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Get Your Set Before They're Gone!
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Save $10 on Cub Scout Day Camp
Eagle Scout After-Hours
OA Section Conclave
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner June 9
Take Scouting's Premier Adult Training Course
Take Your Family Out To The Ballgame
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Council Leadership

 

Council President

Michael Abrahamson

Council Commissioner
Scout Executive

Serving Branford, East Haven, Guiford, Madison, New Haven, North Branford

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Serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport

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Powahay District
Serving Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton

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Serving Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Georgetown, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sandy Hook, and Sherman

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Serving Hamden, Meriden, North Haven, Southington and Wallingford

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Serving Bethany, Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

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Congratulations
to our newest
Eagle Scouts

 

James Michael Barile

Joseph Fedorchuck

Timothy McMullen

John Meriano

Joseph Murphy

Daniel Newhall

Lester Perry IV

Christopher Rowberry

Brendan Sharp

Guerric von Haagenfels.

 

Carry on the Scouting trail with the National Eagle Scout Association
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Did You Know ... 
According to a recent survey, the average 7-year-old can identify 200 corporate logos but not the trees in his own backyard. We wonder if they surveyed Scouts. 

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Greetings!


Spring is a Great Season to Join Scouting,  
Especially Tiger Cubs
We do a reasonably good job of getting the word out about joining Scouting each fall when boys return to school. Flyers go into backpacks, packs and troops set up displays at back-to-school nights and yard signs pop up all over town. With all the fun activities, programs and camps that our Council offers over the summer, why wouldn't you want to do the same this spring?

Boys who will be in first grade in September can begin Tiger Cubs on June 1, and now is a great time to identify a couple moms and dads who can catch the excitement and start organizing a new den. Plan a couple meetings to help the boys earn their Bobcat badges before the end of June, take them to the Scout Night at the Bluefish (they earned free tickets just for joining after all), and then participate in Cub Scout Day Camp and a pack picnic, and the boys can earn the Summertime Pack Award or the Cub Scout Outdoors Award at the very first meeting in September. The best part is that the leaders can take online training over the summer and have time to work with their unit commissioner in planning their fall program. 
 
Spring recruiting isn't just for Cub Scouts though. Boy Scout open houses are a great way to encourage our Scouts to share the fun and excitement. Nobody has a better first-year camper program than Camp Sequassen and boys just joining the troop will have a great opportunity to get moving on their advancement very quickly after a week at camp. 
 
There are some excellent materials, invitations, sample flyers, meeting outlines and all sorts of other resources available through the national council. Follow this link and prepare to be amazed at all that is available at your fingertips. Contact your unit commissioner or district executive today for help or ideas on how to get started. 
Council Program Kickoff!
(It's so big, we had to increase the font size!)
 
Wednesday, May 15 at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard (Directions)
6-7 p.m. Dinner & Program Exhibition
7-9 p.m. Program and breakouts
FREE DINNER, FREE FOOD & DOOR PRIZES
 
Attention all leaders, unit committee members, and parents -- mark your calendars now to join us at the Council's annual Program Kickoff. It's a one-stop-shop to get all the tools, answers and resources you need to plan an outstanding program for your unit over the summer. Meet the movers and shakers in this Council face to face, learn what's new at our camps, browse through a midway featuring over 75 tables of committees, programs and outside vendors. And bring a buddy because there's so much information to take home, you can't possibly carry it all yourself. 
 
Get your copies of the 2013-2014 Connecticut Yankee Council Leader's Program Directory. This 100+ page guide serves as THE reference guide for the outstanding volunteers in our Council. Unit leaders will be especially interested in the roll out of a new, innovative staffing model for the Council. This alone is a presentation you won't want to miss. 

(For those UCONN fans out there, you could win an autographed UCONN football, autographed basketball, or 4 Club Seats). 
Sign Up by April 30 To Save $10 on Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp returns in 2013 with an incredible program to test the limits of your son's imagination and earn him beltloops and achievements toward his next rank. Cub Scouts can participate in many types of pursuits including archery, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other activities, depending on the location and theme. All areas (especially archery and water activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. Each week also has a Family Day complete with awards and a campfire or ceremony in the afternoon.

 
Save $10 per session by registering your son on or before April 30. 
Click here to download the registration form today. 
Do You (or Someone You Know) Own This Badge? 
Eagle Scouts come in all shapes and sizes, and the living next door or working the next cubicle just might be one. We've identified over 4,100 adult Eagle Scouts living within our Council boundaries and we want to reach out, reconnect and find ways to get them back involved. 

