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…

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;…

An Update on the BSA Bankruptcy

Dear Scouting family, As you know, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy earlier this year to equitably compensate victims of past abuse and ensure that Scouting’s mission continues. The bankruptcy case recently reached a milestone when a bar date was set for November 16, 2020 ­– the deadline for…

Day Use of Connecticut Yankee Council Camps

Day Use of Connecticut Yankee Council CampsBy Scout Units, Groups, and Scouting Families Beginning June 27, 2020 General Information Council Camps are open to Scout units, groups, and in-council families. Only Scouts units that are registered to Chartered Organizations from within the State of Connecticut are permitted to access Council Camps at this time. At…

May 31 COVID-19 Update

Dear Scouting Family-   Governor Lamont’s latest Executive Order 7TT, allowed for an increase in group sizes in Connecticut. Effective June 1, outdoor gatherings may be as large as 25 people and indoor gatherings as large as ten people. These limits apply to Scouting activities as well. Remember, all BSA Youth Protection guidelines must be…

May 28 COVID-19 Update

Dear Scouting Family-   We want to share an update on our operating procedures surrounding COVID-19. As you’ve likely seen, the State of Connecticut is allowing small groups of five (5) or less to gather in-person as part of a phased approach to reopening Connecticut. Beginning today, we are allowing groups of five (5) or…

May 16 COVID-19 Update

Dear Scouting Family—   We hope that you’re safe and well. As you know, our COVID-19 Task Force is carefully monitoring the pandemic, as well as orders and guidance documents of both the state and federal governments to determine the best course of action for our Scouts, Scouters and community. As we approach the “reopening”…