District Committee Training Workshop

Longhouse Council
District Committee Training Workshop
9:00am, Saturday, April 22, 2017
Park United Methodist Church
2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142

This Workshop meets the basic training needs of District Committee members and establishes a common understanding of what constitutes a well-run district operation that supports the mission of the Longhouse Council and our 7 Districts.

Based on the District Committee functions of the registrants we will have breakout sessions covering the following topics:

  • Membership
  • Finance
  • Unit Service
  • Program & Camp Promotion
  • Training Activities and Civic Service
  • Advancement and Recognition
  • Key 3

There is no charge for this training program.
For additional information contact: Walt Shepard, Council Commissioner woshepard@verizon.net
Tel: 315-637-8060 / 315-427-2834


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SCOUT GROUP Tickets $16.50!

FREE commemorative Scout Patch and admission to an exclusive Pit Party with purchase of each Scout Ticket.

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The Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that the 2017 BOYPOWER Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in Syracuse. The event begins at 5:00 pm with a private VIP reception followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. This year’s speaker is CBS sportscaster Greg Gumbel and the honoree is Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. Boypower Chairman is Dr. David Rogers, President of Morrisville State College.

For more information on this year’s BOYPOWER Dinner visit boypower.org


Area 3 Commissioner Summit & College of Commissioner Science


Council Resource and National Registration Fee

After years of discussion, a Council Resource Fee was unanimously approved at our September Board Meeting. The program which will begin with our 2017 re-charters was rolled out at our Council Coordinated Forum on Monday October 24th. Ahead of that meeting we held a briefing with the District Key 3  Leadership on Thursday October 20th. Attached is the information that has been shared with our scouting family. Please review the information as it is very well presented and will answer a lot of questions you may have.

****Waiver Form Now Available ****


Council Resource and National Registration Fee Letter

Council Resource and National Registration Fee District Leaders Briefing-10-20-16-ppt

Council Resource and National Registration Fee Q&A

Thank you for your time and consideration to this important matter.

Silver Beaver Award Nominations


The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council.  It is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a volunteer leader by a local council.

The Silver Beaver is awarded for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by a registered scouter within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  Monday, APRIL 17, 2017nominations must be received at the Council Service Center by close of business on 4/17!

 Please use only the NEW nomination form at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-103_WB.pdf.  (Note the underscore between 103 and WB.)  

Please review the attached nomination guidelines carefully.

 Scouters selected to receive the Silver Beaver in 2017 will be honored at the Council Annual Meeting at Camp Woodland on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


The Longhouse Council’s Camp Card program is designed to help a Scout Unit earn $5 for every $10 card sold. The program helps Units to purchase needed equipment and assist with financial assistance.

New this year, when you purchase a SaveAround Camp Card, the purchaser automatically receives a Savings Pass Number, giving them access to hundreds of nationally recognized vendors with even more savings!

The Longhouse Council’s SaveAround Camp Card and SaveAround Perks offer hundreds in savings at area and national dining, fast food, sports, and service merchants. Coupons are valid January 2017 through December 31, 2017 unless specifically noted.

  • The top performing Unit that sells the most cards will be treated to a pizza party after the conclusion of the campaign.
  •  The top performing Scout that sells the most cards will be entitled to a complimentary campership for either Camp Woodland or Sabattis Scout Reservation.
  • For Unit Leaders, during the first 5 weeks of the campaign, a drawing will be held each week for a $25 Save Around book to be given to a Unit Leader whose Unit is participating in the campaign.















The Longhouse Council, BSA has a variety of Council FOS patches from previous years that are available for purchase.  Please use the order form below and either bring it to the Longhouse Council office or mail it in with a check, and we can ship the patches to you.  Price per patch is $5 each and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Proceeds from the sale will be used for youth development programming and operating expenses provided by the Longhouse Council

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