Young Eagle Flights Take to the Sky

Young Eagle Flights — airplane rides of approximately 20 minutes — will be offered at no charge to Boy Scouts of the Longhouse Council Sat., May 31. Scouts must be between the ages of 7 to 11, inclusive, to participate.

Flights will commence from the Skaneateles Aerodrome on Benson Road, Skaneateles.

A Young Eagle (two pages) and BSA registration forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian for the Scout to participate.

Only one representative from each participating BSA troop or pack should contact Jack Haggerty at 685-8086 or 415-2412 to coordinate flight times for all members. Initial maximum for each pack/troop is eight Scouts.

The Young Eagle registration forms must be presented at the airport the day of the flights. Space is limited for the Young Eagle Flights.

Young Eagle Program

Young Eagle Registration Part 1

Young Eagle Registration Part 2

Syracuse Crunch Fan Appreciation Night

As a thank you, The Syracuse Crunch are offering discounted tickets to all Boy Scouts for the final home game, this Wednesday, April 16th. Tickets have been discounted to $6.00 for any ticket in the building.

To order tickets please fill out the following order form and submit to the Syracuse Crunch. For questions please contact Mark Hayes at mvhayes@syr.edu.

Group App Hayes

Come join in the FUN of Cub Scout Loopy Family Weekend at Camp Woodland!

Activities will include archery, BB guns, fishing, campfires and  much more fun for the whole family! Each Cub Scout will have the opportunity to earn up to  6 belt loop awards!

Spend the night at Camp Woodland, looking at stars, singing songs, telling ghost stories, and roasting s’mores!

Spring Cub Family Weekend Flyer

Lowe’s Eagle Scout Service Project Update

The 2014 Lowe’s Eagle Scout Service Project Grant is not currently open for application. The 2013 grant period has ended, please do not submit the 2013 form. The program does not typically begin until June of the year. Any 2013 form received will be returned.

Longhouse Council and Centscere

Longhouse Council has recently partnered with Centscere to make donating even easier! Centscere is a great way to link you social media accounts and donating to a charity/non-profit of your choice. Every time you post on Facebook or tweet you can donate any amount you would like (even as little as 5 cents!).

Now you can register on Centscere to donate to the Longhouse Council just through posting a status on Facebook or tweeting!

Check out the link below for more information:

https://www.centscere.com/charities/the-longhouse-council-of-the-boy-scouts-of-america

Camp Card Update

Due to the severity of the winter weather this year, the Camp Card sale has been extended through April 30. This allows more time to sell for the units who have been snowed-in. Camp Card returns and payment for all units have been moved and are now due April 30, 2014.

If your unit is running low on Camp Cards or would still like to get involved in the program, download an order form at www.cnyscouts.org and send it to Sarah Whitehouse at sarah.whitehouse@scouting.org.

For questions on the sale or for further information, contact William Albrecht at willam.albrecht@scouting.org or (315) 463-0201.

Register for the 2014 Brotherhood Camporee

The 2014 Brotherhood Camporee will be held Sept. 26 — 28 at Wellesley Island State Park, Wellesley, N.Y.  Due to limited facilities and camping areas, the number of campers is limited to 3,500.

Pre-registration, on a first-come, first-served basis opens Feb. 1. Registration deadline is June 1. At that time, Troops that have been confirmed will receive additional information.

Mark your calendars now for you and your Scouts to attend.

2014 Brotherhood Camporee Registration

Be a Leader at 2015 World Scout Jamboree, Japan

Boy Scouts of America is in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree July 28 – Aug. 8, 2015 in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan. Interviews will be held during February and March 2014.

The World Scout Jamboree website and online registration site will be available soon. Links to the Leadership application and World Jamboree brochure are below.

World Scout Jamboree Northeast Region Leader Application

World Scout Jamboree Brochure

2015 Longhouse Council Philmont Trek

Reservations for the 2015 Longhouse Council Philmont Trek will open Jan. 15.

Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. is comprised of 137,000 acres in and around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. It is a highlight of any youth or adult Scouting experience. It takes strength and determination to complete the arduous trek, which is typically more than 50 miles long and completed over 12 days.

All crews will be filled to a maximum number of 12 participants per crew, and no more than four adults will be allowed per crew.

All participants must be 14 years old, or completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 by the day the trek begins, as well as pass Philmont weight and health guidelines.

Reservations will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2014.

COST: Tentatively $2,500 per person. This includes transportation, council contingent items, and all activities prior to arrival at Philmont.

DATES: Tentatively July 19 – Aug. 1, 2015.

RESERVATIONS: $150 deposit per person will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2014. You must submit the deposit with the registration form to reserve your spaces, including waiting-list spaces. Participants are required to make scheduled minimum payments of $125 per month beginning 30 days after initial deposit with all final unpaid balances paid in full May 31, 2015. An Agreement To Participate Letter will be presented for review and signed be each participant prior to acceptance of reservation.

Longhouse Council Philmont Ambassador Karen Heiss will begin initial interest information sessions at your District Roundtables beginning January 2014.

For more information, please contact Mark Rogers, 2014 Contingent Organizer, at (315) 436-5610 or Heiss at (315) 323-0185.

Come to Sabattis!

Check out our video and find out more about our programs at Sabattis Scout Reservation. Check out our 2013 programs.

(Not ready for Sabattis? Check out our Cub Camp programs!)