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February 25, 2011

In This Edition
Report to the State
New Tour Plan Guidelines
Silver Beavers Honored
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
University of Scouting
Scout Night at the Bluefish
Fleur De Lis (GIF) 
Council Leadership


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Wood Badge 2011, Scouting's premier adult leadership training course, is looking for you. For two full weekends, learn contemporary leadership concepts and discover how to apply them to your unit; understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs; and revitalize your commitment to Scouting. Most importantly, 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. 


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Scouts Present Report to State to Governor Malloy

Report to State

Gov. Dannel Malloy took time out of his President's Day morning to meet  with Scout representatives from across Connecticut and accept the annual Report to the State. Scouts and volunteers came from Connecticut Yankee Council and Connecticut Rivers Council.  


Governor Malloy, a Life Scout from Stamford Troop 22, told the Scouts of his fond memories in the troop and of campouts at Camp Toquam. He took time to answer the Scouts' pressing questions about anti-matter machines and water-powered cars, but also commended the Scouts on their participation in Scouting and their leadership and service to Connecticut. (Pictured to Gov. Malloy's left are Connecticut Yankee Council Scouts Nicholas P., a Tiger Cub from Southington Pack 8 and Wendy A., a Venturer in Crew 68 and our Council's Venturing Officers Association President). 


New Tour Plan Guidelines & Procedure

BSA Trademark 4kEffective March 1, 2011, what are currently known as local and national Tour Permits will be replaced by a "Tour Plan" and the online tour permit system will no longer be available. The tour plan  is a checklist for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the tour plan may not address all possible challenges but can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.In addition, the plan helps to organize safe and appropriate transportation to and from an event, and defines driver qualifications and minimum limits of insurance coverage for drivers and vehicles used to transport participants.

Five Volunteers Honored With Silver Beaver Award

Friends of Scouting - An Investment in Character


Connecticut Yankee Council 2011 FOS Campaign

Connecticut Yankee Council 2011 FOS Campaign
The 2011 Friends of Scouting Campaign - An Investment in Character, An Investment in Your Son - is underway! Friends of Scouting makes Scouting happen. It provides for full-time professional and support staff, liability insurance, leadership training courses, five first-class outdoor camping facilities and special outreach programs for promising kids in at-risk communities. Your support as a Friend of Scouting allows the Council to provide a high quality summer camp program at an affordable price. The Council invests more than $175 per Scout to ensure that every member has opportunities as big as all outdoors. When a volunteer comes and makes a presentation at your unit, we hope you'll be as generous as possible in supporting a program that is making a lifelong difference in your son or daughter 
SAVE THE DATE -- Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
Thursday, June 9 at Omni New Haven

NESA LOGOSave the date for the Connecticut Yankee Council Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on June 9, 2011, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Omni New Haven. This dinner recognizes the 263 members of the Eagle Scout class of 2010. We are also proud to share that we are presenting the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs in the Yale School of Management. Additional details will be made available as soon as they are confirmed. Rob Thomas, Eagle Scout class of 1984 is chairing this year's dinner. 

Sign-Up For University of Scouting

Saturday, March 12 at Crosby High School, Waterbury

University of Scouting LOGOThe 2011 Connecticut University of Scouting (CUS) is right around the corner!  The CUS staff and faculty have been planning this training event for you for nearly a year, and we have lots of great Scouting and related training all lined up for you. If you DO plan to attend this year, NOW is the time to register. Classes DO fill up, and once full, they are closed to further registration. 

Scout Night at the Bluefish 


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).

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