This website is intended to provide an informational service to the Scouting families, Scouters, and friends of Scouting in Ontario District.
Ontario District serves the BSA Scouting youth of Oswego County and Brewerton, New York.
2018 Ontario District Spring S.T.E.M Camporee
Ontario District's Spring Camporee will be May 18, 19 & 20 at the Operating Engineers Training Facility in Constantia, New York. Theme of this year's Camporee is S.T.E.M and all projects, activities and/or games should be S.T.E.M related (see below for guidelines and ideas). Camporee patches are guaranteed to the first 150 to register; early registration is available via Tentaroo. Click on the links below for additional information:
2018 Ontario District Annual Recognition Dinner
Ontario District's Annual Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Mexico VFW @ 6:30PM. Click here for more information on the dinner or click here to sign-up via Tentaroo. Once on Tentaroo, select the Ontario District Annual Dinner.
Camp cards are available at the Council Office for anyone interested in this fund raiser. Click Here for more information or contact your District Executive
Philmont is one of the BSA's four high adventure bases and is located in Cimarron, New Mexico. For those interested in a 12-day trek, there are a couple of opportunities over the next couple of years.
Troop 830 out of Sandy Creek has a few openings (1-adult & 3-youth):
Depart July 31st
Return August 15th 2018
Flying out Rochester Southwest airlines
Returning Syracuse Delta airlines
Estimated cost $2300 per Scouter
Please contact Edson Setzer if interested -firstname.lastname@example.org
Longhouse Council is preparing a Contingent of 2 Crews, to attend Philmont Scout Reservation in July of 2019, and there are still some spots available.
Interested Scouts and Scouters should contact Mr. Ron Fey at email@example.com if interested. Only 18 Scouts and 6 Adults will fill the spots needed for the 2 Crews.
There will be a meeting for those Scouts and their Parents that can attend it, on Wednesday, April 4th, @ 7pm. Meeting will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Camillus, located at 5108 West Genesee St. If you are unable to attend, please send an email for more information.
Click HERE for more information
Grey Bears – show your ursine pride by adding an official Grey Bear golf shirt or fleece jacket to your Scouting wardrobe! Cookie Lehman is offering these articles for your purchase. Each item will bear an embroidered Grey Bear logo. Prices are a reasonable $18 for the shirt up to size XL. Add $2 for sizes 2XL to 4XL. The full zip grey fleece jacket is $25 up to size XL and $28 for sizes up to 4XL. Cookie requests that you prepay when you place your order. Contact her for additional information.
Google Your Unit
A great new tool has been added to the website that should help prospective Scouts find our Ontario District units – Google Maps. The map of Ontario District has markers locating each Scouting unit. Clicking on the marker will identify the unit and give the user information about that unit – meeting time and place as well as contact information. Because this is a work in process, each unit leader needs to check out their unit marker and update the meeting information or optional contact information (name, phone number or email address), by sending it to the webmaster. The map is located on the Join Scouting page. Also remember that if your unit has a website, forward the URL to the webmaster so it may be linked to this site.
Help Wanted / Opportunities for You
Many Opportunities exist for you if you would like to get more involved in the workings of the district. Specifically positions are open for:
- District Committee-positions are open if you would like to be involved in chairing or assisting with jobs that keep our district running like the well-oiled machine that it is!
- District training team members – get involved training your fellow Scouters on a variety of subjects
- Unit Commissioners – help unit leaders provide a quality program to community youth. Contact Paul Newton if you are interested.
- Volunteers are needed to help plan District Program Activities.
Council Constant Contact: If you would like to receive e-mail alerts about upcoming events please send your District Executive an e-mail and they can add you to the Constant Contact e-mail list.
Ontario District Executive - Scott Ireton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your Pack or Troop sending a leader (or more) to the district Roundtables? Roundtables are a great place to get together with other adult unit leaders in the district, share ideas, socialize, receive training and information, voice opinions, and get program ideas. They help you offer your unit a better program, and they occur on the first Thursday of each month at the Mexico Middle School at 7:00 PM. Be sure your unit is represented!