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Training - University of Scouting - Survey Posted Mar. 19, 2017
Thank you for participating in the University of Scouting. We had over 275 participants and exhibitors this year, a new attendance record.

Your feedback will help make the 2018 UoS even better than this year's program. Please click the link below to complete a short online survey. The survey should take you about 15-20 minutes.

Your response by April 15 would be most appreciated.

Remember your Wood Badge lesson: Feedback is a gift.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Development - 5K Trail Run Posted Mar. 17, 2017
Get your running shoes out and join us on Saturday, May 13, 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 each age category 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
Training - LNT / SUBARU Traveling Trainers Posted Mar. 27, 2017
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
SUBARU/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers From LNT.org
Cost $5.00
Saturday, May 27 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hoyt Scout Reservation Training Cabin

These workshops are designed for educators, children, college students, outdoor professionals, scouts, trail crews, hiking club members and others interested in Leave No Trace skills and ethics.

Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Workshop meets the requirements of Course D74; topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:

Plan Ahead and Prepare...........Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly.........Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts........Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more information: Contact Keith Spaar at kasparton@gmail.com or
Tom O’Brien at tlobrien@sbcglobal.net.

More Information Questions - Contact Keith Spaar
News - Sequassen Facilities Major Work Party Posted Mar. 14, 2017
Come support Camp Sequassen at the 2017 Major Work Party a day vital to the Contiuous Improvement of camp facilities. To be held on May the 20th, 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
Development - 2017 Family FOS Presentation Posted Mar. 7, 2017
EVERY PLEDGE MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO A YOUNG PERSON IN OUR AREA.

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
Training - Leave No Trace Trainer Course Posted Mar. 23, 2017
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 20-21, 2017 Wah Wah Tay See Scout Camp, Hamden, CT
Course Coordinators - Keith Spaar & Tom O’Brien
Cost - $45 does not include meals
Course size Minimum 5 and a Max of 14

Included in course
LNT Trainer Participant Packets from lnt.org
LNT Resource DVD and LNT Trainer Pin

No experience necessary but Trainers Edge is helpful
Course is open to adult leaders and scouts 14+ years and 1st Class.
Scoutmaster permission required for Scouts.
Course is recommended for youth leader position of Outdoors Ethics Guide\LNT Trainer

Participants are required to teach one of the LNT principles.
Participants are encouraged to support future trainer courses and events.
Participants will be placed in 2 Patrols Frontcountry and Backcountry
Meals will be covered by the patrols. Some gear will be available.
BSA Medical Form Part A/B required.
Register online at ctyankee.org
For more in depth class information contact Keith Spaar kasparton@gmail.com or Tom O’Brien tlobrien@sbcglobal.net. For more Leave No Trace information go to www.lnt.org.
More Information Questions - Contact Keith Spaar
Training - Summer Youth Leader Training Course Posted Feb. 25, 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.
More Information Questions - Contact Dave Elkodsi
News - Think Amazon for Memorial Day Posted Mar. 20, 2017
Memorial Day is not far off. Memorial Day is not just about the backyard barbeque or the beginning of summer. It's also about our veterans, our heros. When you shop for your favorite veteran or shop more gadgets for the BBQ, 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 nearly $3,000 so far this year. 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
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
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