Welcome to Quinnipiac District!  As the newest district in the Connecticut Yankee council (formerly Lighthouse, Sleeping Giant, and Wepawaug Valley), we are excited to bring Scouting’s mission and adventures to young men and women in the 16 communities we serve in New Haven and Southern Hartford Counties. As District leaders, our goal is to ensure the growth and success of units in all our great communities. We work with our chartered organizations and community groups to organize and grow Scouting units. Join us on the adventure of Scouting.

Quinnipiac (pronounced KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) gets its name originally from The People of the Long Water Land, a group of Algonquin Native American itinerant crafters who walked miles across the state, selling all sorts of brooms, baskets, herbs, and other Native goods. Most recently in the Boy Scouts of America, Quinnipiac was the name of the council, east of the Quinnipiac River prior to merging with Fairfield County Council to form Connecticut Yankee Council.  The name was chosen most recently to honor the 3 districts council heritage but originally to acknowledge the Native Americans indigenous to our area.

Daniel Burns, District Chair | Bob Scukas, District Commissioner | Mark Kennedy, District Executive

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Quinnipiac District Events & Activities

Latest News

Game Dinner 2023

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

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District Leadership Team

District Chair Daniel Burns 203-343-3747 danielcburns@optonline.net
District Commissioner Bob Scukas 203-410-5107 qddistrictcommissioner@gmail.com
District Vice Chair – Membership Joe Ushchak 203-687-7599 ushchakj@sbcglobal.net
District Vice Chair – Development Bill Yeager 203-668-9591 yeager.redsox@gmail.com
District Vice Chair – Program Mike Migliore 732-259-4207 mmigliorexc@gmail.com
District Executive Mark Kennedy 203-747-9352 mark.kennedy@scouting.org

Commissioner Staff

District Commissioner Bob Scukas 203-410-5107 qddistrictcommissioner@gmail.com
Assist District Commissioner & Unit Commissioner Karl Helff
Roundtable Commissioner – Scouts, BSA Matthew Banas
Unit Commissioner (Reserve) Joseph Anderson
Unit Commissioner James Bailey
Unit Commissioner Caroline Griffin
Unit Commissioner Jeffrey Guzauckas
Unit Commissioner Evan McGloin
Unit Commissioner Roger Poggio
Unit Commissioner Beth Rafferty
Unit Commissioner Kristine Sullivan
Unit Commissioner Donna Wesolowski
Unit Commissioner Joe Ushchak

Road to Eagle

Quinnipiac Eagle Procedure (last updated 2021-09-12)

Eagle Palms at Eagle BOR form
Eagle Reference Request (Area 1 | Area 2 | Area 3)
Quartermaster Recommendation Letter (last updated 1-26-20)
Guide to Advancement (pdf | online) – Scouts BSA National Document

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Page – Scouts BSA National Document

Merit Badge Counselors

How to be a Merit Badge Counselor (2022-08-28)

Quinnipiac District – Becoming a “Citizenship in Society” Merit Badge Counselor (2022-08-30)

Guide for Merit Badge Counselors (online) – Scouts BSA National Document

Merit Badge Counselor Information form (pdf) – Scouts BSA National Document