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Training - SM/ASM Training Posted Jun. 15, 2015
This is part 1 of a 2 part required training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. Part 1 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. Click More Information for registration!
More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch
Activities - Scout Night at the Circus Posted Jun. 11, 2015
The Circus is coming to town on October 23 and Scout families who register before September 1st can attend for just $14.50 each. This is a special deal for Scout packs and troops who order ahead of time. Don't miss this great event and thank you to our friends at the Webster Bank Arena for hosting us.
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
Training - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Posted Jun. 15, 2015
Part 2 of the REQUIRED Training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This weekend event is a camping trip in which participants will work with their patrol to learn a variety of skills required for running an effective troop. GET TRAINED. HAVE FUN. BE PREPARED. Click More Information for registration!
More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch
Activities - Ropes, Boats and Gunpowder Challenge Posted Jun. 3, 2015
2015 Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge
Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26, 2015 Camp Sequassen, New Hartford, CT
This 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
News - Online Shopping at CYC Posted May. 1, 2015
Effective May 1, we are pleased to announce that CYC has EXPANDED our online affiliate purchase program.

Online purchases made through www.ctyankee.org/amazon have helped us earn over $6,000 in commissions to directly support local Scouting in our Council. Our Board recently approved expanding our affiliate programs with additional online vendors, with a focus on outdoors.

Visit www.ctyankee.org/shopping to see links to retailers we have established programs with, including:

Amazon, ebay, EMS, REI, Campmor, Sierra Trading Post, and more.

Does your business use a different vendor for online purchases? Let's discuss how your company's purchases can financially support CYC at NO COST.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted May. 28, 2015
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, families and whole units are all invited to enjoy this annual Fall event -- a campout with hundreds of soon-to-be new Scouting friends and a day at the races. Join us at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT for this traditional favorite.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
News - Order Your SEQ T-Shirts Online Posted Mar. 11, 2015
Troops attending Camp Sequassen summer camp can pre-order a Flaming Archer t-shirt online. Imagine dressing your entire troop in a limited edition camp t-shirt customized with your troop number on the left sleeve. Think of the benefits:

* Keeps the boys looking sharp -- dirt doesn't show on a brown shirt!
* Shows the leaders planned ahead for the camp experience.
* shirt can take a beating and still be around when the Scout dresses for his Eagle Court of Honor.
* A great memento of a really awesome week in Scouting
* Building troop identity and cohesiveness.
* Less wear and tear on their "good clothes."

It's easy to pre-order. Using the link below you can order six or more Camp Sequassen Flaming Archer T-shirts. Your shirts will be waiting for you at the Camp Trading Post when you arrive.
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Cooley
Fundraising - Your Amazon Purchase Supports Scouting Posted Jan. 3, 2015
When was the last time you made an Amazon purchase? Did you use this link: www.ctyankee.org/amazon? If you did, thank you for helping us earn over $1200 in December. If not, make sure you bookmark the link so that 5% or more of your purchase can support Scouting with no impact on you at all.

Your purchasing privacy remains secure, but the impact of your purchase through www.ctyankee.org/amazon makes a difference in the lives of thousands of young people in our Council.

Hint: you know you're in the right place if you see "http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20" in the browser URL. Amazon Smile supports us too, but that only gives us 0.5% vs 5% through our affiliate link.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
News - Scouts4Scouts Posted Nov. 8, 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.
More Information Questions - Contact Nancy Yeager
News - Philmont 2015 Posted Dec. 18, 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
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