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Pomperaug District - Pomperaug 2017 Cub-O-Ree Posted Sep. 11, 2017
http://www.ctyankee.org/districts/pomperaug/calendar/?popup=true&entry=004280
Questions - Contact J C Cinelli
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.
  Questions - Contact John Hanks
Pomperaug District - Pomperaug Fall Camporee/WOW Posted Sep. 11, 2017
Join us for Fall Carnival Camporee

Scouts will participate in carnival theme scouting activities such as…

• Raise the Big Top. Lashing and flag pole raising.
• Fire Eaters Lunch. Fire Building.
• Knife Throwing Tryouts. Knife and Hatchet Throwing/Totten Chit.
• Knot Balloon Pop. Knots.
• Over the River. Team Building.
• First Aid Toss. First Aid.
• Find the Carnival. Maps.
• Spider Web.
• Hay Rescue Me. First Aid Carry Rescue.
• Mind Games. Green Glass Door/Black Magic/Chinese Numbers

Not to mention a carnival food cooking competition

Troops are encouraged to invite Webelos AOL scouts to camp with their unit and participate in events designed for just the Webelos.
More Information Questions - Contact Lawrence Ratner
Wepawaug Valley District - Wepawaug Valley Activities Posted Sep. 8, 2017
Wepawaug Valley Activity Dates
revised: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
Go to MORE INFORMATION below
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Pomperaug District - Roundtable changes and Upgrades Posted Sep. 11, 2017
The district roundtable team is making changes to the roundtable program. Some changes are small, but others are big, including the addition of child care for attendees children. To learn click more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Seth Strohecker
Wepawaug Valley District - Tri-District Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 10, 2017


See MORE INFORMATION below for Leaders' Guide and Registration
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Migliore
Pomperaug District - 2017 Cub-o-ree Posted Sep. 11, 2017
Attention all Pomperaug District Cub Scouts, Leaders and Parents! The 2017 CUB-O-REE is coming, October 14 at Old Mine Park in Trumbull. This event is designed to offer all of the fun activities your boys can only do at a District or Council activity!

Packs are encouraged to register as a unit and will be responsible for coordinating any food for their individual units. Packs or Scouts participating in this day program, must be registered in advance and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration and opening ceremonies will begin Saturday morning, and the program will take place throughout the day in specific program areas.

Complete details will distributed to registered units prior to event. If you have any questions, please contact JC Cinelli jcinelli@gmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact J C Cinelli
Wepawaug Valley District - Jamboree On The Air Posted Aug. 18, 2017
See MORE INFORMATION Below for FLYER.
More Information Questions - Contact Douglas Sharafanovich
Pomperaug District - WOW 2017 Posted Sep. 11, 2017
Attention all Pomperaug District WEBELOS, Leaders and Parents! The 2017 WOW is coming, October 21-22 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford, CT. This event is designed to offer all of the fun activities your boys can only do at a District or Council activity!
Packs are encouraged to camp out for the weekend and will be responsible for coordinating all food for their individual units. Scouts unable to stay overnight may still participate in the day program.

Registration and opening ceremonies will begin Saturday morning, and the program will take place throughout the day in specific program areas. A Saturday night District campfire will be held, so come equipped with your best skits and songs. A Leader’s Guide with complete details will distributed to registered units prior to event.

If you have any questions, please contact JC Cinelli jcinelli@gmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact J C Cinelli
Wepawaug Valley District - Boy Scout Teamwork Training Event Posted Aug. 8, 2017
See MORE INFORMATION for online Registration
More Information Questions - Contact Kristine Sullivan
Powahay District - Keep Informed - Join our E-Mail List Posted Jan. 5, 2017
To receive our monthly Powahay News Newsletter and important updates from Powahay District programs, activities and other items, please CLICK the More Information Button to be directed to subscribe to one of our email list. You will need to add info@powahay.com to your address book.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Powahay District - Get Trained Posted Sep. 12, 2017
From Powahay’s Training Committee – Required Training for Charter Renewal

All registered adult leaders must complete Position Specific Training required by the National Council of the BSA for their registered position in order to remain registered with their respective Units.

