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Volunteer e-Bulletin

November 21, 2011

 
In This Edition
Scout Day With UCONN Basketball
Help Us Send 4,000 Cases of Popcorn to U.S. Troops
Congratulations to Newest Silver Beavers
Congratulations to Newest Silver Beavers
Enhance Your Cub Scouting Skills At Pow Wow
Stuff Your Stockings With Globetrotter Tickets
ConnJam 2012 Update
Rosary Patch Workshop Dec. 10
2012 Wood Badge Wants You
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Doug Machin

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Lou Salute

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Steven Beckwith
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James Gates
Andrew Hsu
John McLenithan
Michael Shay
 
Carry on the Scouting trail with the National Eagle Scout Association. 
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Pohle 
Henry Pohle, a Webelos Scout in New Canaan Pack 70 is just like any other of the thousands of boys served by the Connecticut Yankee Council each year. But for the past three years, his birthday wish list hasn't included video games, Legos or socks. Instead, he has asked family and friends to contribute to support Scouting so other boys can have the same opportunities Henry has. Thank you Henry for helping bring the spirit of Scouting.  
 
If you have a Scout in your unit who is deserving of recognition beyond your unit, send an email with a photo to Tony Vogl for inclusion in future editions of this newsletter. 
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About the e-Bulletin

 

This newsletter is designed to give you a sampling of some of the activities and programs going on around the Council. Browse through, forward along to your friends and let us know what you'd like to see. The Volunteer e-Bulletin is made possible thanks to your support of Friends of Scouting. 
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ThanksgivingThanksgiving is a time to reflect on those things which we are Thankful for. It's easy to get caught up in the stress of the holidays and lose track of those things that are most important this time of year. I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all our Scouts and leaders for your service to our communities on behalf of Scouting. 

 

This fall brought us two surprise storms and many of our volunteers were without heat and hot water for days, but Scouting programs continued. Scouting's values of preparedness certainly made it a little more bearable. 

 

Every day I look around and see the results of Scouting's legacy in our community. I see young people across our area meeting, learning and leading. I see the results of our service projects making life just a little bit better one bag of food, hammer or shovel at a time. 

 

So as we pause around our dinner tables, share in the fellowship of family and reflect on things we are truly Thankful for, one of the things I will be thinking of is you .. the volunteers who make Scouting so successful. 

 

My very best to you and your family for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. 

 

Yours in Scouting, 

Louis D. Salute

Help Us Send 4,000 Cases of Popcorn to U.S. Troops

Popcorn for Patriots The Connecticut Yankee Council is working on two programs this fall to send popcorn to our U.S. servicemen and women here at home and overseas as a way to say Thank You. Donations of any amount can be collected by your unit and submitted to the Council which then uses them to deliver popcorn to local military units in Connecticut. 
 
We are also encouraging all families to invite family and friends to participate in our "Popcorn for Patriots" campaign by purchasing popcorn online and having Trail's End ship it to our Troops. Scouts have already sold over 1,900 cases of popcorn. Can we reach 4,000 by the end of the year? Visit www.ctyankee.org/popcorn for more information. 
Congratulations to Silver Beaver Recipients

The cornerstone of great Scouting programs has always been its dedicated volunteer corps. Each year, the Connecticut Yankee Council is able to recognize a small group of these with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition a local Council can present to a volunteer. We are pleased to congratulate Peter Anstett, Arnold Feintuck, Caroline Griffin, Michael Kraus, Dan Marazita, Roger Williams and Gordon Parmalee for being selected by a committee of past recipients to receive this honor. The awards will be presented at the Council's annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on January 26, 2012. 
First Annual Boots & Suits Gala A Success

Boots Invitation The Connecticut Yankee Council tried something new and different this year with our first annual Boots & Suits Gala on Friday, Nov. 18. A committee led by Sally Berry and Tina Salute made this dream a reality, bringing together more than 180 guests and over 100 auction items for an evening of dining, dancing and bidding, with the proceeds directly benefiting capital improvements at our camps. A big Thank You to all the ladies on the committee for their time, talent and commitment to making this a success. Also Thank You to all who supported the Gala either by attending, donating an auction item or purchasing an ad. Look for a photo album on the website in the coming weeks and for more information to follow as we begin planning Boots & Suits 2012.
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.  
Stuff Your Stocking With Tickets to Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Bridgeport and bringing a great deal for Scouts. For only $17 (regular price is $25), you can have a ticket to the game in special Scout group seating areas. Register soon, definitely no later than December 21, so that you can get in on this great opportunity to see the antics of the Globetrotters up close.  Contact Jon Pleva for more information. 
Scout Day With UCONN Basketball
 
Spend quality time with your family cheering on the Huskies at the Scout Day with UCONN Basketball on December 18. Tickets are only $20 each and will be left at the Will Call window at the XL Center in Hartford. Contact Jon Pleva for more information. 
CONNJAM 2012 Update - Meet The Chief
 
As planning for ConnJam 2012 continues and we get closer to the big event, there will be an update in each of the volunteer e-Bulletins. Also starting this month, there is a monthly newsletter going out to all leaders and committee chairmen with updates on program and logistics for the event. Registration starts on January 1st and there is a special discount for registering early. More details to come.
 
Bob Mazzuca
This month's program focus - the ConnJam committee is excited to announce that we will have a very special guest in attendance. The Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America,  Robert Mazzuca, will be on site to open the event on Saturday morning, meet with Scouts and host discussions throughout the day. He'll even have a special luncheon with some select Scouts. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the Chief. 
Rosary Patch Workshop Offered Saturday, Dec. 10
 
Rosary PatchNewtown's St. Rose Pack 570 is hosting a Rosary Patch for all scouts (girls, boys and cubs) grades one to adult. You are invited to join Monsignor Bob Weiss on Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2011, we will be learning about the Joyful Mysteries. Patch costs $4, payable at the door. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown the presentation starts at 9 a.m. sharp. For questions, please call Susan Dorazio at (203) 270-0220.
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. 
Go Big, Get Wild at National Jamboree 2013
 
Get ready!  The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree.  We're talking seriously high adventure, people!  Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia.

 

Start planning now to be a part of history at the very first jamboree at The Summit -- July 15-July 24, 2013.

 

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