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Activities - Scout Sleepover at the Sound Tigers Posted Dec. 7, 2016
Scouts and their families are invited to attend a hockey game with a ton of added perks, including spending the night at the Arena!
Each Scout will receive a Scout Patch, a pregame talk with Assistant Coaches, autographs will be available after the game by 2 Sound Tigers Players, and more! Click More Information for complete details and ordering information!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
News - Council Service Center Closed December 9 Posted Dec. 2, 2016
The Connecticut Yankee Council Service Center will be closed on Friday, December 9 as the council staff will be meeting offsite.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you!
  Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
Camping & Outdoors - Camp Kickoff Posted Dec. 2, 2016
Want information about summer camps? Be among the first to find out about the Council's 2017 summer camp programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venturers. Take the excitement back to your unit so your child's Scouting friends have all the materials they need to share the experiences this summer. The Council Camp Kickoff is February 2 at Spring Glen Congregational Church in Hamden. This is the place to find out about the many summer program options, have any questions answered, and renew summer Scouter friendships over a light dinner. See you there!
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Harlem Globe Trotters World Tour Posted Dec. 7, 2016
The Harlem Globe Trotters are coming to The Webster Bank Arena and we have a special discounted rate available to all of our Scouting families! Come out for a night of athleticism and showmanship, with plenty of laughs. Click More Information for pricing and ordering information. Contact John Reis with any additional questions!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
News - Modifications to Cub Scout program Posted Dec. 1, 2016
The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. Click below for more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Weslowski
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 - The Whiffenpoofs Concert Posted Dec. 1, 2016
The Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council presents "A Traditional Connecticut Holiday Concert" featuring internationally renowned collegiate a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University. Saturday, December 10th, 7:00 pm at the Wilton Congregational Church.

Adult tickets are $30, youth tickets (16 and under) are $10. Concert begins at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary and coffee and refreshments at 8:00 pm in the Pilgrim Fellowship Hall.
More Information Questions - Contact Elsie Hemmings
News - STOP Using Amazon Smile Posted Dec. 1, 2016
That is correct - please STOP using Amazon Smile, immediately.

The Council earns a 0.5% donation when you use Amazon Smile to make your online purchases. HOWEVER, the Council earns OVER TEN TIMES that (usually 6% to 7.5%) when you use the Council Amazon Affiliate web link. So, if your screen says "Thank you for supporting Connecticut Yankee Council with Amazon Smile", back out of Amazon.com and then use the Amazon.com affiliate link.

https://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=ctyankee-20

And if (when) you see a pop-up while on Amazon that asks: "Do you want to use Amazon Smile?", just say NO.

Thank you.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
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
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 - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Aug. 22, 2016
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL FUNCTION THAT NEEDS A UNIQUE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?

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
Activities - Merit Badge College 2017 Posted Nov. 17, 2016
Please select more information for a full list of offered badges and the link to active registration!
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
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