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Development - How to Increase Your Popcorn Sales Posted Jul. 14, 2017
INCREASE YOUR POPCORN SALES! Join us on July 28th at the Bridgeport Bluefish Stadium for an incredible exclusive Unit Training with Michael Beck! Who should come...Scouts, Parents, Leaders and Unit Kernels will learn how to sell $10,000 in a weekend. We've reserved a suite just for you! Training begins at 5:30 pm ~ Hot Dog, Chips and a Drink included. ~ Game Time 7:12 pm ~ Stay and enjoy the game in the comfort of our luxury suite with 100 of your closest friends! Visit www.ctyankee.org/popcorn to register. HURRY! SEATS ARE LIMITED! Click on MORE INFORMATION to register.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge Posted Jun. 29, 2017
The Ropes, Boats & Gunpowder Challenge is a specialized high adventure event for Ventures, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and older Boy Scouts. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, try new things, meet new friends, and just have fun.

The Aquatics, Climbing, Shooting, and Program Action Centers offer a wide variety of exciting activities and creative challenges.

Make sure to check out the details . . .
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Training - CYC Online Merit Badge Couns Trng Posted Apr. 20, 2017
Online training for Merit Badge Counselors, offered by Connecticut Yankee Council Advancement Committee. This is a different course than offered by the BSA Learn Center, but it fully meets the requirements for Merit Badge Counselor Training (D76).

The course includes an overview of the BSA Merit Badge Counselor Program followed by a short online quiz.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Camp Sikorsky Posted Jul. 17, 2017
Camp Sikorsky will be on September 22nd through 24th! Space is limited to 400 Scouts and leaders, so please register early. E-mails with attachments containing a flyer and registration form have been sent out to all leaders and copies are certainly available on our registration page. We look forward to an exciting weekend. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Bill Reynolds (bill.reynolds@scouting.org or 1-(203-693-1574).

Thank you and we hope you and your Scouts can join us in September.

Bill Reynolds
Camp Sikorsky Staff Advisor

More Information Questions - Contact Bill Reynolds
News - 2018 Scottish Jamborette Posted Jun. 1, 2017
The Connecticut Yankee Council will send a contingent to the 2018 Blair Atholl Jamborette in Scotland with a three day excursion to Iceland, July 12 - August 6, 2018. Applications are being accepted from Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers (male and female) interested in attending. Participants must be ages 14-17 in July 2018. Participants will be selected from applications submitted by July 1, 2017. Submission of an application does not guarantee selection. Estimated cost is $2,500-$3,000. For additional information about the event see the attached Jamborette Participant Information Sheet, go to www.jamborette.org.uk/ , or contact Leslie Cheney at leslie.cheney@outlook.com. If interested in going to the Jamborette as a part of the Connecticut Yankee Council's contingent please complete the online application located at https://scouting.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx4I6JmmabY60ol?Q_CHL=social&Q_SocialSource=facebook . Applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
More Information Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
Development - 2017 Family FOS Presentation Posted Mar. 7, 2017

Friends of Scouting provides each of our Connecticut Yankee Scouting families the opportunity to significantly help offset the cost of programs and services provided by Connecticut Yankee Council to our Cubs, Scouts, Units and Leaders with a tax deductible contribution. The Connecticut Yankee Council is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that relies on local contributions.

Our goal is to give every family the opportunity to contribute to our Family Giving Campaign by September 30th.

Please schedule your Unit's FOS presentation TODAY by clicking the link below. Thank you for your support!
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
News - Lion Program Orientation and Training Posted Apr. 21, 2017
Lion is a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for kindergarten-age boys. Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together.

A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a den. Lion dens meet approximately twice a month. Lions also have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together and gaining an introductory exposure to Scouting.

EVERY Pack in Connecticut Yankee Council is encouraged to start a Lion Den for the 2017-2018 school year. Click the "More Information" link to learn about the program, how a Pack can apply to start a Lion den, and the schedule for adult leader training.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
News - Think Amazon for Labor Day Posted Jul. 7, 2017
Enjoy the summer but...Labor Day is not far off. Labor Day is not just about a day off from work or school. It's also about shopping and great sales. Remember to look online at Amazon. And please use the CYC Amazon Associates link every time you shop Amazon. We earn 7.5% commission credit on your sales, and it does not cost you anything. Also, your purchases are completely confidential.


Last year, the Council earned OVER $12,000 from Amazon.com and over $5,000 so far this year. With your support, this year, CYC could earn over $20,000. And that will help make a difference in the lives of the young men and women we serve.

More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - 5K Trail Run Posted May. 25, 2017
Get your running shoes out and join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for a run through the picturesque trails at Hoyt Scout Reservation! The first annual "5K Trail Run and Family Fun Run/Walk" begins at 8:15 am (check-in at 7am) and our Family Fun Run begins at 10:15 am. Medals awarded for the top male and female finishers in each age category in the 5K. Medals awarded for the top three finishers in the Family Fun Run. Additional prizes for the "Top Baby Backpacker", "The Largest Family", and "The Largest Scout Contingent". For further details and to register click on the more information link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Jun. 29, 2017

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. 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