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Training - University of Scouting 2018 Posted Jan. 4, 2018
2018 University of Scouting is OPEN FOR BUSINESS. UoS is an outstanding day of Supplemental Training for Adult Leaders, Venturers and Explorers.

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
-.-.-(yes, St. Patrick's Day).
Place: Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield, CT
-.-.-(yes, the same place as 2017 UoS)
Cost: $25.00 per person
-.-.-(yes, a slight cost increase over last year)

The Course catalog and registration are available online. We have lot of new classes, always great instructors, excellent food, a wonderful midway. What better way to spend a Saturday in March (besides camping)??

Questions - feel free to contact me or any one of our superb staff:
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Development - Game Dinner 2018 Posted Jan. 4, 2018
Please join us for the 4th Annual Game Dinner
Deer Lake Dining Hall
Saturday March 3, 2018 from 5:30 to 9:00
Full 4 Course Game Menu - Great Auction Prizes
Price - $40
Register online: www.ctyankee.org/gamedinner


More Information Questions - Contact Joseph Andreo
Activities - Scout Day with the NY Yankees Posted Feb. 16, 2018
New York Yankees vs the Cleveland Indians
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual CT Yankee Council day at the Yankees. Tickets for the May 5th game vs. the Cleveland Indians will be in Section 205 and are $40/each. A portion of each ticket sale will benefit the Friends of Scouting.

CLICK MORE INFORMATION to sign up.
More Information Questions - Contact Mike Szarpa
Activities - Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium Posted Jan. 16, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10 AM - 5 PM

Registration for Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium will open on January 16, 2018 through the Reservation Department at the Maritime Aquarium. Please call Aquarium: 203-852-0700 x2206. M-F, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Come enjoy a day of Scout fun at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Special programs are being offered just for Scouts along with all of the excitement The Maritime Aquarium offers. All of this and the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut makes our Scout Day an event you do not want to miss!

Discounted entrance fees. Exciting IMAX Theater movies Activities for all levels of Cub Scouts. Boy Scout Merit Badges -- Oceanography, Fish and Wild Life Management and Environmental Science. Special programs aboard the Aquarium's new research vessel and in Aquarium classrooms. Fun for the entire family. CLICK MORE INFORMATION for flyer.
More Information Questions - Contact John Hanks
News - 2018 Boston Science Museum Overnight Posted Jan. 9, 2018
The Boston Science Museum overnight is a fun and educational activity for Cub Scouts and there is still time to register your Pack for this event! This year we have only been given two dates and space is limited. Registration for available spots will be accepted through February 2 for the March 23 date. Contact Carolyn Cruson, using the email link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Hike the Appalachian Trail Posted Feb. 13, 2018
The Appalachian Trail runs though our own backyard, and is a wonderful source for high adventure trips. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has put together an excellent information page for scout troops interested in hiking the AT.
More Information Questions - Contact Michael Morrell
News - Family Scouting Posted Feb. 3, 2018
We’re excited to announce that our Council is participating in an accelerated, early adoption of the new Family Scouting program for Cub Scouts Packs. Beginning on January 15, Packs can submit membership applications for girls to join the Pack. To participate in the Early Adoption Program, Packs must submit an application form and meet a few requirements described on the form. Early Adoption application forms should be submitted by interested Packs ASAP. Packs not interested in being an Early Adopter will be able to welcome girls as part of fall membership recruitment.

BSA has a 14-minute video with new information that leaders are encouraged to watch. In addition, we have posted our own 16-minute video on Facebook, discussing the Council specifics with you.

We’re excited to welcome all members of the family to our program and will assist all Units during this historic transition. You can find additional information on our Family Scouting information page.

Questions? Email FamilyScouting@CTYankee.org
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Chess Merit Badge Workshop Posted Feb. 9, 2018
Chess Merit Badge Workshop -- Saturday, April 21, 2018
9 AM Check-in — 9:15 to 11:15 AM Class

At the Chess Club of Fairfield County, LLC, 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
The fee is $30 payable to the Chess Club of Fairfield County. Scouts must bring payment to the workshop. The Chess Club will provide instructors and chess set for the workshop.

