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News - Noe Fund Established for Urban Scouting Posted May. 26, 2015
We are exceptionally proud and thrilled to share that a very generous couple made a gift to the Connecticut Yankee Council of $50,000 to establish the “Alphonse R. Noë Urban Scouting Opportunity Fund” in support of expansion of our Urban Scouting programs. As Alphonse and Judith Noë’s 50th wedding anniversary approached, they were looking for a way to commemorate their love for one another as well as make a broad impact on the community by giving young boys the opportunity to go to Scout camp. They chose to support Scouting.

Read the complete announcement by following the link for more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
News - A message to our Scouting family Posted May. 26, 2015
On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting, National President Dr. Robert M. Gates provided a vision for Scouting’s future that we feel was important to share with our members. We hope you will take a few moments to read or watch Dr. Gates’ remarks online.

In his remarks, Dr. Gates encouraged the Scouting family to reflect in the days and months ahead on the challenges facing the BSA and potential alternatives for addressing them. It would seem that Connecticut Yankee Council's membership policy is what he envisions, but it is important to note that no decisions were made related to changes in the national membership standards during the BSA National Annual Meeting.


The Connecticut Yankee Council is committed to serving youth and remains focused on delivering a high-quality Scouting program to our youth and families.

Thanks for all you do in service to young people through Scouting.

Yours in Scouting,
Christopher McLeod, Council President
Charles L. Flowers, Scout Executive/CEO
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
News - Online Shopping at CYC Posted May. 1, 2015
Effective May 1, we are pleased to announce that CYC has EXPANDED our online affiliate purchase program.

Online purchases made through www.ctyankee.org/amazon have helped us earn over $6,000 in commissions to directly support local Scouting in our Council. Our Board recently approved expanding our affiliate programs with additional online vendors, with a focus on outdoors.

Visit www.ctyankee.org/shopping to see links to retailers we have established programs with, including:

Amazon, ebay, EMS, REI, Campmor, Sierra Trading Post, and more.

Does your business use a different vendor for online purchases? Let's discuss how your company's purchases can financially support CYC at NO COST.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
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 - 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 - 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
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

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More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
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
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
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 - 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
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