COVID-19 Guidelines for Carpooling (Oct. 6)

CYC recommends that Youth members be transported to and from an activity only by their own family member (parent or guardian). Should a unit decide to permit carpooling to and from Scouting activities, the following best practices are recommended, based on guidelines from the CDC and State of Connecticut: Youth protection guidelines must always be…

2020 Silver Beaver Nominations Open

The Scouting movement has advanced through the efforts and dedication of many volunteers.  Often recruited with a request for “an hour a week commitment” many have gone on to make Scouting and service to youth in other organizations their lifetime passion. The BSA established the Silver Beaver Award to recognize noteworthy service to youth by…

Fall 2020 Recruiting Kick-Off Recap

Membership – 2020 Fall Recruiting   The Council had a highly successful membership Kickoff webinar on Monday, August 3.   Download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from the Kickoff below! Click here for a recording of the August Zoom Webinar: Cub Scout Webinar (link coming soon) Scouts BSA Webinar (link coming soon)   As…

Changes to Help Scouting Succeed

Hello Scouting Family— My name is Mark Kraus, the new Scout Executive. I’m excited to join the Scouting family here in the Connecticut Yankee Council. Scouting is my passion- I’ve been a Scouter for much of my life. There’s something unique about Scouting and the young men and women who join our program. I’ve seen…

Become a Trainer!

Want to be a Trainer? Why We Need You Our Council membership is in constant change as youth join BSA and others age out.Parents of new scouts who become adult leaders need to be trained.  But also, as the scouts of experienced trainers age out, new trainers are needed to carry on the legacy of…

Introductory Training

General Youth Protection Every Year: The safety of the youth in our program is paramount, and we require that all adult leaders complete Youth Protection training on an annual basis. This online class can be taken at your own pace, and is required as part of your annual registration with Connecticut Yankee Council. Position Training Before…

Overnight Camping Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

General Information Council Camps are open only to Connecticut based Scout units, groups, and in-council families. At least one member of the in-council family must have a current registration with a unit chartered by Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America, Scout units may invite prospective new members to participate. In-council families may invite guests;…