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Activities - BB Gun Derby Posted Jul. 25, 2016
Space is still available for the BB Gun Derby, July 30, 9 am - 5 pm, at Hoyt Scout Camp in West Redding. This event is for Bears & Webelos (Cub Scouts going into grades 3-5 in the Fall) and is a day of in depth safety and marksmanship training. The deadline has been extended through July 27.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
News - Bourbon Tasting & Dinner Posted Jul. 18, 2016
Join us for our 2nd Annual Bourbon Tasting & Dinner. Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm in Stamford at the Knights of Columbus Building on Shippan Ave. An evening of fine cuisine paired with spirits from the distinct Barrell Bourbon Distillery presented by Patrick Monteleone & Renzo Kian, spirits specialists from Harry's Wine & Liquor Market. Patrick and Renzo will take us through a flight of fine bourbons from Barrell Bourbon. Evening fare provided by Michael Powers Catering. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds benefit the Scouting programs of Connecticut Yankee Council.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
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
Activities - Sporting Clays Shoot Posted Jul. 20, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016

8:00 AM - Wallingford Rod & Gun Club
411 N. Branford Road, Wallingford, CT

Breakfast, Lunch, Shoot/Awards, and Great Auction Prizes

Join us for this exciting event! Support Scouting for the kids that need it most, have a fun day, reach potential customers with your message. For more information, contact Joseph Andreo, Development Director, Connecticut Yankee Council, 203.537.7304 or joseph.andreo@scouting.org.
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
News - Camp Cards Help Scouts Posted May. 22, 2016
Camp Cards are a great way for Scouts to earn money to pay for camp, uniforms, equipment, and other Scouting adventures! Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) on each $5 Camp Card they sell. The program is open to all packs, troops, crews and posts.

Scouts / Units can use the income from Camp Cards to support Scout experiences at Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub/Webelos Action (resident) Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp or National High Adventure activities, or the unit can use the commission to purchase new camping equipment, etc.
More Information Questions - Contact Bill Amidon
Activities - Camp Sikorsky Posted Jun. 28, 2016
Scouts will have an opportunity to earn 2 merit badges as well as experience fascinating displays within the Sikorsky Aircraft production center! All merit badge sessions are taught by highly-qualified engineers, technicians, and executives who are employed by Sikorsky Aircraft. Camp Sikorsky is designed to stimulate interest in high tech career fields.
More Information Questions - Contact Eddie Blue
Activities - Lion Pilot Posted Jun. 28, 2016
Lion is a national pilot opening an introductory program to Cub Scouts to boys going into kindergarten in Fall 2016. Your Pack is welcome to apply to participate in this pilot. Just meet a few pre-requisites and submit an application by August 15. Click below for the LION PILOT OVERVIEW & APPLICATION for more detailed information and see the Training Course Catalog ( www.ctyankee.org/program/training/catalogue ) to sign-up online for one of three Lion Guide orientation sessions.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Funk
Activities - Olympic Women's Basketball Showcase Posted Jun. 23, 2016
On Friday July 29th The Arena at Harbor Yard will have the Women's Olympic Showcase, featuring Team USA playing against our neighbors to the north, Canada! Get there early and you can see France Vs. Australia as well!

Click More Information for complete details and the event flier.
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
Activities - NHL Pre Season Game Islanders V Capitals Posted Jun. 23, 2016
Coming up on October 1st we have an NHL Pre-season game! The New York Islanders are taking on The Washington Capitals at 7:00 PM. Watch as professional hockey players gracefully glide across the ice and ruthlessly slam each other into the boards. Add a ticket to a Sound Tigers game for only $16 more!
Click More Information for complete details and event flier!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
News - Amazon for Business Posted May. 20, 2016
The CYC Amazon.com campaign has been very successful. We are raising approximately $700 - $800 per month, and have cumulative income through April 30, 2016 of over $17,500. The next logical step in the campaign is to expand beyond our audience of individuals using the Amazon.com link for online purchases, and solicit our business community. Click on the "More Information" link for a letter that focuses on company purchasing managers. Please use this letter with the purchasing managers in the companies that you are associated with, as an introduction to supporting CYC.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Kellog's Tour of Gymnastics Champions Posted Jun. 23, 2016
On November 12th, Olympic Gymnasts from Team USA will be coming to Bridgeport! Watch as these flexible females bend and flip and spin and tumble and amaze. Splurg on a Premium or VIP package and you can meet some of the 2016 Olympic Team!

Click More Information for complete details and event flier!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
Activities - Wood Badge Training Posted Apr. 7, 2016
Wood Badge 2016 will consist of two amazing weekends and one great course providing a lifetime of memories. Running August 19-21 and September 23-25 at Camp Pomperaug, Wood Badge brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting -- Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouting and district/council volunteers and council executive staff.

The course reflects the best of more than 100 years of Scouting experience and draws upon the most current leadership models used in corporate America, academic circles and other successful outdoor leadership organizations. The practical skills learned in this course may be used in Scouting, personal life, as well as the workplace and in other volunteer organizations.

Both weekends and six full days of attendance are required. The program begins Friday morning at 7:30 AM and concludes Sunday afternoon by 4:00 PM on each weekend.

Click below for more information and to register.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Pflomm
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Feb. 18, 2016
A Fall favorite for Scouts of all ages and their families, Scout Day at Lime Rock will be held September 30-October 1, 2016. Come view lovingly maintained vintage and collectible sports cars of all types in action on the race track for this Saturday program combining the Vintage Sports Car Club of America's Fall Finale and racing by the Lime Rock Driver's Club.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
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
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Oct. 6, 2015


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