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Sleeping Giant District - Den Chief Training Posted Oct. 15, 2014
Den Chief Training

October 25, 2014

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Meriden

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Cost: $5

Come learn to help out a Cub Scout Pack. Learn to work with the Pack
leadership and the boys to help provide a great program. Books and
patches will be provided.
Boys should be 1st Class Scouts
More Information Questions - Contact Nancy Yeager
Sleeping Giant District - Hike the Giant 2014 Posted Oct. 21, 2014
Hike the Giant 2014

OPEN TO ALL (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Ventures)

When:November 1, 2014
(Rain Date: November 2, 2014)

Where: Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden CT
(across from Quinnipiac University)

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per Cub
(or $3.00 adult wishing a patch)
More Information Questions - Contact Will Harlow
Sleeping Giant District - OA Fall Fellowship 2014 Posted Oct. 21, 2014
Fall Fellowship weekend is an opportunity for both newly selected and current members of the Order of the Arrow to conduct service at our camp, share in fellowship, and learn more about what it is to be an Arrowman. It is an opportunity for Arrowmen to gather together and celebrate the past year in the lodge, learn more about how you can serve Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, have some fun, and elect new Lodge and Chapter Officers for next year.

October 31 - November 2, 2014
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Sleeping Giant District - Scouting for Food 2014 Posted Oct. 15, 2014
Scouting for Food Drive

Bags/Flyers Distributed by Scouts
November 1 thru 4, 2014

Food Bag Collection
November 8, 2014 from 9-12 Noon
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Racca
Sleeping Giant District - CUB SCOUT LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING Posted Sep. 30, 2014
CUB SCOUT LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cub Scout Breakout Session

Maloney High School Cafeteria
121 Gravel Street, Meriden
More Information Questions - Contact Nancy Yeager
Sleeping Giant District - Charter Renewal Guidebook Posted Sep. 25, 2014
Charter Renewal is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and your charter organization, and renewing the registration of youth and adult members. Every unit must recharter annually. All Connecticut Yankee Council Unit Charters expire on December 31, 2014.

We have put together this handy guide with all the information your unit needs to renew its charter on time.
More Information Questions - Contact Herb Kemp
Sleeping Giant District - Woodbadge Reunion Dinner Posted Sep. 27, 2014
donations any item any size new or used gift certificate or basket are welcomed please send me an email and let me know and I will come and get it or pick it up at a roundtable-Thanks Ray

click on "more information"
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Moncevicius
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 - AWESOME Scout family activities a Circus Posted Sep. 17, 2014
We are pleased to share with you, the news of our new exciting partnership with the great folks at Webster Bank Arena @ Harbor Yard.
In addition to hosting our Annual Program Kickoff in May, WBA @ Harbor Yard will be offering several opportunities for our Scout families to attend spectacular events at OUTSTANDING rates.
Be on the look out for emails and event postings on the CYC website, announcing the details for SCOUT NIGHT events, such as Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, UCONN Men's and Women's basketball, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Monster Jam.

In fact, attached is the flyer for the upcoming Scout Night at the Circus...
and how GREAT are our friends at WBA @ Harbor Yard ?????
We just received news of a new "slashed" rate of $14.95/person *that's a $5 drop from our originally posted Scout price and a huge discount from the box office rate.
So, please use the NEW flyer that is attached, when sharing this information with your Units' families.

Wait, there's more....
Unit Leaders, contact John Reis John.Reis@harboryardse.com 203.345.4848
to learn more about some exciting opportunities for your Scout families to attend additional Sound Tiger games at discounted rates and take part in some great activities while they are there.

Happy Scouting at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
More Information Questions - Contact Barbara Marek
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 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 Oct. 17, 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.
  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. http://www.scouting.org/stem/awards/aboutnova.aspx

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: http://www.scatacook.org/Training/TrainingRecordUpdate-All.htm
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

OR

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 DeerLakeMaint-subscribe@yahoogroups.com . 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