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Connecticut Scouting e-Bulletin

March 30, 2012

In This Edition
Program Kickoff
Fishing Derby
ConnJam 2012
Save $25 Per Scout at Camp Sequassen
Support Scouting With ChariDeal
Training Corner - Take Wood Badge
Scout Night at the Bluefish
NESA Committee News
OA Section Conclave June 8-10
Health & Safety Corner
Visit Your $cout $hop & $ave
Fleur De Lis (GIF) 
Council Leadership


Council President

Doug Machin

Council Commissioner
Scout Executive

Lou Salute

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Adam Burr
William Callahan
Stephen da Cruz
Matthew Haigis
William LeBlanc
Daniel Liddi
William Lochtefeld
Nicholas Moss
Jeffrey Plate
Stephen Povroznik*



Eagle Scout
Recognition Dinner

June 10 at Deer Lake


Carry on the Scouting trail with the National Eagle Scout Association. 
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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  , 


2013 Jambo Promo The leadership for our Council Jamboree Contingent is in place, the pre-Jamboree and post-Jamboree tours have been planned, we have been accepted to send a Troop and a Crew to the Summit this summer, July 2012, to help test the Jamboree facilities. 


Registration for the Jamboree is "open for business." In fact we have just about filled one Jamboree Troop. If you want to go to the 2013 Jamboree, now is the time to sign up.


The 2013 Jamboree is going to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever. The location is the new permanent Jamboree site in the mountains of West Virginia, The Bechtel Summit Reserve. In addition, there are new activities and new programs. The Jamboree is Scouting's most exciting event and the 2013 Jamboree promises to be the most spectacular yet. 


The Jamboree contingent will include Venturers for the first time. We have a new plan for touring before and after the Jamboree which will include Gettysburg and Hershey Park. And for those of you into patch trading, we will be adding Marvel Comics Avenger characters to our line up.  


Now is the time to sign up. One troop is already full and registrations are arriving every day. You won't want to miss the historic first Jamboree at the SummitIf you are ready to register right now, visit or click the online registration at

Cast Your Line For a Weekend of Fun
The 26th Annual Fishing Derby will take place April 7 & 14, 2012 at Deer Lake. Grab your fishing pole and join us for a delicious pancake breakfast and a morning of fishing. 

What better way to spend a Spring morning!

ConnJam 2012 - Be a Part of the Largest Event in Council History

You are invited to the largest event in Connecticut Yankee Council's history and the largest Scouting event in Connecticut - ConnJam 2012. ConnJam is May 11-13 at the Orange Fairgrounds. It brings together Scouts from throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties to celebrate a weekend of Scouting fellowship and fun.


We are only 44 days away from this historic event so make sure to register today. ConnJam is only held every 3 years so for many Scouts this may be their only chance  to participate. In 2009, over 3,000 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, leaders, parents, and sibilings joined us for this amazing event.


With a midway of over 100 exhibitions, acitvities, and demonstrations, plus exciting shooting sports, troop demonstrations, stage shows, and more, this is an event not to miss. We'll have a dedicated Cub World and special activities and demonstrations just for Cub Scouts.


Come for the day, two days, or the whole weekend -- just don't let your Scouts miss out. The ConnJam committee is getting excited, and we hope the entire council is excited. We'll see you on May 11th!


For complete information, visit today. 

Save $25 Per Scout on Camp Sequassen
Don't miss out on the Early Bird discount for Camp Sequassen Boy Scout Resident campers. If the camper fee is paid in full by April 15, you save $25 per Scout. Provisional campers, as well as Scouts attending with their troops are eligible for this discount. To take advantage of the savings, submit the completed unit or individual registration form and fee payment to the Camp Registrar Carolyn Cruson, at the Council Resource Center. Contact Carolyn at or call (203) 876-6868, Ext. 273 with any questions. Check out all the programs at Camp Sequassen online 
Support Scouting Through Local Businesses

Connecticut Yankee Council is partnering with a new local website called Charideal to bring you great deals and support our programs at the same time. Think Groupon with a community conscience. Sign-up is free and you will receive a daily deal in your inbox. About five percent of each transaction goes directly back into Scouting. Check out an upcoming deal from Mark Krom, a Scoutmaster of Troop 1 Milford and owner of Harborside Electric. is helping to build stronger community bonds. 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 Ray Spagnuolo.
Wood Badge 2012 Wants You!
Is 2012 your year to finally take Wood Badge, Scouting's premier adult leadership training program? Created by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1919, Wood Badge focuses on preparing adults to be better leaders and deliver the promise of Scouting. Plus it is the most fun that adults can have in Scouting. 
August 24-26 and September 28-30 at Deer Lake. 
We have assembled an awesome staff under the leadership of Course Director John Neary. All that's missing is you. Every Scout deserves a trained leader. 
For more information, visit or contact John Neary
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. 
NESA Committee News
Our National Eagle Scout Association committee continues to grow with 18 attending our last meeting. NESA provides an opportunity for all men who share the common bond of Eagle Scout, to network, share in some fellowship, and contribute service to the Council and our newest Eagle Scouts. The most immediate project is the Eagle Scout Recognition dinner coming up on Sunday, June 10 at Deer Lake Scout Reservation. Check out our website at for news, updates and additional information. 

The next meeting is Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Council Resource Center, 60 Wellington Road in Milford. All Eagle Scouts are invited to attend. 
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.

Health & Safety Corner - A Guide To Safe Scouting Part 3
LOGO - Health & Safety

In the various sections, the Guide to Safe Scouting lists where additional information can be found on the topic addressed. At the back of the Guide are updates since the previous printed version. The online version of the Guide is updated quarterly. It is important to check on the updates particularly when planning an event not being done at a Council owned and operated facility. It is important for the leaders to know how to make sure when activities are being planned the safety of the scouts is part of the event planning. This Guide is an important resource for the leaders in every pack, troop or crew. 


The link again is

Visit Your $cout $hop and $ave

This coupon can be redeemed at the Milford Scout Shop. The Spring/Summer BSA Catalog includes a coupon on the inside of the front cover for use both in-store and on

The coupon is good for:

Spend $60 or more and receive 10% off or

Spend $100 or more and receive 20% off

*Exclusions include program literature, rank and advancement insignia and gift cards. Valid through June 1, 2012. Not valid on previous purchases; cannot be combined with any other offer. One offer per customer; discount does not apply to shipping, handling or taxes; offer may be terminated or modified at any time without notice. Customer must present coupon at time of purchase. 

Connecticut Yankee Council


60 Wellington Road
Milford, CT 06461


P (203) 876-6868

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The Connecticut Yankee Council will carry out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America in every community in our Council by providing leadership opportunities for all youth through quality programs, mentoring from trained adult volunteers and ongoing learning and personal development through outdoor experiences.


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