About Our Organization
It is the mission of the Connecticut Yankee
Council, Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting in Central and Southwestern Connecticut.
The Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 25,000 youth members and over 5,000 adult volunteer leaders within five separate age-appropriate programs in the Fairfield, New Haven County area of Connecticut and the town of Southington in Hartford County. Scouting provides 445 positive value-based; educational orientated programs for youth. These 445 units are split amongst five different age appropriate programs; Cub Scouting (boys in grades 1-5), Boy Scouting (boys age 11-18), Venturing (co-ed program for boys and girls 14-21 based on outdoor high adventure) Exploring (co-ed program for boys and girls 14-21 based on career development), and Learning for Life (in-school co-ed program for youth in grades K – 12).
In 2008, 246 young men in the council (between the ages of 13-18) earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the Scouting program. Each Scout, among other things, had to complete a community service project taking an average of 120-150 hours of service to complete. Annually, each new class of Eagle Scouts carries out and organizes 30,000-40,000 hours worth of service and labor for local organizations and community programs. In 2008, our Scouts and volunteers contributed over 300,000 hours of community service to our communities.