Scouts MUST have a basic understanding of Chess and how the pieces move. In order to complete the Chess Merit Badge Scouts need to compete in a chess tournament scheduled at the May 12 ConnJam. We will have sign up information at the Merit Badge Workshop. To reserve a spot for the Chess Workshop please click more information.
More Information Questions - Contact Chester Wickett
Activities - UCONN Mens Basketball - Scout Day Posted Jan. 11, 2018
Please join us on Sunday February 25th at 4:00 PM for Scout Day at the Gampel Pavilion as the UCONN Huskies take on Memphis. Bring all your Scouts, friends and family to a fun day with the Connecticut Yankee Council and cheer on the Huskies.

Ticket Price: $25
More Information Questions - Contact Joe Andreo
Activities - 2018 Boston Science Museum Overnight Posted Jan. 9, 2018
The Boston Science Museum overnight is a fun and educational activity for Cub Scouts and there is still time to register your Pack for this event! This year we have only been given two dates and space is limited. Registration for available spots will be accepted through February 2 for the March 23 date. Contact Carolyn Cruson, using the email link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Activities - Merit Badge College 2018 Posted Jan. 7, 2018
January 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 3, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- - - - - - - - - -
March 3, 2018 - Snow Make-up - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lyman Hall High School, 70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT

Tuition: $25.00 includes Merit Badge Pamphlets and Merit Badge College Patch. No refunds after class assignment.

Registration: Please register your boys as a unit, individual registrations are not encouraged. On-line registrations are not considered complete until payment has been processed.

Each Scout can take up to three Merit Badges, but please be sure to select eight. Scouts must be First Class rank as of December 21, 2017. Scouts registered without a rank will not be considered. Please register early as the site will shut down at the earlier of the deadline date or when capacity has been reached.

Merit Badges Course Offerings - Subject to availability of Counselors, Classrooms and Chairs:

1 American Heritage 9 Disability Awareness 17 Oceanography
2 Art 10 Drafting 18 Personal Management
3 Aviation 11 Electronics 19 Photography
4 Cit in Community 12 Energy 20 Public Speaking
5 Cit in Nation 13 Engineering 21 Space Exploration
6 Cit in World 14 Family Life 22 Textiles
7 Coin Collecting 15 Landscape Arch. 23 Weather
8 Communications 16 Nuclear Science 24 No Choice

Please use assigned numbers for the on-line registration form
If no merit badge is being entered please use 24 – No Choice

We will make an effort to assign at least one Eagle required badge per Scout;
Scouts will be assigned no more than two Eagle required badges

Merit Badge Counselor Training will be offered to interested adults at 9:30 AM.
More Information Questions - Contact Karen Andersen
News - Think Amazon for Valentine's Day Posted Feb. 3, 2018
As you are contemplating gifts for your favorite Valentines this year, remember to shop online at Amazon. And please use the CYC Amazon Associates link (but NOT Amazon Smile) 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.

We earned revenue in 2017 from your Amazon purchases of over $11,000. Since inception, we've earned nearly $40,000.

So...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

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

This small step will help make a difference in the lives of the young men and women we serve.
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
News - 2018 Scottish Jamborette Posted Sep. 4, 2017
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 Council contingent please complete the online application at: goo.gl/LjVMU6

Applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
More Information Questions - Contact Leslie Cheney
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Jan. 7, 2018
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.

- Authentic Native American Dance Interpretations.
- Live Indian music.
- Audience participation.
- Handmade outfits depicting modern Indian pow wow dancers.
- Feathers, bells and beads on flashy colorful outfits.
- All dancers are youth members of our Order of the Arrow Lodge, Owaneco 313.

We will take bookings starting September 1, 2017 on a first come first serve basis. Our dance season starts January 1, 2018. 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