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Council Camporee Registration Now Open!

For more information on this spring’s Council Camporee visit our Facebook page. Registration and Pre-Order Deadline (the only way to get a Commemorative Camporee T-shirt or Hoodie) is May 2,2016. 2016 Council Camporee Registration Packet Council Camporee Tshirt & Hoodie … Continue reading

Young Eagle Flights

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 (JUNE  18TH / RAIN DATE) Airplane rides of about 20 minutes will be offered at no charge to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the Longhouse Council. (Ages 7-17) Flights will commence from the Skaneateles Aerodrome … Continue reading

2016 Boypower Dinner

The Longhouse Council, BSA will hold its 2016 Boypower Dinner on May 4th, 2016. The Boypower Dinner is Central New York’s premier fundraising event benefiting the youth of the Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America. 2016 Keynote Speaker- Jared Ogden … Continue reading

Scout Night With The Syracuse Chiefs!!!

Boy Scout Flyer 2016

Eagle Scout Service Project Coach

The Longhouse Council Advancement Committee is now recruiting Eagle Scout Service Project Coaches (Project Coach) from all Districts, and encourages you to review the duties of the position and seriously consider registering. Brief Description: The Project Coach is a relatively new position … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Venturing

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”  Enter your Zip code, all Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships will appear.   Online Resources: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Venturing.aspx http://nerventuring­bsa.org http://www.ne3venturing.org   FaceBook Longhouse Council Venturing & Sea Scouts … Continue reading