Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

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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 Apr. 1, 2018
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We will email you our monthly Powahay's News and you will receive important program and activities updates, event cancellations, and other important communications.

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Powahay District - Be a Youth Protection Champion Posted Jun. 28, 2018
Take the Training and Wear the Button
Every Scouter must complete updated Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018
The BSA has introduced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. This starts with an enhanced online Youth Protection training course all volunteers and professionals must complete. Even Scout leaders and other registered adults who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into and complete the updated Youth Protection course. You have until October 1, 2018, to do so.
Get your button at the September 5 Roundtable Program Kick-off! Take the online training at Bring a copy of the completed YPT Certificate to the Roundtable Kick-off to receive your button. You can also email your certificate to and someone from your unit can bring back the button to you.
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Powahay District - Fall Recruitment/Membership Meeting Posted Jun. 28, 2018
Fall Recruitment Kick-off Meeting
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — 7:15 PM
Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin
140 West Ave., Darien

The Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year for Scouters when we renew our unit program with exciting new activities. This is also the time through fall recruitment that we can give every youth the opportunity to become a Scout and receive the benefits of a proven program that gives a young person the skills necessary to be successful in life! We are asking each Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scout Pack and Venturing Crew to attend.
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Patterson District Executive
Powahay District - Cub Scout Leader Planning Guidebook Posted May. 23, 2018
Planning the Pack annual program is an opportunity to plan an exciting year of activities for all of the families of your unit. We’ve prepared a Planning Guide in an easy to print and share format. It contains flyers for activities for 2018-19 program year, training, calendar, planning tips and more. Following the steps in this guide can provide unparalleled experiences for more Scouts and earn the Journey to Excellence Award, along the way. Click more information below to print out your 2018-19 Program Planning Guide.
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Powahay District - Boy Scout Leader Program Planning Guide Posted May. 23, 2018
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what keeps Scouts in the program. They like to have fun, do really cool, challenging stuff, go places, and learn things, even though they might not want to admit it. That is what we call program, and it doesn't just happen by chance. It takes planning and preparations, starting with your patrol leaders' conference. We’ve prepared a Planning Guide in an easy to print and share format. It contains flyers for activities for 2018-19 program year, training, calendar, planning tips and more. Click more information below to print out your Program Planning Guide.
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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 Day Camp 2018 Posted May. 23, 2018
Coming to a galaxy near you in the Summer of 2018. Save the date Powahay's Day Camp Dates: Aug 06- 10, 2018 Cranbury Park Norwalk, CT. Add the dates to your pack calendar. Connecticut Yankee Council's Day Camps are weeklong (Monday-Friday) programs hosted in six communities over the course of the summer. Packs, Dens, and individuals are all welcome to register! Scouts will experience all the awesome things camp can offer while remaining close to home.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Powahay District - Cub Scout Field Day Posted May. 23, 2018
Cub Scout Field Day -- Cubs in Shining Armor -- October 20, 2018 -- Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT
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 action stations including: An inflatable Obstacle course, BB or archery, Craft Station, Story/Song Station. Fun Games and more!

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Powahay District - Boy Scout Fall Camporee Posted May. 27, 2018
Powahay District presents Monty Python & The Holy Grail Medieval Camporee. Hosted by Troop 19 Norwalk -- October 19-21, 2018. 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.
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Powahay District - Webelos College Posted May. 23, 2018
Webelos Adventure College, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM Tentatively 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. We are adding two new adventures Build A Hero and Sportsmanship. Webelos can sign up for two awards.
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Powahay District - Powahay's Newsletter Posted Jun. 10, 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

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