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News - Painting Fun at Pinot's Palette Posted Nov. 9, 2015
Save the Date for an evening of painting fun at Pinot's Palette. The Boy Scouts of America is hosting a painting lesson at Pinot's Palette, 25 Harbor Point Road, Stamford on Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.

NO experience required! Join us for pizza and a painting lesson - you'll go home with a completed painting worthy of a great holiday gift or keep it for your own gallery!

The cost is $50 per person and includes all materials and a pizza dinner. Bring a friend and make it a great evening! 30% of ticket sales benefit Scouting!

To register, click on the more information link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
Activities - Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium Posted Nov. 23, 2015
Come enjoy a day of Scout fun at the Maritime Aquarium
located in Norwalk. Meet sharks, big and small, stingrays,
harbor seals, sea turtles, game fish, jellies, crabs, lobsters,
mollusks and more. Plus other fun animals, from those with
"dragon" in their names to meerkats. Enjoy touch experiences
including stingrays, sharks, jellyfish and intertidal animals and
the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut showing
documentary films daily
More Information Questions - Contact Christian Sauer
Training - The Trainer's EDGE Posted Nov. 9, 2015
Trainer's EDGE uses contemporary training techniques and emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, or "learning by doing". Sessions demonstrate good training methods, and give participants a chance to interact and practice what they have learned. The course is intended to "train the trainer" on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Council Resource Center
More Information Questions - Contact Gene Waring
Activities - Merit Badge College Posted Nov. 16, 2015
Merit Badge College is an opportunity for all Scouts who have attained First Class or higher to elect and pursue merit badges in a traditional class room setting. Merit Badge instructors from across the Connecticut Yankee Council will be offering courses in 28 Merit Badges.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
Training - University of Scouting - SAVE THE DATE Posted Nov. 16, 2015
2016 University of Scouting will be on March 19, 2016. Better than the 2015 University: lots of new courses, lots of great instructors, LOWER price, and new location - Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.

Catalog and registration will be available no later than December 31, 2015, so check back here or on our Facebook page for more information. Sign-up on Facebook TODAY for our email notification list.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Spagnuolo
News - Popcorn for Patriots Posted Nov. 9, 2015
Join the Scouting family of the Connecticut Yankee Council as we send a taste of home to the brave men and women who defend our freedom overseas every day. For over 100 years, our Scouts have pledged to 'do a good turn daily' and to 'do my duty to God and my country.' In the month of November while we are giving thanks for what we have here at home, we also give thanks for those who sacrifice abroad by sending them a treat of delicious popcorn.

Follow the link below for complete information and to help us do a Council-wide Good Turn in November.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Caiati
Training - Commissioners' College - SAVE THE DATE Posted Nov. 16, 2015
2016 CYC Commissioners' College will be on March 19, 2016. Lots of great courses, lots of great instructors, LOWER price, and new location - Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield. Catalog and registration will be available no later than December 31, 2015, so check back here for more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Blanchette
Activities - Scottish Jamborette Posted Oct. 2, 2015
An opportunity to experience international Scouting in Scotland and Iceland! The Scottish International Patrol Jamborette is held on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. It is a small International Jamborette attended by approximately 1,000 Scouts from all over the World which has been held every two years since 1946. Each group of 6 overseas (non-Scottish) Scouts will be paired with a group of 6 Scottish Scouts to form a patrol for the Jamborette. The Scots bring all the equipment for the patrol. For more information about the event, visit the Jamborette website at http://www.Jamborette.org.uk
More Information Questions - Contact Thomas O'Brien
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
Fundraising - Your Amazon Purchase Supports Scouting Posted Oct. 25, 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 $10,000 through October. 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 5.0% through our affiliate link (YES: TEN TIMES AS MUCH). So PLEASE change your Amazon link to the above URL instead of using Smile.
More Information Questions - Contact Tony Vogl
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
Fundraising - Game Dinner 2016 Posted Sep. 15, 2015

Game Dinner Fund Raiser

March 5, 2016
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

More Information coming soon
More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
Activities - Game Dinner 2016 Posted Nov. 19, 2015

Game Dinner Fund Raiser

March 5, 2016
Deer Lake Dining Hall
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT

Great Raffle Prizes

More Information coming soon
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Kennedy
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 - 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