District Announcements

2015 Annual Awards & Recognition Picnic and Scout Bucks Auction

All Scouters, Spouses, Family and Friends  are invited to celebrate another good year of Scouting and honor recipients of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Lamplighter, Sparkplug and William Hillcourt Awards; induct any new Old Goats or Nanny Goats and have a good time.   The picnic will be held Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Ellis Park Pavilion in East Syracuse.  The cost will be $5.00 per person and the menu is Pot Luck.  Reservations must be made no later than June 9, 2015.  For more information on making your reservation, what to bring for the Pot Luck and other information please click here.

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.

Young Eagles

Young Eagle Flights
Saturday June 6th, 2015

Airplane rides of about 20 minutes will be offered at no charge to Scouts of the Longhouse Council ages 7-17. Flights will commence from the Skaneateles Areodome on Benson Road.

Young Eagle Flights Announcement

Young Eagles Registration Part 1

Young Eagles Registration Part 2

Click here for more information about the Young Eagles program

Area 3 Venturing eVent

The Northeast Region, Area 3, Venturing Officers Association invites all Venturing Scouts, Sea Scouts and their guests to attend the annual Area 3 Venturing eVent. The eVent weekend will be held on Friday, April 24-April 26 2015 at Camp Woodland, Constantia NY, located north of Syracuse. Please click here for more information and to register for the 2015 eVent

Camp Card Sale Update

The Central New York Camp Cards have arrived and are ready for pick-up. Cards may be picked-up during regular business hours or are available for delivery to your unit by your District Executive. Due to the vendor delay, the Camp Card sale is now being extended until May 30th. At that time both payment of sold cards and returns of unsold cards are due. Camp Cards are discount cards / coupon booklets 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 that amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales! There is no risk to your unit, just return all unsold camp cards by May 30th! To sign-up for the program, all your unit needs to do is agree to participate in the 2015 Camp Card Program and request the number of cards your unit intends on selling. For more information on participating companies and downloading the camp card commitment form please go to the Longhouse Council web site by clicking here.

Welding Merit Badge to be Offered

Troops in the Longhouse Council have the opportunity to earn the Welding Merit Badge under the tutelage of Longhouse Council Welding Champions Joe Bouchey and Ron Mills The Boy Scouts of America believes that introducing youth to skilled trades is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society. In 2012 the BSA developed a new merit badge on welding. Lincoln Electric, who extends this opportunity to the Longhouse Council, is a proud sponsor of the BSA. To make arrangements for your Unit or Troop to participate in the Welding Merit Badge, contact Joe Bouchey (315) 323-1243, e-mail shiconn@yahoo.com or Ron Mills (315) 882-4484, email ravenheart4444@yahoo.com .

Philmont Presentations now Available

From the Longhouse Council webpage: Philmont National Scout Ranch is the largest youth camp in the world and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Rocky Mountains of northeastern New Mexico.  The ranch encompasses 137,500 acres, or about 214 square miles. Philmont offers 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps for your backpacking pleasure.

Want to know more?  To arrange a visit at Roundtables, Venturing Crew and Troop meetings contact Karen Heiss, Philmont Ambassador for the Longhouse Council, (315) 323-0185 or visit www.philmontscoutranch.org.

The 2015 Philmont contingent is forming and needs to know, now, if you are interested. Please tell your Scouts of the opportunity.  You never know who may want to take the challenge.

2015 Longhouse Council Philmont Trek

2015 Council Philmont Trek Registration

 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.