Silver Beaver Award

SilverBeaverNomination Deadline: April 3, 2015

The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council and is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a volunteer leader by a local council. The Silver Beaver is awarded for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by a registered scouter within the territory under the jurisdiction of the local council.

The Longhouse Council may select only one Silver Beaver for every sixty Scouting units.  That means very few nominees can be honored each year.  Nominees who are not selected this year should be resubmitted for consideration next year. Those wishing to renominate a candidate who was not selected should review the nomination to see if there are additional facts that can be added to provide more information to the members of the selection committee.

Nominations must be received at the Council Service Center by April 3rd to be considered.

Questions?  Please contact Silver Beaver Committee Chair Dick Blansett, 457-7523;

Silver Beaver Nomination Guidelines – 2015

Longhouse Council Strategic Plan

Starting July 2014, we began to solicit any and all Longhouse Council volunteers to contribute their ideas and critiques of Council program and facilities. From the vast amount of feedback we received, hundreds of people worked thousands of hours to formulate a Strategic Plan. Attached is the Executive Summary of that plan  – a realistic plan for what can we can reasonably accomplish in 2015. On January 14, 2015 the Executive Board approved this plan. As we have throughout the process, I invite all to play a role in the Strategic Plan. Click below to download your copy, read and see if there is a project listed you wish to get involved with to help grow and strengthen scouting within The Longhouse Council.

Thank you, we have a great Scouting year ahead of us.
Yours In Scouting,

Scott Armstrong
Longhouse Council

The Longhouse Council Strategic Plan Executive Summary


Cub Scout Net Gain



Camp Card Sale Update

The Central New York Camp Cards have arrived and are ready for pick-up. Cards may be picked-up during regular business hours or are available for delivery to your unit by your District Executive.

Due to the vendor delay, the Camp Card sale is now being extended until May 30th. At that time both payment of sold cards and returns of unsold cards are due.



Camp Cards are discount cards / coupon booklets 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 that amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales! There is no risk to your unit, just return all unsold camp cards by May 30th! To sign-up for the program, all your unit needs to do is agree to participate in the 2015 Camp Card Program and request the number of cards your unit intends on selling.

Please click here for the Camp Card Commitment Form.

Participating Companies for Northern New York Coupon Booklet:
Coldstone Creamery
Papa John’s
Good Fellos
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Jreck Sub

Participating Companies Central New York Cards:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
The Melting Pot
Papa John’s
Canyon Climb

Champ Camp at the Scout Shop!

January 17, 2015 All Day!
Syracuse Scout Shop
Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

Our annual Champ Camp Event will feature PWD “experts” who can help you build, decorate and tweak your cars. We will have a track set up so you can actually do a test run. We will also have a scale avail-able for you to make sure your car is within the weight limit. Come on in and have some fun, meet some other racers and get ready for your big event!

Click here for more information


2015 Klondike

2015 Klondike Derby
Where: Camp Woodland
491 Kibbie Lake Rd, Constantia
Cost: Scouts, Venturers, Cubs, and Leaders, $6 per person includes a patch
Registrations due @ Council by 4 PM Friday, January 23, 2015
For additional information contact:
Christine Olivadoti Tel: (315) 559-1409 email:

Click here for the 2015 Klondike Preparation Guide and Registration

Welding Merit Badge Offered

Troops in the Longhouse Council have the opportunity to earn the Welding Merit Badge under the tutelage of Longhouse Council Welding Champions Joe Bouchey and Ron Mills.

The Boy Scouts of America believes that introducing youth to skilled trades is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society. In 2012 the BSA developed a new merit badge on welding. Lincoln Electric, who extends this opportunity to the Longhouse Council, is a proud sponsor of the BSA.

To make arrangements for your Unit or Troop to participate in the Welding Merit Badge, contact Joe Bouchey (315) 323-1243, e-mail or Ron Mills (315) 882-4484, email .

Webelos to Camp In at The MoST

Registration for the annual Webelos Camp In at The MoST opens Nov. 15. The Saturday night event is offered on four dates in 2015 to give Webelos I and II the opportunity to meet many of the requirements for the Scientist Activity Badge.

The overnight includes a planetarium presentation, museum exhibits, a limited-edition souvenir patch, evening snack and light breakfast.

For complete event and registration information, go to Webelos at the MoST.

Weblos at the MoST Registration Form

Philmont and Seabase 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, visit or visit

Longhouse Council Philmont Contingent Participant Letter of Agreement
2016 Council Philmont Trek Registration

Longhouse Council Sea Base Contingent Participant Letter of Agreement
2016 Council Sea Base Trek Registration

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:

Come to Sabattis!

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

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