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Training - Cub Scout Leader Training Posted Oct. 17, 2017
CUB SCOUT LEADER TRAINING
Hosted by the Wepawaug Valley District



Offering the following:

- Cub Scout Den Leader Specific Training

- Cub Scout Pack Committee Specific Training

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
Activities - Fall Family Fun at Fright Night Posted Oct. 13, 2017
Bring in the fall in Halloween style. Enjoy a hayride, decorate a pumpkin, make a craft, enjoy games, challenges, tour the haunted trail and if you dare, visit the haunted barn. Fun, food and frights for all. Come celebrate Halloween in your special holiday costume.

The spooky program has two intensity levels:
4-6 PM - Special program for younger Scouts and the faint of heart.
6-8:30 PM - Program for Scouts with a hankering for adventure with their fun.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Development - Wine Tasting & Dinner Posted Oct. 16, 2017
The Library Wine-Bar-Bistro
60 North Main Street, Wallingford (use back entrance)
Sunday, November 12, 2017  5:30-8:30
$45.00
Appetizers, Buffet Dinner, Dessert
Great Auction Prizes
More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
News - Serving The Whole Family Posted Oct. 13, 2017
SCOUTING MATTERS: SERVING THE WHOLE FAMILY

Dear Scouting Family,

If your social media feeds look like ours, you've seen the historic announcement that the National Council's Executive Board, led by volunteers like us, voted unanimously to allow girls to join the ranks of Scouting from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout.

This is an exciting and historic evolution. We know that our program produces leaders with strong character and integrity. We instill in our members; traits that are universally needed in today's world- we know them as the Scout Oath and Law.

As we travel across the Council, we acknowledge that families today are different than 10, 20, or 30 years ago. Some have two incomes, some have single parents, and some prefer to participate in activities as a whole family. We've seen first-hand parents bring their daughters to Cub Scout meetings and the daughter enjoying the activities just as much as her brother.

The volunteer-driven team that studied this topic found in nationwide surveys 90% of parents expressed interest in a program like Cub Scouts for their daughters and 87% of parents expressed interest in a program like Boy Scouts also for their daughters. The team was encouraged by these results and pressed forward with development, including conferring with educational experts who validated our program has benefit to young women.

We want to reflect on the other opportunities young women have to join our program. Since 1971, Exploring has offered career-focused training for young men and women. Venturing, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, has welcomed young men and women in their action-packed program since day one.

As always, our door is open to you and welcome your feedback. Please feel free to email our Council President Christopher Luise at president@ctyankee.org, or share with our Council Staff. We encourage you to click below to visit for a page that has more details on the program and announcement that may answer your questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Christopher Luise, Council President

Charles Blanchette, Council Commissioner

Charles Flowers, Council Scout Executive
More Information Questions - Contact Chris Luise
Activities - Merit Badge College Counselors Needed Posted Oct. 4, 2017
The Merit Badge College (MBC) committee is looking for additional instructors for 2018. Instructors must be available for all four sessions, or make arrangements for a substitute if they must miss a session. 2018 MBC dates are January 27, February 3, February 10, February 24 with March 3 as the snow date. Classes will be 9:00 am – 9:50 am, 10:00 am – 10:50 am, and 11:00 am – 11:50 am. Instructors may teach all three periods or only one or two. Instructors must be registered Merit Badge Counselors and have completed Youth Protection Training in 2017 and be Merit Badge Counselor trained.

We could use instructors for the following badges:

American Cultures
American Heritage
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Aviation
Cit in Community
Cit in Nation
Cit in World
Coin Collecting
Communications
Crime Prevention
Disabilities Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting
Electricity
Electronics
Energy
Family Life
Fingerprinting
Genealogy
Indian Lore
Inventing
Journalism
American Labor
Landscape Architecture
Law
Model Design & Building
Nuclear Science
Oceanography
Personal Management
Pets
Photography
Public Health
Public Speaking
Radio
Railroading
Safety
Salesmanship
Space Exploration
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Traffic Safety
Weather

Additional badges may be considered if there are instructors available and if the badge lends itself to the group instruction format. We do not offer badges that are camping / outdoors oriented.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
Activities - Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner Posted Oct. 16, 2017
Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner

“Let us all get together to renew new & old friendships”
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Tashua Knolls - 40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull, CT
1 p.m. Gathering, 1:30 p.m. Dinner
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Training - Cub Scout Leader Training Posted Oct. 15, 2017
Cub Scout Leader Specific training 10/26/17 6:30pm Tokeneke Elementary 7 Old Farm Rd, Darien, CT 06820
  Questions - Contact Cindy Allen
News - Boy Scouts Can Earn Merit Badges at UNH Posted Oct. 9, 2017
ATTENTION BOY SCOUTS! EARN MERIT BADGES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN!
The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at the University of New Haven will offer BROTHERS FOR BADGES on Saturday, December 2. Boy Scouts can work towards earning one or two badges (some are full day, others half day). Choose from First Aid, Fingerprinting, Crime Prevention, Communications, Public Speaking and Communications. Registration and more information will be available online at www.cognitoforms.com/APO1/BrothersforBadges on Monday, October 18. Contact Sam Jones at sjone8@unh.newhaven.edu with any questions.
  Questions - Contact Sam Jones
News - BSA Welcomes Girls into Program Posted Oct. 11, 2017
October 11, 2017: Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

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More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
News - Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner Posted Oct. 10, 2017
Attention ALL Wood Badgers.
Join us for the annual Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner
Sunday, November 5, 1:00 PM
Tashua Knolls Golf Club, Trumbull
GREAT FOOD, GREAT FELLOWSHIP, GREAT FUN
and...a Silent Auction to benefit the Nick Cianciola Wood Badge Scholarship Fund.

PLUS - a beading ceremony

Do NOT Miss this Event.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor Classes Posted Aug. 7, 2017
If you would like to support BSA shooting sports programs on the Council, District and/or Troop/Crew level, these NRA Instructor Courses are what is required by the BSA for range supervision. Over the course of three weekends in October, you may earn your Rifle and/or Shotgun Instruction Certification. All classes will be held at Camp Sequassen.
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
News - 2018 Boston Science Museum Overnight Posted Aug. 31, 2017
The Boston Science Museum overnight is a fun and educational activity for Cub Scouts! This year we have only been given two dates and space is limited so don't wait. If you are planning your Pack calendar for the upcoming year, this is a fantastic trip to pencil in!
More Information Questions - Contact Cindy Pepe
News - 2018 Scottish Jamborette Posted Sep. 4, 2017
Connecticut Yankee Council will send a contingent to the 2018 Blair Atholl Jamborette in Scotland with a three day excursion to Iceland, July 12 - August 6, 2018. Applications are being accepted from Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers (male and female) interested in attending. Participants must be ages 14-17 in July 2018. Participants will be selected from applications submitted by July 1, 2017. Submission of an application does not guarantee selection. Estimated cost is $2,500-$3,000. For additional information about the event see the attached Jamborette Participant Information Sheet, go to www.jamborette.org.uk/ or contact Leslie Cheney at leslie.cheney@outlook.com.

If interested in going to the Jamborette as a part of the Council contingent please complete the online application at: goo.gl/LjVMU6

Applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
More Information Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
News - Think Amazon for Veterans Day Posted Oct. 10, 2017
The leaves are turning and fall is here. The next holiday on our cakendar is Veterans Day, and important day to honor those who served. It's also about shopping and great sales. 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 over $7,000 so far this year. With your support, this year, CYC could earn over $15,000. And that will help make a difference in the lives of the young men and women we serve.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Aug. 28, 2017
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.

 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, 2017 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2018. 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