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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
Activities - Scout Day at Lime Rock Posted Sep. 7, 2016
Scout Day at Lime Rock is a great program to kick-off your scouting year! It's a Fall favorite for Scouts of all ages and their families. Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2016. Saturday's program combines the Vintage Sports Car Club of America's Fall Finale and racing by the Lime Rock Driver's Club. Get a special close-up view of lovingly maintained vintage and collectible sports cars of all types.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Training - CYC Train-a-Thon Posted Aug. 27, 2016
Join us for a day of training, Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Cub Scout Leader Training, Boy Scout Leader Training, Venturing Leader Training, Den Chief Training, and Chartered Organization Rep Training.

DO NOT miss this opportunity to get trained in your position.
More Information Questions - Contact Donna Wesolowski
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 - Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner Posted Sep. 20, 2016
Join us as we celebrate the 22nd Annual Greater Stamford Good Scout Award Dinner honoring David Checketts, Founder/CEO CPIF Private Equity;Tom Cingari, Sr. Owner, Grade A ShopRite and Rob Mallozzi, III, First Selectman, Town of New Canaan.

These three outstanding individuals are being recognized for their quality leadership and exemplary service to others. Proceeds benefit the expansion of high quality character-building and leadership development programs of the boy Scouts of America for more than 10,000 young people in Southwestern Connecticut.
More Information Questions - Contact Charles Flowers
Activities - Harvest Tea Party Posted Sep. 18, 2016
Harvest Tea Party
Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00-4:00pm
Door of Hope Community Church
120 Church Street/Route 68 Yalesville (Wallingford)

Your donation of $25, $50, $75 or $100 will help support Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, & Venturing.

Your Donation Includes an Afternoon High Tea with Friends
An Auction Will Be Held
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
News - Wood Badge Course N2-72-16 Posted Sep. 25, 2016
To the Participants of Wood Badge Course N2-72-16:
Thank you for participating and completing the best program that the Boy Scouts offer. You have each done a great job, and our youth appreciate it. Please proceed to work your tickets as quickly as possible and know that I am always with you in spirit.

To the Staff:
I commend you for your dedication and sincerely appreciate the time and energy you put into this program. Your have made me and your Scoutmaster proud.

To Scoutmaster Ray:
You have done all that was expected of you, and have done it well. Thank you for carrying on the traditions of Wood Badge to a new generation of Scouters.

  Questions - Contact Lord Robert Baden Powell
Activities - Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner Posted Sep. 24, 2016
Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner

“Let us all get together to renew new & old friendships”

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tashua Knolls Golf Club
40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull, CT

1:00 PM Gathering, 1:30 PM Dinner

Contact Ray Moncevicius at romaldasm@aol.com / (203) 915-3857
or Dr. Bob Kravecs at smdrbob1@aol.com / (203) 459-0939 to donate items.
All items received after October 31 may be held for the 2017 auction.
More Information Questions - Contact Jonathan Glassman
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 - Wine Tasting & Dinner Event Posted Aug. 29, 2016
Join us for an evening of Wine Tasting & Dinner

The Library - Wine, Bar, Bistro
60 North Main Street, Wallingford
Saturday, November 5, 2016
From 5:30-9:00
Donation: $45
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - Camp Sikorsky Posted Aug. 27, 2016
Scouts will have an opportunity to earn 2 merit badges as well as experience fascinating displays within the Sikorsky Aircraft production center! All merit badge sessions are taught by highly-qualified engineers, technicians, and executives who are employed by Sikorsky Aircraft. Camp Sikorsky is designed to stimulate interest in high tech career fields.
More Information Questions - Contact Eddie Blue
Activities - NHL Pre Season Game Islanders V Capitals Posted Jun. 23, 2016
Coming up on October 1st we have an NHL Pre-season game! The New York Islanders are taking on The Washington Capitals at 7:00 PM. Watch as professional hockey players gracefully glide across the ice and ruthlessly slam each other into the boards. Add a ticket to a Sound Tigers game for only $16 more!
Click More Information for complete details and event flier!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
Activities - Kellog's Tour of Gymnastics Champions Posted Jun. 23, 2016
On November 12th, Olympic Gymnasts from Team USA will be coming to Bridgeport! Watch as these flexible females bend and flip and spin and tumble and amaze. Splurg on a Premium or VIP package and you can meet some of the 2016 Olympic Team!

Click More Information for complete details and event flier!
More Information Questions - Contact John Reis
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 Aug. 22, 2016


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
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