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Sleeping Giant District - Cub Pack Committee Training Posted Aug. 19, 2015
.This training is for all Committee members including Committee Chairs. Training will focus on how to run successful Pack Program. This will include information on changes in Advancement due to the new Cub Program.
This training fulfills the requirement to be a Trained Leader.

Hosted by the Wepawaug Valley District. All are welcome.

$5 Early Bird registration, $10 after Sept. 4th
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Sleeping Giant District - Den Leader Training Posted Aug. 19, 2015
Sept 17th
$5 Early Bird rate, $10 after Sept 11th.
This training focuses on how to run successful Den Meetings. Training will include information on changes in Advancement with the new Cub Scout program. This training fulfills the requirements to be considered a TRAINED LEADER. All scouts deserve trained leadership.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Sleeping Giant District - Webelos Woods 2015 Posted Aug. 27, 2015
Webelos are invited to come out to Deer Lake for a fantastic weekend that focuses on the Cub Scout to Boy Scout transition. Dens will be paired with Boy Scout hosts who will guide them through a weekend of camping using the patrol method of camping. This is a wonderful opportunity for Webelos to work on requirements for the new Cub Scout program and have a fun time as well! Click MORE INFORMATION for registration. REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

Sept 19-20, 2015
More Information Questions - Contact Matt Banas
Sleeping Giant District - Venturing - VOA Night Climb Posted Aug. 22, 2015
Saturday October 3rd, 2015
7 PM - 10 PM (sign in by 6:30)
The Adventure Park in Bridgeport, CT
The Adventure Park Features 21 zip lines with 6 challenge levels and
almost 160 challenge bridges.
The entire park is now lit softly with special LED lighting. The effect is almost magical. We call it “Twilighting”, just enough light to climb, but retaining the special nature of a forest at night.
Cost is $41 via WebPay or in person at CYC.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Fall Boy Scout Leader Training Posted Jul. 15, 2015
REQUIRED TRAINING FOR ALL SCOUTMASTERS AND ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS - Part 1 of the Fall Leader Training is a classroom type setting where leaders are taught how to run an effective troop. Class A uniforms are required, and Scouters are encouraged to bring a snack.

REQUIRED TRAINING FOR ALL SCOUTMASTERS, ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS, VARSITY COACHES, AND ASSISTANT COACHES. - Part 2 of the Fall Leader Training is a weekend long camping trip where leaders will work with their patrols to learn a variety of scout skills so that they can bring the information back to their units for a more effective program. All scouts deserve trained leadership. Get trained today.

More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch
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 - Tri-District Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 25, 2015
Hear ye hear ye! Calling out to the Lords of Lighthouse, Stewards of Sleeping Giant, and the Wardens of the Wepawaug. From October 16th to 18th a tournament will be held to find the most noble unit in the land. Meet at Camp Sloper for a weekend of events and games to test your mettle against your fellow knights/scouts. More details & registration to come.
More Information Questions - Contact William Harlow
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 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 - E-Communications Posted Nov. 14, 2014
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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