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Activities - Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge Posted May. 26, 2017
The Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge is a specialized high adventure event for Ventures, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and older Boy Scouts. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, try new things, meet new friends, and just have fun. The Aquatics, Climbing, Shooting, and Program Action Centers offer a wide variety of exciting activities and creative challenges. Make sure to check out the details . . .
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Training - CYC Online Merit Badge Couns Trng Posted Apr. 20, 2017
Online training for Merit Badge Counselors, offered by Connecticut Yankee Council Advancement Committee. This is a different course than offered by the BSA Learn Center, but it fully meets the requirements for Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76).

The course includes an overview of the BSA Merit Badge Counselor Program followed by a short online quiz.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Training - NEW Boy Scout Online Training Courses Posted Apr. 9, 2017
Effective March 28, 2017, three new online course offerings were added to the BSA Learn Center: SM/ASM Training, Troop Committee Training, and Merit Badge Counselor Training. Click "more information" below for details.

These new courses are added to the wide range of online courses already available, including Cub Scout leader and committee courses, Venturing Leader and committee courses, and Youth Protection Training.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Pflomm
Development - 2017 Family FOS Presentation Posted Mar. 7, 2017
EVERY PLEDGE MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO A YOUNG PERSON IN OUR AREA.

Friends of Scouting provides each of our Connecticut Yankee Scouting families the opportunity to significantly help offset the cost of programs and services provided by Connecticut Yankee Council to our Cubs, Scouts, Units and Leaders with a tax deductible contribution. The Connecticut Yankee Council is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that relies on local contributions.

Our goal is to give every family the opportunity to contribute to our Family Giving Campaign by September 30th.

Please schedule your Unit's FOS presentation TODAY by clicking the link below. Thank you for your support!
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Scout Night at the Bridgeport Bluefish Posted Apr. 21, 2017
Celebrate the end of a great Scouting year or welcome new recruits with a great game of baseball, an evening of fun for the whole family, and a movie/campout in the outfield!

This awesome activity features an on-field parade, a great game, a short film on the jumbo-tron, a campout and an awesome patch.
More Information Questions - Contact Christian Sauer
News - Lion Program Orientation and Training Posted Apr. 21, 2017
Lion is a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for kindergarten-age boys. Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together.

A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a den. Lion dens meet approximately twice a month. Lions also have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together and gaining an introductory exposure to Scouting.

EVERY Pack in Connecticut Yankee Council is encouraged to start a Lion Den for the 2017-2018 school year. Click the "More Information" link to learn about the program, how a Pack can apply to start a Lion den, and the schedule for adult leader training.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Training - Summer Youth Leader Training Course Posted Feb. 25, 2017
Give your youth leaders the tools they need to be effective leaders, so that ALL the members of your unit get the benefits. The next program is August 13-19th at Camp Pomperaug in Union, CT. Visit www.ctyankee.org/program/training/cycylt, check us out on Face Book at www.facebook.com/CYCYLT, or contact Course Director Dave Elkodsi for more details.

This course is designed for any registered Scout currently serving as troop senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, or has the potential to be a SPL. The Course is also open to any Venturer currently serving as crew president or has the potential to become president. The Scout must be at least First Class Rank and must be recommended by his Scoutmaster. Venturers must be recommended by the Crew Advisor. The Scout must be at least 13 by August 1, 2017 to attend the August course.
More Information Questions - Contact Dave Elkodsi
News - Tour and Activity Plan Eliminated Posted Apr. 10, 2017
Be prepared to spend less time filling out forms and more time having fun. The Boy Scouts of America has eliminated its Tour and Activity Plan, shifting the focus away from paperwork and toward creating a safe space for Scouts to enjoy the program as designed. The Tour and Activity Plan was a two-page document submitted to your local council for approval at least 21 days before longer trips. As of April 1, 2017, it is no more.

And...this is NOT an April Fool's Day joke.
More Information Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
News - Think Amazon for Memorial Day Posted Mar. 20, 2017
Memorial Day is not far off. Memorial Day is not just about the backyard barbeque or the beginning of summer. It's also about our veterans, our heros. When you shop for your favorite veteran or shop more gadgets for the BBQ, remember to look online at Amazon. And please use the CYC Amazon Associates link every time you shop Amazon. We earn 7.5% commission credit on your sales, and it does not cost you anything. Also, your purchases are completely confidential.

https://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20

Last year, the Council earned OVER $12,000 from Amazon.com and nearly $3,000 so far this year. With your support, this year, CYC could earn over $20,000. And that will help make a difference in the lives of the young men and women we serve.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
News - Modifications to Cub Scout program Posted Jan. 31, 2017
The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters.

Click below for more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Weslowski
Activities - 5K Trail Run Posted May. 25, 2017
Get your running shoes out and join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for a run through the picturesque trails at Hoyt Scout Reservation! The first annual "5K Trail Run and Family Fun Run/Walk" begins at 8:15 am (check-in at 7am) and our Family Fun Run begins at 10:15 am. Medals awarded for the top male and female finishers in each age category in the 5K. Medals awarded for the top three finishers in the Family Fun Run. Additional prizes for the "Top Baby Backpacker", "The Largest Family", and "The Largest Scout Contingent". For further details and to register click on the more information link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Aug. 22, 2016
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL FUNCTION THAT NEEDS A UNIQUE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?

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, 2016 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2017. 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