Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA


Scatacook District - 2018 & 2019 Calendar Planning Posted Jan. 24, 2018
Here are some important dates to give to you for planning 2018 and 2019. The dates will be up loaded as soon as they are approved and confirmed, so for now they are tentative. I wanted to give you advanced notice. Please hold dates for the following and we are hoping for great participation....

April 28 Pinewood Derby
May 11, 12 & 13 ConnJam
September 15 SM/ASM Specific Training
October 12 & 13 IOLS
November 2, 3 & 4 Scatacook Fall Camporee
November 17th Charter Renewal, Schedule FOS and Camp Presentations

2019 (Tentative)
January 18 & 19 Winter Klondike Derby
April 27 Pinewood Derby
April 12 & 13 IOLS
September 14 SM/ASM Specific Training
October 11 & 12 IOLS
November 1,2 & 3 Scatacook Fall Camporee
November 16th Charter Renewal, Schedule FOS and Camp Presentations

  Questions - Contact Roger Stewart
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
Scatacook District - Request for JTE Order form Posted Jan. 24, 2018
Updated 1/15/2018
Congratulations to the Packs, Troops and Crews for filing your Journey to Excellence (JTE) score card statues for 2017. We are now at 70% of our units in the Scatacook District are in the Bronze, Silver or Gold levels. Because of your score the Scatacook District for this metrix is now at GOLD. This is a phenomenal job. Next year, lets see what we can do to get to 80% completion, we could shoot for 90 to 100%. JTE measures your units performance, guides program planning and recognizes each unit at the end of the year. You will receive a JTE Ribbon for your Flag at the January Round-table. Patches may be purchased at the Scout Shop by sending in order form. See link for JTE order form....

Congratulations again, to all of our Scatacook District units achieving, Bronze, Silver and /or Gold.

1. Gold Pack 33
2. Gold Pack 40
3. Gold Pack 44
4. Gold Pack 52
5. Gold Pack 70
6. Gold Pack 74
7. Gold Pack 84
8. Gold Pack 118
9. Gold Pack 126
10. Gold Pack 137
11. Gold Pack 142
12. Gold Pack 156
13. Gold Pack 170
14. Gold Pack 234
15. Gold Pack 270
16. Gold Pack 570
17. Gold Troop 5
18. Gold Troop 9
19. Gold Troop 15
20. Gold Troop 33
21. Gold Troop 42
22. Gold Troop 48
23. Gold Troop 49
24. Gold Troop 52
25. Gold Troop 54
26. Gold Troop 70
27. Gold Troop 71
28. Gold Troop 76
29. Gold Troop 116
30. Gold Troop 135
31. Gold Troop 137
32. Gold Troop 270
33. Gold Troop 370
34. Gold Troop 431
35. Gold Troop 770
36. Bronze Crew 270
37. Silver Crew 777
More Information Questions - Contact Steve Agnew
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
Activities - UCONN Mens Basketball - Scout Day Posted Jan. 11, 2018
Please join us on Sunday February 25th at 4:00 PM for Scout Day at the Gampel Pavilion as the UCONN Huskies take on Memphis. Bring all your Scouts, friends and family to a fun day with the Connecticut Yankee Council and cheer on the Huskies.

Ticket Price: $25
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - 2018 Boston Science Museum Overnight Posted Jan. 9, 2018
The Boston Science Museum overnight is a fun and educational activity for Cub Scouts and there is still time to register your Pack for this event! This year we have only been given two dates and space is limited. Registration for available spots will be accepted through February 2 for the March 23 date. Contact Carolyn Cruson, using the email link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Merit Badge College 2018 Posted Jan. 7, 2018
January 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 3, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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March 3, 2018 - Snow Make-up - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT

Tuition: $25.00 includes Merit Badge Pamphlets and Merit Badge College Patch. No refunds after class assignment.

Registration: Please register your boys as a unit, individual registrations are not encouraged. On-line registrations are not considered complete until payment has been processed.

Each Scout can take up to three Merit Badges, but please be sure to select eight. Scouts must be First Class rank as of December 21, 2017. Scouts registered without a rank will not be considered. Please register early as the site will shut down at the earlier of the deadline date or when capacity has been reached.

Merit Badges Course Offerings - Subject to availability of Counselors, Classrooms and Chairs:

1 American Heritage 9 Disability Awareness 17 Oceanography
2 Art 10 Drafting 18 Personal Management
3 Aviation 11 Electronics 19 Photography
4 Cit in Community 12 Energy 20 Public Speaking
5 Cit in Nation 13 Engineering 21 Space Exploration
6 Cit in World 14 Family Life 22 Textiles
7 Coin Collecting 15 Landscape Arch. 23 Weather
8 Communications 16 Nuclear Science 24 No Choice

Please use assigned numbers for the on-line registration form
If no merit badge is being entered please use 24 – No Choice

We will make an effort to assign at least one Eagle required badge per Scout;
Scouts will be assigned no more than two Eagle required badges

Merit Badge Counselor Training will be offered to interested adults at 9:30 AM.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
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