IN THIS ISSUE
  • NEW - CONGRATULATIONS TO...
  • NEW - RUMORS OF ESTATE PLANNING...
  • NEW - SCOUTING WIRE AND BRYAN ON SCOUTING
  • Unsung Hero: She thought quickly after her brother was burned
  • NEW - LEADERS' AND PARENTS' MEETING FOR SUMMER CAMP
  • NEW - FRIENDS OF CAMP STRANG/COUNCIL ALUMNI EVENT
  • VOTE FOR THE HOUSATONIC COUNCIL IN THE ION BANK COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAM
  • 2021 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP & RESIDENT CAMP BROCHURE
  • 2021 SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
  • 2021 STRANG SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE
  • SCOUTING SAFELY - PROHIBITED ACITIVITIES
  • SHOP THE ONLINE STORE YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND...
  • OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED AT THE SUMMITT BECHTEL RESERVE IN 2021
CONGRATULATIONS TO...
TROOP 55, SHELTON - Troop 55 held a snow sculpting event at the Ansonia Nature Center this past Saturday, February 20th. The Troop opened with the Pledge of allegiance, scout oath and scout law. Webelos joined them and they stayed warm with a fire, hot coca and pizza. Scouts used butter knives, spoons and forks to make their creations.  Ken McGovern, Scoutmaster shared, "I'm amazed at the creativity of our scouts."

We also had a sledge race on the soccer field.. For more information contact Ken McGovern.
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.
RUMORS OF ESTATE PLANNING...
As a special service to our long-time friends and supporters, the Housatonic Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America invite you and a guest to attend this special complimentary event.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Presentation by:
Honorable Fred J. Anthony
State of Connecticut
Probate Judge
District of Shelton

Topics will include:
Introduction to Estate Planning
Implication of Tax Law Changes
Probate- What Is It and Can It be Avoided?
Living Trusts
Inheritance Planning for Heirs

This is an informational event only
LEADERS' AND PARENTS' MEETING
SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 3, 2021

Join us for a Zoom meeting on March 3, 2021.

Why should I attend:

  • Meet the Day Camp and Camp Strang Camp Directors and Program Directors
  • Ask questions about program
  • Sign up for Summer Camp
  • Due Dates
  • New Camp Protocols
COUNCIL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF CAMP STRANG EVENT
The Council Alumni and Friends of Camp Strang Committee invite you to join us for a night of updates on Camp Strang. Raise some funds to support the camp, and replace the roof on the Training Center.
So...pour a glass of bug juice, and grab a chicken patty, and join us for a night of festivities, fun and fundraising.

Register for this virtual event to hear about:

  • Updates on Camp Strang
  • About a NEW Tractor
  • Completed Projects since we last met
  • NEW and Ongoing Projects
  • "Raise the Roof" on the Training Center and replace it with a metal roof
  • How you can help...
2021 DAY CAMP / CUB RESIDENT CAMP BROCHURE
The Housatonic Council will be following COVID-19 measures in 2021, to keep our campers, families and staff safe.

In 2021, we look ahead with optimistic anticipation to a new scouting year. We maintain optimism with the realization there are more hurdles to clear in the months ahead. As challenges, new or old are presented, the Housatonic Council will persevere, and we will continue to meet them.

We are planning and anticipate holding our Cub Scout summer camp programs. On behalf of myself and the entire summer camp staff, welcome!

2021 SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
We are planning to hold summer camp in the summer of 2021 depending on the State of Connecticut's Guidelines for Summer Camps.

As we prepare for this expectation we need to hire summer camp staff. In 2021 we are trying to make the process easier. We will have one application and you can apply for either Cub Day Camp or Camp Strang Summer Camp or both. If you have any questions about the application please contact the Housatonic Council office at 203-734-3329 x 302.

2021 CAMP STRANG SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE
The Housatonic Council will be following COVID-19 measures in 2021, to keep our campers, families and staff safe.

2021 The Housatonic Council is anticipating holding summer resident camp in 2021. We are awaiting official information from the State of Connecticut.

However, there is no time like the present to share the 2021 Summer Camp Brochure for Camp Strang.

SCOUTING SAFELY - PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Sometimes you just say “no” to an activity when you “know” the program of the Boy Scouts of America. So, did you “know” there are activities and programs that should NOT be part of any Scouting experience? Or that there are limits for when some activities should be introduced? How you can find out about them and why they are on the “list” are what this safety moment is about.

SHOP ONLINE AT THE HOUSATONIC COUNCIL STORE
OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED AT THE SUMMITT BECHTEL RESERVE IN 2021