The Connecticut Yankee Council proudly debuts the first edition of our electronic newsletter to our volunteers. With the arrival of spring comes a new opportunity for us to provide an additional service by complementing the news and information on our website, Facebook page and The Scouter.
We'll use this newsletter to highlight some of the most exciting opportunities and programs that Scouting has to offer. Check our website regularly for a complete catalog of programs and opportunities, attend Roundtable, speak with your unit commissioner and be involved so we can continue to meet the promise of great programs to our Scouts.
Please share the exciting programs your unit is doing on our Council's Facebook Fan Page.
Thank you for all you do to make a difference in young people.
|A Shining Light Across America |
Join Scouts & our Council family for an awe-inspiring Centennial Celebration show complete with food, friends, and lots of fun! Bring your family and friends to the Connecticut Sports Center. Come early to enjoy unlimited activities followed by the historic nationwide "Shining Light" broadcast of the National Scout Jamboree Centennial Celebration Show!
Click here to download a registration flyer with complete details.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
4 - 7:30 p.m. Activities, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Show
Connecticut Sports Center, 784 River Road (Rte 110), Shelton
|Cub Scouts 2010|
The National Council is rolling out a new Cub Scout Program for the 2011-2011 school year. This program is much like what many of our most successful Den Leaders have been doing for years: creating Den programs designed around advancement in the Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos handbooks. Learn more about the changes to Cub Scout programs.
For more information, contact Chris Guarniere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mentor an Eagle Scout|
225 Connecticut Yankee Council Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009 and are being recognized at the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on Thursday, June 10 at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. To complement the dinner, we are looking for adult mentors to share their career with an Eagle Scout and help give them some advice on their future. This is a great opportunity to support our Eagle Scouts and truly make a difference in the life of a young person as he prepares for college.
For more information, please contact Brian Landi at email@example.com.
|Sign Up for Wood Badge 2010|
Register now for Scouting's premier leadership training course. Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on preparing adults to deliver the mission of Scouting. It is designed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Sea Scout, and Varsity Leaders at the unit level, as well as District and Council Leaders. The course content and principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions, and we promise you will have FUN. The 2010 course is at Camp Sequassen over six days, August 27-29 and September 24-26. Click here for more information.
Contact Course Director Roger Poggio at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|100 Service Projects|
In celebration of Scouting's 100th Anniversary, packs, troops, crews and posts across the council have been planning and completing service projects throughout the winter and spring. There's still time to be a part of this campaign. If your unit has completed a service project this year, visit www.ctyankee.org/100years to report the results. If you haven't begun, check the site to look at a project development rubric we've put together or to get ideas of easy to implement projects that have a high impact.
Contact 100 Service Projects Chair Debbie Parnon at email@example.com with any questions.
|SWIM-a-thon at Camp Sequassen|
|We are proud to partner with St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound to raise money for cancer patients and their families by supporting a SWIM-a-thon at Camp Sequassen. All Scouts attending camp this summer are invited to participate by collecting pledges from family, friends and neighbors prior to coming to camp and swimming laps during a designated free time.
A minimum fundraising goal of $50 entitles each Scout to a SWIM t-shirt. Scouts raising $100 or more in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting can earn a special centennial patch. Scouts should turn in pledges and pledge forms upon arrival at camp.
Download a SWIM-a-thon pledge form by clicking here or call 203-876-6868 for more information. Also check out the booth at the Council Program Kickoff Wednesday.
|Scout Night at the Bluefish June 12|
The annual Scout Night at the Bluefish kicks off with a double-header on Saturday, June 12. This annual event draws more than 1,600 Scouts and their families for an evening of fun baseball, a Scout parade, movie on the jumbotron and a campout in the outfield. Register by June 4 to ensure your tickets are available. Download the registration form for complete details including times and pricing.
For more information, contact Tony Vogl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA serves nearly 25,000 young people in Fairfield, New Haven and parts of Hartford counties. Scouting's programs encourage youth to pursue their special interests, make new friends, gain a respect for their environment, develop leadership skills and give back to their community. For more information, please visit www.ctyankee.org