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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
News - District Board Training Workshop Posted Oct. 14, 2016
Essential for All District Volunteers

Are you active at the District level or to the job?

Then the District Board Training Workshop is for you!

Districts are the "operating arms" of the Connecticut Yankee Council.

This training experience provides basic training to members of a District Board.

Through this training, volunteers learn the basics of their own job and others on the District Board inspiring greater teamwork and cooperation.

The end result of effective District support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program!

Come join us. Let's keep our District operations the best they can be!

In order for us to insure enough materials for all, PLEASE register by November 1st !

Proper training leads to GREAT volunteers who make the Scouting Program happen!
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Moncevicius
News - 2016 Boy Scout Requirements Transition Posted Sep. 22, 2016
Boy Scout Requirements: 2016 Transition Period Ends January 1
On January 1, 2016, a new set of Boy Scout requirements became effective for all who joined Boy Scouts on or after that date, and were included in updated editions of both the Boy Scout Handbook and Boy Scout Requirements. However, for those who were Boy Scouts prior to this year, a transitional process was established for calendar year 2016: Those already working on requirements for the Scout badge were given the option to continue using the existing requirements or to convert to the new requirements for Scout only. Thereafter, all further ranks required use of the new requirements. Those already working on requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class ranks were given the option to continue using the existing requirements or to convert to the new requirements through First Class. Thereafter, ranks above First Class required use of the new requirements. Those working on ranks above First Class have were given the option to continue using the existing requirements or to convert to the new requirements for the rank they were working toward. Thereafter, the remaining ranks, if any, required use of the new requirements.
January 1, 2017 will be the date that all new requirements become mandatory for all ranks, regardless of a Scout’s current rank or his progress in completing the requirements for his next rank.
Consequently, it is important to encourage Scouts to complete the requirements for the rank they are currently working toward on or before December 31, 2016. This will make their transition to the mandatory new requirements, an easier process.
  Questions - Contact Chester Wickett
Activities - Wine Tasting & Dinner Event Posted Aug. 29, 2016
Join us for an evening of Wine Tasting & Dinner

The Library - Wine, Bar, Bistro
60 North Main Street, Wallingford
Saturday, November 5, 2016
From 5:30-9:00
Donation: $45
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - Hike the Giant Posted Oct. 9, 2016
Who - All Cub, Scouts, Ventures, Scouters, families and friends
What - Cubs can enjoy an easy hike up the tower trail and enjoy the view from the Castle Tower while Boy Scouts can hike a more challenging trail to complete a variety of rank requirements. Why not plan Unit picnic lunch!
When - Saturday Nov 5th Base Camp Opens 9am
Where - Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, CT
Cost-– $5.00



Try the Sleeping Giant Park Association “TOWER QUEST”
Scavenger Hunt http://www.sgpa.org/the-sleeping-giant-scavenger-hunt.pdf

Win the “TRASH CHALLENGE” for tickets to the Peabody Museum!

Register online and check in at base camp when you arrive.

Base Camp Open 9am-3pm

Contact Josh Heltke
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
News - Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner Posted Sep. 20, 2016
Join us as we celebrate the 22nd Annual Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner honoring David Checketts, Founder/CEO CPIF Private Equity;Tom Cingari, Sr. Owner, Grade A ShopRite and Rob Mallozzi, III, First Selectman, Town of New Canaan.

These three outstanding individuals are being recognized for their quality leadership and exemplary service to others. Proceeds benefit the expansion of high quality character-building and leadership development programs of the boy Scouts of America for more than 10,000 young people in Southwestern Connecticut.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
News - Wood Badge Course N2-72-16 Posted Sep. 25, 2016
To the Participants of Wood Badge Course N2-72-16:
Thank you for participating and completing the best program that the Boy Scouts offer. You have each done a great job, and our youth appreciate it. Please proceed to work your tickets as quickly as possible and know that I am always with you in spirit.

To the Staff:
I commend you for your dedication and sincerely appreciate the time and energy you put into this program. Your have made me and your Scoutmaster proud.

To Scoutmaster Ray:
You have done all that was expected of you, and have done it well. Thank you for carrying on the traditions of Wood Badge to a new generation of Scouters.

  Questions - Contact Lord Robert Baden Powell
Activities - Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner Posted Sep. 24, 2016
Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner

“Let us all get together to renew new & old friendships”

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tashua Knolls Golf Club
40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull, CT

1:00 PM Gathering, 1:30 PM Dinner

Contact Ray Moncevicius at romaldasm@aol.com / (203) 915-3857
or Dr. Bob Kravecs at smdrbob1@aol.com / (203) 459-0939 to donate items.
All items received after October 31 may be held for the 2017 auction.
More Information Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
Activities - Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner Posted Oct. 4, 2016
Join us as we recognize the outstanding achievements of more than 200 young men of the Eagle Class of 2015 named in honor of Richard Meisenheimer, Eagle Scout, 1971 and President, Spectrum Associates, Incorporated. All Eagle Scout Alumni are welcome!
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
News - 2016 POPCORN SALE Posted Sep. 24, 2016
It's Popcorn Time! Connecticut Yankee Council 2016 Popcorn Sale is well under way and Scouts have been doing Take-Order Sales since May. But, it's not too late to join the fun and earn money to fund your Scout Adventures. Visit www.ctyankee.org/popcorn for all your Popcorn Kernels of information. Show and Sell orders due August 30, 2016. Take-Orders due October 17, 2016. Let's Get Poppin!
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
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 - 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 Aug. 22, 2016


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
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