Marvel Jambo CSP's Now Available
Get Your Set Before They're Gone!
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Make Your FOS Pledge This Weekend
Memorial Gifts Are A Great Recognition
Building Trades Merit Badge workshop Recap
Scout Night at the Bluefish June 22
New MyScouting Tools Coming Soon
Eagle Scout After Hours
Internet Advancement Issues?
Cub Scout Day Camp
Project Sales & Gifts in Kind
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Chad Madore

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Zachary Rilling

Donal Ryan

Brett Schorr

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Take Your Cub Scout or Webelos to Resident Camp!

All Cub Scouts and Webelos are invited to grab their partner (normally a mom or dad) and head out to Deer Lake for a session of Cub resident camp where the good times go on rain or shine. For the second year Pebble Patches will be awarded to Scouts who distinguish themselves by completing all tasks and activities to the best of their ability or even better than that.


The theme this year is Pirates at Deer Lake which means there will a lot of jokes ending in Aarr! and one eyed staff members who will keep the good times going.  You are welcome to decorate your campsite and wear a theme related costume if you want to join ranks with real pirates.


The camping begins with Session One on July 27and goes on for six sessions through August 18. Visit for details. 
A week at summer camp with your son is time well spent. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, grow and make memories together. 
BOY SCOUTS - If you haven't registered yet, or were waiting until after Jamboree, there's still a chance to attend a week of camp as a provisional Scout. Visit the Council website to learn more. 
Make Your FOS Pledge by June 30 for 10% Incentive
The Connecticut Yankee Council conducts all its camps, programs and services each year on a shoestring $4.5 million budget. Every dollar is raised and spent locally with only registration fees going directly to national and no state or federal funding. So we rely on our families to make a contribution to Friends of Scouting to help do their part to cover the costs related to programs for their sons. 

If you have not yet made your own tax-deductible gift to Friends of Scouting, there's no time like the present. Each unit has a FOS goal and if they exceed that goal by June 30, they earn a 10% credit to their unit account at the Council Resource Center to be spent on camp fees, advancement awards or anything else within Council. Consider the impact that your own personal gift can make to Scouting and visit  to make your gift online today. 
Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift
A donation to the Connecticut Yankee Council's Memorial Tribute fund is a thoughtful way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion like a new Eagle Scout, or another award. Gifts to the Fund (and gifts that arrive because the family of the deceased place a "in lieu of flowers" request in an obituary) go toward expanding high quality Scouting programs for young people in our communities. Gifts to the Fund are recognized in the upcoming edition of The Scouter. 

For more information, contact Director of Development & Marketing Tony Vogl at (203) 876-6868, Ext. 259. 
90 Scouts Learn the Trades at Merit Badge Workshop
Scouts from across the Connecticut Yankee Council worked on two merit badges each at the second annual Building Trades Merit Badge Workshop in Meriden on June 22. We are proud to partner with Connecticut's building trades each year to offer this program and extend our thanks to Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777 JATC School for hosting us. 90 Scouts chose from eight trade-related merit badges like Surveying, Welding, Plumbing or American Labor and learned from the trade instructors in a hands-on atmosphere. 
Bluefish Scout Night Draws 900 to Harbor Yard
Over 900 Cub Scouts and their parents packed the stands at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the annual Scout Night at the Bluefish on June 22. This great activity is seen by many packs as a way to cap off an outstanding year. Thanks to all who participated, and we look forward to it once again next spring.  
MyScouting Tools - New Features To Be Released Soon

In addition to the functions currently available, did you know that as a unit and district Key 3, you also will be able to perform the following new tasks on the new MyScouting Tools?

  • View, update and print training certificates for members of your unit or district - not just YPT.
  • Update additional profile details without going to your council or calling the National Support Center.
  • Grant 3 additional registered leaders the authority to perform administrative functions.
  • Create and manage your unit's organizational structure (i.e. packs - dens; troops - patrols; crews - groups; ships - crews; teams - squads; and committees).
  • Assign member's to functional roles within a unit's organizational structure.

These great tools will be available within the next few weeks. To see what you can currently do, log in to access MyScouting Tools.

Eagle Scout After-Hours Reconnecting Adults With Common Backgrounds
Did you know there are over 4,000 adult Eagle Scouts living within our Council's geography, and that only a percentage of them are currently active in Scouting? Our Council's National Eagle Scout Association committee is actively finding ways to reach out to these men who own the Eagle Scout badge and help them reconnect. 
"Our goal is to help these men become personally fully engaged with Scouting again," says Charles Flowers, CYC's Scout Executive.
To that end, the Council organized a series of Eagle Scout After-Hours networking receptions in the spring. Read more on the Council website
Internet Advancement Having Issues? Consider downgrading or changing your browser

Many volunteers who are experiencing problems in Internet Advancement are finding that the cause is their computer's upgrade to Internet Explorer 10.  National BSA cannot handle this upgrade, yet.  Here are some ways to solve the problem.


  1. Delete IE 10, reverting back to Internet Explorer 9.
  2. a)  Select "Tools" from the menu bar
  3. b) Select "Compatibility View Settings" from the drop down menu
  4. c) Check the "Display all websites in compatibility View" in the pop up window
  5. d) Select the close window button
  6. Try Mozilla or Firefox as your browser.
If none of the above fix the problem, contact Kathy Znosko, Registrar at or (203) 876-6868, Ext. 262. 
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. 
Connecticut Yankee Council


60 Wellington Road
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.