If you're an adult Eagle Scout living or working in/around southern Fairfield county, please consider joining us for a non-uniform Eagle Scout After-Hours reception on Wednesday, May 29 at Columbus Park Trattoria in Stamford sponsored by HomeServeUSA. Or if you're a commuter, you can also mark your calendar for Thursday, May 30 to join us for a similar reception right outside Grand Central. These are the beginning of a series of fun, social gatherings for adult men who share this common badge. Electronic invitations for Eagle Scouts we know are going out soon, but mark your calendars today. For more information, to RSVP or if you're interested in hosting a reception in your area, email Tony Vogl at tony.vogl@scouting.org 

Order of the Arrow Section Conclave
Keep the Fire Burning! Section NE-2A's annual Conclave is at Camp Tri Mount Scout Reservation home of Half Moon Lodge this year. June 7-9, 2013 Lodges from Section NE-2A will gather for fun, fellowship, training, patch trading competitions and much more! 

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner - June 9
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The Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner, recognizing the class of 2012/2013 is Sunday, June 9 in the Good Turn Dining Hall at Deer Lake Scout Reservation. This dinner serves as a salute to the Scouts for their accomplishment, and also a way to recognize the parents and Scoutmasters too. 
 
This dinner is fast becoming one of the premier events of the Council and we are looking forward to adding a few new elements to make it even better this year. Visit www.ctyankee.org/program/nesa/dinner for complete details. 
Scouting's Premier Adult Training Course Awaits
Greetings! , have you taken Wood Badge? Scouting's preeminent leadership training course is ready and waiting for your registration, and there is space available. 

Wood Badge is a two-weekend training course that takes modern team-based leadership theory and applies it to a Scouting setting. Learn about how to effectively listen, how to communicate with the various generations in our ranks and how to manage conflict. We've got an incredible staff of volunteers who have been training for months to prepare for you. All it takes is the commitment. Need-based scholarships are available. 

REGISTER ONLINE today or visit www.ctyankee.org/woodbadge to learn more.  

Our code is: 'SCOUTS'. To order tickets call (203) 210-BLUE (2583) 
 
Special Partner Promotion: $5 for any box seat ticket purchased using your code for Monday through Thursday in May. Advance purchase is required**.

Upcoming Bluefish games - 4/26 - 5/2
 
4/26 (FridayOpening Night game time 7:05 pm; gates open at 6 pm; Feel the Teal! Welcome your first place Bluefish home!
4/27 (Saturday) Fireworks game time 6:05 pm; gates open at 5 pm
4/28 (Sunday) Family Fun Day game time 1:05 pm; gates open at noon -- Autographs on the field with the Bluefish pregame; play catch with your son or daughter in the outfield; kids run the bases after the game
4/30 Take it to the Bank Tuesday 7:05 pm game time; gates open at 6 pm - Your box seat ticket purchase for this game earns the Scouts $5 for each ticket. Advance purchase is required. 
5/1 Wacky Wednesday / Warning Track Wednesday 10:35 game time; gates open at 9:30 (that's AM) - Play hooky from work or bring the office. Hack, come in your pajamas if you want. What's so Wacky about Wednesday? You could win a chance to sit on the warning track during the game! Weather forecast for Wednesday (as of 4/24) is 65 degrees with a 10% chance of rain. Your box seat ticket purchase for this game earns the Scouts $5 for each ticket. Advance purchase is required. 
5/2 Thirsty Thursday 7:05 first pitch; gates open at 6 pm (are you getting the pattern by now?) - 2 for 1 domestic draft beers for those of you old enough and desirous enough to partake. Bring some friends and toast the start of the weekend. Send the kids off to the Kids Cove Inflatable slide and moon bounces for the night. Your box seat ticket purchase for this game earns the Scouts $5 for each ticket. Advance purchase is required. 
 
Our code is: SCOUTS. To order tickets call (203) 210-BLUE (2583)
 
Register to win a chance for your child to be a part of a Bluefish pregame team workout. Forward this email to fun@bridgeportbluefish.com and include the following to be eligible: Your name, phone number, company you work for, child's first name and age. We ask for your company because we are going to bug you about getting them to buy some tickets. Hey at least we're honest. 
 
** Advance purchase means the ticket must be purchased no later than the end of business the day prior to the game. 
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Connecticut Yankee Council

 

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Milford, CT 06461

 

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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.