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INVESTOR UPDATE                      March 2012 


In This Issue
Did you know...
IRS Smart Phone App
Outstanding Female Scouts Honored
Scouts Visit Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Upcoming Events


Greater Bridgeport Good Scout Luncheon

April 20, 2012

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Holiday Inn Bridgeport


Commitment to Community 2012 Distinguished Citizens Award Reception

April 29, 2012

5:30 pm Cocktail hour

6:30 pm Dinner and program

Continental Manor, Norwalk


Energy Industry Good Scout Dinner

May 2, 2010

5:30 pm Reception

6:30 pm Dinner and program 

The Waterview, Monroe


Milford Orange Good Scout Luncheon

June 5, 2010

11:30 am Reception

12:00 pm Luncheon and program


Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion Dinner

June 10, 2012

3:00 pm Reception

4:00 pm Dinner and Program

Deer Lake Scout Reservation



Boots & Suits Gala 2012

Save the Date!!

November 17, 2012

The Waterview, Monroe



If you would like more information about any of our events, please contact 



Fast Facts...

35.5 percent of the West Point cadets were involved in Scouting as youth. 15.6 percent are Eagle Scouts.


~181 NASA Astronauts were involved in Scouting. 39 are Eagle Scouts.


~ 23 percent of US Air Force Academy cadets were involved in Scouting as youth.  12 percent are Eagle Scouts. 


~25 percent of US Naval Academy midshipmen were involved in Scouting as youth.  11 percent are Eagle Scouts.


~206 members of the 112th Congress participated in Scouting as a youth and/or adult leader.  29 are Eagle Scouts.

Quick Links
New Scouting Alumni Association Prepares to Launch
The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America - former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day - to join today. Enjoy the member benefits and support the good work that the BSA continues in its second century. Learn more at
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750 individuals and counting have made us their friend on Facebook. 





Continuing your education, our Investor Update is meant to keep you up to date on your investment in Scouting and to keep you connected. 



 Did you know...   

MAR Merit Badges
Family Life, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the Community and Emergency Preparedness are just some of the 16 Merit Badges dedicated to educating youth about Civic Engagement.

Fully half of America's young adults can't find Ohio or New York on a United States Map.

  • More Americans can name the Three Stooges than the three branches of the government
  • Voting Americans under 30 years of age hovers around 50 percent - nearly 20 points below their parents and grandparents
  • Just 19 percent of high school students volunteer on a regular basis
  • Young men ages 15 to 25 are less likely than their female peers to volunteer, raise money for charity, and join political or non-political groups

"We the people." Those words from the Constitution encompass all of America's power and promise.  For more than two centuries, America has relied on its citizens to be informed about their rights and responsibilities, engaged with their government, and involved in their communities.  Yet since World War II, civic engagement has plummeted by virtually every measure.


That's not the case with the Boy Scouts of America.  Scouts who earn our three citizenship merit badges - more than 8 million to date - attend town meetings, contact their congressional representatives, and study world issues and cultures.  And many do more.  At least 25 percent of service academy cadets are former Scouts, as are some 40 percent members of Congress and nearly 60 percent of America's astronauts.


But boys don't have to wait until adulthood to serve their country and communities.  Each year, Scouts provide more than 36 million hours of community service (worth some $764 million), and most keep volunteering for a lifetime. 


Still, we want to do more.  That's why we've partnered with groups like the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to provide new service opportunities for our Scouts.  That's why we've developed nationwide service opportunities like ArrowCorp5, which mobilized thousands of Scouts and leaders to complete conservation projects in national forests across America.  And that's why we're launching innovative leadership programs targeting at-risk Hispanic youth and other groups.


Deep in Scouts' DNA lies a commitment to leave places better than they found them, from the campsites they visit to the communities where they live.  The Boy Scouts of America is committed to giving Scouts the tools they need to make their communities and our country better than ever.  America's future depends on it.


IRS Smart Phone App - IRS2GO   

IRS Smart Phone App is ready to go for tax season. 

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman was pleased to announce a substantially enhanced application for iPhone and Android phones.  The IRS2GO application was first announced in 2011 and had more than 350,000 downloads.  Commissioner Shulman expects the new application to be widely used. (Read more.)  


Scouts Honored at Annual Outstanding Women in Leadership Event

Two local Scouts were honored recently at the Connecticut Yankee Council's annual Outstanding Women in Leadership Event held at Testo's Ristorante in Bridgeport on March 8th. 


Meighan McNally of Danbury Police Explorer Post 33 was recognized as the Council's Outstanding Female Explorer and Wendy Amidon of Venturing Crew 68 was recognized as the Council's Outstanding Female Venturer.  


Meighan, a college student, focuses her volunteer efforts through her employer AvalonBay and with various Habitat for Humanity Projects in her local area.


Wendy is a senior at Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Larualton Hall in Milford where she plays softball, runs cross country and has been an honor student her entire high-school year.


The awards are presented to Scouting members who have participated in school activities, have good academic grades and follow the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  


Centennial Eagle PatchEagle Scout Recognition
and Reunion Dinner
Save the Date!
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Scout award and the Connecticut Yankee Council is using it as a means to build a National Eagle Scout Association network within our communities. This committee will bring together men who share the common bond of Eagle Scout to network, share in fellowship and contribute service to the Council area. The first project on the horizon is the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on Sunday, June 10 at Deer Lake Scout Reservation in Killingworth. This dinner recognizes the Eagle Scouts from the class of 2011/2012 and pairs them up with adult mentors. Check out our website at for news, updates and additional information.
We are proud to partner with you as Scouting continues its Journey to Excellence and are looking forward to great things to come for 2012. Thank you for the role you play in making them happen.



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 23,000 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