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Training - Merit Badge Counselor Training Posted Jul. 21, 2014
Merit Badge Counselor Training
(Approximately 1 hour)

WHO: All Merit Badge Counselors
WHAT: Training for all Merit Badge Counselors, SMs, and Advancement Chairs
COORDINATOR: Mike Znosko michael.znosko@snet.net

More Information Questions - Contact Mike Znosko
Fundraising - Sporting Clays Tourney Sept. 19 Posted Jul. 21, 2014
Spend a day at the range to support Scouting and build a network of friends. The Connecticut Yankee Council's annual Sporting Clays Shoot is Friday, September 19 at the Madison Rod & Gun Club. This is a fun event geared toward individuals and corporate teams. The event features a morning of shooting, a great lunch and an incredible raffle sponsored by the Club. Download the brochure through the link below to register or preview the raffle prizes (including nine guns)!
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
Order Of The Arrow - 2014 Section NE-2A Conclave Posted May. 10, 2014
Are you ready for the best OA has to offer? Get ready to experience fun, fellowship, training, patch trading, awesome food and much, much more!

On August 15-17, 2014, Nacha Nimat Lodge will host the third annual NE-2A Section Conclave themed "Saving Arrowman Ryan"! Register NOW and take advantage of early bird savings of $10. Hurry! Early bird registration ends on May 31, 2014. (Payment must be postmarked on or before 5/31/2014 to qualify for early bird pricing. Payment after 5/31 will be subject to current pricing level.)

You can also place your trading post pre-orders online until July 4, 2014. All trading post pre-orders must be placed by July 4, 2014 to be guaranteed. Orders will still be accepted after July 4, however will be filled as they are received and are not guaranteed.

Please remember ALL participants must bring with them a current BSA Medical form parts A and B and an Activity Consent Form. Participants will not be allowed to stay the weekend without both of these forms complete.

More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Training - Crew Committee Training Posted Jul. 2, 2014
Crew Committee Training
(Approximately 2 ½ hours)

WHO: All Crew Committee Members
WHAT: Required Training for Crew Committee Members
COORDINATOR: Nora Slanski nslanski@yahoo.com

COST: $5.00 (SPECIAL OFFER – pay for 2 committee members, the rest are free! Must be in same unit)
More Information Questions - Contact Nora Slanski
Training - Troop Committee Training Posted Jul. 2, 2014
Troop Committee Training
(Approximately 2 ½ hours)

WHO: All Troop Committee Members
WHAT: Required Training for Troop Committee Members
COORDINATOR: Nora Slanski nslanski@yahoo.com

COST: $5.00 (SPECIAL OFFER – pay for 2 committee members, the rest are free! Must be in same unit)
More Information Questions - Contact Nora Slanski
Training - Pack Committee Traiining Posted Jul. 2, 2014
Pack Committee Training
(Approximately 2 ½ hours)

WHO: All Pack Committee Members
WHAT: Required Training for Pack Committee Members
COORDINATOR: Donna Wesolowski donnaweso@optimum.net

COST: $5.00 (SPECIAL OFFER – pay for 2 committee members, the rest are free! Must be in same unit)
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Training - Enhance Leadership Skills at Wood Badge Posted Jul. 21, 2014
You are never too …

A Scouter who recently took Wood Badge shared with me how excited he was about how his Scouting world was improving, but even more so about his upcoming retirement plans. He described how much more prepared he felt for this upcoming major change after taking the course. He felt more organized and more prepared to meet the upcoming challenges that lay ahead, and was excited to complete a long dreamed of project that would become his legacy. He shared that in his local Troop he had more time to practice and explore the leadership skills he developed during the course and was more involved now that his sons had aged out, and he had more time to make an impact on the unit.

Educated to …

A US soldier spoke about an upcoming Wood Badge course. This Scouter had served many years in the armed services and discussed how learning through books, online, or especially classrooms, had never failed to give him something new. Each new thing he learns helps him to grow as a person, and each one can change his life forever. He is looking forward to what he’ll learn on the course this year.
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde

Young to …

Most Wood Badgers that I have spoken with state the same thing…. “I only wish that I had taken it sooner”!

Too late…

The Early Bird rate for this year’s course has been extended to July 31!

… take Wood Badge.

Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier adult leadership training. Its six full days spent sharing tools and principles to improve Scouting in your local unit, and enhancing the leader within each of us. It’s also just about the most fun an adult can have in Scouting.

Whatever generation you are from – the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, Generation X or the Millennials – ask yourself “Why haven’t I taken Wood Badge yet?” Every youth deserves a trained leader. I hope you’ll consider making this your year to take Wood Badge.

Douglas Heim
Scoutmaster, N2-72-14
(203) 767-5697
More Information Questions - Contact Doug Heim
News - Support Scouting With Amazon Purchases Posted Apr. 2, 2014
Did you know that the common act of “shopping” can benefit Connecticut Yankee Council?

Connecticut Yankee Council can financially benefit whenever you shop at Amazon.com. When you click on this link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20 on your way to the Amazon.com website, the Council is automatically designated to receive an affiliate fee of 4% to 6% of the value of your purchases. It is as simple as that. The prices you pay for your Amazon.com purchases are not affected by this fee; the fee is automatically included in your final price. In fact, if you directly go to the Amazon.com website and not through the Council designated link, the affiliate fee is retained by Amazon.com. Your purchases are completely confidential. The Council cannot identify the purchases of any visitor to the website.

In one recent test lasting about a week, the Council earned over $45.00, from FEWER THAN FIVE VISITORS to Amazon.com. Imagine the potential if hundreds of Scouters during the rest of this year were participating.

Please bookmark this link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20 in your internet browser or iPad/iPhone application. The good news is that you don’t have to change your shopping habits. You merely need to change the “path” you follow to get to Amazon.com. Your shopping can help make a difference in the lives of countless numbers of youth that we serve.

Equally important: tell your friends and family and fellow Scout leaders to use this link for their shopping. Please contact me or Tony Vogl with any questions.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Ropes, Boats and Gunpowder Challenge Posted Mar. 12, 2014
This four day high adventure event is for young men and women, 14-20 years old. The Aquatics, Climbing and Shooting Action Centers offer a wide variety of activities and challenges. Choose from SCUBA diving, snorkeling, tubing on the Farmington River, climbing, high wire course, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, and more.

More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Mar. 12, 2014
Scout Day at Lime Rock, September 26-27, is an annual favorite for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. Camp out Friday night so you are first on the scene for the all day schedule of racing on Saturday.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Fright Night Posted Mar. 12, 2014
Fall fun for all is available at Deer Lake, Killingworth, at Fright Night, October 25. Hayrides, crafts, snacks and tours of the haunted trail will get you in the Halloween spirit.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
News - Camp Degree Posted May. 28, 2014
The Connecticut Masonic Scouters Association and Temple Lodge No. 65 will present the Camp Degree Saturday, August 16, 2014; 5:30 p.m. at Camp Mattatuck, 221 Mount Tobe Road in Plymouth, Connecticut. This "Camp Degree", open to all regular Freemasons in good standing, will be an Entered Apprentice Degree performed in a secluded forest location by Scouters in full uniform. A steak dinner will be served prior to the degree. All in attendance will receive a special, limited edition 2014 Camp Degree patch. Click below for additional information and the reservation form.
More Information Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
Training - Powderhorn 2014 Posted Mar. 1, 2014
The Powder Horn advanced training course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Crew or Troop outdoor or high adventure unit-level program.

Sept 5-7 2014
More Information Questions - Contact Joyce Ference
News - Masonic Eagle Scout Commendation Posted May. 28, 2014
The Connecticut Masonic Eagle Scout Commendation recognizes the dedication of a Scout to the pursuits of Scouting and the achievements leading to Eagle Scout. The Connecticut Grand Lodge and the Connecicut Masonic Scouters Association (CMSA) offer Eagle Scouts a personal commendation certificate, suitable for framing, and a personal letter of congratulations from the Grand Master of Connecticut and the CMSA. Click below for the request form. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing. All commendation kits will be presented at the Scout's Eagle Court of Honor by a Mason or at a Lodge Stated Communication.
More Information Questions - Contact David Elkodsi
News - Philmont 2015 Posted Mar. 12, 2014
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Registrations for the Council's 2015 four-crew contingent to Philmont are currently being accepted. Spots are filled first come, first served as determined by receipt of the completed application accompanied by deposit here in the Council office. Troops and Crews may sign up for a whole crew or Scouts and Venturers may register as individuals but don't delay as crews fill up fast.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson