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May 17, 2010 

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.
In This Issue
A Shining Light Across America
Cub Scouts 2010
Be A Mentor for an Eagle Scout
Sign Up for Wood Badge 2010
100 Service Projects for 100th Anniversary
SWIM-a-thon at Camp Sequassen
Scout Night at the Bluefish
A Shining Light Across America 

Shining Light Main ImageJoin 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

Cub Scouts TrademarkThe 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 chris.guarniere@scouting.org
Mentor an Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Badge225 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 brian.landi@scouting.org.   
Sign Up for Wood Badge 2010

Wood Badge logoRegister 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 woodbadge2010@att.net with any questions. 
100 Service Projects

100th Anniversary Vertical LogoIn 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 dcsp1@aol.com with any questions. 
SWIM-a-thon at Camp Sequassen
SWIM PatchWe 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
2010 Scout Night at Bluefish
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 tony.vogl@scouting.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.
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Program Kickoff

The annual Program Kickoff is Wednesday, May 19 at St. Theresa's Church, 5301 Main Street in Trumbull. This event is for anyone who wants to learn about the programs and opportunities available to your Scouts. Enjoy a meal, network with other leaders and speak with volunteers responsible for training, activities, programs, summer camp and more throughout the Council.The Program Kickoff has been planned so that information specific to you can quickly be gathered and questions can be answered.
Click here to download a flyer with complete details

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