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November 4, 2011

Boots & Suits
In This Edition
Army-Rutgers Football Game at Yankee Stadium
Be A Part of Our Annual Report
Enhance Your Cub Scouting Skills At Pow Wow
Troop 63 Wants Your Mouse
Eagle Scout Scholarship Applications
Online Tidbit
Ski & Snowboard Trip to Mount Snow
2012 Wood Badge Wants You
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What a fall it's been. We hope that by the time this newsletter arrives in your inboxes, all our volunteers will have power restored after this freak October snowstorm. It's certainly given us all a chance to put our Scouting skills to the test, whether it be layering up on a cold night, cooking dinner over the Coleman stove, or simply Being Prepared with a bathtub of water.   


Sequassen CampfireOn a brighter note, during the good weather weekends this fall, we have had record attendance at our Cub Scout Fright Night, Sound Tigers Overnight, and Scout Day at LimeRock. New families who joined Scouting for this first time this fall, and there are a lot of them, have a complete menu of choices to choose from, and we're proud to be able to offer such vibrant programs. 


This newsletter is designed to give you a sampling of some of the activities and programs going on around the Council. Please browse through, forward along to your friends and let us know what you'd like to see. As always, you can stay up to date with these and many other programs by visiting our website at

Army - Rutgers Football Game at Yankee Stadium

Yankees army logo The New York Yankees are offering an incredible deal for Scouts to attend the Rutgers vs. Army game on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Scouts receive $15 off the advance ticket price -- only $20 per ticket -- to the game and receive a commemorative patch. They've set up a special portal just for Scouts to register and participate. Visit today for complete information. 
You Can Be A Part of Our Annual Report

With just under two months to go before the end of the year, it's time that we started putting together our Council's Annual Report, taking a snapshot of all the incredible programs and activities throughout the year. Of course, the Council is nothing without the extraordinary programs done at the local pack, troop or crew level. We'd love to include photos, particularly action-oriented shots, of our Scouts doing fun things. Please submit your favorite photos with a small caption and your unit information via email to Director of Development & Marketing Tony Vogl. We are especially looking for the following themed photos: 
  • Scout or Eagle Scout service projects 
  • Scouts responding to Hurricane Irene
  • Parent/son or daughter pictures at one of our activities
  • Campfires & pocket knives
Enhance your Cub Scouting Skills at Pow Wow!
Pow Wow 2011 patchCub Scout leaders -- mark your calendars now for Saturday, December 3 to attend the Cub Scout Pow Wow at Harborside Middle School in Milford. Pow Wow is for Cub Scout leaders of all levels from brand new parents who were the last ones to step backward to the experienced, veteran, been-around-the-block Scouters. Choose from over 35 different skill-specific classes on everything from planning a Blue & Gold, to learning new and innovative arts & crafts projects. There's even a pig roast. 
The Pow Wow features a special guest: Gary Hartley, Director of Community Relations for  The Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve in West Virginia. Come get the inside scoop on all that is going on at the BSA's newest adventure base on the East Coast. 
Troop 63 Wants Your Mouse

Eagle Scout Scholarship Applications Now Available
In 2012, the National Eagle Scout Association will award 153 scholarships varying in size from $1,000 to $50,000 to deserving Eagle Scouts through various scholarship funds. To learn more about the scholarships and access application instructions, visit NESA's 2012 Scholarship Applications site. 
Online Tidbit - Tools, Logos, Promotions at Your Fingertips
Brand on Demand The National Boy Scouts of America website,, has lots of hidden gems of information that can help you provide a strong program and lots of great information to your unit. One such example is The Marketing Toolbox. Get insights and tools for the upcoming recruiting campaign, download the BSA Brand guide, find logos, powerpoint templates, and photos to help in your newsletters. There's a ton of information waiting for you. 
Ski & Snowboard Trip to Mount Snow
2012 Scout Ski TripThe annual Ski & Snowboard Trip sponsored by Westport Troop 36 is January 27-29 at Mount Snow in Wilmington, VT. Receive 2 day lift tickets, 5 meals, 2 nights lodging in Brattleboro, prizes, a patch, program items and more. New skiers get free lessons and lift tickets. Only $178 for Scouts under 18 and $198 for adults. Contact Jack Berry at or (203) 222-7686 for more information. 
2012 Wood Badge Wants You!
Baden Powell PaintingIn just about 60 days, we'll all be making New Year's resolutions. Some we'll keep and some (like gym memberships) are just good intentions. Attending Wood Badge, Scouting's premier leadership training course for adults, is a resolution that will impact you well beyond the two weekend course in 2012. Over the course of two 3-day weekends, you'll learn contemporary leadership skills, understand the full family of Scouting's programs and revitalize your commitment to this incredible program. Course Director John Neary is already assembling his staff. All that's left is for you to make the commitment to sign up. It's your move. banner
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