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Celebrate the Adventure at the Connecticut’s Largest Scouting Event

Scouts, parents, volunteers and the community to celebrate Scouting at the Orange Fairgrounds from May 11-13

Scouts and families from across Connecticut and beyond are preparing to celebrate the adventure of Scouting at ConnJam 2018, the largest Scouting event in Connecticut, from May 11-13 in Orange.  The event, held once every three years, brings together Scouting’s commitment to adventure, service, STEM and teamwork in one action-packed weekend.

Scouting, an organization rooted in the community for more than 100 years, invites all Scouts and non-Scouts to come join the adventures on Saturday, May 12.  Admission is $20 per person (max:  $80 per family) for all activities with no admission charge for children under 4 years old.

Among the attractions available during open program are:

  • Zip lining;
  • SCUBA introductions and water log rolling;
  • Climbing Walls;
  • Ultimate Frisbee competition;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic);
  • Robotics;
  • BMX Riding;
  • Cartooning with international comics; and
  • An Arena Show with

Dignitaries from across the state and country are joining the Scouts, including Dr. Michael J. Manyak, an internationally known explorer and innovator, who leads the prestigious National Eagle Scout Association.  Manyak will give an inside look at the world of exploration based on his experiences in the Congo, Antarctica and the North Atlantic to the Titanic wreck.

The Connecticut Yankee Council is the local council of the Boy Scouts of America, the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®”.  The Connecticut Yankee Council is composed of nearly 10,000 youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 2,300 volunteers in Southwestern Connecticut.  For more information on the Connecticut Yankee Council, please visit www.ctyankee.org and on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

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