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Volunteer BulletinDecember 17, 2010

Greetings!    

As we wrap up Scouting's 100th anniversary and prepare for the dawn of a new era, I wanted to share a word of thanks to you and all our volunteers who spend countless hours making a difference in the lives of young people. Your commitment toward a providing a quality program to our Scouts truely makes a difference in every corner of our Council.

 

I look back with great pride on our accomplishments throughout 2010: the 442 Scouts and leaders who attended the National Scout Jamboree, the service projects our units did in celebration of Scouting's 100th anniversary, the planning and building of our Cub Scout Resident Camp at Deer Lake Scout Reservation, and of course all the incredible programs you help provide in your packs, troops, crews and ships.

 

Thank you for the role you play in building a better tomorrow through Scouting. Our best wishes to you and your family for this holiday season and for a new year in 2011.

Sincerely,

Louis Salute
Scout Executive

dining hall dedication

 

The new "Good Turn" Dining Hall was formally dedicated at Deer Lake Scout Reservation on Thursday, November 19. This dining hall is the centerpiece for the capital campaign to build a Cub Scout Resident Camp. A formal dedication of the camp is planned for May 22.


Please check the Connecticut Yankee Council website for updates to all activities, programs and events www.ctyankee.org.

Council Annual Recognition Dinner & Annual Meeting
 
Silver BeaverThursday, January 27
McClinch Family Center
at St. Catherine of Siena Parish
 
Join our Scouting family as we celebrate our achievements and recognize volunteers and youth for extraordinary service to Scouting and their communities. All Scout volunteers, family members and friends are invited to attend.

The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Silver Beaver Awards to: Michael Berthiaume, Grant Evans, Bill Ference, Ross Lanius, and Jim Wardwell. The Silver Beaver award is the highest level award a local Council can present to a volunteer.
Earn Money For Your Unit Online
 
Looking for an easy way to earn some money for your unit? Do you miss the Kettle Corn, Trail Mix, or Popping Corn?? More popcorn is available and can be shipped directly to you!

Visit the link below to set up an account and order your popcorn. Then send the link to your friends and family all over the country. It's easy, and the best part is you never have to lift a single box of popcorn! 

Order popcorn online: scouts.trails-end.com
Merit Badge College 2011
 
There is still time to sign up to participate in the 2011 Merit Badge College. The dates for Merit Badge College are: January 29, 2011 February 5, 2011 February 12, 2011 March 5, 2011 Snow day is March 12, 2011. The Merit Badge College is at the Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford. Registration deadline is Decmeber 22, 2010.

 

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    It's time to start thinking about Wood Badge, Scouting's best leadership development program. The staff is formed, the camp is being prepared, and all we need are participants, which of course should include YOU.

    The 2011 Wood Badge course will be held at Deer Lake Scout Reservation on August 26-27-28 and September 23-24-25. That's six full days of superb training, fun, and fellowship. Even though we will be at Deer Lake, camping skills are not required, just bring your enthusiasm and Scout Spirit. Please visit our website by following the link below to learn all about this incredible training, or contact Course Director Jay Lubin at woodbadge2011@gmail.com.

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    Earlier this year, Scouting alumni got a chance to download a free ring tone of the bugle call "Reveille." Thousands responded and are now waking up to that familiar tune from summer camp days.

    This winter, "Reveille" has been joined by nine other bugle calls, including "Taps," "To the Colors," and more. Now, you can program your phone to play "Cavalry Charge" before a sales meeting, "Mess Call" when it's time for lunch, and perhaps "Taps" when you have to meet with your boss.

    (If you haven't already registered, you can do so on the site.) Look for the ring tone download link and then choose your mobile-device type. Ring tones are available for all the most popular phones, including the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
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