District Announcements

Onondaga District 2017 Life-To-Eagle Training Seminar

This is a training seminar for all Onondaga District Life Scouts, Star Scouts, Parents and Scouters.  The seminar will outline the steps necessary to achieve the rank of Eagle, including a discussion of the Eagle Service Project.  For more information on date, time and place please click here.

Scouting University 2016

Have you signed up for this years’ Scouting University?  Scouting University is happening again in Cicero at the Paul V Moore High School on November 5th.  There is a selection of basic training courses, along with advanced and supplemental training.
Check out the catalog here:  Scouting University Catalog

Remember, all scouts deserve a trained leader. 

Longhouse Council Coordinated Forum

When:      Monday, October 24, 2016
Where:    Sandy Creek Methodist Church
Time:       7:00pm

This is a great opportunity for Scouters from levels of our programs to meet our Council Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs to get first-hand information about the Council’s Activities and Finances. Also, a chance to participate in a Q & A session.


  • 2016 Strategic Plan – Ray Dromms – Vice President, Strategic Planning
  • Financial Health of the Council – Bob Berger – Council Treasurer
  • Funding the Council – Milt Hill – Vice President, Finance
  • Membership – Jackie Christian – Vice President, Membership
  • Camping & Program – Steve Fanning – Vice President Program
  • Advancement – Steve Fisher – Council Advancement Chair
  • Journey to Excellence, – Ellen Tyler
  • Commissioner Update – Walt Shepard – Council Commissioner

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.