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News - Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shoppers Posted Nov. 22, 2017
Attention Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shoppers:

Support Connecticut Yankee Council with your online purchases at Amazon.com. Use this link and earn commissions for the Council. It’s that simple. This link does not cost you anything, does not affect your Amazon Prime account, and all of your purchases are confidential.


And…if you see “Amazon Smile” on the top of your web page – STOP. That means you aren’t using the correct link. Back out of the page and then use the link above. Commissions earned through this link are 7.5%, while Smile commissions are ONLY 0.5%.

CYC has earned over $8,500 in commissions so far this year. With your help, we can and will exceed $12,000. And that will make a difference for the youth we serve.

Thank you.
~ Jay
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Merit Badge College 2018 Posted Nov. 16, 2017
2018 Merit Badge College

Dates: January 27, 2018 Classes 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 3, 2018 Classes 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 10, 2018 Classes 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 24, 2018 Classes 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 3, 2018 Snow Make-up 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT

$25.00 includes Merit Badge Pamphlets and Merit Badge College Patch. No refunds after class assignment.

Please register your boys as a unit, individual registrations are not encouraged. On-line registrations are not considered complete until payment has been processed.

Each Scout can take up to three Merit Badges, but please be sure to select eight.

Scouts must be First Class rank as of December 21, 2017. Scouts registered without a rank will not be considered. Please register early as the site will shut down at the earlier of the deadline date or when capacity has been reached.

Merit Badges Course Offerings *

1 American Heritage 9 Disability Awareness 17 Oceanography
2 Art 10 Drafting 18 Personal Management
3 Aviation 11 Electronics 19 Photography
4 Cit in Community 12 Energy 20 Public Speaking
5 Cit in Nation 13 Engineering 21 Space Exploration
6 Cit in World 14 Family Life 22 Textiles
7 Coin Collecting 15 Landscape Arch. 23 Weather
8 Communications 16 Nuclear Science 24 No Choice

Please use assigned numbers for the on-line registration form
If no merit badge is being entered please use 24 – No Choice

* Subject to availability of Counselors, Classrooms and Chairs
We will make an effort to assign at least one Eagle required badge per Scout
Scouts will be assigned no more than two Eagle required badges

Merit Badge Counselor Training will be offered to any interested adult at the first session at 9:30.

More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
News - Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner Posted Nov. 1, 2017
Join us as we honor three individuals whose leadership in the community helps to inspire future generations of young people. Our well deserving honorees this year are Grant Evans, Scoutmaster, Troop 53, Darien; Keith Simpson, Queen's Scout and President of Keith E. Simpson Associates, LLC; and David Yika Vice President of the Greater Stamford Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Celebrating 23 years of providing quality Scouting programs, the Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner is on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa. 6:00 pm Hors D' Oeuvres and open bar, 7:00 pm program and award presentation. Easy registration online visit www.ctyankee.org/stamford
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
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
News - Boy Scouts Can Earn Merit Badges at UNH Posted Oct. 9, 2017
The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at the University of New Haven will offer BROTHERS FOR BADGES on Saturday, December 2. Boy Scouts can work towards earning one or two badges (some are full day, others half day). Choose from First Aid, Fingerprinting, Crime Prevention, Communications, Public Speaking and Communications. Registration and more information will be available online at www.cognitoforms.com/APO1/BrothersforBadges on Monday, October 18. Contact Sam Jones at sjone8@unh.newhaven.edu with any questions.
  Questions - Contact Sam Jones
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
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 - Think Amazon for the Holidays Posted Nov. 15, 2017
The leaves are turning and it's getting colder. Hannukah and Christmas are just around the corner. Holidays are about Family, and ALSO shopping and great sales. Remember to shop online at Amazon. And please use the CYC Amazon Associates link (but NOT Amazon Smile) 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 $8,500 so far this year. With your support, this year, CYC could earn over $13,000. 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 - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Nov. 15, 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