Winter Virtual Trainings for Scouts

Merit badges, magic classes, Minecraft servers, and unique, wide-ranging training sessions – Owaneco Lodge, our Council’s Order of the Arrow (OA) lodge, is offering it all during the months of January and February– all for free!  If you’re not a member of the OA, there is something for you. The lodge will be offering merit…

Give to Scouting on #GivingTuesday 2020

Creating Adventure Everywhere Scouting’s proven program changes lives. Thousands of young people across Connecticut are strengthening their character, practicing leadership among their peers, learning new skills, and having fun, all under the tutelage of caring, adult mentors.  No matter where Scouting happens, our Scouts learn the values of teamwork, self-reliance, and servant leadership, the impact…

COVID-19 Operations Update (11/7/20)

To Our Scouting Family, Because of the increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, Governor Lamont has ordered the state to roll back from Phase 3 to Phase 2.1 rules – a slightly modified version of the previously enacted Phase 2 rules. Effective Monday, November 9, our Councils revised guidance, is: Indoor activities are capped at…

Get to know our new Scout Executive

Mark Kraus, Connecticut Yankee Council’s new Scout Executive, is excited to get to know our Scouting family. He is holding a series of Fireside Chats to get to know you. You’re invited to join us over the next month. Please register at the links below for your district: Pomperaug District on Nov. 10 Scatcook District…

What is a Commissioner?

Commissioners are District and Council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Scouts BSA troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Scouts BSA Organization. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit re-registers on time with an…

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…