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News - What's Changing in Membership??? Posted May. 4, 2018
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
News - Masonic Eagle Scout Commendation Posted May. 1, 2018
The Connecticut Masonic Scouters Association, in cooperation with the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Connecticut, recognizes new Eagle Scouts with the Masonic Eagle Scout Commendation. To arrange for presentation at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor or other suitable venue, please click below for more information and submit the request form.
More Information Questions - Contact David Elkodsi
Training - Powder Horn 2018 Posted Apr. 10, 2018
High Adventure Resource Management Training
Camp Sequassen
8:30 AM Friday, September 28 to
5:00 PM Sunday, September 30

- Open to adult leaders and youth members 14 years of age and older
- Provides an introduction to resources necessary to for a successful high adventure program for Boy Scouts & Venturers
- Helps leaders to safely conduct fun and challenging outdoor activities
- Learn about the health and safety requirements, rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs
- Learn the skills and resources necessary to operate an outdoor program
More Information Questions - Contact Caroline Griffin
Training - Updated Youth Protection Training Posted Apr. 10, 2018
March 8, 2018
BSA Announces Updated YPT Now Available

Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth.

These changes include:

- Updated Youth Protection Training, including insights from experts and survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection Training for all adults. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.
- An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
- Unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
- Youth Protection Training for youth members available in 2019.

More Information at the link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Ray Pflomm
Activities - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted May. 4, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
This is a Merit Badge Workshop centered on the building trades. It is designed to expose Scouts to merit badges that may not be easily accessible in their home troop. Scouts use technology available at the Meriden Training Facility and work alongside Union Tradesmen to earn two merit badges. All Merit Badge Counselors are registered and trained. The workshop offers the following merit badges: American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork.

Registration opens on April 2, 2018.
More Information Questions - Contact Jim Patterson
News - Please Support Amazon Smile Posted Apr. 3, 2018
That's correct - please support Amazon Smile

Due to issues related to Amazon's Terms of Service, the Council has decided to once again use Amazon Smile as our donation platform. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646793. If you are new to Smile, you may be prompted to confirm that you are supporting “Boy Scouts of America, CT Yankee Council”. Simply click "yes". Then, every time you use this Smile link, you will see the Council's name at the top of the Amazon page, and our Council will receive a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.

All purchases on Amazon Smile are confidential. Your Amazon Prime membership is not affected by Smile.

Tell your friends and family to use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646793 every time they choose to shop online with Amazon.com.

Effective 03/30/2018, we are no longer an Amazon "affiliate".
More Information Questions - Contact Jay Lubin
Activities - Quinnipiac Dancers Posted Apr. 10, 2018
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL FUNCTION THAT NEEDS A UNIQUE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT?

The Quinnipiac Dancers, the Council’s Order of the Arrow Native American 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 Native American music.
- Audience participation.
- Handmade outfits depicting modern American 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 on a first come first serve basis. 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