Powahay has put together Training Bulletins for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders providing a pathway to getting trained in your position. Please click more information
More Information Questions - Contact Powahay District
Wepawaug Valley District - HAUNTOREE Posted Aug. 31, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Beth Rafferty
Wepawaug Valley District - CUB SCOUT ADULT TRAINING Posted Sep. 9, 2017
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More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Wepawaug Valley District - Beer Tasting Fundraiser Posted Jul. 28, 2017
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More Information Questions - Contact Kristine Sullivan
Wepawaug Valley District - Camp Sikorsky 2017 Posted Jul. 31, 2017
Camp Sikorsky will be on September 22nd through 24th! Space is limited to 400 Scouts and leaders, so please register early. E-mails with attachments containing a flyer and registration form have been sent out to all leaders and copies are certainly available on our registration page. We look forward to an exciting weekend. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Bill Reynolds (bill.reynolds@scouting.org or 1-(203-693-1574).

Thank you and we hope you and your Scouts can join us in September.

Bill Reynolds
Camp Sikorsky Staff Advisor
More Information Questions - Contact Beth Rafferty
Wepawaug Valley District - Thanks For Giving Posted Sep. 7, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Tom Mercaldo
Wepawaug Valley District - Conn Jam 2018 Posted Aug. 28, 2017
Stay tuned for more information...
May 11-13, 2018
Orange Fair Grounds
  Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Wepawaug Valley District - Retirement Party for Charlie Whiting Posted Aug. 10, 2017
See MORE INFORMATION Below for FULL FLYER
More Information Questions - Contact Nora Slanski
Wepawaug Valley District - SPORTING CLAY SHOOT Posted Aug. 16, 2017
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More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Powahay District - Webelos Recruitment Posted Aug. 8, 2017
There is great fun and adventure waiting for 5th grade Arrow of Light Webelos when they crossover into Boy Scouting. More camping! High Adventures! Learning to be Leaders and earning the prestigious Eagle Badge to name a few.
We want to bring more boys into our Boy Scout Troops and ask that Cub Scout Pack use the fall to include recruiting AOL (5th grade) Webelos. The goal is to bring existing Dens to up to 8 to 10 boys or to organize one if you don’t have any 5th grade boys.
District can help!
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Wepawaug Valley District - GAME DINNER Posted Aug. 16, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Lighthouse District - LH District Award of Merit Recipients Posted Jul. 25, 2016
The Lighthouse District Award of Merit is an annual recognition for exemplary service to Scouting in the District. Nominations are accepted each year to select one or more candidates to receive this honor. Please click the More Information link to see the list of awardees from 1977 to date. Know a worthy Scouter who isn't on the list? Nominate him or her next spring!
More Information Questions - Contact Randy McCartney
Powahay District - Boy Scout Youth Training - ILST Posted Jul. 7, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30 Check-in/Registration
8:45 AM – 1:00 PM Training
Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin, 140 West Ave, Darien
HOSTED BY TROOP 53 DARIEN

COST: $10.00 – Includes Materials & Pizza lunch

Register by September 16, 2017. Troop 53 will accept email registrations and to pay at the door. Once registered, no-shows are still expected to pay.

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. A Scoutmaster or ASM should attend with their Scouts and are invited to be part of the training. Staff: Scoutmaster Grant Evans and ASM Arnold Feintuck.
More Information Questions - Contact Arnold Feintuck
Powahay District - Crew 353 Open House Posted Sep. 14, 2017
Bringing STEM to our Inner-City Scout Programs
Venture Crew 353 is Hosting an Open House
Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017
7 PM at the Darien Scout Cabin, 140 West Ave, Darien Pizza Provided

