CYC Banner

Volunteer e-Bulletin

August 15, 2011

In This Edition
Get Pumped for Popcorn at Kickoff
$10 Tickets for Sound Tigers Game
Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner & Auction
Bluefish Scout Night
Register Now for Camp Sikorsky
Catholic Scouting Retreat
Scout Day at Lime Rock
Red Ribbon Week Patch Initiative
Fleur De Lis (GIF) 
Council Leadership


Council President

Doug Machin

Council Commissioner
Scout Executive

Lou Salute

Friends of Scouting
Your annual investment in Friends of Scouting supports: 


Maintenance of our Council camping facilities - Camp Sequassen, Deer Lake Scout Reservation, Hoyt Scout Reservation, Camp Pomperaug and Wah Wah Taysee;

A support staff that handles thousands of phone calls and unit reports such as advancement, training and district activity registrations; 

Year-round programs such as fall and spring camporees, recruiting campaigns, Day Camp and Resident Camp, and service. 



Give securely online and support Scouting. 

Useful Links 

Serving Branford, East Haven, Guiford, Madison, New Haven, North Branford

Home | News | Calendar 

Serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport

Home | News | Calendar 


Powahay District
Serving Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton

Home | News | Calendar 

Serving Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Georgetown, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sandy Hook, and Sherman

Home | News |  Calendar


Serving Hamden, Meriden, North Haven, Southington and Wallingford

Home | News | Calendar 

Serving Bethany, Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

 Home News | Calendar 

NESA Logo 
to our newest
Eagle Scouts


Andrew White
Christopher Benham
Timothy Cottell
Jeffrey Patnaude
James Rosen
Jacob Tourigny
Matthew Altieri
Daniel Belcourt
Matthew McPhail
Ryan Capone
Matthew Lyons
Francis Mastriano
Donald Fillion, III
Andrew Martins

Join the National Eagle Scout Association. 
BSA Training Logo GIP
Training Corner
National Scout Shop



60 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461

(203)  876-0013 

Find us on Facebook



Fallen Navy Seal & Eagle Scout Brian Bill
Remembered at Candlelight Vigil

Advocate photo

Photo credit: Lindsay Niegelberg / Connecticut Post

The Connecticut Yankee Council lost one of its heroes this recently as Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Brian R. Bill, an Eagle Scout from Stamford's Troop 11, was killed when his helicopter was shot down in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, August 6 that killed 30 American servicemen. Dozens of supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil this past Saturday in Brian's honor at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford. Read the complete story in the Stamford Advocate

Brian BillIn an article in the Advocate earlier in the week, Bill's Scoutmaster David Welton said: "Brian was a special young man. When we went backpacking, he could carry more weight further and faster than any other Scout I have worked with. There was something very special about Brian, and you knew that. He was not like the other kids playing video games and talking about girls. Brian was all about being ambitious. He played hard and was serious about life." 

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Brian's family for his sacrifice in defense of our country and share in the grief of our community at their loss. 
Fire and Knives!!
Get Pumped For Popcorn at Kickoff 


popcorn kidHas your unit signed up for the 2011 popcorn sale? Come to the Leader's Kickoff on August 18 to learn more about the sale, find out what's new and what has changed, and most importantly, earn a three percent bonus commission just for attending. 


For those who are not sure or on-board yet, come hear what the sale is about. You do not need to be committed to attend the Kickoff. This is the Council's major fundraiser and is a win-win-win for the Council, for your unit and for all our boys. Both your unit and the Council earn at least 30 percent of the profit on every sale and your boys can earn great gift card prizes and other special recognitions. Please don't miss this opportunity to raise the funds necessary to have a great program for your boys. Be sure your unit is represented. 

$10 Tickets Available For Special Sound Tigers Game


Bridgeport Sound Tigers Come join us for a Scout Night like none other. We've set an aggressive goal of filling the stands for this Scouts-only game and we want 5,000 Scouts and families there. Everyone gets a free patch. Special post-game autograph session with the players and a VIP post game skate on the ice. Plus any new Scouts joining from June 1st to October 21st receive a free ticket and will appear on the ice before the game. Tickets are only $10 each!!! Contact Jonathan Pleva at for more information. 

Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner & Auction


Wood Badge BeadsThe Wood Badge Fellowship Dinner is Sunday, November 6 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby. This annual gathering brings together Wood Badge alumni and participants for an afternoon of fellowship, friendship and great food. The dinner also supports the Council's Wood Badge scholarship fund which helps make Scouting's premier adult leadership training course affordable to all leaders. A key part of the fundraising is the silent auction and we are looking for auction items. If you have anything of value to fellow Wood Badgers that you would like to donate, please contact Ray Moncevicius at
Bluefish Scout Night September 10
Bluefish LogoBaseball season is in full gear and that means it's time to start rallying your Scouts and families to attend the annual Scout Night at the Bluefish on September 10. This is a great first activity of the school year for the pack. This annual event is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun evening at the ballpark and spend quality time with the entire family. Our Scout Night includes a pre-game parade, fantastic ballgame, movie on the jumbo-tron, campout in the outfield and of course an awesome patch for all participants. It's about as simple, fun and easy as any Scouting event can get! Click the link below to register your Pack before the September 1st deadline. 
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 earn 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. 
Catholic Scouting Retreat at Camp Strang 


Catholic Committee on Scouting Logo

The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee on Scouting is sponsoring a Catholic Boy Scout Camporee September 30-October 2 at Camp Strang in Goshen, CT. The camporee is open to all Catholic Scouts in the Council including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and adult Scouters. $25 for the weekend includes all meals, 2 crackerbarrels and a patch. The weekend will offer themed activities, Chaplain Aide Training, a campfire and Mass on Saturday evening. For more information, please contact John Meakin at (860) 688-7440 or

Scout Day at Lime Rock, September 30-October 1
Schedule this event to start your unit's 2012 program year with a roar at Scout Day at Lime Rock or just plan a fun day with the family. This easy camping event is perfect - just drive up and live out of the trunk of your car. Prepare your meals or buy them at the track concessions - either way there is nothing better than fan food at the track. An all-day program of amateur racing by some of the top rated drivers in stock sedans and open wheeled race cars will ensure you have plenty to entertain Scouts of all ages. Camp Friday night - watch races Saturday 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. It gets no better than this.
Red Ribbon Week Patch InitiativeRed Ribbon Week Patch


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse. Observed annually from October 23 to October 31, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration promoting youth education on the dangers of substance abuse. Scout Leaders must submit the 'Intent to Participate' form by Friday, October 7. 

This email newsletter and the many programs and services of the Connecticut Yankee Council are made possible thanks in part to your investment in Friends of Scouting. We are also grateful for our e-bulletin underwriter, YellowPages

Yellow Pages Ad
Connecticut Yankee Council


60 Wellington Road
Milford, CT 06461


P (203) 876-6868

F (203) 876-6884

The Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America serves nearly 25,000 young people in Fairfield, New Haven and parts of Hartford counties. Scouting's programs encourage youth to pursue their special interests, make new friends, gain a respect for their environment, develop leadership skills and give back to their community. For more information, please visit