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News - Milford Scout Office Closed, Mon. 2/8 Posted Feb. 8, 2016
The Milford Scout office is closed today, Monday, February 8, due to weather. Please stay safe!
  Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - NESA Career Development Speaker Series Posted Feb. 3, 2016
The Connecticut Yankee Council’s National Eagle Scout Association committee is proud to introduce this incredible free opportunity for young professionals to learn from experts in the field and get a step ahead. This series includes professional speakers who are offering their services to our alumni. The series is held at the Fairfield Board of Education office.

January 27 Leading With Assurance, Integrity and by Example with Jeff Davis
February 24 LinkedIn for College and Early Career Networking with Sandra Long
March 30 Resume Writing for Entry-level Candidates with Melanie Szlucha
April 20 Job Interview Skills with Bill Florin
May 25 Public Speaking and Getting Your Message Across with Mary Beth Nelson
June 22 Personal Branding with Chris Salem
More Information Questions - Contact Felix Giannini
Camping & Outdoors - 2017 National Jamboree Posted Feb. 1, 2016
“Live Scouting’s Adventure!” at the 2017 National Jamboree
July 16 - 29, 2017

What’s the National Jamboree? It’s the most awesome event a Scout or Venturer could attend! It’s everything you can do in Scouting–and more–in one spot just for you . . . and about 40,000 of your friends from around the country and around the world! It's 14 days of adventure and excitement that you don’t want to miss!!

What can you do? Climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, world-class skate park, archery and shooting ranges, kayaking, arena shows, aquatic challenges, state of the art tech stuff, rappelling, merit badge opportunities, STEM Quest, and even some patch trading along the way–and that’s just the beginning!
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Abrahamson
Training - University of Scouting Registration OPEN Posted Jan. 20, 2016
2016 University of Scouting will be on March 19, 2016. Better than the 2015 University: lots of new courses, lots of great instructors, LOWER price, and new location - Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.

On-line registration is now OPEN (01/20/2016). Register early and tell your friends.

Sign-up on Facebook TODAY for our email notification list.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Ninja Turtle Night Posted Feb. 3, 2016
Don't miss when all four Ninja Turtles leave the sewers and take over the Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m. as the Sound Tigers take on the Portland Pirates. Check out this great Scout-rate activity.
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
News - 2015 Annual Report Posted Feb. 3, 2016
Thank you for your support and involvement in Scouting in the Connecticut Yankee Council. It takes time, talent and treasures from thousands of volunteers and supporters like you to deliver high-quality Scouting programs to nearly 11,000 young people each year and grow in our membership, service and program opportunities.

We are pleased to share the 2015 Annual Report giving highlights of our collective successes in 2015.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
Training - Commissioners' College Registration OPEN Posted Jan. 20, 2016
2016 CYC Commissioners' College will be on March 19, 2016. Lots of great courses, lots of great instructors, LOWER price, and new location - Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.

