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March 2, 2012

In This Edition
Jambo 2013 - Are You Going?
Save The Date - Council Program Kickoff
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Support Scouting With ChariDeal
Training Corner
Scout Night at the Bluefish
FREE Placemats for Your Blue & Golds
Voice of the Scout
NESA Committee News
Health & Safety Corner
Properties Strategic Plan Open House
OA Section Conclave June 8-10
Fleur De Lis (GIF) 
Council Leadership


Council President

Doug Machin

Council Commissioner
Scout Executive

Lou Salute

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2013 Jambo Promo
Jambo 2013

Get ready! The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree. We're talking seriously high adventure! 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.


Click here to register for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

-- Save The Date --
Council Program Kickoff
Wednesday, May 16
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Get the tools you need to plan an effective program for your unit.  


Dear  , 


At this time last year, we were still trying to figure out what the ground looked like underneath all that snow and pining for the warm days of spring and summer. Even sans snow and the bitter cold, it's still a great time to be thinking about summer and in particular what to do with those Cub Scouts in your den. 


Send them to Cub Scout Day Camp 


Day Camp returns in 2012 with an incredible program to test the limits of your son's imagination and earn him beltloops and achievements toward his next rank. This year's theme brings together the present and the past to commemorate the Olympics in 2012. Scouts can travel back in time to Ancient Greece, or take a jaunt across the pond to London. 


The complete Day Camp brochure and registration forms are going in the mail early next week to every registered Cub Scout in our Council. The price remains the same as last year and the value even better, but you can't put a price tag on the memories. 


Visit today to download your copy of the brochure or check a mailbox near you. 

In this edition are the first of several Health & Safety updates provided by the Council's Risk Management Committee. These are important nuggets of information for any volunteer to provide a safe and quality program to our young people.  

Staff Changes 
Scout Executive Lou Salute announced the following staff changes: Blaine Boxwell, III, has joined the staff as the district executive for Sleeping Giant District as of March 1. Gary Chrislip is currently serving as senior district executive for Scatacook District, and Jonathan Glassman is serving as interim district executive for Wepawaug Valley District as well as district director for Pomperaug District. The Council also bids farewell to Exploring Director Brian Landi who has accepted a promotion to the Westchester-Putnam Council as of March 2. 
Support Scouting Through Local Businesses

Here is a new site that has a community conscience. With Charideal you get a great savings and donate to your favorite charity, the Boy Scouts. ChariDeal is a Social Buying Network that ties local businesses, consumers and non-profits together for the benefit of all.  When the members sign up for free they choose their favorite Charity. Every time you buy a deal on a restaurant, spa, oil change, etc. you save money, the Scouts gets much needed funds (about 5 percent of each transaction) and the business gets increased cash flow and a new client. is helping to build stronger community bonds. Sign up is free and you can also friend them at When you register, be sure to select Connecticut Yankee Council as your charity of choice.

Trained StripTraining Corner

For more information on Training, please contact your district executive or email Council Training Chairman 
Trainer's EDGEConnecticut University of Scouting

The 2012 Connecticut University of Scouting is scheduled for Saturday, March 10. 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. NEW THIS YEAR! Two dozen exciting new courses, new degree program, opening and gathering demo provided by the Tschitani Lodge Indian Dance Team, and a new location at Wilby High School in Waterbury. For more CUS details, visit This link has the latest information including the program catalog, information about our new degree program and course registration. 


Venturing Leader Specific Training for Adults

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 30 Bonnie View Drive, Trumbull


Venturing Training Class for Youth - ILSC

ILSC is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. This course is youth taught; it is offered once per year at the Council level.


Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport 

For more information on these Venturing trainings, please contact Laura O'Brien, (203) 792-8559 or
Scout Night at the Bluefish June 16
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Mark your calendars and spread the word. The annual Scout Night at the Bluefish is Saturday, June 16 and as thousands of Scouts, siblings and families have said over the years, this is one event your Pack or den can't afford to miss. It's affordable, simple and most importantly -- FUN!

The Scout Night begins with a parade around the outfield, then an always fun baseball game, a campout in the outfield with a movie on the jumbotron and of course an incredible patch. You're on your own for breakfast Sunday morning though. There's simply no better way to celebrate Father's Day weekend than an evening at the ballpark with your son. 
FREE Summer Camp Placemats Available for Blue & Golds
2012 CRCWRC Placemat
Bright, colorful placemats displaying information on the 2012 Cub Scout Summer Camp programs (Resident Camp on one side, Day Camp on the other) are available for your Blue & Gold Banquet at no charge. 

To request some for your Pack, call Carolyn Cruson at (203) 876-6868, Ext. 273 or email Include your name, phone or email, Pack number and the number of placemats you need. Give us at least 30 minutes notice and your placemats will be bundled and ready for pick up here at the Council Resource Center. 

Have We Met Your Expectations? Let Us Hear Your Voice
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The Boy Scouts of America is launching its first nationwide program to ensure that we are delivering what you expect out of our programs. We can't do that without listening to you about your experiences in Scouting. When you receive the survey, please take a few minutes and tell us what you think and encourage your parents and Scouts over the age of 14 to do the same. We must stay connected to your experiences so we can provide the best possible Scouting experience for you and your Scout. We promise your time will be well spent.

NESA Committee News
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Scout Award, a National Eagle Scout Association Committee has been formed. This committee is already working on organizing the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner, as well as looking into opportunities to re-engage with Eagle Scouts in our area who may not currently be involved with Scouting, but who want to "smell the campfire" again. The next meeting is Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Bridgeport Hospital, hosted by Eagle Scout & Hospital President Bill Jennings. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Dr. Bob Sherman at or visit  
Health & Safety Corner
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In upcoming Volunteer E-bulletins, the Risk Management committee will be providing information on safe Scouting. The committee meets several times a year at Council and is always looking for volunteers who want to become involved in addressing risk management issues and health and safety issues for Connecticut Yankee Council. If you have interest in becoming involved in risk management and health and safety issues in our scouting activities, please contact Dan Cooley at Council. Health and Safety information can be found at the Council Home at 


If you would like additional safety related information regarding any safety concern, please contact Dan Cooley

Properties Strategic Plan 'Open House'
The Connecticut Yankee Council is in the middle of developing its next five-year strategic plan and the properties subcommittee would like your input. An open house to show the current plan is scheduled for March 27 at the Council Resource Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This will be an opportunity to preview the Properties portion of the plan, give feedback and get your questions answered about the direction we're heading. Please RSVP to
OA Section Conclave June 8-10
Are you ready for the best that the OA has to offer? Get ready to experience: the Founder's Fair, training cells, competitions, special guests, fellowship, patch trading, awesome food, displays, the patch auction and much, much, more! Register before May 1, and get the early bird price! Beat the lines at the trading post and place your pre-order by March 31, 2012.

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