Fingerprinting Merit Badge at the Scout Shop

On September 6th, 10AM at the Syracuse Scout Shop, there will be a free program where you can earn your Fingerprinting Merit Badge. There is no fee for the program, however you will need to purchase a Merit Badge Pamphlet ahead of time and also bring a full set of fingerprints from home done with an ink stamp pad. Please see the attached flier for more information.

Call 315-455-6540 or email to secure your spot today!

Fingerprinting Flier

Halloween Spooktacular Returns to Camp Woodland

The Cub Scout Family Weekend Halloween Spooktacular at Camp Woodland returns with a variety of activities for Cub Scouts and their families.

Set for Oct. 18-19 at Camp Woodland, Constantia, the weekend includes archery, BB guns, fishing, campfires and fun for the whole family. Spend the night at Camp Woodland gazing at stars, singing songs, telling ghost stories and roasting s’mores.

For complete information and registration: Halloween Cub Family Weekend Flyer

Join the 2nd Annual Webelos-Ree

Start your Scouting year off with the Second Annual Webelos-Ree, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

Webelos will learn from Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders in the Order of the Arrow who will get Webelos started on their essential scouting skills. Work on Webelos badge and Arrow of Light requirements and have fun.

Attend as a den or with your parent. Dens need two-deep leadership. Webelos only; no siblings. Bring your own tent and camping gear.

For complete information and registration: Webelos-ree 2014

Brotherhood Camporee 2014 Registration Extended

The registration period for Brotherhood Camporee 2014 has been extended until September 1st! Please fill out the 2014 Brotherhood Camporee Registration form and return it to council as soon as possible.

Fall Popcorn and Membership Picnic (Web)The Longhouse house council is hosting its annual fall membership drive and popcorn sale picnic at two great locations. Please join us for a late summer picnic, followed by two informative sessions on this fall’s unit product sale and membership campaigns.

Registration is free for the first two participants from each unit ($6 for each additional person) Payment will be collected at the door. Registration is required by August 1st. To register, please  fill out the registration form below.

Northern Kickoff                                               Southern Kickoff
August 7, 2014—6:00PM                                     August 8, 2014—6:00PM
Brownville Parish Center, Watertown                Camp Woodland, Constantia

Membership Breakout Topics

  • Learn about this year’s campaign changes.
  • See and pickup this year’s new marketing materials.
  • Discover best practices and share some of your own!

Popcorn Breakout Topics

  • Sample this year’s product lineup and learn about product and prize updates.
  • Pick-up your popcorn sale materials.
  • Learn how to grow your sale and fund your unit’s entire yearly program!

Frozen Dome Classic

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Philmont Presentations Now Available

Philmont National Scout Ranch is the largest youth camp in the world and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Rocky Mountains of northeastern New Mexico.  The ranch encompasses 137,500 acres, or about 214 square miles. Philmont offers 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps for your backpacking pleasure.

Want to know more?  To arrange a visit at Roundtables, Venturing Crew and Troop meetings contact Karen Heiss, Philmont Ambassador for the Longhouse Council, (315) 323-0185 or visit

The 2015 Philmont contingent is forming and needs to know, now, if you are interested. Please tell your Scouts of the opportunity.  You never know who may want to take the challenge.

2015 Longhouse Council Philmont Trek

2015 Council Philmont Trek Registration

Boy Scout Geology Merit Weekend Scheduled for October

The Boy Scout Geology Merit Weekend is solely for Senior Level Boy Scouts who need their blue card signed in order receive their Geology Merit Badge.


GEOLOGY MERIT BADGE PROGRAM: The Herkimer Diamond Mines will be conducting a Boy Scout Jamboree Oct. 24-26. Cost is $23 per Boy Scout for program and mining fee. Adult and sibling cost is $7.50 per person for mining only fee. Reservations are required – please visit or call 315.717.0175.

(tentative – schedule subject to change)
7:15 – 8 a.m. - Late Program Registration at the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Campground Office
(Early Registration to be held Friday evening at the KOA office from 3:30 pm until 9:30 pm)
8 – 8:30 a.m. – Introduction and Welcome
8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Scout Program
12:15 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. – Break for Lunch
1 – 4 p.m. – Scout Program
4 – 5 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

Curriculum Will Include The Following Modules (tentative – schedule subject to change)
Module #1 – Mining “Be a Rock Hound”                  Module #2 - Paleontology / Gemology
Module #3 – Energy Sources / Water Cycle    Module #4 - Earth Processes
Module #5 - Earth Materials                         Module #6 - Sustainability


  • All materials will be provided to Scouts during modules.
  • Scouts will have the opportunity to take home the following items: all diamonds found in the mines, all fossils found in the mines or in the sluice, all gemstones found in the sluice, and all jewelry and gift items made.
  • Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony.


Food Options (Reservations Required) — You are welcome to bring your own bag lunch and use our picnic areas.  If you would like us to provide meals, we can offer the following:
Saturday Lunch – Cost is $7 per lunch (lunch includes: choice of hamburger or hot dog, potato chips, applesauce, cookie, and a beverage) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond Cafe.
Sunday Breakfast – Cost is $6 per breakfast (breakfast includes: pancake / waffle, sausage, coffee / hot chocolate) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Pavilion.
Crystal Chandelier - Offering all program attendees 15 percent discount throughout the weekend

If you are traveling in for the program and would like to make camping reservations, call the KOA Campground at 315.891.7355 for availability and to make a reservation. Mention code #BS1014 when making your reservation

Movies will be playing in the Cinema both Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday there will be a flashlight candy hunt and on Saturday evening there will be a bonfire and sponsor a s’mores event at the fire pit.

Additional Information
CLOTHING: The Scouts will be outdoors for a majority of their time. Be prepared with the appropriate clothing. Sneakers or closed-toed shoes are required.
GOGGLES: If Scouts have their own goggles, bring them with you. If not, goggles can be purchased at the Herkimer Diamond Mine Store for $2.50 each.
HAMMERS: Will be provided for the mining modules. You are also welcome to bring your own if you choose.
PLASTIC BAGS: We will provide small Ziploc bags for your finds. Some prospectors will bring buckets to carry larger rocks.

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:

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