Sikorsky Aircraft Hosts Its 11th Annual Regional Boy and Girl Scouts Camp
STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 5, 2012
STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 Boy and Girl
Scouts, and their leaders, from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New
York will pitch their tents this evening for a three-day campout on the
Sikorsky Aircraft grounds in Stratford. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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From Oct. 5 – 7, the scouts will learn about aerospace, electricity, emergency
preparedness, energy and other Merit Badge subjects. Sikorsky subject matter
experts from a cross-section of different company departments will share their
knowledge with the scouts. Many of these Sikorsky employees are former scouts
and continue to volunteer for other scouting activities throughout the year.
The scouts also will tour the production facility, including the avionics labs
and final assembly lines, getting a bird's-eye view of helicopter
"Some of these scouts may one day choose careers in aerospace. We are proud to
offer them a chance to visit our facility and spend three exciting days
getting familiar with the inner workings of Sikorsky Aircraft," said David
Adler, President, Sikorsky Aerospace Services. "Scouting teaches valuable
skills and encourages these young folks to become involved in their
communities and to be responsive to the needs of others. We share these values
at Sikorsky and welcome the opportunity to help mentor our young scouts," said
Adler, a former assistant scoutmaster and a Connecticut Yankee Council
Executive Board member.
"Camp Sikorsky makes a real difference in the lives of scouts. My daughter
Grace – whose dream is to be a pilot and eventually an astronaut – had a
chance (at a previous campout) to interact with excellent role models," said
Susan Poe, Troop 63193 of Groton, Conn. "Sikorsky staff took the time to
provide her with thoughtful career advice and encouragement. In these hard
economic times, scouts need this program more than ever."
Throughout the years, Camp Sikorsky has been an inspiration for many young
Scouts interested in the aerospace industry. Today, two former scouts who
attended the camp as kids are employed by Sikorsky. "One of the highlights of
the event was the outstanding address by the Eagle Scout who attended the very
first Camp Sikorsky and who today enjoys his career as an electrical engineer
at Sikorsky. His story resonated with our scouts and has stretched their minds
about their own career potential in the areas of science, technology,
engineering and math," said Bill Purcell, President, Greater Valley Chamber of
Commerce, and a committee member of Troop 63 of Woodbridge, Conn.
For more information on Camp Sikorsky, click on the following link.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in
helicopter design, manufacture and service. Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a
Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing
operators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn.,
provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the
aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
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