The Connecticut Yankee Council is the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, providing programs and services to more than 9,700 young people and 3,300 volunteers in Fairfield, New Haven and parts of Hartford counties of Connecticut. The Council is led by a volunteer Executive Board of community and business leaders. The key leadership of the Council is Council President, Council Commissioner, and the Scout Executive/CEO.
Connecticut has had its fair share of Boy Scout councils since 1910, with a total of forty. Today the youth of Connecticut are proudly served by five councils; four (Connecticut Yankee, Connecticut Rivers, Greenwich, and Housatonic) are located within the state of Connecticut. The fifth, Narragansett Council, serves the community of Pawcatuck, Connecticut, in addition to Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.