News & Activities

Sleeping Giant District - Blizzard Blast Posted Oct. 22, 2015
Come out to Camp Sloper in Southington for a day of winter activities with your fellow Cubs and some Civil War Reenactors! Lunch will be sold by Troop 52, or you can bring your own. Click Additional Information for registration and flier!
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - A MAGIC CAMPOREE (Spring) Posted Oct. 15, 2015

Not your normal camporee!
Join Professional and Trained Magicians from the
Society of American Magicians
as they man several stations demonstrating and teaching different magic illusions. Scouts will have an opportunity to work “hands on” with the magicians and learn the art of prestidigitation.

The Society of American Magicians is the oldest and most prestigious magic organization in the world. Members include Houdini, Blackstone, Lance Burton, Penn and Teller, Siegfried and Roy, and David Copperfield.

May 20-22, 2016
Deer Lake Scout Reservation
Killingworth, Connecticut
More Information Questions - Contact Mike Gagne
Sleeping Giant District - Klondike Derby 2015 Posted Aug. 6, 2015
Saturday December 5,2015
Location: Camp Sequassen New Hartford Ct
Time: 8am – 4pm
Cost: $10.00
Hosted by: CREW 52
Bring your troops out to participate this December
Come for the day or come for the weekend. (Weekend camping must be set up through Carolyn Cruson)
Click MORE INFORMATION for leader's guide and registration.
Contact Jim Depaola with questions- / 203-213-4605
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Depaola
Sleeping Giant District - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 5, 2015


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.

We will take bookings starting September 1, 2015 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2016. 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
Sleeping Giant District - CT Science Center Robotics Day Posted Jul. 23, 2015
The Connecticut Science Center has invited all Connecticut Yankee Scouts and their families for an exciting day of fun, exciting, robot themed science! Scouts can participate in a Scouts-only Scavenger Hunt and earn a special Robot Patch. Only $12 if you register in advance. Click MORE INFORMATION for the flier, or call (860)520-2112 to register today!
More Information Questions - Contact Lucas Blinn
Sleeping Giant District - Game Dinner 2016 Posted Nov. 19, 2015

Game Dinner Fund Raiser

March 5, 2016
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

More Information coming soon
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
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 - 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 - 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 - Sleeping Giant EBlasts Posted Aug. 29, 2014
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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