IN THIS ISSUE
  • NEW - CONGRATULATIONS TO...
  • NEW - SCOUTING NEWS...
  • Scout Leads Friends to Save Children Who Fell into an Icy Pond
  • Pressing on (not pause): 7 Pandemic Era Recruiting Strategies Proven to Work
  • NEW - CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #1 - APRIL 17
  • RUMORS OF ESTATE PLANNING...
  • 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 ACTIVITIES
  • SHOP THE ONLINE STORE YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND...
  • NEW - SOMETHING FOR OUR SCOUTS...
  • Scavenger Hunt in Hartford
  • Unit Guide to World Scouting
  • OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED AT THE SUMMITT BECHTEL RESERVE IN 2021
CONGRATULATIONS TO...
PACK 14, OXFORD - Pack 14 wishes to thank the scouts of Troop 65 for leading an awesome Klondike event in February for all cub ranks, Lion thru Arrow of Light. The Troop members taught our scouts winter First Aid, ice rescue techniques, cold weather shelter construction and fire building. The event was held outside at Pack 14's charter org Christ Church in Oxford, CT. The scouts spent 1-1/2 hours at the event and were enthusiastically involved. It was inspiring to watch the older scouts helping the younger ones learn and achieve. A great big THANK YOU! to our friends at Troop 65 and Pack 14 Tiger Den Leader Ara Burlinson for coordinating this event.

PACK 65, SEYMOUR/OXFORD - Held a den meeting on Saturday March 6. They started off with cleaning up the area that they have been using since the pandemic started and finished with a flag retirement ceremony.
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.
DID YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR?!

APRIL 17, 2021 - CAMP STRANG PREPARATION DAY #1 (WORKDAY #1)

As you may have heard the State of Connecticut will let us begin planning for summer camp on April 2. In order to have a fun and safe summer camp we need to prepare the Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation for 2021 activity.

April 17 will be our first Preparation Day. What does that mean? What happened to calling them workdays?

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
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
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.

SHOP ONLINE AT THE HOUSATONIC COUNCIL STORE
SOMETHING FOR OUR SCOUTS...
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! 
UNIT GUIDE TO WORLD SCOUTING - The world came to the United States in 2019 for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. For ten amazing days, more than 45,000 Scouts and Scouters from 170+ countries camped together, forging friendships that will last a lifetime. Being part of a World Scout Jamboree is a life- changing event, and we hope that your Scouts will have an opportunity to participate in an international event as part of their Scout adventure.

Not everyone will have an opportunity to attend a World Scout Jamboree. Fortunately, there are many ways to participate in World Scouting, many with your own unit. We’ve put together this guide to help you integrate World Scouting themes, programs and activities into your Scouting program.

OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED AT THE SUMMITT BECHTEL RESERVE IN 2021