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Powahay District - Welcome to Powahay District Webpage Posted Jul. 4, 2017
We’re doing our best to keep our District Webpage as up to date as possible. Please check back frequently for updates. Activities are listed in order of dates. Please scroll down to see additional activities and information.
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Powahay District - Join Our Newsletter & Email List Posted Sep. 7, 2018
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Powahay District - Powahay Roundtable Posted Sep. 9, 2018
Powahay Roundtable
First Wednesday of Each Month
7:15 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints,
686 South Ave., New Canaan
Roundtable is a great source for all kinds of information ranging from District and Council activities, mini training sessions, problem-solving, networking and a lot of FUN! Click More Information below for upcoming Roundtable and to download packets and other information presented at the Roundtable.
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Powahay District - Powahay Shoe Drive Posted Sep. 5, 2018
Powahay District will be collecting new and gently used shoes from Sept 1-Nov 1.  For every pound of shoes we collect, we will be paid $0.40.  These shoes are then distributed to children and adults in the developing world that may not otherwise have access to shoes.  Not only are you helping those less fortunate, but your donations keep all these shoes out of landfills and help the environment.  Please bring your shoes to either the September or October roundtable and the Fall Camporee at Hoyt.  For further information or any questions contact Mike Szarpa at mszarpa.bsa@gmail.com.
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Powahay District - District Drop-in Hikes Posted Sep. 17, 2018
2018-19 District “Drop-in” Hikes
Introduce your Pack’s families to some of the best hiking trails and nature preserves (and outdoor programs) in and around our District!

All hikes start at 3 pm EST
No registration required
No charge to attend

The first Hike is Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford
(www.bartlettarboretum.org) – Fall Hike
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Powahay District - Be a Youth Protection Champion Posted Sep. 20, 2018
Every Scouter must complete updated Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018

Powahay District will host an
In-Person Youth Protection Training Session
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:15 PM — Sharp
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
686 South Ave., New Canaan
Downstairs in the Roundtable Room

Facilitated by Grant Evans, District Youth Protection Champion. Grant is a Social Worker for the town of Darien Public Schools with an extensive background to present this training. Grant also serves as Scoutmaster of Troop 53 Darien.

This In-Person Youth Protection Training will mirror the online Training.

Units are invited to bring all those registered leaders and new leaders that have not completed the YPT online version for a group training. There is no fee, and no registration needed (just show up).
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Powahay District - Ultimate Frisbee League Posted Jun. 27, 2018
Troops & Crews Get Your Team in place... ULTIMATE LEAGUE BEING ORGANIZED

Connecticut Yankee Council will be organizing a “ULTIMATE LEAGUE” open to all registered Boy Scouts and Venturers in the Connecticut Yankee Council for the 2018-19 Program Year.

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. Ultimate players will demonstrate mutual respect for teammates and opponents alike, which develops character, leadership, self-reliance, and conflict -resolution skills. This would be a youth-led activity. First Game will at the Powahay Fall Camporee.
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Powahay District - Cub Scout Field Day Posted Sep. 17, 2018
Cub Scout Field Day -- Cubs in Shining Armor -- October 20, 2018 -- Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT. Hosted by Pack 70 New Canaan
Update -- Knights of Gore attending. A Medieval / Renaissance Stage Performance Group

Join us for a weekend of family fun as we let our heroes shine as Cub Scout become Knights for the weekend and learn about chivalry and the rules of the Roundtable. Find out what life was like in the times of castles and knights. Come for the day or camp overnight. We’re planning 8 action stations. CLICK MORE INFORMATION for online registration.

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Powahay District - Boy Scout Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 26, 2018
Powahay District presents Monty Python & The Holy Grail Medieval Camporee. Hosted by Troop 19 Norwalk -- October 19-21, 2018.

Update -- Knights of Gore attending. A Medieval / Renaissance Stage Performance Group
Join us as we travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age of devotion, courage, and adventure at our Fall Camporee and have some fun with Monty Python. Highlights: See the Monty Python & The Holy Grail movie on Friday night. Patrols will collect coconuts and test their skills in patrol competitions! There’s a costume contest, Saturday night Monty Python themed campfire, cooking contest and lots of fun. CLICK MORE INFORMATION for online registration.
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Powahay District - Webelos College Posted Sep. 7, 2018
Webelos Adventure College, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM at Scofield Magnet Middle School, 641 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Join us for Powahay’s 8th Annual Webelos College Pins: Art Explosion, Adventure in Science, Aware & Care, First Responder, Build A Better World, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Game Design, Looking Forward Looking Back, Maestro, Moviemaking. Build A Hero and Sportsmanship. Webelos can sign up for two awards. Online registration is now open.
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Powahay District - Webelos To Scouts Posted Aug. 10, 2018
The Trail To Arrow of Light: The most important event in a Cub Scout’s life is his transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts. To aid in this process, the Powahay District has developed a “Webelos to Scout Transition Plan” to help guide pack and troop leaders with the task of bridging youth from Cub Scouting to Scouting. The adventure starts with first-year Webelos all the way through their second year. Through our District Activity Committee, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional activities to support our Webelos with advancement, camping and outdoor events, and special recognition. Please click more information to download the Webelos to Scout Guidebook.
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Powahay District - Powahay's Newsletter Posted Aug. 26, 2018
Exciting things are happening in Powahay and read all about in the latest Powahay News.

Powahay News is a volunteer publication published monthly except during the summer. Celebrating our 12th Year, we welcome stories and photos from our units. Deadline for our publication is by the 3rd Monday of each month. Send to johnwhanks@hotmail.com.

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