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February 4, 2011

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Save On Electricity & Support Scouting
Council Recognition Dinner & Annual Meeting
Boy Scouts Make Wreaths for Heroes
Scout Night With The Bluefish
Wood Badge 2011
Cub Scout Day Camp
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Support Scouting With Your Electric Bill


We are 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.


Happy belated Groundhog day. It seems like we're stuck in the movie where the weather pattern keeps repeating itself, but thankfully Punxsutawney Phil says there's only six weeks until spring.

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day. 

Merit Badge College has been cancelled for Saturday, Feb. 5 due to Wallingford Public Schools being closed for all weekend activities. 

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a shark? (answer below)

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, February 10 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.

Pack 48 hit-a-thon
UNIT FEATURE - Pack 48 Hit-a-thon

Cub Scout Pack 48 in Stamford sponsored their 4th annual Charity Hit-a-Thon at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy in Stamford on January 22. This year's proceeds were dedicated to filling the pantries of local families through the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank. The Scouts raised over $4,000 to support the food bank. 

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 at the Bluefish 

Saturday, June 18 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport 


Bluefish LogoCelebrate Father's Day with a great game of baseball, a full evening of fun, cheer and a campout at the annual Scout Night at the Bluefish! This activity draws more than 1,500 Scouts and families each year from all over the Council. It features an opening parade around the field, a movie on the big screen and an incredible patch! Plus an autograph session with 'BB.' Order early to reserve your seats (don't wait until deadline).

Wood Badge 2011 - Scouting's Premier Training

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Registration is now open to attend Wood Badge 2011, Scouting's premier adult leadership training course. For two full weekends, you'll learn contemporary leadership concepts and discover how to apply they to Scouting's programs; understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs; and revitalize your commitment to Scouting. Most importantly, you'll have FUN. A staff of veteran Scouters, led by Course Director Jay Lubin has been assembled and is looking forward to welcoming you into the course. The course is August 26-28 and September 23-25 at Deer Lake Scout Reservation. 

Cub Scout Day Camp - Two Themes, Great Fun! 


Day Camp CoverThe world of horses and laboratories, cowboys and scientists, experiments and FUN await for Cub Scouts attending Cub Scout Day Camp. Come and learn the games, traditions, crafts and sports found in the worlds of Mad Scientists and the Wild West. Cub Scouts can participate in many types of activities including water activities, archery, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other events. All areas (especially archery and water activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. Each week also has a Family Day complete with awards and a campfire or ceremony in the afternoon. It's a fun-filled week of challenging Cub Scout activities, exciting adventures and new friendships. Camp is open to all Cub Scouts who will be in first thru fifth grades as of September 2011.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?
Answer: Frost bite.
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

P (203) 876-6868

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