • Mar 19, 2023 — University of Scouting
  • May 19-21, 2023 – Spring Camporee (STEM Merit Badges) and Webelos WOW
  • Jun 7, 2023 – District Dinner
  • Oct 27-29, 2023 — Fall Camporee (Hoyt)

We are here for YOU. Our goal is to help give you the SKILLS to DO and also to the motivation (WILL to DO). Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the Commissioners with suggested ideas, comments, or concerns.

Craig Schorr
Roundtable Commissioner
craig.schorr@yahoo.com

Roundtables for the 2022-2023 Program Year will continue to be a mix of in-person and Zoom meetings.  Please make sure you join our email list to be notified of monthly Roundtables.

Please add the dates below to your calendar.

Roundtables (the 1st Wednesday of the month)

  • Sep 7, 2022, Program Kick-off
  • Oct 5, 2022
  • Nov 2, 2022
  • Dec 7, 2022
  • Jan 4, 2023
  • Feb 1, 2023
  • Mar 1, 2023
  • Apr 5, 2023 (Passover Eve)
  • May 3, 2023
  • Jun 7, 2023 (No roundtable District Recognition Dinner)

Roundtable Staff:

  • Craig Schorr – Lead Roundtable Commissioner
  • Adrian Ruck District Commissioner
  • William Shannon  Zoom Master
  • Rob Farley Cub Scout Roundtable
  • Craig Schorr Scouts BSA RT Commissioner
  • William Shannon Scouts BSA RT Commissioner
  • John Hanks Communications

Programs and Activities For your Unit

(Please provide us with a resource to share. Email to info@powahay.com)

Nature and Hiking — Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Farmhouse Entrance, 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. A Powahay Program Sponsor and host of the Annual Cub Scout Polar Bear offers year-round family and Scouting programs. More info at https://www.stamfordmuseum.org/

  • Enjoy a fun Orienteering Course by Troop 9 Stamford at the SM&NC. Contact Evan Atkins at atkins.evan23@gmail.com.

 

Nature — Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem NY: Come meet the wolves! They do not allow drop-in visitors, so please sign up for one of their programs. More info at https://nywolf.org/

 

Marine Science — The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854; A Powahay Program Sponsor and host of the annual March Scout Day Weekend – special Cub Scout Program and Merit Badge programs, offers family fun and Scouting activities and sleepovers all year around. More info at https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/

 

Environmental Education – SoundWaters, Stamford CT has three great locations… Coastal Education Center at Cove Island, Harbor Site at Boccuzzi Park and Schooner SoundWaters.  SoundWaters’ youth programs give children the opportunity to have fun on Long Island Sound. Kids of all ages sail, swim, canoe, do science experiments and celebrate new friendships. A Powahay Program Sponsor. More info at: https://soundwaters.org/

 

Hiking and Programs — The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903 is open from dawn to dusk, every day of the year, with FREE admission for all. A Powahay Program Sponsor. Offers hiking and youth programs.  More info at: https://www.bartlettarboretum.org/

 

Drop-in Hike and Bird Study — Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831, mission is to protect birds and the places they need. They offer nature programs and hiking trails. A Powahay Drop-in Hike. For more info: https://greenwich.audubon.org/main-sanctuary

 

Drop-in Hike — Mianus River Gorge Preserve, 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506 (Start at map shelter) 5 miles of trails (variety of lengths) is a 935-acre nature preserve in Bedford, New York jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and Mianus River Gorge, Inc. A Powahay Drop-in    More information: https://mianus.org/

 

Drop-In Hike — Devil’s Den Preserve, 33 Pent Road, Weston, CT 06883 (Start at map kiosk) 20 miles of trails (variety of lengths). The Lucius Pond Ordway Devil’s Den Preserve in Weston and Redding, Connecticut, encompassing 1,746 acres, is the largest preserve in Fairfield County. More info at: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/connecticut/devils-den-preserve-trail.

 

Hiking and Camping – Putnam Memorial State Park, at the intersection of Route 136 and Route 58, Redding CT.  This is Connecticut’s Valley Forge the site of the Continental Army’s 1779 winter encampment. Offer hiking, a historical walk of the park, and a Youth area for camping.  More info at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Parks/Putnam-Memorial-State-Park

 

Hiking and Camping — Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River, NY 10576: A 4,315-acre park with varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails, provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnicking, lean-to camping, fishing, and cross-country skiing.  More info at: https://parks.westchestergov.com/ward-pound-ridge-reservation

 

Hiking — The Norwalk River Valley Trail will be a 10-foot-wide, handicapped accessible, multi-use 30-mile trail from Norwalk to Danbury — completed to date in Norwalk and Wilton.  NRVT will give all the chance to hike, bike, run, walk, stroll with a baby, or walk with a furry friend along the Norwalk River, along ponds, and up lovely Connecticut hills. Trail info at: https://www.nrvt-trail.com/ourtrails

 

Freedom Trails – Earn Patches and Medals:

  • New York City — Greater New York Council looking for a fun day hike for your unit, consider one of our three historical trails: The Old New York Historical Trail in Manhattan, The Revolutionary War Historical Trail in Manhattan, The Flushing Religious Freedom and Scouting Historical Trail in Queens. More info: https://nycscouting.org/historicaltrails/

 

Navy Ships Overnights

Presentations to share with your Scouts and Parents

  • CLICK HERE: Religious Emblems PowerPoint Presentation by Stephen Prostor