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;…

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…

April 16 COVID-19 Update

Dear Scouting Family:   We hope that you remain safe and well during these unusual times. Like you, we are carefully monitoring the impact COVID-19 has on our communities and the guidance from our public officials, especially mandated closure dates. For the safety of our Scouts, Scouters and community, we are extending our closures through…

April 2 COVID-19 Update

Hello Scouting Family—   We hope that you are staying safe and well. Our COVID-19 Task Force continues to evaluate the landscape and provide recommendations to us. We are extending the ban on in-person gatherings- including council, district and units- and the closure of the Council Service Center, Scout Shop and council camps through April…

March 19 COVID-19 Update

Hello Scouting Family:   We hope you’re staying safe and well during these uncertain times. Like you, we’re practicing proper social distancing and protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19; it’s our duty as Scouts to do so. We know you’re receiving many messages, including an email dated March 18, 2020, from the National…

March 16 COVID-19 Update

Hello Scouting Family–   As Scouts, we pledge to do our duty to our community. Our program has trained us to be leaders in our community. Now, we must step up to lead in this time of uncertainty by listening and following the guidance of our leaders- from our local community to the State of…

A Scouting Update on COVID-19

Dear Scouts and Scouters—   We want to share an update on the impact of COVID-19 on Scouting in the Connecticut Yankee Council. Our goal is to evaluate all aspects of Scouting to keep you, our Scouts, and our communities safe while continuing to deliver the best Scouting programs possible. We continue to follow the…