Council Camporee

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BSA Wilderness First Aid

The Longhouse Council is offering the Emergency Care and Safety Institute Wilderness First Aid Course (which meets the BSA Wilderness First Aid curriculum) on April 30 and May 1, 2016. The course is 16 hours of classroom and skills instruction and will be taught by National Ski Patrol Certified Instructors. First Priority will be given to Boy Scout, Venturing, and Ship Leaders who will be participating in Back Country and High Adventure activities as part of their Unit Programs for 2016.

Class size is limited to the first 20 participants who pre-register and pre-pay by April 15, 2016. There will be no walk-in registrations at the door or refunds for no-shows due to the need to have adequate course materials in advance…

The course will be held at the Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, 1135 Toggenburg Road, Fabius, NY 13063 starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm both days.

Each participant is responsible for their own lunches as lunch is not provided.

Although practice first aid supplies will be provided, each participant should bring a first aid kit, suitable for a wilderness trip, for review and discussion during the class.

For more information please contact Walt Shepard at 315-637-8060 or 315-427-2834 or

Wilderness First Aid Registration Form

Scout Night at the Silver Knights


Syracuse Silver Knights vs Harrisburg Heat
Feburary 18th 7:00pm @ Onondaga War Memorial

All Tickets Just $13.00

Click Here to Order Tickets

2016 Camp Cards Are Here!!!!

What is a Camp Card? – A Camp Card is a discount card 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 the amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales!

Why is it called the Camp Card? – Many units use the Camp Card program as a way for a Scout to earn his own way to summer camp. The Camp Card may be used by a unit to help offset fees for a unit trip or many other activities.

What makes the Camp Card better than other fundraisers? – There is no risk to your unit! All your unit needs to do is agree to participate in the 2016 Camp Card Program and request the number of cards your unit intends on selling. Once your unit has the 2016 Camp Cards you will issue them to your Scouts one bundle at a time which is 10 Cards or $50.00 worth of cards. At the end of the sale your unit will return all unsold cards and 50% of the sales to the Council Office. Your unit retains 50% of your total sales.

How long is the sale? – The 2016 Camp Card Sale will run from December 1, 2015 – May 27, 2016. Returns are due on May 27th. Payment is due 60 days after cards are received. If additional cards are needed payment must be made for cards already taken.

Why do customers support the Camp Card Program? – They are supporting a Scout earning his way to summer camp. Most people relate Scouting with camping. Second it has a great price point at $5.00 which makes it very easy to support. The value of the card is worth much more than $5.00.

How do I sign up my unit? – Just complete the commitment form below and submit it to the Longhouse Service Center at 2803 Brewerton Rd. Syracuse, NY 13211 or Email

2016 Camp Card Order Form North Country

2016 Camp Card Order Form Greater Syracuse Area

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2015 Strategic Plan Update

Dear Longhouse Council:

Last year we began an amazing journey of a bottom-up strategic plan process.  Part of that journey was a periodic update to keep everyone informed of our progress and our challenges. We have had both!

Please find a PDF document, available to you here, to download and review. I look forward to visiting each district in the coming months with our expanded key 5 including our new Scout Executive, Grey Rolland. We will be looking for feedback and fresh ideas.

As always, please let us know if you wish to contribute to the strategic plan process.

Yours In Scouting,
Scott Armstrong
President, Longhouse Council, BSA

2015 Strategic Plan Six Month Update