Onondaga District


Onondaga District is the most populated district in the Longhouse Council. The district serves youth in the city of Syracuse, the eastern suburbs, and Onondaga County south to the county line.

Because the district has so many members it is often said that “As Onondaga District goes, so goes the council” The district has a dedicated core of volunteers that maintain continuity in the program of the Boy Scouts of America in the district.

District Meetings

The Onondaga District Roundtable is a place for unit and district scouters to learn about the latest events and activities hosted by the district and council, share and learn great unit program ideas to help improve your local unit, and provide an opportunity for fellowship.

For meeting dates and times please see the Onondaga District Calendar.

District Announcements

Onondaga District Camporee

MAY 19-21, 2017


For Questions please contact:

Ron Alexander- Troop 22

Bill Thieke- Troop 22

Who should attend:
ARRRR Maties! Shiver me Timbers! ALL Buccaneers, Old Salts and Scallywags are invited to Jamesville Beach for a full weekend of swashbuckling fun and adventure! Events of Skill and Scoutcraft are sure to challenge even the most skilled Landlubbers! Fun for everyone is planned! Scouts will have the opportunity to earn awards for both patrol and Troop competitions during the Saturday afternoon events!
• Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers are invited to camp for the weekend from Friday night to Sunday morning.
• Webelos may attend the entire weekend as the guest of a participating troop.
• Cub Scouts plan to arrive Saturday for a fun day of activities and if you like, stick around for the evening campfire ceremony and camp for the night in the park. (Note – all cub campers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the day and while camping).

2017 Spring Camporee Registration 

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 in Scouting, and is similar to, but different from the more traditional Eagle Advisor or Mentor. The Advisor is usually a Troop (Unit) adult who guides and works with Scouts throughout all aspects along their Eagle trail. The Project Coach becomes involved only after the District Committee approves the Project Proposal, and the Coach’s duties end with the preparation of the Project Final Report.

A Project Coach will be assigned to each Scout following their Project approval, and the Coach will ideally be from a different Unit. The idea is that the Coach will offer encouragement and guidance, as well as assist with the nuances of project execution including safety. This not only assists the Scout with successful project completion, but also exposes the Scout to another adult with whom to communicate and coordinate.

Eagle Project Coach

Attention:  New Eagle Applications – Reference Letter Policy

To create a measure of consistency throughout the Council,  a new procedure is being implemented effective immediately, in accordance with the 2013 “Guide to Advancement”.  To view the  new reference letter policy from the Longhouse Council please click here.

Facebook and Twitter

The Onondaga District is now on Facebook and Twitter! See the latest scouting news in real time! Also located on the site are videos and photos from previous events! Be sure to like us and follow us @Onondaga_Dist!

Longhouse Council Training:

Please click here to link to all Council and online training programs

Onondaga District Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events please check out our district calendar.