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Training - Required Training for Scoutmasters Posted Apr. 6, 2015
Scoutmaster/Assistant SM Training (S24)

For All Registered Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

***Required Training for YOU to Recharter Your Unit***

This is a two part course that includes an indoor portion as well as an outdoor weekend at Deer Lake on May 8th-9th . All participants must attend both the indoor and outdoor portion to be considered trained.
Click More Information for complete details and registration information.
More Information Questions - Contact Rob Lynch
Fundraising - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Posted Apr. 22, 2015
Join us as we welcome Spring with a Traditional English Tea. Dust off your hats, bring your friends! Our second annual "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" featuring a spring boutique of local artisans is May 19, 2015 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the values-based character-building programs of the Connecticut Yankee Council. Click on more information link to register.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Sequassens Major Work Party - May 9th. Posted Apr. 19, 2015
Sequassen’s Major Work Party is just a few weeks away and we are counting on your Help! Scouters and friends (18 and older) are encouraged to come. Skilled or handy or just plan willing, there will be something for everyone! Make it your day of service to Camp Sequassen this year. Please let use know that you will be coming – May 9th!
More Information Questions - Contact Patrick Maxim
News - Order Your SEQ T-Shirts Online Posted Mar. 11, 2015
Troops attending Camp Sequassen summer camp can pre-order a Flaming Archer t-shirt online. Imagine dressing your entire troop in a limited edition camp t-shirt customized with your troop number on the left sleeve. Think of the benefits:

* Keeps the boys looking sharp -- dirt doesn't show on a brown shirt!
* Shows the leaders planned ahead for the camp experience.
* shirt can take a beating and still be around when the Scout dresses for his Eagle Court of Honor.
* A great memento of a really awesome week in Scouting
* Building troop identity and cohesiveness.
* Less wear and tear on their "good clothes."

It's easy to pre-order. Using the link below you can order six or more Camp Sequassen Flaming Archer T-shirts. Your shirts will be waiting for you at the Camp Trading Post when you arrive.
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Cooley
Fundraising - Bridgeport Good Scout Breakfast Posted Apr. 22, 2015
Join us as we honor individuals whose leadership in the community helps to inspire future generations of young people and celebrate 27 years of providing quality Scouting programs to Bridgeport and its surrounding communities.

The 27th Annual Greater Bridgeport Good Scout Breakfast is proud to recognize, Al Barber, President Catholic Charities of Bridgeport; Guy Hatfield, President, Hatfield Insurance Agency, Inc.; and Marge Hiller, Executive Director, Bridgeport Public Education Fund for their outstanding leadership and commitment to community. For more information and to register for the event click on the more information link.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Scout Night at the Bluefish Posted Mar. 27, 2015
Celebrate summer with a great game at the ballpark, an on-field parade, a movie with the best seats in the house and a sleepout in the outfield. Plus an awesome patch and guaranteed smiles. This is a great activity to close our your pack's year, or as a first-time event for Cub Scout families joining this spring. Newly registered Tiger Cubs (incoming first graders) are eligible for a free ticket. They must have a completed application turned in to the Council Resource Center to qualify for the ticket.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
Fundraising - An Evening with John Starks Posted Apr. 24, 2015
Join us for a tasting with John Starks, Legendary NY Knicks Shooting Guard. Explore a world of small batch whiskies made in a variety of tastes. Compass Box is a specialist Scotch whiskymaker from light, delicate and elegant; to big, smoky and peaty, Compass Box provides something for everyone. Hors d'oeuvres and first cigar included. For additional information and to register click on more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Mar. 27, 2015
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, families and whole units are all invited to enjoy this annual Fall event -- a campout with hundreds of soon-to-be new Scouting friends and a day at the races. Join us at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT for this traditional favorite.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Training - Upcoming Trainings in the East Posted Mar. 4, 2015
Click "More Information" for a one stop flier listing some of the upcoming trainings in Service Area East. All scouters are welcome to attend any of the trainings. More information on each specific training will be released as we approach the scheduled training date.
More Information Questions - Contact Lucas Blinn
Fundraising - Game Dinner Fund Raiser Posted Apr. 21, 2015
Game Dinner Fund Raiser

$35.00 each
May 30, 2015
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

see More Information for flyer
More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
Training - CYC Leave No Trace Trainer Course Posted Apr. 13, 2015
Does your District have a Leave No Trace Trainer?

The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The course covers the seven Leave No Trace principles and teaching techniques to enable you to teach others.

Connecticut Yankee Council Leave No Trace
16 hour Trainer Course

May 30th-31st, 2015 Wah Wah Tay See Scout Camp, Hamden, CT
Course Coordinator- Keith Spaar and Tom O’Brien
Cost -$45
Included in course
LNT Trainer Participant Packets from lnt.org
LNT Resource DVD
LNT Bag
LNT Patch

No experience necessary but Trainers Edge is helpful
Course is open to adult leaders and scouts 14+ years old or older
Course qualifies for youth leader position of LNT Trainer

Participants are required to teach one of the LNT principles.
Participants are encouraged to support future trainer courses and events.

