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.
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!
Calling all Longhouse Council Commissioner Staffs to attend our Commissioners Annual Planning Seminar at Camp Woodland on Wednesday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m.
Retiring Council Commissioner, John Steinbach will welcome newly installed Council Commissioner Walt Shepard! Modest dinner will be provided at no cost, BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY JUNE 14TH by emailing John at email@example.com.
- More information is available on the flyer.
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 www.philmontscoutranch.org.
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.
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 – reservation forms can be downloaded below or obtained by calling 315.717.0175.
OCTOBER 25 – SATURDAY PROGRAM (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
OPTIONAL EVENTS FOR THOSE STAYING AT OUR KOA KAMPGROUND:
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.
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.
The Longhouse Council is sponsoring the 24th Annual Explorer Firematics Tournament. Again this year, we are extending an invitation for all of the Fire Explorer Posts and all independent Junior Fire Departments to join us.
This year’s tournament is being hosted by the Tully Fire Department Station 1, on Sunday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Tully Town Hall at 5833 Meetinghouse Rd. Tully.
There will be a food concession stand or you can bring your own bag lunch. Also, you may want to bring chairs, tents, sunscreen and towels as you will get wet.
There is a registration fee of $3 per Explorer or Junior/ RAM. The registration fee covers necessary operating expenses. We ask that one person from each department be in charge of payment. Registration Deadline is July 21, 2014
For more information, contact Longhouse Council contact Benjamin Bibik at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
Reservations for the 2015 Longhouse Council Philmont Trek will open Jan. 15.
Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. is comprised of 137,000 acres in and around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. It is a highlight of any youth or adult Scouting experience. It takes strength and determination to complete the arduous trek, which is typically more than 50 miles long and completed over 12 days.
All crews will be filled to a maximum number of 12 participants per crew, and no more than four adults will be allowed per crew.
All participants must be 14 years old, or completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 by the day the trek begins, as well as pass Philmont weight and health guidelines.
Reservations will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2014.
COST: Tentatively $2,500 per person. This includes transportation, council contingent items, and all activities prior to arrival at Philmont.
DATES: Tentatively July 19 – Aug. 1, 2015.
RESERVATIONS: $150 deposit per person will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2014. You must submit the deposit with the registration form to reserve your spaces, including waiting-list spaces. Participants are required to make scheduled minimum payments of $125 per month beginning 30 days after initial deposit with all final unpaid balances paid in full May 31, 2015. An Agreement To Participate Letter will be presented for review and signed be each participant prior to acceptance of reservation.
Longhouse Council Philmont Ambassador Karen Heiss will begin initial interest information sessions at your District Roundtables beginning January 2014.
For more information, please contact Mark Rogers, 2014 Contingent Organizer, at (315) 436-5610 or Heiss at (315) 323-0185.