IN THIS ISSUE
  • NEW - CONGRATULATIONS TO...
  • NEW - 3 STEPS TO BECOMING A TRAINED LEADER
  • NEW - HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO CAMP OUT ON A RETIRED BATTLESHIP THIS SUMMER?
  • NEW - ROUNDTABLE IS JUNE 14, 2021
  • NEW - CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #3, TOMORROW, JUNE 5, 2021
  • AHOY! VIRTUAL SEABADGE COURSE OFFERED
  • SUMMER OF SERVICE
  • NEW - SCOUTING NEWS...
  • 50th Anniversary of Project SOAR
  • This is Your Opportunity to Share Thoughts on Future BSA National Jamborees
  • One of the BSA's Rarest Awards Goes to the Scouts Who Make the Biggest Impact
  • ORDER OF THE ARROW UPDATES
  • Order of the Arrow High Adventure
  • Section 2A Conclave
  • ARE YOU AWARE OF SCOUTING'S PROHIBITED AND UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES
  • NEW - DON'T SIT AROUND THIS SUMMER! JOIN US AT CAMP!!
  • THE COUNCIL ONLINE STORE IS OPEN FOR HOUSATONIC AND SCOUTING ITEMS
  • NEW - SEARCHING FOR OTHER SCOUTING RELATED THINGS TO DO?
  • Computer Camp - National Computer Camp at Fairfield University
  • Connecticut Yankee Offering Wood Badge
  • Harley Davidson - Engineering Merit Badge
  • DEEP Announces 2021 - 'Sky's the Limit Hiking Challenge'
CONGRATULATIONS TO...
TROOP 3, DERBY enjoyed a busy May. The troop stayed at Camp Strang and continued their preparation of the Mohawk Campsite for this summer by gathering and cutting wood for the woodshed. They took a hike to Nodine’s Smokehouse for lunch and went fishing in West Side Pond. Four patrols participated in the Housatonic Council Spring Camporee May 21 – 23, with the Fried Chicken Apocalypse Patrol placing 1st at the Camporee.

Ten members of the troop completed their swim test at Derby Veterans Memorial pool as they prepare for their BSA Florida Sea Base sailing trek in the Florida Keys.  This month’s theme was automotive and traveling. The Scouts participated in a Derby History Scavenger Hunt in the downtown Derby. The Troop welcomed a new member, from Pack 28 Shelton.

Scouts from the troop continue to plant, weed, and water the community garden. Youth planted geraniums at 30 graves of Troop 3 alumni in 6 cemeteries. The scouts conducted their annual memorial service at the Oak Cliff Cemetery grave site of Edmund D. Strang. Matthew Pinto represented Troop 3 at the Derby-Shelton Memorial Service at Shelton City Hall by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Troop 3, Pack 3, and Venture Crew 33 marched in the Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade. 

TROOP 55, SHELTON participated 2021 Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade.
THANK YOU to all our units who contributed photos and stories for "CONGRATULATIONS TO..." This section of our newsletter continues because of your contributions. Continue to submit your stories and pictures of what your unit is doing. Please add an email for other leaders interested in contacting you, so they can do what you did in their unit.
THREE STEPS TO BECOMING A TRAINED CUB SCOUT LEADER


STEP 3: Position-Specific Training
In the BSA Learning Center, select your position and a learning plan will be created for you. The plan includes modules that are designed to allow you to complete them at your own pace.
Leaders who complete Youth Protection Training and Position-Specific Training earn the right to wear the Trained patch on the left sleeve of their uniform, beneath the patch representing the position for which they are trained.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO CAMP OUT ON A RETIRED BATTLESHIP THIS SUMMER?

The USS Massachusetts, moored at Battleships Cove in Falls River, MA, is ready to host overnight guests starting this August.

We have reserved a limited number of bunks for Scouts, family and friends to visit the “Big Mama” on August 28-29.
  • Scouts and guest will have full access to the museum and other vessels (destroyer, corvette & submarine) until museum close, 5pm.
  • Once the days visitors have left we will have full access to the Battleship till lights out.
  • Cost per person is $69, which includes 2 day admission pass to Battleship Cove, dinner & breakfast. Transportation not provided.

RSVPs are needed by June 25th and full payment due by July 18 th. For more information or to RSVP contact: Max Aulet 203-589-3009 or max8888@sbcglobal.net
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021 AT 7:00 PM

TOPICS FOR ROUNDTABLE

  • Scout Safe Quiz - Is this activity appropriate, but it's really COOL!
  • How not to submit a paper application ever again!
  • New Section - Let's hear from the youth - 2021 Spring Camporee
TOMORROW - JUNE 5, 2021 - CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #3

June 5, will be our third Preparation Day. LUNCH will be available, but dress to get dirty.

We need you to assist us in getting camp PREPARED by cleaning it, improving the camp facilities, and preparing OUR camp for the upcoming summer after its long hibernation.

SO...JOIN US AS WE GET CAMP STRANG PREPARED
FOR ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
ORDER OF THE ARROW UPDATES
Do you need an escape from that 9-5 job, summer classes, or the monotony of staring out of your bedroom window longing for something new? If your answer is yes, the Order of the Arrow has the answer for you!

Each summer, the Order of the Arrow offers a myriad of different High Adventure opportunities to meet your summer needs. Maybe it's wetting your appetite by going for a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean with the Ocean Adventure at the Florida Sea Base. Or maybe hiking is your passion; if so, what better place to go than the Philmont Scout Ranch, where you can hike the same trails as your Scoutmaster or Scouting ancestors as a part of your Trail Crew experience? Have you ever thought about what the Native Americans and early explorers did to be avid traders? Maybe the OA Voyage is your calling. Whatever your summer aspirations may be, these National High Adventure bases have put together a multitude of options for you.

SAFE SCOUTING

Scouts and their parents expect all Boy Scouts of America activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of participants, the Boy Scouts of America expects leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program.

2021 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
THE COUNCIL ONLINE STORE IS OPEN FOR HOUSATONIC AND SCOUTING ITEMS

SEARCHING FOR OTHER SCOUTING RELATED THINGS TO DO?
CONNECTICUT YANKEE COUNCIL OFFERING WOOD BADGE
What is Wood Badge? Wood Badge focuses on preparing adult leaders to deliver the mission of Scouting.

By attending Wood Badge you will:

  • Learn contemporary leadership concepts and discover how these apply to our value-based program.
  • Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated programs providing age appropriate activities for youth.
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting, sharing in an inspirational experience.

DEEP ANNOUNCES 2021 - 'SKY'S THE LIMIT HIKING CHALLENGE - Explore Bridges, Footbridges & Boardwalks on 20 Trails Within Various State Parks and Forests. As the warm weather returns to Connecticut, please see the following information from CT DEEP on its hiking challenge. The challenge features two of our own state parks: Black Rock and Southford Falls.
This year’s challenge is a great opportunity to hike “Bridges, Footbridges and Boardwalks” that are part of 20 trails within various Connecticut State Parks and Forests. Those who complete the challenge will receive a “Sky’s the Limit” hiking staff medallion and certificate to commemorate their accomplishment!