BSA Medical Form Part A/B required.
Register online at
http://www.ctyankee.org/webpay/event/new/?form=000136

For a more in depth class description contact Keith Spaar 203-988-3426 or kasparton@gmail.com. For Leave No Trace information go to www.lnt.org.
More Information Questions - Contact Keith Spaar
News - ConnJam '15 Posted Jan. 28, 2015
Do you have plans for May 15-17, 2015? If they don't include attending the Connecticut Yankee Council's ConnJam 2015, you're going to miss out on something big! ConnJam is Connecticut Yankee’s council-wide camporee for all levels of Scouts – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, See Scouts, and Explorers. All Scouts from throughout the council are invited and encouraged to attend, it is an event not to miss! Troops, crews, ships and posts attend and camp as a unit. Cub scouts can register and camp as a pack, a den, or a family. Day visitor passes will also be available.

Planning has already begun on putting together this incredible program, bigger and better than the last, and we expect to have over 4,000 Scouts, Scouters, parents and guests in attendance. If you've got ideas of what you'd like to see or would like to be a part of the planning committee, email Chairman Mike Card at connjamchair@ctyankee.org . To learn more about ConnJam 2015, visit the website at www.ctyankee.org/connjam for up to date information.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Card
Fundraising - Double Your Donation to Scouting Posted Jan. 13, 2015
Increasing fundraising from matching gifts isn’t rocket science. Last year we received 64 matching gifts (out of over 2,500 gifts to FOS) which helped us raise $35,000. We know many of our donors work for companies with matching gift programs and we’ve set a goal of raising $90,000 from these programs. Exceeding our goal allows us to expand our high quality Scouting programs in our service area.

You can immediately assess your eligibility and gain access to detailed corporate giving information about your employer by searching our database of companies with matching gift programs at www.ctyankee.org/matchmygift.

We provide you with as much of the following as possible:
* Up-to-date company policies
* Minimum volunteer hours required
* Printed forms or links to the online submission process
* Our nonprofit’s contact information (Tax ID, address, fundraising contact)

If your company isn’t listed, make sure to check with HR as there are many additional companies out there who offer volunteer grant programs. We wish we could submit the required form for you, but unfortunately the employee must submit it. We appreciate you taking five minutes to double your donation.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
Fundraising - Your Amazon Purchase Supports Scouting Posted Jan. 3, 2015
When was the last time you made an Amazon purchase? Did you use this link: www.ctyankee.org/amazon? If you did, thank you for helping us earn over $1200 in December. If not, make sure you bookmark the link so that 5% or more of your purchase can support Scouting with no impact on you at all.

Your purchasing privacy remains secure, but the impact of your purchase through www.ctyankee.org/amazon makes a difference in the lives of thousands of young people in our Council.

Hint: you know you're in the right place if you see "http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20" in the browser URL. Amazon Smile supports us too, but that only gives us 0.5% vs 5% through our affiliate link.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
News - Scouts4Scouts Posted Nov. 8, 2014
According to Scouting.org, the Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

My son, Ryan, a 2nd Class Scout, saw a need to make sure that all boys had the ability to feel that they belonged in Scouting. He created Scouts4Scouts, an organization to collect and distribute gently used uniforms and accessories including neckerchiefs, slides, and hats. Several boys around the council have already benefited from his organization.

Cub Scout uniforms are the most requested but he also accepts uniforms for Boy Scouts and Venturers. Please let me know if you have anything to pass along. We will make arrangements to pick them up. Thanks for helping some young boys join Scouting.
More Information Questions - Contact Nancy Yeager
Activities - ConnJam 2015 Posted Oct. 21, 2014
Do you have plans for May 15-17, 2015? If they don't include attending the Connecticut Yankee Council's ConnJam 2015, you're going to miss out on something big! ConnJam is Connecticut Yankee’s council-wide camporee for all levels of Scouts – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, See Scouts, and Explorers. All Scouts from throughout the council are invited and encouraged to attend, it is an event not to miss! Troops, crews, ships and posts attend and camp as a unit. Cub scouts can register and camp as a pack, a den, or a family. Day visitor passes will also be available.

Planning has already begun on putting together this incredible program, bigger and better than the last, and we expect to have over 4,000 Scouts, Scouters, parents and guests in attendance. If you've got ideas of what you'd like to see or would like to be a part of the planning committee, email Chairman Mike Card at connjamchair@ctyankee.org . To learn more about ConnJam 2015, visit the website at www.ctyankee.org/connjam for up to date information.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Card
Activities - Game Dinner Fund Raiser Posted Mar. 19, 2015
Game Dinner Fund Raiser

$35.00 each
May 30, 2015
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

see More Information for flyer
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
Activities - The Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 1, 2014
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, 2014 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2015. Call or email early as the openings fill quickly.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
News - Philmont 2015 Posted Dec. 18, 2014
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Registrations for the Council's 2015 four-crew contingent to Philmont are currently being accepted. Spots are filled first come, first served as determined by receipt of the completed application accompanied by deposit here in the Council office. Troops and Crews may sign up for a whole crew or Scouts and Venturers may register as individuals but don't delay as crews fill up fast.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
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