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Volunteer e-Bulletin

January 21, 2011

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Resolve To Get Trained
Council Recognition Dinner & Annual Meeting
Boy Scouts Make Wreaths for Heroes
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There's lots of exciting programs coming up in the next several weeks, including the Council's annual Recognition Dinner where we'll recognize some of our finest, most deserving volunteers with Scouting's highest award. 

Snowy weather makes for a great Klondike Derby or Cub Scout winter activity. Be sure to check out our website calendar to find the closest activity to you and enjoy a great day in the outdoors. 

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Read on to see some of what's going on in the Council, and as always, check us out online at for a full catalog of activities and resources. 

Stay warm and drive safe. 
Council Recognition Dinner & Annual Meeting 
Thursday, January 27 at McClinch Family Center, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Trumbull

Silver Beaver AwardJoin 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.

UNIT FEATURE - Boy Scouts Make Wreaths for Heroes A Holiday Tradition

Members of Boy Scout Troop 125 have started two new Wilton holiday traditions.For 35 years the Boy Scout troop has sold holiday wreaths to Wiltonians to raise money for camping equipment, Scout outings and summer camp expenses. This year, the Boy Scouts also accepted donations to place wreaths on the Hillside Cemetery graves of Wilton soldiers.

We'd love to feature your unit in a future e-Bulletin. E-mail with a short story or photo you'd like to share of something interesting your unit has done. 
Scout Night with the Harlem Globetrotters 

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Enjoy a great value-added night out with the entire family at the Scout Night at the Harlem Globetrotters. Bring your entire family out to a funfilled night watching the Harlem Globetrotters and save up to $8 on the ticket price, just for being a Scout. Catch the program on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Arena at Harbor Yard or on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at Western Connecticut State University. Tickets are $17 per person. Fun opportunities for the Scouts to sit on the bench, open the game with a flag ceremony and meet and greet with the players may be available based on response.

The Summit Will Host 2019 World Jamboree 

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The World Scout Conference announced that The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. That means that for the first time in 52 years, the global Scouting extravaganza will be held in the United States. (The 1967 World Jamboree was held in Farragut State Park in Idaho.) It also marks the first time since the 1983 World Jamboree in Calgary, Canada, that a North American site has been host. The Summit, located in Beckley, W.Va., is the BSA's fourth national high-adventure base, and it already had been named the permanent home of future national Scout jamborees, starting with 2013's event.

Save On Electricity, Support Scouting 

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The Connecticut Yankee Council is teaming up with Starion Energy to offer family and friends a free savings on electricity without changing utility companies. By switching your provider to Starion, the Council receives a one-time payment of $5 for residential and $15 for commercial accounts plus a percentage of their electric bill each month at $2 per 1,000 kWh. This is split between the Council and your unit. Contact Lenny Benson at (203) 559-8630 to learn how you can save money on your electric bill and help support Scouting each month just by turning on the lights. Starion is available for employee or unit presentations.

We are proud to partner with you as Scouting begins its new century and are looking forward to great things to come in 2011. Thank you for the role you play in making them happen.


Tony Vogl


Connecticut Yankee Council

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Milford, CT 06461

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