Young Eagles

Young Eagle Flights
Saturday June 6th, 2015

Airplane rides of about 20 minutes will be offered at no charge to Scouts of the Longhouse Council ages 7-17. Flights will commence from the Skaneateles Areodome on Benson Road.

Young Eagle Flights Announcement

Young Eagles Registration Part 1

Young Eagles Registration Part 2

Click here for more information about the Young Eagles program.

Scout Night at Syracuse Crunch

SCOUT copy

New Cub Scout Handbook

Pre-order the new Cub Scout Program Handbooks today!
Handbooks will be available 5/1/15
Get your pack ready before the Fall
Youth and Leader Handbooks available

Click here for the order form


Speaker Postcard

Area 3 Venturing eVent

The Northeast Region, Area 3, Venturing Officers Association invites all Venturing Scouts, Sea Scouts and their guests to attend the annual Area 3 Venturing eVent. The eVent weekend will be held on Friday, April 24-April 26 2015 at Camp Woodland, Constantia NY, located north of Syracuse.

Please click here for more information and to register for the 2015 eVent

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

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

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!)