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Powahay District - Welcome to Powahay District Webpage Posted Jul. 4, 2017
We’re doing our best to keep our District Webpage as up to date as possible. Please check back frequently for updates. Activities are listed in order of dates. Please scroll down to see additional activities and information.
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Powahay District - Join Our Newsletter & Email List Posted Apr. 1, 2018
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We will email you our monthly Powahay's News and you will receive important program and activities updates, event cancellations, and other important communications.

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Powahay District - Roundtable Program Kick-off Posted Aug. 21, 2018
Roundtable Program Kickoff
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:15 PM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
686 South Ave in New Canaan

To start the fall right, Powahay is hosting a Fall Program Kickoff/Roundtable on Wednesday, September 5! Any and all volunteers are welcome to attend. In fact, we recommend that each unit (Pack, Troop and Crew) send at least two representatives to get all of the information.

Get the latest information on Cub & Boy Scout Fall Activities, Fall Recruitment, Town wide Recruitment Events, Advancement updates, Rechartering, Journey to Excellence, Webelos to Scout and so much more.
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Powahay District - Be a Youth Protection Champion Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Take the Training and Wear the Button
Every Scouter must complete updated Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018
The BSA has introduced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse. This starts with an enhanced online Youth Protection training course all volunteers and professionals must complete. Even Scout leaders and other registered adults who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into my.scouting.org and complete the updated Youth Protection course. You have until October 1, 2018, to do so.
Get your button at the September 5 Roundtable Program Kick-off! Take the online training at my.scouting.org. Bring a copy of the completed YPT Certificate to the Roundtable Kick-off to receive your button. You can also email your certificate to info@powahay.com and someone from your unit can bring back the button to you.
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Powahay District - Ultimate Frisbee League Posted Jun. 27, 2018
Troops & Crews Get Your Team in place... ULTIMATE LEAGUE BEING ORGANIZED

Connecticut Yankee Council will be organizing a “ULTIMATE LEAGUE” open to all registered Boy Scouts and Venturers in the Connecticut Yankee Council for the 2018-19 Program Year.

Ultimate is a fun, fast-paced team sport that combines the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football using a flying disc. Ultimate relies on sportsmanship, invoking the "Spirit of the Game" to maintain fair play. Ultimate players will demonstrate mutual respect for teammates and opponents alike, which develops character, leadership, self-reliance, and conflict -resolution skills. This would be a youth-led activity. First Game will at the Powahay Fall Camporee.
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Powahay District - Boy Youth Leader Training Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Introduction to Leadership Skills
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:30 Check-in/Registration and 8:45 AM – 1 PM Training
Hosted by Troop 53 Darien

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. This is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). Scouts should be First Class and above. If you have Scouts that have already taken this course, it could serve as a review for a new position.

DEN CHIEF TRAINING (during but separate from the ILST course) is being offered. Limited to 10 Scouts.
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Powahay District - Scout Day At Lime Rock Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers - Start your program year with a Fall outing at Lime Rock Park! An easy campout Friday night, Sept. 28, followed by an all-day Saturday program of racing, Saturday, Sept. 29. This event is an annual favorite for Scout units and families. Fee includes an event patch for the first 1000 registrants and Friday night camping. Registration deadline for receiving tickets by mail is September 14.
(Tickets may be purchased and picked up at the Milford Scout Office through September 28.)
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Powahay District - Cub Scout Field Day Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Cub Scout Field Day -- Cubs in Shining Armor -- October 20, 2018 -- Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT. Hosted by Pack 70 New Canaan
Update -- Knights of Gore attending. A Medieval / Renaissance Stage Performance Group

Join us for a weekend of family fun as we let our heroes shine as Cub Scout become Knights for the weekend and learn about chivalry and the rules of the Roundtable. Find out what life was like in the times of castles and knights. Come for the day or camp overnight. We’re planning 8 action stations.

More Information Questions - Contact Steve Prostor
Powahay District - Boy Scout Fall Camporee Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Powahay District presents Monty Python & The Holy Grail Medieval Camporee. Hosted by Troop 19 Norwalk -- October 19-21, 2018.

Update -- Knights of Gore attending. A Medieval / Renaissance Stage Performance Group
Join us as we travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age of devotion, courage, and adventure at our Fall Camporee and have some fun with Monty Python. Highlights: See the Monty Python & The Holy Grail movie on Friday night. Patrols will collect coconuts and test their skills in patrol competitions! There’s a costume contest, Saturday night Monty Python themed campfire, cooking contest and lots of fun.
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Powahay District - Webelos College Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Webelos Adventure College, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM Tentatively at Scofield Magnet Middle School, 641 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Join us for Powahay’s 8th Annual Webelos College Pins: Art Explosion, Adventure in Science, Aware & Care, First Responder, Build A Better World, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Game Design, Looking Forward Looking Back, Maestro, Moviemaking. We are adding two new adventures Build A Hero and Sportsmanship. Webelos can sign up for two awards.
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Powahay District - Webelos To Scouts Posted Aug. 10, 2018
The Trail To Arrow of Light: The most important event in a Cub Scout’s life is his transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts. To aid in this process, the Powahay District has developed a “Webelos to Scout Transition Plan” to help guide pack and troop leaders with the task of bridging youth from Cub Scouting to Scouting. The adventure starts with first-year Webelos all the way through their second year. Through our District Activity Committee, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional activities to support our Webelos with advancement, camping and outdoor events, and special recognition. Please click more information to download the Webelos to Scout Guidebook.
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Powahay District - Powahay's Newsletter Posted Jun. 10, 2018
Exciting things are happening in Powahay and read all about in the latest Powahay News.

Powahay News is a volunteer publication published monthly except during the summer. Celebrating our 12th Year, we welcome stories and photos from our units. Deadline for our publication is by the 3rd Monday of each month. Send to johnwhanks@hotmail.com.

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