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June 20, 2011

In This Edition
Cubs and Families Pack Bluefish Stadium
Register Now for Camp Sikorsky
Eagle Scouts Recognized at Dinner
Family Fun Day at Cabela's
Cubbies Visit Battleship Cove
Earn the National Summertime Pack Award
Act Quickly Before NESA Fee Rises
New Recruiting Videos Available Online
ConnJam Returns in 2012
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Once again this summer, we are offering Basic Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmaters. Every Monday and Tuesday morning, the Council Training Committee is holding classes on Leader Specific Training - Troop Operations. Every Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Introduction to Outdoor Skills Training classes will be held. Please contact the Camping Registrar Carolyn Cruson, for more information and to register for the courses.


Don't miss this great opportunity to complete this important training while at Camp Sequassen this summer.


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Summer is finally here (well, close enough!) A happy belated Father's Day to all our dads!
In many ways, summertime can be one of the most active times for Scouting with kids packing up and heading off to day or resident camps, weekend picnics, Scouts Nights and more. Be sure that you and your unit are taking advantage of all the opportunities to have fun and stay engaged during this season. Packs and dens can work on the National Summertime Pack Award (more info below), and summer can be a great time to get some work done on merit badges in or out of Camp Sequassen. 

Deer Lake Building Lean Tos

If You Have a Hammer ...

Speaking of summer camps, we're putting out a call for help in putting the final nails in place for Cub Camp at Deer Lake. We need to finish construction of the lean-to sites and clean up the punch list given to us by the building inspector for the dining hall so we can have our facilities ready for the first season of Cub Scout Resident Camp. If you can swing a hammer, hold a paint brush or lift a board ... come to the Deer Lake Work Party on Saturday, June 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give an hour or a day! No building experience necessary .. just a cheerful spirit and a willing hand. Breakfast and lunch is served but you must RSVP to Ted Langevin at or (203) 245-3493. 

Fire and Knives!!

Cubs & Families Pack Bluefish Stadium for Scout Night

Scout Night at Bluefish Tents 062011What do you get when you fill twelve sections of Field Box seats with 1,200 screaming, cheering Cub Scouts and families? A great, FUN time at the Scout Night at the Bluefish and parent/son memories to last a lifetime. Even a lack of hitting and scoring on the part of the home team couldn't dampen the spirits. Under the glow of the fireworks, more than 800 Scouts (that's over 300 tents) streamed onto the outfield and pitched their tents and spent a memorable night serenaded by "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and a constant hum of smiling and laughing boys. 

As one leader put it: "For a few of them this was their introduction to camping and it left a great impression on them. A number of the boys were up to the early hours of the morning in their tents talking, playing and dong other things boys do that all build friendships and character." 

Thanks to all who participated. Mark your calendars for the next Scout Night at the Bluefish on Saturday, September 10!  
Register Now for Camp Sikorsky

Sikorsky ScoutsThe annual Camp Sikorsky merit badge weekend is set for September 16-18 at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. Scouts and Venturers can learn high-tech merit badges such as American Businesses, Aviation, Chemistry, Computers, Crime Prevention, Drafting, Electricity, Energy, Engineering, Fire Safety and Space Exploration alongside the experts at Sikorsky Aircraft. This is one event that sells out early and we will close registration once the attendance bar is met, so get your registration in early. Contact Karen Caiati at with any questions or follow the link below to download a detailed registration flyer. 
Eagle Scouts Recognized at Dinner; Distinguished Eagle Scout Presented to Dr. Jeff Sonnenfeld

Distinguished Eagle Scout Jeff Sonnenfeld
L-R - Bill Steele, Dr. Robert Sadock, Council President Doug Machin, Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Sonnenfeld, and Dr. Jack Boitano.
Scouts from the Eagle Scout Class of 2010/2011 were presented with a rare treat at the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner -- the presentation of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld '67, a senior associate dean in the Yale School of Management and founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute was presented with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, of which we currently have only four within our Council boundaries. The award is presented to individuals who have been an Eagle Scout for 25 years and are at the top of their game as far as corporate or civic involvement. Connecticut Yankee Council Distinguished Eagle Scouts Dr. Bob Sadock and Dr. Jack Boitano assisted in the presentation. 

Bill Steele '66, Director of Alumni Relations and the National Eagle Scout Association, and a Distinguished Eagle Scout himself, for the Boy Scouts of America, updated our Scouts on the latest developments to NESA, and gave us a sneak preview of what's to come in 2012 when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Scout award. Thanks also to Eagle Scout Rob Thomas '84, who chaired the dinner and made the program memorable for all involved. 

Congratulations to all 263 young men who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. We are proud of your achievement. 
Family Fun Day at Cabela's 

Come visit Cabela's in Hartford on Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a family fun day of activities. There are plenty of events for the whole family from the moon bounce to demonstrations for the experienced outdoorsman. Activities include a portable climbing wall, Jaws of Life demonstration, Monkey Bridge building demonstration, Fly Tying, Face Painting, Fly Rod Casting, Archery and more. Only $5 per person. For more information, please contact Andrew Pulvermacher at (860) 633-3324 or
Cubbies Visit Battleship Cove

Battleship CubsORANGE PATCH (6/17/2011) -- Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 925 at Turkey Hill School and Cub Scout Pack 922 at Peck Place School traveled to Battleship Cove in Fall River, Mass. on June 11-12 to participate in the Nautical Nights overnight program aboard the World War II battleship USS MASSACHUSETTS ...

Has your unit been in the press? We'd love to share it. Email tony.vogl@scouting.orgwith a link or write-up for publication in future e-Bulletins. 
Earn the National Summertime Pack Award This Year


National Summertime Pack AwardJust as Cub Scouts can earn individual awards for themselves, they can also work together to earn awards for their whole den or their pack. Getting together to work on these awards is a great way to practice teamwork and to show every Cub Scout how important he is as a member of his den or pack.

A pack can earn the National Summertime Pack Award by doing three pack activities when school is out for the summer -- one activity each in June, July and August. Packs that qualify earn a colorful streamer for their pack flag. Dens that have at least half of their members at three summer pack activities can earn a den ribbon. Pack members who take part in all three events are eligible for the National Summertime Pack Award pin, to wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform. 
Act Quickly Before NESA Fee Rises



The National Eagle Scout Association committee has voted to increase NESA membership fees effective July 1.  This is the first increase in nearly 20 years. The current fees are only $25 for a five-year membership and $180 for lifetime membership. Beginning July 1, the fees increase to $35 for a five-year membership and $250 for life membership. Now is the perfect time to receive the great value of a NESA membership or present it to the newest Eagle Scout in your life. 


The National Eagle Scout Association is a home for all Eagle Scouts. We publish an acclaimed full-color quarterly magazine, Eagle Scout Magazine, award over $400,000 in college scholarships to Eagle Scouts, publish books about Eagle Scouts, and provide a number of interesting online services including a permanent email address. 

New Recruiting Videos Available Online




More and more tools and resources for leaders are being added to the online Scouting community everyday. The Boy Scouts of America marketing division has recently uploaded some great recruiting videos that you can share, post to your Facebook pages, or use in your sign-ups. 

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Do you have plans for May 12-15, 2012? If they don't include attend the Connecticut Yankee Council's ConnJam 2012, you're going to miss out on something big! Planning has already begun on putting together this incredible program and we expect to have over 3,000 Scouts, Scouters, parents and guests in attendance. If you've got ideas of what you'd like to see or would like to be a part of the planning committee, email Chairman Michael Card at

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