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News - Happy Birthday - BP Posted Feb. 22, 2017
Happy Birthday to Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO KCB DL.

Born on February 22, 1857, BP is probably best known as the founder of our Movement - Boy Scouts.

Thank you, BP.
  Questions - Contact Lord Robert Baden Powell
Training - Summer Youth Leader Training Course Posted Feb. 17, 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.
  Questions - Contact Dave Elkodsi
News - Think Amazon for St Patrick's Day Posted Feb. 22, 2017
St Patrick's Day is fast approaching. You may not think that St Patrick's Day is a BIG BIG day for online sales, but it could be - with your help. When you shop online at Amazon, 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 $1,000 last month (January 2017). 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
Training - University of Scouting Posted Feb. 17, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017. 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Over 150 class offerings including basic training for all positions, first aid, high adventure planning, cooking, and lots, lots more. PLUS, a new LOWER price than last year, $20.00 per person, but only through March 1. After that, the price skyrockets to $25.00. Our Course Catalog is only available online this year, and so is registration. PLEASE register early and tell your friend (or friends, if you have more than one.)

NEWS: Child care is FREE for the first 50 people who request it. Yes - F R E E
So don't delay. Register NOW.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
News - Popcorn Evaluation Survey Posted Feb. 15, 2017
With the 2016 Popcorn Campaign winding down, we'd like to enlist your help in evaluating the sale. Would you please take a minute to complete a short survey regarding your experiences with the sale. Even if you didn't sell popcorn this year we'd like your input. Our goal is to tailor the 2017 Popcorn Campaign to our customer's needs. Thank you for your input. Please click on more information to continue.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Training - Merit Badge Counselor Training Posted Feb. 17, 2017
Merit Badge Counselor Training will soon be REQUIRED.

Did you know that MBC Training is available at UoS? Did you also know that MBC Training is being offered at plenty of other locations and dates? Take a look at the Council Training Catalog for your training options, and check back often. New locations and dates are being added constantly.

Training classes at UoS are $20 (includes lunch and child care). MBC Training at other locations and dates is usually FREE.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Sequassen Major Work Party Posted Jan. 31, 2017
Sequassen’s Major Work Party is coming on May the 20th so mark your calendars to save the date to be sure that you don’t miss the chance to support your camp during the upcoming one day Major Work Party. Scouters and friends (18 and older) are encouraged to come; skilled or handy or just plain willing, there will be something for everyone!
More Information Questions - Contact Patrick Maxim
Activities - Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium Posted Dec. 21, 2016
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 AM to 5 PM
$14.00 /Youth and Adults
Includes Admission & IMAX movie if paid by Feb. 1, 2017.
Come enjoy a day of Scout fun at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Our 2nd year of special programs just for Scouts... along with all of the excitement the Maritime Aquarium offers. All of this and the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut make our Scout Day an event you do not want to miss! It’s fun for the entire family.
Activities for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venturing.
Boy Scout Merit Badges Oceanography, Fish and Wild Life Management and Environmental Science.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
Activities - Scout Planning Worksheet Posted Feb. 3, 2017
The BSA has released the Scout Planning Worksheet, a new tool that Scouts can use to plan patrol or troop activities. The goal is to build project-planning prowess that will benefit Scouts in their Eagle project, at school and in life.

A team of Boy Scout committee members agreed that it would be a good idea if a boy had some specific planning experience prior to his Eagle Scout service project. After a comprehensive review of Boy Scout literature, the team realized that nothing already existed to fill this need. The goal was to give a boy familiarity with the planning process throughout his Scouting experience.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Harlem Globe Trotters World Tour Posted Jan. 31, 2017
The Harlem Globe Trotters are coming to The Webster Bank Arena and we have a special discounted rate available to all of our Scouting families! Come out for a night of athleticism and showmanship, with plenty of laughs.

Click More Information for pricing and ordering information.
Contact John Reis with any additional questions!

February 24, 2017, 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
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
News - Game Dinner 2017 Posted Feb. 10, 2017
GAME DEER at Deerlake
March 4th starting at 5:30

Registration for the 3rd Annual Game Dinner is open, we have a full menu planned of Bison, Elk, Goose, Duck, Pheasant, Alligator, Rabbit, Wild Boar and Kangaroo!

There will also be live music and a GREAT Auction!!!

Tickets are going fast this year, please register as soon as possible to guarantee your seat.



More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
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
Activities - Merit Badge College 2017 Posted Nov. 17, 2016
Please select more information for a full list of offered badges and the link to active registration!
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
Activities - SM/ASM Training @ Merit Badge College Posted Dec. 13, 2016
Rob Lynch and the Wepawaug Valley Training Team are excited to announce that SM/ASM Training will be taught during the 2nd and 4th weeks of Merit Badge College! This is a REQUIRED TRAINING for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. Class A Field Uniform is required. Click MORE INFORMATION for registration and additional info.
More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch