Council Camporee Registration Now Open!

UntitledFor more information on this spring’s Council Camporee visit our Facebook page.

Registration and Pre-Order Deadline (the only way to get a Commemorative Camporee T-shirt or Hoodie) is May 2,2016.

2016 Council Camporee Registration Packet

Council Camporee Tshirt & Hoodie Preorder Form

  • T-Shirts and Hoodies will not be available for purchase at the trading post

MAP 2016 Camporee



Young Eagle Flights


Airplane rides of about 20 minutes will be offered at no charge to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the Longhouse Council. (Ages 7-17)

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

A young eagle (registration form part 1) and BSA form (registration form part 2) must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.

Part 2 of the registration form must be sent to the council office (do not bring part 2 to the event). The young eagle form (Registration part 1) must be copied onto one sheet (front and back) and presented at the airport on the day of the flights..

Only one representative form each participating troop or pack must contact Jack Haggerty @ 685-8086 or 415-2412 to coordinate flight times for all members.  Maximum from each pack/troop is 8 scouts. No repeat flyers without prior consent.

Space is limited.

Council Mailing Address:

Longhouse Council, BSA

2803 Brewerton Rd.

Syracuse, NY 13211

Attn: Young Eagle Flights

Inspiring the next generation of aviators pamphlet

Registration Forms Part 1

Registration Forms Part 2

2016 Boypower Dinner

The Longhouse Council, BSA will hold its 2016 Boypower Dinner on May 4th, 2016. The Boypower Dinner is Central New York’s premier fundraising event benefiting the youth of the Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America.

2016 Keynote Speaker- Jared Ogden

2016 Distinguished Citizen – Robert M. Simpson

2016 Boypower Special Guest-Michael Surbaugh

2016 Boypower Chairman -David Schneckenburger

For More Information Visit Our Boypower Page 

Buy Boypower Tickets

Scout Night With The Syracuse Chiefs!!!

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Eagle Scout Service Project Coach

The Longhouse Council Advancement Committee is now recruiting Eagle Scout Service Project Coaches (Project Coach) from all Districts, and encourages you to review the duties of the position and seriously consider registering.

Brief Description:
The Project Coach is a relatively new position in Scouting, and is similar to, but different from the more traditional Eagle Advisor or Mentor. The Advisor is usually a Troop (Unit) adult who guides and works with Scouts throughout all aspects along their Eagle trail. The Project Coach becomes involved only after the District Committee approves the Project Proposal, and the Coach’s duties end with the preparation of the Project Final Report.

A Project Coach will be assigned to each Scout following their Project approval, and the Coach will ideally be from a different Unit. The idea is that the Coach will offer encouragement and guidance, as well as assist with the nuances of project execution including safety. This not only assists the Scout with successful project completion, but also exposes the Scout to another adult with whom to communicate and coordinate.

Eagle Project Coach

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 April 30 and May 1, 2016. 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 2016.

Class size is limited to the first 20 participants who pre-register and pre-pay by April 15, 2016. 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

Wilderness First Aid Registration Form

2016 Camp Cards Are Here!!!!

What is a Camp Card? – A Camp Card is a discount card that provides the purchasers numerous discounts to restaurants and retailers all throughout Central and Northern New York. Each card is sold for $5.00. The deals on the card far exceed the amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales!

Why is it called the Camp Card? – Many units use the Camp Card program as a way for a Scout to earn his own way to summer camp. The Camp Card may be used by a unit to help offset fees for a unit trip or many other activities.

What makes the Camp Card better than other fundraisers? – There is no risk to your unit! All your unit needs to do is agree to participate in the 2016 Camp Card Program and request the number of cards your unit intends on selling. Once your unit has the 2016 Camp Cards you will issue them to your Scouts one bundle at a time which is 10 Cards or $50.00 worth of cards. At the end of the sale your unit will return all unsold cards and 50% of the sales to the Council Office. Your unit retains 50% of your total sales.

How long is the sale? – The 2016 Camp Card Sale will run from December 1, 2015 – May 27, 2016. Returns are due on May 27th. Payment is due 60 days after cards are received. If additional cards are needed payment must be made for cards already taken.

Why do customers support the Camp Card Program? – They are supporting a Scout earning his way to summer camp. Most people relate Scouting with camping. Second it has a great price point at $5.00 which makes it very easy to support. The value of the card is worth much more than $5.00.

How do I sign up my unit? – Just complete the commitment form below and submit it to the Longhouse Service Center at 2803 Brewerton Rd. Syracuse, NY 13211 or Email

2016 Camp Card Order Form North Country

2016 Camp Card Order Form Greater Syracuse Area

Camp Card NC Camp Card GS