News & Activities

Sleeping Giant District - Den Chief Training Posted Nov. 20, 2014
Hosted by the Wepawaug Valley District. All are welcome.
This training will give the Scout skills to fulfill the responsibilities of and become a successful Den Chief.
WHO: All Boy Scouts with their Scoutmaster’s approval
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: CT Yankee Council Offices, 60 Wellington Rd, Milford, CT
COST: $10.00 (includes Den Chief Cord)
DEADLINE: December 1, 2014
Dress in Uniform.
For more information contact Chris Santarcangelo at or 203-494-3042
Please register by Monday, December 1, 2014
To Register: Please email Chris Santarcangelo at with the information below. Registration fees will be collected upon arrival.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - NEW CUB SCOUT ADVENTURE PROGRAM Posted Nov. 9, 2014
The Connecticut Yankee Council will host a
council - wide Cub Scout Leader Roundtable
on Saturday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.
- 12:00 the Connecticut Yankee Council Service
Center, 60 Wellington Road, Milford.

All Cub Scouters (Den Leaders, Cubmasters,
Pack Committee Members) are invited to
attend and get the scoop on the changes to
the Cub Scouting program to take effect in
June 2015
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
Sleeping Giant District - Klondike Derby 2015 Posted Nov. 14, 2014
Coming January 24th this years event, more information pending

Hosted by Troop 52
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - Blizzard Blast 2015 Posted Nov. 4, 2014
TIME: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - Tiger Tracks 2015 Posted Nov. 9, 2014
Tiger Tracks 2015
February 7, 2015
CYC Council Office, Milford

Tiger Scouts and their Partners are invited to join us for a morning or afternoon of Tiger Sized Fun!!

See: MORE INFORMATION for flyer...
More Information Questions - Contact Mark Parisi
Sleeping Giant District - E-Communications Posted Nov. 14, 2014
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keep in touch, learn how by clicking "more information"
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
Sleeping Giant District - OA Troop Elections Posted Nov. 11, 2014
Schedule A 2014-2015 Troop Election

To begin scheduling a Troop election, please click on more information link below.

Elections must be completed before March 1, 2015. Fill out the simple form with your information and your unit's information, and somebody from your chapter's unit election team will get back to you shortly. We look forward to your unit's unit election.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Submitting Your Scout Photos Posted Nov. 9, 2014
Submitting Your Scout Photos
to the local media

See: MORE INFORMATION for flyer...
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
Sleeping Giant District - The Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 1, 2014
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, 2014 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2015. Call or email early as the openings fill quickly.
More Information Questions - Contact John Quimby
Sleeping Giant District - NOAC Posted Sep. 27, 2014
are you in the Order of the Arrow, if you are your able to participate in the NOAC contingent on August 1 - August 9, 2015

What is NOAC?

The National Order of the Arrow Conference, NOAC for short, is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow,
and is Scouting's second-largest national event. In 2015, 12,000 Arrowmen from across our nation will
gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - September Roundtable Flyers Posted Sep. 27, 2014
September Roundtable Flyers
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
Sleeping Giant District - ConnJam 2015 Posted Oct. 21, 2014
Do you have plans for May 15-17, 2015? If they don't include attending the Connecticut Yankee Council's ConnJam 2015, you're going to miss out on something big! ConnJam is Connecticut Yankee’s council-wide camporee for all levels of Scouts – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, See Scouts, and Explorers. All Scouts from throughout the council are invited and encouraged to attend, it is an event not to miss! Troops, crews, ships and posts attend and camp as a unit. Cub scouts can register and camp as a pack, a den, or a family. Day visitor passes will also be available.

Planning has already begun on putting together this incredible program, bigger and better than the last, and we expect to have over 4,000 Scouts, Scouters, parents and guests in attendance. If you've got ideas of what you'd like to see or would like to be a part of the planning committee, email Chairman Mike Card at . To learn more about ConnJam 2015, visit the website at for up to date information.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Card
Sleeping Giant District - Sleeping Giant EBlasts Posted Aug. 29, 2014
Don’t miss out on news, announcement and local scouting information

Subscribe to the Sleeping Giant EBlasts!

click on "more information" for link and make sure to check off which info you want to receive: Sleeping Giant Cubs, Boy Scouts and/or Crews.
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
Sleeping Giant District - Scouts4Scouts Posted Nov. 8, 2014
According to, the Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

My son, Ryan, a 2nd Class Scout, saw a need to make sure that all boys had the ability to feel that they belonged in Scouting. He created Scouts4Scouts, an organization to collect and distribute gently used uniforms and accessories including neckerchiefs, slides, and hats. Several boys around the council have already benefited from his organization.

Cub Scout uniforms are the most requested but he also accepts uniforms for Boy Scouts and Venturers. Please let me know if you have anything to pass along. We will make arrangements to pick them up. Thanks for helping some young boys join Scouting.
More Information Questions - Contact Nancy Yeager
Sleeping Giant District - BSA Nova Awards Program Posted Oct. 28, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

Click on the following BSA link to learn more about the program.

More Information Questions - Contact Michael Berthiaume
Sleeping Giant District - Achewon Chapter Meeting Posted Jan. 9, 2014
Achewon Chapter Meeting held at 6:30 - 7:30 on the 2nd Monday of the month, starting before Sleeping Giant District Roundtable

Everyone from Owaneco Lodge and Achewon Chapter are welcome
  Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Need to Update your Training Info? Posted Aug. 30, 2013
Are your training records out of date or missing important pieces of information? Please click the ‘More Information’ link to be taken to the ‘Scout Leader Training Update Form’.

It’s a simple and easy way to update your records for you or someone in your unit.

Just click on the ‘More Information’ tab below, or follow:
More Information Questions - Contact Blaine Boxwell, III
Sleeping Giant District - OA Troop Representative Posted Jan. 9, 2014
Some have asked how active District Units are with monthly Chapter meetings with OA Troop Representatives

Unit Leaders; you can use the OA Troop Representatives position as a Advancement/leadership position

see "more information"
  Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - District Committee Meeting Posted Aug. 30, 2013
District Committee Meeting every 1st Monday of the month (except July) at the North Haven Rec Center at 7:00 pm

You dont need to be on a committee to attend, everyone is welcome to bring ideas to the table
  Questions - Contact Christopher Luise
Sleeping Giant District - Facebook Posted Jan. 9, 2014
Become a fan of the Sleeping Giant District on Facebook.

Simply seach for "Sleeping Giant District CT Yankee Council"

Once on the page, click LIKE to become a fan and you’ll receive updates as to what’s happening in the Sleeping Giant District


CLICK LINK ON LOWER LEFT "more information"
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Deer Lake Maintenance Committee Posted Jan. 9, 2014
Deer Lake Maintenance Committee is looking for volunteers interested in helping us keep the camp in top condition by participating in work parties from time to time. Please join our Yahoo group to receive information about work party opportunities, and to see photos and get news about what's going on at Deer Lake! To join, please click the "More Information" link, or send an e-mail to . There's no obligation if you join, and you will receive the latest updates by e-mail
More Information Questions - Contact Ted Langevin
Sleeping Giant District - Website Updating Posted Jan. 9, 2014
for faster website updates, please have ready so I can cut and paste into system if not it may take me a while to get to it.

FYI: Only one link/file is availible at this time (more information) to be added to your news listing.

Thanks Mike
  Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy