The 2014 Lowe’s Eagle Scout Service Project Grant is not currently open for application. The 2013 grant period has ended, please do not submit the 2013 form. The program does not typically begin until June of the year. Any 2013 form received will be returned.
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:
Due to the severity of the winter weather this year, the Camp Card sale has been extended through April 30. This allows more time to sell for the units who have been snowed-in. Camp Card returns and payment for all units have been moved and are now due April 30, 2014.
If your unit is running low on Camp Cards or would still like to get involved in the program, download an order form at www.cnyscouts.org and send it to Sarah Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on the sale or for further information, contact William Albrecht at email@example.com or (315) 463-0201.
The O2 District and Longhouse Council present Scouting the Mall at Destiny USA Saturday, March 22 — Sunday, March 23.
The event, open to all Scouts, includes activities involving mall tenants, merit badge and belt loop classes. Belt loops being explored are bowling, chess, good manners, astronomy, collecting. Merit badges being explored include coin collecting, collections, computer, disability awareness and photography.
Cost for Scouting the Mall is $5 for event patches plus any entertainment fees. Check-in runs from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Sky Deck. Overnight takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 23.
This event is open to Scouts of all ages; however the District Policy of a 1:1 ratio for Cub Scouts is in effect. Scouts can also participate without doing the “lock-in” part.
Contact Christine Olivadoti @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you’re interested in helping.
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.
Nominations are being accepted for the Silver Beaver Award. This is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council. It 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 a local council.
The deadline for nominations is April 4. Nominations are due to the Council office on that date.
Boy Scouts of America is in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree July 28 – Aug. 8, 2015 in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan. Interviews will be held during February and March 2014.
The World Scout Jamboree website and online registration site will be available soon. Links to the Leadership application and World Jamboree brochure are below.
Registration for 2014 Annual Webelos Camp In at the Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse, begins Nov. 15.
The March 8 session is the only one with space still available.
The Camp In includes planetarium presentation, museum exhibits, limited-edition souvenir patch, evening snack and a light breakfast. The MOST staff will provide activities which include many requirements for the Engineer WEBELOS Activity Badge.
Note: Jan. 18 and Feb. 8 are now filled.
The Camp Card unit fundraiser is back for 2014 with a new and improved card. Still just at $5.00 per card, they make great stocking stuffers.
For each card sold, your scouts will earn $2.50. It’s an easy and effective way for Scouts to earn their way to camp.
The sale goes until March 31. For more information and to get your unit started visit our camp cards page and fill out an order form.
Position: District Executive Position
Position location: Syracuse, New York and Watertown, New York
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.
For specific requirements for the position please view the job posting: DE Job Posting
How to apply:
Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume with salary history to Helen.Forward@scouting.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.
Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link: http://www.scouting.org/Careers/WorkingWithUs/EssentialSkills.aspx