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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 - Pinewood Derby Championship & Scout Day Posted Apr. 2, 2018
Saturday, April 28 starting at 10 AM! It’s Scout Day at Stepping Stones Museum for Children featuring Powahay’s Pinewood Derby Championship and fun Mystery at the Museum event. You don’t have to race in the Pinewood Derby to attend! Cub Scouts families can enjoy all of the fun Stepping Stones offers – from exhibit-themed activities, arts and creative play to story times, sing-a-longs, active play and more — while the Pinewood Derby races are taking place. Discounted fees and special programs for participants.
Help solve a Mystery at the Museum! Cub Scouts can join in a fun; Mystery Themed Scavenger Hunt. Put on your free Detective Hat and follow the Scavenger Hunt to solve the mystery. You can earn your Cub Scout Detective Badge.
Bring a Buddy! Bring lots buddies so they can learn about the fun and adventure Cub Scouts offers.
The top District Pinewood Derby winners will compete in the ConnJam Council Campionship. Top winners at ConnJam will attend the Pinewood Derby World Championship Times Square NYC. Click MORE INFORMATION to sign up for the event.
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Powahay District - CT Yankee Day at the Yankees Posted Feb. 7, 2018
New York Yankees Vs. the Cleveland Indians
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual CT Yankee Council day at the Yankees. Tickets for the May 5th game vs. the Cleveland Indians will be in Section 205 and are $40/each. A portion of each ticket sale will benefit the Friends of Scouting.

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Powahay District - ConnJam 2018 Posted Dec. 19, 2017
ConnJam 2018 - Get Ready For Adventure
May 11-13 -- Orange Fairgrounds

Come with your pack, troop, crew, ship or post and camp for the weekend. Cook as a unit or purchase meals from our onsite food service. This is the biggest Scouting event in Connecticut - thousands of Scouts will be there! Don’t miss out - ConnJam only happens every 3 years!

SOME OF THE ADVENTURES AHEAD: -- SCUBA -- Chess Tournament -- Zip Line -- Rock Climbing Wall -- BB Guns -- Archery --Paintball -- Gaga Pit -- Police & Military Exhibits -- Ultimate Frisbee -- Water Log Rolling -- STEM Activities ... and much, much more!
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Powahay District - ConnJam Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Posted Apr. 2, 2018
Troops & Crews Get Your Ultimate Team in place for ConnJam!
ConnJam Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Saturday, May 12 at ConnJam
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. The honor system works in ultimate, just like in Scouting. Typically, there are no officials. Players are responsible for playing fair, calling their own fouls, and making their own out-of-bounds calls. Join us for a USA ULTIMATE approved tournament. We’re setting this up as a youth run event. Click more information to sign up a team.
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Powahay District - ConnJam Chess Tournament Posted Apr. 2, 2018
ConnJam is offering United States Chess Federation (USCF) Ranked and Non-ranked Tournaments for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Ventures. Join us at ConnJam for an exciting Chess program! There are no age restrictions, but players must have game playing experience. This is not for beginners. Parents are not permitted to coach and/or assist their son/daughter in play. Each youth must be ConnJam registered with their unit or paid individually to play in the tournament. Advance sign up required by May 7 or 100 sign ups — whichever comes first. Click more information to register for the Chess Tournament.
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Powahay District - POPCORN News Posted Apr. 20, 2018
From The Popcorn Kernel
The Campmasters system is up and ready for you to register for the 2018 sale! The year you have to register ONLINE before June 30th to earn you extra 1% Commitment commission. Powahay is holding a Thursday, May 17th., 7 PM - Popcorn Kickoff at the Darien Scout Cabin 140 West Ave Darien- Get an extra 2% commissions for attending one of the 2 Kickoff events!
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Powahay District - District/Council Program Kick-off Posted Apr. 3, 2018
Come out for information, resources, and networking opportunities that can help you offer the BEST QUALITY SCOUTING PROGRAM for your youth, and get everything you need to plan for the 2018-2019 Scouting Year!

Combined Council and District Program Planning Kick-off
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:15 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 686 South Ave., New Canaan

Who should attend? All LEADERS! Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters. Crew and Post Advisers and Skippers, Unit Popcorn Kernels, Committee Chairs, Committee Members and Membership Chairs. Each unit should be represented.

Please note: There is NO Roundtable on May 2 so that we can hold this event in its place.
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Powahay District - Annual Recognition Dinner Posted Apr. 1, 2018
Powahay District Annual Recognition Dinner and Summer Kick-off Get Together
Please join us on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, as we salute the Scouting volunteers of Powahay District, Connecticut Yankee Council. You won’t want to miss this annual event as we recognize Scouters at the unit and district levels with the District Award of Merit, Key Three Award, “On My Honor” Award and more. Zody’s—the Big White Tent, Sterling Farms Country Club, 1349 Newfield Avenue Stamford, CT 06905.
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Powahay District - Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop Posted Apr. 1, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
This is a Merit Badge Workshop centered on the building trades. It is designed to expose Scouts to merit badges that may not be easily accessible in their home troop. Scouts use technology available at the Meriden Training Facility and work alongside Union Tradesmen to earn two merit badges. All Merit Badge Counselors are registered and trained. The workshop offers the following merit badges: American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork.
Registration opens on April 2, 2018.
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Powahay District - Cub Family Weekend At Deer Lake Posted Apr. 1, 2018
Tame the Deer Lake Frontier!
July 13-15, 2018
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
At Deer Lake, Killingworth, CT
Cub Scouts, bring your whole family to the Deer Lake corral in Killingworth, CT for a vacation weekend full of “Wild West” activities. Spend the daylight hours swimming, canoeing, kayaking, shooting BB guns, archery, playing sports, taking hikes, and doing crafts. At the end of the day, gather around the campfire and sing cowboy songs. A weekend at our beautiful Cub camping facility at Deer Lake is the perfect way for the family to enjoy a leisurely weekend in the out of doors bonding together.
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Powahay District - Cub Scout Day Camp 2018 Posted Apr. 1, 2018
Coming to a galaxy near you in the Summer of 2018. Save the date Powahay's Day Camp Dates: Aug 06- 10, 2018 Cranbury Park Norwalk, CT. Add the dates to your pack calendar.

Connecticut Yankee Council's Day Camps are week long (Monday-Friday) programs hosted in six communities over the course of the summer. Packs, Dens, and individuals are all welcome to register! Scouts will experience all the awesome things camp can offer while remaining close to home. Cub Scouts can participate in many types of activities including archery, field sports, nature, STEM, Scout skills, and more. All areas (especially archery and water activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. Each week also has a Family Day complete with awards and a campfire or ceremony in the afternoon.
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Powahay District - Camp Sequassen Summer Camp Posted Apr. 1, 2018
If you're looking for something fun and exciting this summer, look no further than Camp Sequassen. 2018 marks the 91st year that we've been delivering strong Scout programs to troops. Your time at camp will be a very personal experience of learning, having fun and growing in mind, body and spirit in the presence of hundreds of your fellow Scouts.
More Information Questions - Contact Carolyn Cruson
Powahay District - Powahay's Newsletter Posted Apr. 3, 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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