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.

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.

Scouting University

Scouting USaturday, November 5, 2016 at the Paul V Moore High School in Central Square.

This is the MOST training you will see under one roof. See catalog for details











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

FOS Previous Patch Sale Ad

Longhouse Council Coordinated Forum

When:      Monday, October 24, 2016
Where:    Sandy Creek Methodist Church
Time:       7:00pm

This is a great opportunity for Scouters from levels of our programs to meet our Council Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs to get first-hand information about the Council’s Activities and Finances. Also, a chance to participate in a Q & A session.


  •  2016 Strategic Plan – Ray Dromms – Vice President, Strategic Planning
  • Financial Health of the Council – Bob Berger – Council Treasurer
  • Funding the Council – Milt Hill – Vice President, Finance
  • Membership – Jackie Christian – Vice President, Membership
  • Camping & Program – Steve Fanning – Vice President Program
  • Advancement – Steve Fisher – Council Advancement Chair
  • Journey to Excellence, – Ellen Tyler
  • Commissioner Update – Walt Shepard – Council Commissioner

Results that show Scouting Works!!!!

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