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Activities - Be a Deer Lake Campmaster Posted Aug. 30, 2014
Are you interested in more opportunities to go camping? Would you like to meet more scouters like yourself? Then why not become a Campmaster at Deer Lake?

We're recruiting adult volunteers to establish a good Campmaster crew for Deer Lake. Campmasters are people who assist the camp Ranger with check-ins/check-outs and general safe operation of the camp during the off-season weekends. Responsibilities include making sure units follow BSA and camp policies, helping units connect with the Ranger if they would like to do service projects, answering questions about the available facilities and generally being a good 'ambassador' for the camp. At the end of the weekend, the Campmaster checks to make sure units have cleaned up their area before they leave and secures buildings as directed by the Ranger. You will have access to your own cabin for the weekend and there will be some free time to just enjoy the camp or catch up on some quiet time.

If you are an experienced scouter (must be over 21) and you’re interested or have questions, contact Joe Anderson.
  Questions - Contact Joe Anderson
Fundraising - Second Chance Popcorn Kickoff Posted Aug. 30, 2014
Here's a second and last chance to earn additional commission in the 2014 popcorn sale. If your unit is selling and wasn't represented last week, make sure you have a representative at the Second Chance Popcorn Kickoff on September 2 at the Council Resource Center in Milford. This Kickoff provides you with the tools and tips to make a successful sale for your unit. See the attached flyer for complete details and be sure to RSVP to Cindy Pepe by 2 p.m. on the 2nd.
More Information Questions - Contact Cynthia Pepe
News - DL Amphitheatre Dedication Sept 13 Posted Aug. 30, 2014
Join the Connecticut Yankee Council Board of Directors as we dedicate the Dave Adler & Mona Pierpaoli Amphitheatre at Deer Lake Scout Reservation on Saturday, September 13. The dedication is in conjunction with the Sleeping Giant District's Webelos Woods activity that weekend. This amphitheatre is made possible due to their generous gift to our Capital Campaign, and will host hundreds of campfires for years to come.

RSVP to Karen Caiati at kcaiati@bsamail.org or (203) 876-6868, Ext. 223.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Caiati
Training - Powderhorn 2014 Posted Aug. 2, 2014
The Powder Horn advanced training course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Crew or Troop outdoor or high adventure unit-level program.

Sept 5-7 2014
More Information Questions - Contact Joyce Ference
News - Eagle Scout Ethan Evans in Pro Soccer Posted Sep. 1, 2014
Darien Troop 53 Eagle Scout Ethan Evans tried out and was accepted on a professional soccer team in Lomza (pronounced Wom-Ja), Poland. Few players ever make it this far. This is a big step, yet only one step in the journey. Every day is a tryout for his current team and/or any future teams he may be a part of. It encourages a player (ZAWODNIK "za-vod-neek") to constantly be at his best.

I often talk about Ethan's experience growing up through the Boy Scout program.
* During Ethan's time in scouting before high school graduation he was able to go to almost every campout, served as SPL and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
* He participated on one or two soccer teams a season year round, eventually becoming the Captain.
* He excelled in an AP/Honors based curriculum.

Read the complete story by following the link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
Fundraising - Sporting Clays Tourney Sept. 19 Posted Jul. 21, 2014
Spend a day at the range to support Scouting and build a network of friends. The Connecticut Yankee Council's annual Sporting Clays Shoot is Friday, September 19 at the Madison Rod & Gun Club. This is a fun event geared toward individuals and corporate teams. The event features a morning of shooting, a great lunch and an incredible raffle sponsored by the Club. Download the brochure through the link below to register or preview the raffle prizes (including nine guns)!
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Aug. 22, 2014
Scout Day at Lime Rock, September 26-27, is an annual favorite for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. Camp out Friday night so you are first on the scene for the all day schedule of racing on Saturday.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Fright Night Posted Aug. 22, 2014
Fall fun for all is available at Deer Lake, Killingworth, at Fright Night, October 25. Hayrides, crafts, snacks and tours of the haunted trail will get you in the Halloween spirit.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Catholic Committee Events Posted Aug. 26, 2014
The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Committee has scheduled a Counselor Training Program for Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Bloomfield, CT and the Annual Catholic Scouting Camporee, Friday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Camp Workcoeman, New Hartford, CT. For details, follow the link for More Information.
More Information Questions - Contact Dan Cooley
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
News - Philmont 2015 Posted Mar. 12, 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