BSA Wilderness First Aid

The Longhouse Council is offering the Emergency Care and Safety Institute Wilderness First Aid Course (which meets the BSA Wilderness First Aid curriculum) on May 6 and May 7, 2017. The course is 16 hours of classroom and skills instruction and will be taught by National Ski Patrol Certified Instructors. First Priority will be given to Boy Scout, Venturing, and Ship Leaders who will be participating in Back Country and High Adventure activities as part of their Unit Programs for 2017.

Class size is limited to the first 20 participants who pre-register and pre-pay by April 21, 2017. There will be no walk-in registrations at the door or refunds for no-shows due to the need to have adequate course materials in advance.
The course will be held at the Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, 1135 Toggenburg Road, Fabius, NY 13063 starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm both days.

Each participant is responsible for their own lunches as lunch is not provided.
Although practice first aid supplies will be provided, each participant should bring a first aid kit, suitable for a wilderness trip, for review and discussion during the class.
For more information please contact Walt Shepard at 315-637-8060 or 315-427-2834 or



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


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.

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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.


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.