The logo for Powahay District is a medicine feather from a Shaman, or Indian medicine man.  The feather is strong medicine for curing and for strength of mind, body and character. Powahay (pronounced po-WA-hay) — was a Chief and last representative of Indians in lower Fairfield County. His name was chosen as our district name to honor the Native Americans that once lived in the communities that make up our district. Learn more about the history of our district here.

Yours in Scouting,

Marc Harrison, District Chair | Jim Mitchell, District Commissioner | Jim Patterson, Senior District Executive

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District Committee

Adam Terr

Assistant District Commissioner, Operations (Powahay) District Committee Member at Large (Powahay)

Assistant District Commissioner, Norwalk (Powahay) Committee Member at Large (Powahay)

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Committee Member at Large (Powahay) Assistant District Commissioner (Powahay)

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Arnold Feintuck

Commissioner (Powahay)

Bill Janocha

Assistant District Commissioner, Stamford (Powahay)

Chick Scribner

Assistant District Commissioner, Darien

Craig Orr

Assistant District Commissioner, Family Scouting (Powahay) District Chairman Emeritus (Powahay)

Craig Schorr

Roundtable Commissioner (Powahay)

Dan Koteen

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Dan Kunetz

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Assistant District Commissioner, Wilton

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Domenic Rauccio

Assistant District Commissioner (Powahay)

Frank DeMasi

Committee Member at Large (Powahay) Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Heath Newman

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

J. Gregory Brannan

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Jeff Helfand

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Jim Garvin

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Jim Mitchell

District Commissioner (Powahay)

Marc Harrison

Assistant District Commissioner, New Canaan (Powahay)

Mary Ellen Burns

Unit Commissioner (Powahay)

Assistant District Commissioner, At Large

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Assistant District Commissioner, At Large

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Powahay District Event Calendar 2021-2021


August 2021
11: Fall Recruitment Kick-off Darien Scout Cabin
20-22: Wood Badge Wk1
25: District Committee Meeting

September 2021
01: Roundtable/Program Kick-off
10-12: OA Induction Weekend
17-19: Camp Sikorsky
18-19: Wood Badge Wk2
29: District Committee Meeting
29: Religious Emblem Kickoff via Zoom

October 2021
01-03: OA Fall Fellowship
01-02: Scout Day Lime Rock
01-02: Cub Scout Leader BALOO Training Hoyt
06: Roundtable
08-09: Intro Outdoor Leadership Training
16-17: Cub Scout/Webelos Hoyt Weekend Powahay/Scatacook
22-24: Fall Camporee Powahay/Scatacook Hoyt
27: District Committee Meeting

November 2021
03: Roundtable
13: Webelos College
13 Council Recharter Day
17: District Committee Meeting

December 2021
01: Roundtable
15 District Annual Meeting

January 2022
05: Roundtable
07-09 & 14-16 NYLT Training Weekends
21-23: Klondike Derby
26: District Committee Meeting
Merit Badge College Dates Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 26 & Mar 5 snow date

February 2022
02: Roundtable
05: Cub Scout Polar Bear
23: District Committee Meeting

March 2022
02: Roundtable
19: University of Scouting
26: District Pinewood Derby
30: District Committee Meeting

April 2022
02: Council Fishing Derby
06: Roundtable
08-10: Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills
27: District Committee Meeting
30-05/01: Cub Scout Leader BALOO Deer Lake
Merit Badge Day at the Maritime Aquarium (date to be announced)

May 2022
06-08: OA Induction Wk
04: Roundtable
13-15: ConnJam
25: District Committee Meeting
30: Memorial Day

June 2022
01: District Recognition Dinner
03-05: OA Induction Wk
22: District Committee Meeting

Summer 2022
Aug 7-13 NYLT

Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and mini-training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy, upcoming events, training opportunities, problem-solving, and networking.

Roundtables are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month via Zoom starting at 7:15 pm.

Zoom invites are sent by emails or contact for the next invite info@powahay.com

Roundtable Staff:

  • Jim Mitchell District Commissioner
  • John Hanks Communications
  • Adrian Ruck, Zoom Master
  • Steve Prostor MCEE
  • Craig Schorr Scouts BSA RT Commissioner
  • William Shannon Scouts BSA RT Commissioner
  • Ryan Thompson Cub Scout RT Commissioner
  • Willis Phillips Cub Scout RT Commissioner