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Baloo Training

BALOO (C32) (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Every Pack should hold at least one camping experience each year. At least one leader needs to be BALOO trained before taking the pack camping. BALOO is held as a one day course. … Continue reading

Webelos at the MoST 2016

What is it? • Saturday night “Camp In” at the M.O.S.T. • WEBELOS with adult leaders only due to space limitations • The MOST Staff will provide activities which include many of the requirements for the Engineer WEBELOS Activity Badge. … Continue reading

Harlem Globetrotters Exclusive Discount Offer!

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Syracuse on January 29th. Syracuse NY Order Form – Boy Scouts

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 … Continue reading

2016 Council Spring Camporee

When: May 20-22, 2016 Where: Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Theme: Fun, Food, and Fitness Attention Scouts! Pre-Camp-O-Ree Contest: Design the Council Spring Camp-O-Ree Logo Contest This logo will be used for the Camp-O-Ree Patch and other merchandise and promotion.  Who … Continue reading

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Venturing began in 1998 as a BSA program for young men and women aged 13 (who  have finished the 8th grade) to age 20. Venturers belong to a Crew. As in Boy Scouting there is a sponsoring organization, for example a local Rotary Club, VFW, or a Church. Venturing will appeal to those that are  interested in learning more about a broad range of interests in a collaborative supported  environment. Since each Venturing Crew designs the program to meet their own particular interests it may help to visit programs in your area to find the right fit. Venturing is supervised by trained adult leadership, however the Crew is youth lead,  meaning that youth members elect their own youth leadership, delegating responsibilities  to other youth or adults in order to develop their own program.Youth are taught by more  experienced members of the Crew as well as adults in order to learn the skills to advance  as well as build a fun and rewarding program. Crew members can expect to learn  valuable leadership, communication, organization, ethics, and practical skills that can  help them become well rounded successful adults. It’s not uncommon for a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or a Girl Scout to belong to a Crew. As in  any BSA program Venturing Crew members have several opportunities to earn other  BSA awards as well. As a Venturer the BSA program has availabe the resources for youth to safely explore fun and meaningful activities both locally and beyond. Common Venturing activities can  include, camping, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, or skiing. Venturers will have  opportunities to explore area waterways, historic canals, or even the ocean by canoe,  kayak, sailboat or motor boat. BSA camps across the nation, several just outside of major  metroplotain areas, allow safe, low cost accomodations for multi day excursions to enjoy  history, art, theater and more. Venturing Crew Youth are limited only by their imagination…………….. For more information about Venturing in our area please click on: “Join Scouting” on the Home page Enter your Zip code, all Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships will appear.   Online Resources: http://nerventuring­   Face Book … Continue reading