IN THIS ISSUE
  • NEW - TOMORROW, APRIL 17 IS CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #1
  • NEW - CONGRATULATIONS TO...
  • NEW - SCOUTING NEWS...
  • BSA Family Adventure Camp
  • Cub Scouts Can Build Some Fun with New Modular Design Preview Adventure
  • NEW - ORDER OF THE ARROW HIGH ADVENTURE
  • REGISTER FOR MOMENTUM:DISCOVER
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING IN HARTFORD
  • SAFETY CHECKLISTS TO REVIEW BEFORE CONDUCTING A SERVICE PROJECT
  • CONNECTICUT YANKEE OFFERING WOOD BADGE
  • COMPUTER CAMP - NATIONAL COMPUTER CAMP FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
  • SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
  • SHOP THE ONLINE STORE YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND...
  • NEW - SEARCHING FOR OTHER STUFF TO DO?
  • Harley Davidson - Engineering Merit Badge
  • DEEP Announces 2021 - 'Sky's the Limit Hiking Challenge'
  • Scavenger Hunt in Hartford
TOMORROW, APRIL 17, 2021 - CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #1 (WORKDAY #1)

Tomorrow, April 17 will be our first Preparation Day. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND SNACKS and dressed to get dirty.

We have used the term "workday" for a long time, and we all know what this means. We will work hard to get 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!

There are two other Prep Days scheduled. May 8 and June 5.
Beaver with a white tshirt
CONGRATULATIONS TO...
TROOP 25B, TROOP 28, AND PACK 25, SHELTON - The youth picture here performed 2 hours of community service last weekend on Pootatuck place in Shelton behind the Hilton hotel. They did an amazing job cleaning up and had some fun doing it. Look at all the smiling faces behind those masks. For more information on how Troop 25 found out about the project contact Mark Sims.
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.
ORDER OF THE ARROW HIGH ADVENTURE

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.

Dear Scouts and families,

You can’t spell Scouting without “outing”, and we are excited to invite you to a weekend of celebrating the great outdoors! Momentum: Discover, a nation-wide, virtual event hosted by the Order of the Arrow will take place April 23rd-24th. Momentum: Discover will bring us back to our roots and help us re-discover the joy of camping! The event will feature more than a dozen hours of live, original content focused on the outdoors. Competitions with the national officers of the Order of the Arrow, training sessions, and special guests are just a sample of the many activities to participate in over the weekend! All Scouts are invited to take part, regardless of membership in the Order of the Arrow. More information about the event can be found at momentum.oa-bsa.org.

We hope you’ll participate in this great event. You can watch the livestream for free as a basic delegate or register as a premium delegate. Premium delegates get the full event experience in exchange for a $25 registration fee: access to the community platform, the event wide game, access to archived content, and the Momentum: Discover patch and sticker.

There’s nothing like the great outdoors and we hope you will join us for this fun event for the entire family. Visit momentum.oa-bsa.org to learn more and register for Momentum: Discover!

Yours in Scouting,

Paugassett Lodge Leadership
A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

If you have not handed in your paperwork or are still working on your program, please be sure to send your application as well as the fee into the Office of Education Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC) by May 1, 2021.

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.
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.

2021 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
SHOP ONLINE AT THE HOUSATONIC COUNCIL STORE
SEARCHING FOR OTHER STUFF TO DO?
HARLEY DAVIDSON MUSEUM IS OFFERING A SCOUT VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Join online for a one-hour virtual, interactive program. Learn about the role of an engineer of motorcycles as you complete the nine requirements to earn your Engineering Merit Badge.

Program offered every Saturday at 8:30 AM CDT and Tuesday at 6:30 PM CDT

Program Fee: $20 per Scout Includes activity booklet, program instruction and special
H-D Museum patch upon completion. Program Activity Booklet and Blue Card will be sent electronically to the registered scout. The H-D Museum patch will be mailed to the scout.

Register online at h-dmuseum.com (see ‘Tours’ page for link).

This program is available for private Group/Troop scheduling. Please call 414-287-2799 or email 
GROUPS@h-dmuseum.com for more info.

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!

SCAVENGER HUNT IN HARTFORD - Quest for the Kids is a fun, safe, Covid-friendly, 100% outdoor event during April Break. Quest for the Kids is an app-led scavenger hunt throughout downtown Hartford, April 10 through April 24. A great opportunity for team building, and to show your support for Connecticut Children’s patients and their families, too!