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News - Wood Badge Course N2-72-17 Posted Sep. 18, 2017
To the Participants of Wood Badge Course N2-72-17:
Thank you for participating and completing the best program that the Boy Scouts offer. You have each done a great job, and our youth appreciate it. Please proceed to work your tickets as quickly as possible and know that I am always with you in spirit.

To the Staff:
I commend you for your dedication and sincerely appreciate the time and energy you put into this program. The smiling faces of your Participants (and yourselves) are the only evidence you need to demonstrate that your efforts have been successful. Your have made me and your Scoutmaster proud.

To Scoutmaster Dave:
You have done all that was expected of you, and have done it well. Thank you for carrying on the traditions of Wood Badge to a new generation of Scout Leaders.

  Questions - Contact Lord Robert Baden Powell
Development - Comedy Night Posted Sep. 5, 2017
Comedy Fund Raiser Laugh With
3 Hilarious Treehouse Comedians
Saturday October 7th 2017
Tickets: $50
Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Avenue, Darien CT
Doors at 6:00PM Comedy at 8:00PM Dinner / Auctions / Cash Bar
For Tickets Contact Karen Caiati at: 203-722-9177 Or karen.caiati@scouting.org
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Caiati
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Aug. 8, 2017
Kick off your program year with a Fall outing at beautiful Lime Rock Park. Camp Friday night with your family or your entire unit and then spend all day Saturday enjoying the race program provided by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America and the Lime Rock Driver's Club. Registration deadline for tickets to be mailed is September 15. After that, tickets will be available for pick up at the Milford Scout office through noon September 29. Register now to join in the fun!
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Fright Night Posted Sep. 19, 2017
Show your Halloween spirit! Come to Deer Lake Scout Reservation on October 28 for the Fright Night festivities. Hayrides, haunted trail, pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, food, etc. Choose your intensity level: "Fright Light" from 4-6 p.m. or "Fright Night" from 6-8:30 p.m.
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
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
Activities - Honoring Our Veterans Posted Sep. 13, 2017
Honoring our Veterans
Powahay District invites Scouters that are Veterans to attend our Fall Camporee – Remembering World War II, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM at Hoyt Scout Reservation. The opening ceremony includes a special recognition for our Veterans and presenting a Memorial Wreath honoring our fallen heroes. Veteran Service includes foreign or domestic, during a conflict or guarding the peace.

Meet our camporee guest honoree World War II Veteran Mort Walker – Beetle Bailey Comic Strip creator and cartoonist.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
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
Development - 2017 Family FOS Presentation Posted Mar. 7, 2017

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
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 - 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
News - Think Amazon for Columbus Day Posted Sep. 4, 2017
The Summer is over and fall is here, and...Columbus Day is not far off. Columbus Day is not just about a day off from work or school. 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.


Last year, the Council earned OVER $12,000 from Amazon.com and over $6,000 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 - 5K Trail Run Posted Sep. 13, 2017
Get your running shoes out and join us on Sunday, October 15, 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 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. 28, 2017


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