October 2021
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • CALL OF THE WILD WEBELOS WEEKEND
  • SHELTON DAY
  • WHAT ARE OUR UNITS DOING
  • PAUGASSETT LODGE IMPROVES CAMP STRANG
  • HOUSATONIC COUNCIL STORE
  • YOU TO CAN SUPPORT THE HOUSATONIC COUNCIL
CALL OF THE WILD WEBELOS WEEKEND

At the end of September our Webelos and some Cub Scouts participated in our Call of the Wild Webelos Woods. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our Webelos and Cub Scouts to work on Advancement, complete some of their outdoor requirements and stay close to home.

The Housatonic Council would like to thank Schreiber's Farm for accommodating our weekend, and to the youth from our Troops who gave back to the Cub Scouts by running the stations. We would especially like to thank Troop 7, 7G and Pack 7 for organizing the event.
SHELTON DAY - OCTOBER 3, 2021

The Housatonic Council participated in the annual Derby-Shelton Rotary's Shelton Day. The Housatonic Council had assistance from the Huntington Chapel (one of our chartered partners) who ran carnival games for the youth to enjoy. The Council had a booth to encourage families to find out more about Scouting.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO IN THE LAST MONTH...

HOUSATONIC COUNCIL - In the month of September three youth completed their Board of Review and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to three more youth achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, two more service projects passed review and the Eagle candidates are ready to get started.

PACK 3, TROOP 3, CREW 33, DERBY - On September 25, 2021, Pack 3, Troop 3, and Crew 33 held their annual Ed Strang Day on the Derby Green.
 
This has been an annual event since 1994 honoring Edmund D. Strang an influential adult volunteer, who's inspiration, thoughts and actions stretch far beyond the Valley. Ed Strang is the Housatonic Council's only Silver Buffalo recipient and is recognized as a pioneer of the Cub Scout program.
 
PACK 51, ANSONIA - was at the Ansonia Harvest Festival selling popcorn and encouraging families to join Scouting.
 
They also participated in the Seymour Lions Club Cruise Night. To attract youth, they used an antique engine from Charters Hose Co. 4 Ansonia Fire Department in the show. The Pack won 3rd place in the show with the truck.
 
PACK 65, SEYMOUR/OXFORD - Had a recruitment display at the annual Seymour Pumpkin festival.
 
TROOP 11, SEYMOUR - was at the Seymour Pumpkin Festival with a display and assisting the annual event.
 
TROOP 65, SEYMOUR/OXFORD - Presented the flags during the opening ceremonies of the Seymour Pumpkin Festival. Recently took an 8-mile trip down the Shepaug River.  
PAUGASSETT LODGE IMPROVES CAMP STRANG

The Order of the Arrow completed projects at Camp Strang this past weekend. Candidates brought the docks in from the lake, put up the flagpoles, and refurbished the stairs to both the Dining Hall and the Training Center. Fifteen new members were inducted into the Order of the Arrow.

WHAT IS THE ORDER OF THE ARROW?
For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
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