Opportunity for High School Boys and Girls who have a passion and affinity for STEM related subjects and careers. The Crew is NOT looking to take Scouts away from existing Troops or Crews but provide an easy fit to do both. Scouts can earn volunteer outreach hours working during the school year and the summer through our inner city Scoutreach programs.
More Information Questions - Contact Pat Gentile
Powahay District - Help Needed PTSD Warriors Event Posted Sep. 14, 2017
Boy Scouts are being asked to help at the PTSD Warriors Event -- October 7, 2017 -- Cove Island Park The PTSDwarriors event is being held to support the people who serve in the military, the Police, Fire Dept and EMS. The object of the Oct 7, 2017 10-3PM event is to provide a healthy, peaceful, healing event for people affected by PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) and their families as well as give the community the opportunity to step up and show their support for PTSD warriors. CLICK MORE INFORMATION for a flyer and how to help.
More Information Questions - Contact Powahay District
Powahay District - Boy Scout Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 30, 2017
Remembering World War II Fall Camporee - October 20-22, 2017 Hosted by Troop 53 Darien. Save the Date for a Fall Camporee dedicated to remembering the service of World War II veterans.

World War II was likely the bloodiest conflict in human history, with a death toll ranging between 60 and 85 million. The conflict is noted with the largest battle of all time at Stalingrad (over a million combatants on both sides), the largest tank battle ever at Kursk, mammoth amphibious assault on Normandy and Okinawa, and the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join us for this weekend as we put into practice Scout Skills and competitions and an opportunity for Scouts to learn about World War II.

Scouts.. prepare to satisfy the urges of your inner Patton! We’ve added a Gaming component to the event.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Powahay District - Cub Scout Field Day Posted Aug. 23, 2017
October 21, 2017
10 AM to 3 PM Program
3:00 PM Optional Overnight Camping Starts
Upper Hoyt Scout Reservation, 288 Simpaug Tpk, Redding CT
Dream Big! Join us for a weekend of allowing our Cub Scouts to “Dream Big” and to aspire to be whatever they want to be when they grow up!
We’re going to bring in professionals around the kids top choices for fun interactive stations. Plus hands on activities, Inflatable Obstacle Course, BB Gun Shoot and Fun Games. There’s optional overnight family camping and fun for the entire family. Siblings welcome to attend and participate.
Click more information to register: $15.00 Youth $12.00 Adults
More Information Questions - Contact Mike Szarpa
Wepawaug Valley District - Thunderbird Youth Leadership Training Posted Mar. 10, 2017
Thunderbird
National Youth Leadership
Training Conference

www.ctyankee.org/program/training/cycylt

see MORE INFORMATION
More Information Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Powahay District - Webelos WOW Posted Sep. 1, 2017
Webelos WOW (Webelos Overnight Weekend)
Webelos Overnight Weekend
At the Boy Scout Fall Camporee — Remembering World War II
October 21-22, 2017 — 9 AM Check-in
Lower Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT
$15/Youth and $12/Adults
This year AOL (5th grade Webelos only) are invited to join the Boy Scouts in their Boy Scout Fall Camporee with a special Webelos WOW program.
Webelos will be organized into “Patrols” led by an older Boy Scout. Action fun stations dedicated to their skill level. Webelos can work on requirements towards the “Outdoorsman” (Camper in the handbook) and “Adventure in Scouting” pins. Webelos Dens can camp with a host Troop or on their own. Click More Information to register.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Wepawaug Valley District - Duty to God Posted Apr. 3, 2017
A Scout is reverent.
He is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs.

see MORE INFORMATION for Booklet.
More Information Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Powahay District - Comedy Fund Raiser Posted Aug. 19, 2017
Comedy Fund Raiser Laugh With
3 Hilarious Treehouse Comedians
Saturday October 7th 2017
Tickets: $50
Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Avenue, Darien CT
Doors at 6:00PM Comedy at 8:00PM Dinner / Auctions / Cash Bar
For Tickets Contact Karen Caiati at: 203-722-9177 Or karen.caiati@scouting.or
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Caiati
Powahay District - Honoring Our Veterans Posted Sep. 13, 2017
Honoring our Veterans
Powahay District invites Scouters that are Veterans to attend our Fall Camporee – Remembering World War II, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM at Hoyt Scout Reservation. The opening ceremony includes a special recognition for our Veterans and presenting a Memorial Wreath honoring our fallen heroes. Veteran Service includes foreign or domestic, during a conflict or guarding the peace.

