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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
Syracuse Silver Knights vs Harrisburg Heat Feburary 18th 7:00pm @ Onondaga War Memorial All Tickets Just $13.00 Click Here to Order Tickets
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
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
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://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Venturing.aspx http://nerventuringbsa.org http://www.ne3venturing.org Face Book … Continue reading