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Sleeping Giant District - Camp Card Fundraiser Posted Feb. 25, 2015
A Scout is thrifty! Scouts can now sell "Camp Card" coupon booklets to raise money. The program is open to all packs, troops, crews and posts. Use the income from Camp Cards to support Scout experiences at Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp or national high adventure activities, or the unit can use the commission to purchase new camping equipment, etc. Head to http://www.ctyankee.org/support/campcards for complete details.
More Information Questions - Contact Lucas Blinn
Sleeping Giant District - New BSA Applications for use March 1 Posted Feb. 20, 2015
new BSA application forms to be used as of March 1, 2015. All new Venturers and Sea Scouts between 18-20 will have to fill out the new application and register as adults. Please note, however, that this WILL NOT affect their eligibility to participate fully in Venturing and Sea Scouting programs as they have done before.

This goes for ALL ADULTS registering after March 1, 2015 also.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Klondike Derby 2015 Posted Feb. 13, 2015
***POSTPONED (AGAIN)***
Due to the expected snow, this event has been postponed again.
Boy Scout Event
KLONDIKE DERBY 2015
Tentative new date- Sat, March 13, 2015
1-4 pm

YMCA Camp SLOPERS
1000 EAST STREET
SOUTHINGTON CT

$10.00 per Person

See MORE INFORMATION for Flier and Registration

Information contact:
jim Depaola / superbreadman62@gmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - University of Scouting 2015 Posted Feb. 19, 2015
Connecticut Yankee Council is proud to present our new University of Scouting.

Many Venturing Courses are being offered!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015. 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
...[Snow Date: Saturday, March 15, 2015]
Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Blizzard Blast 2015 Posted Feb. 13, 2015
POSTPONED DUE TO EXPECTED SNOW
TENTATIVE DATE: MARCH 14,2015
TIME: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
PLACE: SLOPERS YMCA CAMP
1000 EAST STREET SOUTHINGTON CT

REGISTRATION: 9:00AM – 10:00PM / SCAVENGER HUNT
OPENING CEREMONY: 10:15AM
COST: $10.00 PER PERSON FEE INCLUDES: ACTIVITIES PATCH & LUNCH
Click More Information to Register & For Flier
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - Shoe Drive 2015 Posted Dec. 19, 2014
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  Questions - Contact Lisa Gagne
Sleeping Giant District - Game Dinner Fund Raiser Posted Feb. 20, 2015
Game Dinner Fund Raiser

May 30, 2015

Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Tickets $35.00 ea

Great Raffle Prizes

more details to follow
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Space Themed Scout Day Posted Feb. 19, 2015
Connecticut Science Center is pleased to announce our next Scout Day on March 29th, 2015 from 10am-3pm.
We just finished the flyer for this event (attached), and are in the process of
designing the new patch. Please join us for some “Intergalactic Scouting Fun” as we explore
everything Space!

This is a drop in program, so you are welcome to arrive with your group anytime
between 10am & 3pm, and you can stay until 5pm. Enjoy the discount rate of only
$12 per person for Scouts & their families when tickets are purchased in advance.
More Information Questions - Contact Mark Parisi
Sleeping Giant District - Tiger Tracks 2015 Posted Feb. 5, 2015
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 and registration
More Information Questions - Contact Mark Parisi
Sleeping Giant District - E-Communications Posted Nov. 14, 2014
Sleeping Giant

E-Communications

keep in touch, learn how by clicking "more information"
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
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 - 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 connjamchair@ctyankee.org . To learn more about ConnJam 2015, visit the website at www.ctyankee.org/connjam 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 Scouting.org, 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