On-line registration is now OPEN (01/20/2016). Register early and tell your friends.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Blanchette
Activities - Scout Night with Harlem Globetrotters Posted Feb. 3, 2016
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour
90th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: Friday, February 19th – 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
WHERE: Webster Bank Arena | 600 Main Street | Bridgeport
TICKETS: Advance purchase tickets are eligible for the group discount rate
(Not available at the Webster Bank Arena box office)
Corner Section Seats: $27 (regularly $42.50)
End Zone Seats: $23 (regularly $32.50)
Please return form and payment by Monday, February 8th to Pack/Troop Leader
or contact John Reis at 203.345.4848 | John.Reis@harboryardse.com
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
News - Scoutmaster/ ASM Training Posted Feb. 1, 2016
Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA
Service Area West
Scoutmaster/Assistant SM Training (S24)
and
Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11)
Who: All Registered Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
What: Required Training for YOU to Recharter Your Unit
When and Where:
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training - S24 (choose one)
A. Scatacook District: April 2nd @ St Thomas Episcopal Church, Bethel, CT 9a.m.-1:00p.m.
B. Pomperaug District: March 26th @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Trumbull, CT 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
C. Powahay District: March 12 @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, New Canaan, CT 9 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills - S11 (overnight class)
All Participants: April 29th @ Hoyt Scout Reservation Training Cabin, West Redding, CT
Arrive @ 6:00 p.m on Friday, Course concludes @ 10:00 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $25.00 (covers both classes)
More details will be sent to registrants as the training nears. For more information, contact Gene Waring (Pomperaug) at ewaring@snet.net, Peter Orloff (Scatacook) at porloff94@gmail.com, or Roger Williams (Powahay) at rvw@optonline.net
More Information Questions - Contact Christian Sauer
Training - NRA Instructor Courses Posted Jan. 13, 2016
The Connecticut Yankee Council is hosting NRA Instructor classes to certify interested Scouters as rifle and shotgun shooting instructors. A Scouter completing these courses will be qualified to serve as an instructor on the Council's camps' rifle and shotgun ranges at weekend and summer camp activities and as a merit badge counselor for rifle and shotgun shooting.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
News - Amazing Amazon Results Posted Jan. 2, 2016
WOW. The results for Amazon.com are in. We earned OVER $10,000 in 2015, with earnings of over $2,000 in December. December 2015 results were 50% more than December 2014.

Average monthly earnings in 2014 were $444, and jumped to an amazing $854 per month in 2015.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support of our Amazon.com link. Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of the youth we serve.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium Posted Jan. 3, 2016
Come enjoy a day of Scout fun at the Maritime Aquarium
located in Norwalk. Meet sharks, big and small, stingrays,
harbor seals, sea turtles, game fish, jellies, crabs, lobsters,
mollusks and more. Plus other fun animals, from those with
"dragon" in their names to meerkats. Enjoy touch experiences
including stingrays, sharks, jellyfish and intertidal animals and
the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut showing
documentary films daily
More Information Questions - Contact Christian Sauer
Training - The Trainer's EDGE Posted Nov. 9, 2015
Trainer's EDGE uses contemporary training techniques and emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, or "learning by doing". Sessions demonstrate good training methods, and give participants a chance to interact and practice what they have learned. The course is intended to "train the trainer" on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Council Resource Center
More Information Questions - Contact Gene Waring
Activities - Merit Badge College Posted Jan. 15, 2016
Merit Badge College is an opportunity for all Scouts who have attained First Class or higher to elect and pursue merit badges in a traditional class room setting. Merit Badge instructors from across the Connecticut Yankee Council will be offering courses in 28 Merit Badges.

Merit Badge Counselor Training will also be offered at the February 6th and February 20th sessions. If interested in attending, please email Karen Anderson at Karen.Andersen@cartus.com
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
Activities - Lean-tos Now Available at Hoyt Posted Nov. 23, 2015
Thanks to generous donations from a number of Scouters and Units in our Council, plus the hard work of the Hoyt Campmaster Corps, the new Cleveland Campsite at Hoyt Scout Reservation with 4 Lean-tos is available for camping. Each lean-to is sized to accommodate a patrol. Located on the North side of the Camp, in the vicinity of the Training Cabin, the lean-tos are a perfect addition to the Camp. The Cleveland site is named after our 22nd and 24th President, and not after the 48th largest city in the US.

Pictures here: https://hoytalumniassociation.shutterfly.com/304

The Campmasters have completed work on 6 additional leantos in the brand new Hoover campsite, and are ready for occupancy NOW. The site is named after the 31st President and not the famous brand of vacuum cleaner.

Don't wait. Reserve the Cleveland or Hoover Campsites ASAP.
  Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Fundraising - Game Dinner 2016 Posted Sep. 15, 2015
SAVE THE DATE

Game Dinner Fund Raiser

March 5, 2016
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

More Information coming soon
More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
Activities - Game Dinner 2016 Posted Nov. 19, 2015
SAVE THE DATE

Game Dinner Fund Raiser

March 5, 2016
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

More Information coming soon
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 6, 2015
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, 2015 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2016. 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
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