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Housatonic Council, B.S.A.


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BALOO Training

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
Ansonia Nature Center



Cub Scout Leader Training

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Location: TBD



Shower House Dedication Ceremony

Pictures coming soon


Friends of Scouting

2012 FOS Family Campaign

The Friends of Scouting (FOS) Family Campaign for the Housatonic Council is an annual fundraising event. Contributions are needed to ensure a quality Scouting program. Please pledge your support.

2012 Pledge Card

Employer matching gifts leverage your contribution at no cost to you! Contact your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Employer Matching Gift Guideline


Service Project Opportunity for
Shelton Conservation Commission: 

The Shelton Conservation Commission has informed the Council that Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to plan service projects at the Shelton Trails. 
To arrange a serve project, contact Bill Dyer at Bill.Dyer.3@gmail.com.


Council Commissioner Jeff Anderson, Council President Richard Marano and Scout Executive Kevin Bishop holding our 2008 Quality Council Award


Child and Dependent Care Expenses 

Per the Internal Revenue Service, and their publication 503, on page 7

" Camp.  The cost of sending your child to an overnight camp is not
considered a work-related expense.  The cost of sending your child to a day
camp may be a work-related expense, even if the camp specializes in a
particular a activity, such as computers or soccer."

Also on page 8 of publication 503 Provider Tax Identification -

IRS states: " You do not have to show the taxpaper identification number if
the care provider is one of certain tax-exempt organizations (such as a
church or school).  In this case enter "Tax Exempt" in the space where the
tax form calls for the number.


New Reporting Requirements for IRS 990-N

To Scout Executives, Regional and National Management Staff:

Attached is information regarding local BSA units federal reporting requirements of IRS Form 990-N. The Letter to Units document has been prepared for your council to distribute to unit leaders, council volunteers and staff, and/or chartered organizations.



Campmasters Needed!!

If you are interested in becoming a Campmaster, please contact Tom Symski at 926-8707

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about the Campmaster program




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