Powahay District — Proudly serving the communities of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford & Wilton
December 5, 2018
Connecticut Yankee Council this fall revamped their website. It is still under construction and we as a
District do not have the ability to post and promote upcoming activities. For the past several weeks we
have been doing our best to communicate program and registration links that were changed without
If you want information on joining Scouting or making a contribution, then that information is loud and
clear on the new Council website. If you want information or to register for a camporee, Polar Bear, and
other district activities, it may NOT be there and/or hard to find.
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website. There you will easily find Powahay’s upcoming activities, updated registration links and other
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
LDS Church, 682 South Ave., New Canaan
Roundtable is a Courtesy of your Commissioner Staff
Roundtable Staff: William Shannon, Steve Prostor,
Craig Schorr, Cindy Allen, John Hanks & Jim Mitchell
Wrapping Up Rechartering—During but separate from the Roundtable Agenda
Karen Caiati and Adam Terr will be at the Roundtable meeting to collect & review Unit Charters, and collect
any money or applications for Charters that have defects.
7:15 PM Opening Ceremony………………………………………………………………………..……… Roundtable Staff
7:20 to 7:40 PM Joint Session:
Key 3 Fireside Chat: Wrapping up the calendar year. How can we help – Your unit needs and concerns.
— Mike Szarpa, Jim Mitchell, Jim Patterson
7:40 to 8:25 Split Session
Cub Scouts — Steve Prostor Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Managing Cub Scout Behavior: One of the developmental tasks of childhood is to learn appropriate
behavior. Children are not born with an innate sense of propriety, and they need guidance and direction.
Grant Evans, Scoutmaster Troop 53 and Darien Public School Social Worker will lead a discussion on how
to give the Scouts responsibility to help them think more deeply about positive attitudes, beliefs, values,
norms, and actions.
Pinewood Derby: Racing in a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is great fun. Participants learn craft skills, the
rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember all their lives. You will learn how to
encourage Scouts to actually build their own vehicle. Powahay has an earlier Pinewood Derby Race this
year scheduled for March 30, 2019 and we want to make sure your winners are eligible to race. Join us of
a review of Powahay Guidelines that we ask that you adopt for your Pack Race. Following district guide-
lines will ensures a level race for all Scouts.
Summer Splash Weekend Camping Event — See flyer
Boy Scouts — William Shannon and Craig Schorr Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Fall Camporee Feedback: Do we like Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts camping together lower Hoyt? Do
we want to consider camping Boy Scout upper Hoyt separating from the Cub Scouts? How many troops
take advantage of Webelos camping with them? Your suggestions for next year? Would your troop con-
sider co-hosting a Camporee? Presented by John Hanks.
Winter Camping BSA Supplement Training: This training is intended for adult leaders to provide the
adventure of winter camping to their outdoor program in a safe, yet challenging manner and to give tips
on presenting this training to your youth members. It’s a great review for experienced leaders, to share
their experiences and for troops to bring in new leaders to be trained. This is a BSA Supplement Course
and Scouters will receive a certificate for taking the course. Presented by Evan Atkins, Assistant Scout-
master Troop 9 Stamford.
Intro Klondike Derby and Leaders Guide – Troop 14
Roundtable will end at 8:30 PM as a courtesy to our attendees and presenters. We will offer a brief after the
Roundtable Fellowship from 8:30 to 8:45 PM.
January 2, 2019
Unit Finances – Good Practices
Celebrating BSA February Anniversary
A special presentation on the Den Chief
Cub Scout Camping & Summer Camp Programs
Polar Bear Info
Blue and Gold Dinners
Klondike Derby Final Planning – Senior Patrol Leaders attend
Scouts BSA Starts Feb. 1 – Are you ready?
February 6, 2019
Leader Recruitment and Succession Planning
Where to go Camping
Troop Retention Strategies
Adult Awards and Recognitions
How many Webelos are you getting? Spring Recruitment planning.
Pinewood Derby Follow up
Pack Retention —
Recognizing your Pack Leaders
Cub Scout Camping -- What to look for in buying a tent
Jim Mitchell, District Commissioner
John Hanks, Agenda
William Shannon Boy Scout Roundtable
Craig Schorr Boy Scout Roundtable
Stephen Prostor Cub Scout Roundtable
Cindy Allen Training
Order of the Arrow
2019 Membership Renewal
Winter Banquet - Gold Pass & Members
2019 Dues - $25.00 - Includes: National Re-charter Fees, Lodge Newsletter,
2019 Gold Pass - $115.00 - Includes: Three Ordeals, Fall Fellowship, Winter Ban-
quet, National Re-charter Fees, Lodge Newsletter, Chapter Programs.
For those OA Members that did not pay in 2018 can be reinstated by paying the
An Evening of Food and Fellowship
January 6, 2019
The Winter Banquet will be at Costa Azzurra restaurant in Milford. Join us for an
evening of brotherhood and fellowship over a great meal. Guest speaker, a silent
auction and recognitions. Come catch up with brothers you haven't seen and remi-
nisce on 2018. Register now using the above link and put it on your calendar--
January 6, 2019, at 6:30 PM.
OA Lodge Events for 2019
Winter Banquet: Costa Azzura, Milford CT, January 6, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
May Ordeal: Camp Pomperaug May 10-12, 2019
June Ordeal: Camp Sequassen May 31 - June 2, 2019
Lodge Picnic: Hoyt Scout Reservation. Date and time to be announced
September Ordeal: Camp Pomperaug September 6-8, 2019
Fall Fellowship: Camp Sequassen October 4-6, 2019
Powahay Chapter News:
Troops can conduct their own unit elections with registered OA Youth Members
We are looking to reactivate Powahay OA Chapter and need youth members to
fill OA Chapter positions including Chapter Chief
Contact Chapter Advisor Roger Williams firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Survivor 2 Expedition Yeti
January 25-27, 2019
Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding CT
Hosted by Troop 14 Norwalk
$15/Youth & $12/Adult same fee as 2018
Powahay District — Connecticut Yankee Council BSA
The Yeti, better known as the Abominable Snowman, is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live high in
the mountains of Asia. Recently it was spotted at Hoyt Scout Reservation. It sometimes leaves tracks in
snow but despite dozens of expeditions the existence of the Yeti remains unproven. Make plans to organize
your expedition to head north to Hoyt for Klondike Survivor 2 Expedition Yeti. Can you capture the Yeti?
Sled is inspected for all required equipment and for proper
packing; nothing should fall out when the sled is turned over.
Every Scout must be wearing appropriate clothing and foot-
wear. Each sled should contain the Ten Essential Item for
Panning for Gold
Patrol uses a tarp co-operatively to toss a "nugget" over a
horizontal rope 3 m above the ground. The nugget should be a
tennis ball or a larger ball, colored yellow. It must not be a hard
object in case it falls on a Scout's head. The event can be
scored by counting the number of consecutive times the nug-
get gets over the rope.
A rope is strung between trees along a zigzag route. Scouts
are blindfolded, spun around, and have their hands placed on
a rope. They are timed as they follow the trail. The backstory is
that there are whiteout weather conditions and they must fol-
low a previously established tra