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Harry Chartoff

Stephen Hansen

Timothy McMullen

John Meriano

Joseph Murphy

Coleman Nelson

Anthony Parenti

Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rowberry

Joshua Sussan

Joshua Tunick.

Benjamin Zackin

 

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Council Unveils Staffing Reorganization
Scout Executive Charles Flowers unveiled a new staffing model at the Council's Program Kickoff that is designed to improve efficiency and provide better service and support to our volunteers and families. The new reorganization matches the talents of our executive staff with the key support functions in the field. The three districts in Fairfield county are Service Area West. The three districts serving New Haven county are Service Area East. Each service area team consists of four executive staff members: 
  • The Unit Service Executive is responsible for all unit related questions and concerns, re-chartering, Commissioner staff, popcorn sale, district programs, events and trainings. 
  • The Membership Executive is responsible for spring and fall recruiting, Webelos to Scout transition and organizing new units. 
  • The Development Executive is responsible for family and community-level Friends of Scouting campaigns. 
  • The Field Director is responsible for district leadership and questions and the nominating committee to ensure we have top volunteer leadership in all functions. 

As an executive team, we are eager to assist in the delivery of a high quality Scouting experience for our communities. Keep in mind that these executives will not keep regular office hours at the Council Resource Center in Milford so that they can focus our time on supporting and developing Scouting in our communities. If you need to meet someone on the team, contact us and we'll schedule a time and place to meet. 

Could you lend us your feedback?
The Connecticut Yankee Council is seeking your feedback on a new fundraising option we are exploring for Spring 2014 as a means to help our Scouts earn their way to camp. This is a program that has been used very successfully in other Councils, but we wanted your input first. 

Please take five minutes to complete a brief survey and give us your honest input and feedback. Click this link for the survey. Thank you. 
Stratford Webelos Scout Saves a Life
Nicholas James Elio, 10, of Stratford was presented with the Boy Scouts of America's National Honor Medal for saving a friend from drowning at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on May 15, 2013. The award presentation was the highlight Connecticut Yankee Council's annual program kickoff which drew more than 350 leaders to the Arena.

"I was swimming in the water at the beach and I met two new friends" said Nicholas, a Webelos Scout in Stratford Pack 75, wrote describing the incident on June 22, 2012 in West Haven. "We played and played until the kids' water gun floated away. My mom called my name several times until I finally heard her. She told me he was drowning. I swam out, threw his water gun toward the shore, grabbed him and swam back to shore with him. Then I sat him down."

Read the full article here. We are all very proud of Nicholas's actions. 
Youth Executive Board Blood Drive June 16
Did you know ... every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood and more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day! The Connecticut Yankee Council Youth Executive Board is sponsoring its second blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Sunday, June 16. Join us at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 625 Bridgeport Ave. Milford from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - we need YOUR help! 

Follow this link below to register and help us reach 75 pints. If you've given blood before, click on the donor login link. If you're a first time donor click on the New Donor Registration link. It only takes a minute to save a life!
Scout Night at the Bluefish June 22
Celebrate summer with a great game of baseball, an evening of fun for the whole family, and a campout! Join your fellow Scouts and families for this event featuring an opening parade around the field, a great game, an awesome patch and a great movie and campout in the outfield. Boys registering as Tiger Cubs from January 1 to June 19, 2013 are eligible for a free ticket. Tigers must be registered to qualify for their ticket. Directions and game details are posted to this website one week prior to the game.

This incredible activity SELLS OUT every year, so order early to reserve your seats. Follow this link to register.
Don't Let Your Son Miss Out on Cub Scout Day Camp
Captain Dan and his crew head off in just a couple weeks to begin building memories at Cub Scout Day Camp. Our Council is proud to offer seven weeks of incredible programs that put your sons' imaginations to the test. Cub Scouts can participate in activities like archery, field sports, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other activities depending on the location and theme. 

As a parent, there is just about no better value for the dollar than a week of day camp for your Cub Scout-age son. 

Project Sales & Gifts In Kind
Many people think of a business' annual budget in terms of dollars for broad categories such as employee salaries or paying the monthly utility bill, but in a Boy Scout council, it's much more. 

Instead, think of the Council's annual budget as the ink and paper for a flier that is distributed at a school to educate boys and their parents about the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting. It is the targets, ropes and supplies needed to give Boy Scouts an opportunity to experience a great week at Camp Sequassen. It is the labor and materials needed to maintain our great properties. Project sales and gifts in kind can be an integral part of helping the Council deliver high quality programs to young people in our community. 

Rather than a cash gift, specific budget items can be provided such as office supplies, food for camp, lumber, paint and other materials. Or it could be donated in the form of a needed service such as printing, vehicle maintenance, etc. 

Contact a member of the Council Development staff for a detailed list of all our project sale needs. 
Rex Tillerson and 'The Main Thing'
"So we've made the decision. We're going to change," says Rex Tillerson. "Now what?" Less than 24 hours after the volunteer delegates voted to change the BSA's membership policy for youth, Tillerson addressed a large room full of Scouting volunteers and professionals at the closing general session of the BSA's National Annual Meeting. 

In a powerful, heartfelt speech, Tillerson made his message clear: Change is inevitable, but "The Main Thing," which is to serve more youth in Scouting, hasn't changed. With that in mind, he reasoned, it's time for all of us to unit toward this common goal. 
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.  
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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.