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Activities - Venturing Committee Member Training Posted Apr. 29, 2016
2016 Venturing Adult Advisor/Committee Member Training
Hosted by Venturing Training Chair - Nora Slanski
WHO: All Registered Adult Venturing Leaders
WHAT: Required Training for YOU to Run a Quality Program
WHEN: Monday, May 9th, 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Sleeping Giant Roundtable at Francis T. Maloney High School Café
132 Gravel St, Meriden, CT
COST: $5.00
More Information Questions - Contact Nora Slanski
Training - You think the Famoree is only for Cubs? Posted Apr. 19, 2016
Did you think the 2016 Famoree was just for Cubs?

While the scouts play, the Adult leaders will steal away for training! As of 2017, all adult leaders must be trained in their current position in order to remain on the charter. What better way to get your training under your belt, by taking it while your scouts are on the move. Saturday, May 14th from 1pm to 3pm Cub Scout Den Leader training will be provided.
Cost: FREE if you are attending the Famoree; $5 if registered by May 6th; $10 after
Contact Donna Wesolowski @ donnaweso@optimum.net
  Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Fundraising - Golf Tournament Posted Apr. 6, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016

The Golf Club at Oxford Greens
99 Country Club Dr. / Oxford, Connecticut
More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
Camping & Outdoors - 2017 National Jamboree Posted Feb. 1, 2016
“Live Scouting’s Adventure!” at the 2017 National Jamboree
July 16 - 29, 2017

What’s the National Jamboree? It’s the most awesome event a Scout or Venturer could attend! It’s everything you can do in Scouting–and more–in one spot just for you . . . and about 40,000 of your friends from around the country and around the world! It's 14 days of adventure and excitement that you don’t want to miss!!

What can you do? Climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, world-class skate park, archery and shooting ranges, kayaking, arena shows, aquatic challenges, state of the art tech stuff, rappelling, merit badge opportunities, STEM Quest, and even some patch trading along the way–and that’s just the beginning!
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Abrahamson
Activities - Venturing Advisor Training Posted Apr. 29, 2016
2016 Venturing Adult Advisor/Committee Member Training
Hosted by Venturing Training Chair - Nora Slanski
WHO: All Registered Adult Venturing Leaders
WHAT: Required Training for YOU to Run a Quality Program
WHEN: Monday, May 9th, 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Sleeping Giant Roundtable at Francis T. Maloney High School Café
132 Gravel St, Meriden, CT
COST: $5.00
More Information Questions - Contact Nora Slanski
Training - University of Scouting Posted Apr. 18, 2016
Survey results are in. See link below for a summary of survey responses. Thank you to those Scouters who completed the survey and provided us with valuable Feedback. Feedback is a gift.

If you still have comments, we will keep the survey aactive for a little while longer.


And put Saturday, March 18, 2017, on your calendar for the 2017 University of Scouting.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - A MAGIC CAMPOREE (Spring) Posted Apr. 21, 2016

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

Click MORE INFORMATION for flyer and registration!
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Gagne
News - Amazing Amazon Results Posted Jan. 2, 2016
WOW. The results for Amazon.com are in. We earned OVER $10,000 in 2015, with earnings of over $2,000 in December. December 2015 results were 50% more than December 2014.

Average monthly earnings in 2014 were $444, and jumped to an amazing $854 per month in 2015.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support of our Amazon.com link. Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of the youth we serve.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - THE Kick-Off Posted Apr. 5, 2016
Come out for information, resources, and networking opportunities that can help you offer the BEST QUALITY SCOUTING PROGRAM for your youth, and get everything you need to plan for the 2016-2017 Scouting Year!

Who? All LEADERS! Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Crew and Post Advisers and Skippers, Unit Popcorn Kernels and Membership Chairs
When? May 19 2016, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where? Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
More Information Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
News - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Apr. 1, 2016
Building Trades Work Shop - Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scouts age 13 and over are invited to come to the fourth annual Connecticut Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop and earn two of ten trade-oriented badges: American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork. All badges are taught by Master Tradesmen and give the Scouts a hands-on opportunity to earn badges that are often hard to earn in your home troop. Due to capacity and safety rules at the training center, this event is limited to the first 120 Scouts who register online.
Click on 'More Information' for details.
More Information Questions - Contact Lynda Papallo
Activities - Wood Badge Training Posted Apr. 7, 2016
Wood Badge 2016 will consist of two amazing weekends and one great course providing a lifetime of memories. Running August 19-21 and September 23-25 at Camp Pomperaug, Wood Badge brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting -- Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouting and district/council volunteers and council executive staff.

The course reflects the best of more than 100 years of Scouting experience and draws upon the most current leadership models used in corporate America, academic circles and other successful outdoor leadership organizations. The practical skills learned in this course may be used in Scouting, personal life, as well as the workplace and in other volunteer organizations.

Both weekends and six full days of attendance are required. The program begins Friday morning at 7:30 AM and concludes Sunday afternoon by 4:00 PM on each weekend.

Click below for more information and to register.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Pflomm
Activities - Sequassens Major Work Party, May 21st Posted Mar. 24, 2016
Sequassen’s Major Work Party is just a few weeks away and we are counting on your Help! Scouters and friends (18 and older) are encouraged to come. Skilled or handy or just plan willing, there will be something for everyone! Make it your day of service to Camp Sequassen this year. Looking forward to seeing you there on May 21st.
More Information Questions - Contact Patrick Maxim
Activities - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Mar. 8, 2016
Save the date and mark your calendars for the annual Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop on Saturday, June 18. This annual event is open to Boy Scouts 13 years old and up and offers Scouts two of ten trade-related merit badges.

Online registration goes live April 1st at midnight (no kidding) and when the event is full, it's full.
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Feb. 18, 2016
A Fall favorite for Scouts of all ages and their families, Scout Day at Lime Rock will be held September 30-October 1, 2016. Come view lovingly maintained vintage and collectible sports cars of all types in action on the race track for this Saturday program combining the Vintage Sports Car Club of America's Fall Finale and racing by the Lime Rock Driver's Club.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Lean-tos Now Available at Hoyt Posted Nov. 23, 2015
Thanks to generous donations from a number of Scouters and Units in our Council, plus the hard work of the Hoyt Campmaster Corps, the new Cleveland Campsite at Hoyt Scout Reservation with 4 Lean-tos is available for camping. Each lean-to is sized to accommodate a patrol. Located on the North side of the Camp, in the vicinity of the Training Cabin, the lean-tos are a perfect addition to the Camp. The Cleveland site is named after our 22nd and 24th President, and not after the 48th largest city in the US.

Pictures here: https://hoytalumniassociation.shutterfly.com/304

The Campmasters have completed work on 6 additional leantos in the brand new Hoover campsite, and are ready for occupancy NOW. The site is named after the 31st President and not the famous brand of vacuum cleaner.

Don't wait. Reserve the Cleveland or Hoover Campsites ASAP.
  Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 6, 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 johnboat1@hotmail.com
More Information Questions - Contact John Quimby
News - STEM/Environment Award Reception Posted Apr. 18, 2016
Join us as we recognize Fred Klein, Partner, Pullman & Comley and Jason Bartlett, Youth Services Director, City of New Haven whose leadership to Connecticut's Energy, Utility and Environmental industries builds a better world for future generations of young people. The reception will be on Thursday May 12 at Il Monticello, 577, S. Broad St. Meriden. Heavy hors D'oeuvres and full open bar at 5:30 pm, Program and awards presentation at 6:30 pm. Proceeds benefit local workforce development, environmental stewardship, and leadership growth programs of the Boy Scouts of America.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
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