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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
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 - Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Posted May. 20, 2016
The Stamp Collecting Merit Badge will be offered during World Stamp Show New York 2016 at the Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. The World Stamp Show 2016 is a once in a decade international celebration of stamp collecting in the United States. It is the biggest Stamp Show in the United States this decade. Scouts only need to attend one session: either Monday, May 30th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. World Stamp New York 2016 will have "some of the nation's finest and most famous collections on display within the aisles of frames."
More Information Questions - Contact Bill Amidon
Activities - Scout Night at the Bridgeport Bluefish Posted May. 4, 2016
Come and celebrate the end of a great year of Scouting, or welcome new recruits with a baseball game, fun for the whole family, and a movie/campout in the outfield!
More Information Questions - Contact Christian Sauer
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 - 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
News - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Apr. 1, 2016
Building Trades Work Shop - Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scouts age 13 and over are invited to come to the fourth annual Connecticut Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop and earn two of ten trade-oriented badges: American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork. All badges are taught by Master Tradesmen and give the Scouts a hands-on opportunity to earn badges that are often hard to earn in your home troop. Due to capacity and safety rules at the training center, this event is limited to the first 120 Scouts who register online.
Click on 'More Information' for details.
More Information Questions - Contact Lynda Papallo
Activities - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Mar. 8, 2016
Save the date and mark your calendars for the annual Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop on Saturday, June 18. This annual event is open to Boy Scouts 13 years old and up and offers Scouts two of ten trade-related merit badges.

Online registration goes live April 1st at midnight (no kidding) and when the event is full, it's full.
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
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