Meet our camporee guest honoree World War II Veteran Mort Walker – Beetle Bailey Comic Strip creator and cartoonist.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Powahay District - Webelos Adventure College Posted Sep. 1, 2017
Join us for Powahay’s 7th Annual Webelos College

Badges: 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.

New for 2017: We’re starting at 8:15 AM with a Scouting Adventure Program. We will provide Webelos with a quick preview of the adventure to come as a Boy Scout.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -- 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Scofield Magnet Middle School, 641 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Registrations now open - click more information below.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Powahay District - Boy Scout Instructors Wanted Posted Jul. 27, 2017
Webelos College Boy Scout Instructors Wanted – November 4: Once again we would like to invite a team of older Boy Scouts from each of our troops to teach at the Webelos Adventure College with at least one adult advisor. We’re not looking for your entire troop, but just 3 to 5 boys and at least one adult. A great concept…. “While Webelos Scouts pass requirements at the badge college and get to know Boy Scouts as teachers and role models, the Boy Scouts gain experience planning, teaching classes, and dealing with younger boys who can sometimes present a challenge.” This provides another opportunity for Webelos to get comfortable working with Boy Scouts and to get them excited about joining a troop.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Wepawaug Valley District - CYC TRAINING PAGE Posted Feb. 11, 2017
The CYC Training Page covers training in all six districts…
Remember all Scouts should have trained leaders.
Go to MORE INFORMATION to see the training page.
More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch
Powahay District - 2017-18 Scouter's Directory & Calendar Posted Jun. 21, 2017
Click more information to download the 2017-2018 Scouter's Directory & Calendar
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Wepawaug Valley District - Wepawaug Valley FaceBook Page Posted Feb. 11, 2017
Please join us at our WEPAWAUG VALLEY Facebook page...

See MORE INFORMATION for FACEBOOK page

More Information Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Sleeping Giant District - Tri-District Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 10, 2017
.October 13-15, Camp Sequassen

Come one and all to Camp Sequassen to show your bravery and strength and secure your place in Valhalla at the VIKING camporee! In this Tri-District Camporee, sponsored by the Sleeping Giant District, Scouts will complete in Scout Skill based and fun competitions using the Patrol method to conquer the lands and become the Ultimate Viking Champions! This event is open to all registered Boy Scout and Venture Scout Units in Sleeping Giant, Wepawaug Valley, and Lighthouse District.

See MORE INFORMATION below for Information Guide
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Migliore
Sleeping Giant District - Jamboree on the Air 2017 Posted Aug. 26, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Mark Parisi
Sleeping Giant District - Harvest Tea Party 2017 Posted Aug. 15, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Maryann Santos
Sleeping Giant District - Wine Tasting 2017 Posted Aug. 15, 2017
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  Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Sleeping Giant District - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Aug. 28, 2017
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL FUNCTION THAT NEEDS A UNIQUE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?

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 johnboat1@hotmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact John Quimby
Wepawaug Valley District - All Things Eagle Posted Dec. 11, 2015
Wepawaug Valley Eagle Resources
Go to "More Information" for all things EAGLE.
More Information Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Wepawaug Valley District - What is Roundtable Posted May. 5, 2017
Wepawaug Valley
District
Roundtable

The Second Monday of the Month
September through June
7:00 pm

See More Information to see What is Roundtable.
More Information Questions - Contact Don Kaletsky
Powahay District - Health and Safety Posted May. 13, 2016
Important Reminder from Steve Coe, Powahay District Health and Safety Chairman:
All volunteers participating in Scouting activities should be familiar with the newly revised Guide to Safe Scouting. Failure to follow the GTSS could jeopardize BSA liability coverage for you, your unit, and your charter organization. Don’t put yourself or unit at risk. Each unit is required to carry at least Part A and B of the Annual Health and Medical Form and signed parent permission form. Please CLICK below for more information and to download forms.
More Information Questions - Contact Steve Coe
Powahay District - Powahay's Newsletter Posted Sep. 1, 2017
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 11th Year, we welcome stories and photos from our units. Deadline for our publication is by the 3rd Monday of each month. Send to johnwhanks@hotmail.com.

PLEASE CLICK MORE INFO TO DOWNLOAD OUR SEPTEMBER 2017 EDITION.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks