District Announcements

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 and will be taught by National Ski Patrol Certified Instructors. First Priority will be given to Boy Scout, Venturing, and Ship Leaders who will be participating in Back Country and High Adventure activities as part of their Unit Programs for 2016.

Class size is limited to the first 20 participants who pre-register and pre-pay by April 15, 2016. There will be no walk-in registrations at the door or refunds for no-shows due to the need to have adequate course materials in advance…

The course will be held at the Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, 1135 Toggenburg Road, Fabius, NY 13063 starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm both days.

Each participant is responsible for their own lunches as lunch is not provided.

Although practice first aid supplies will be provided, each participant should bring a first aid kit, suitable for a wilderness trip, for review and discussion during the class.

For more information please contact Walt Shepard at 315-637-8060 or 315-427-2834 or woshepard@verizon.net

Wilderness First Aid Registration Form

2016 Council Spring Camporee

When: May 20-22, 2016
Where: Sandy Creek
Theme: Fun, Food, and Fitness
Information coming in February

Webelos at the MoST 2016

What is it?
• Saturday night “Camp In” at the M.O.S.T.
• WEBELOS with adult leaders only due to space limitations
• The MOST Staff will provide activities which include many of the requirements for the Engineer
WEBELOS Activity Badge.
• Includes planetarium presentation, museum exhibits, limited edition souvenir patch, evening snack
And light breakfast

Museum of Science & Technology
500 South Franklin Street, Syracuse

Saturday – January 16th, 2015
Saturday – February 6th, 2015
Saturday – February 27th, 2015

Webelos at the MoST 2016

Webelos at the MOST Registration Form 2016 a

The 2016 Camp Cards are!!

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 card far exceed the amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales!  For more information and dates please go to the Longhouse Council website.

Note Date Change:  2016  Life to Eagle Training Seminar

This seminar is for Onondaga District Life Scouts, Star Scouts, Parents and Scouters.  The date is Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  For more information please click here.

2016 Brotherhood Camporee

The Longhouse Council, BSA would like to invite you and your Scouts to attend the 2016 Brotherhood Camporee, to be held at Wellesley Island State Park, Wellesley Island, New York on September 23-24-25, 2016. Due to limited facilities and camping areas, the number of campers will be limited to 3500. To give all Troops the opportunity to attend we encourage you to preregister on a first come first serve basis beginning February 1, 2016. Registrations will not be accepted if postmarked before this date. Registration deadline is June 1st.

2016 Brotherhood Camporee Registration Fillable

Scouting the Mall in 2016

From Brian Ahsmann:  Scouting the Mall will be held March 12, 2016.  The one change I know of is the only overnight option will be Wonderworks for an additional fee.  There will not be the option of spending the night on the 6th floor.  There are no additional details at this time.  Make sure to check here and the Council website for updates.

2017 Jamboree Informational Meetings



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.

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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.