District Announcements

2016 Reminders from the Council Program Director

For a list of details on important dates, deadlines and projects  please click here

Annual Membership/Popcorn Kickoff

Camp Woodland, Constantia, NY

August 3rd 6:00pm-8:00pm

Registration is free for the first 2 participants from each unit ($5 for each additional person). Register with your District Executive by July 25th. We will not be able to provided food for any late registrations

Merit Badge Day Camp at Camp Woodland

The Longhouse Council is excited to offer this new day camp program for the first time. Merit Badge Day Camp, held at Camp Woodland is a camp that helps Scouts earn unique merit badges this summer.

Badges Begin Offered:

Electricity
Painting
Plumbing
Welding (Class Filled)
Woodworking
Canoeing (Class Filled)
Kayaking (Class Filled)
Lifesaving
Swimming
Archery
Rifle Shooting
Shotgun Shooting
Scouting Heritage

Camp Woodland Merit Badge Day Camp: August 22 – 26 ($125.00): Includes materials, T-Shirt, Boxed Lunch

Medical Health Forms Part A & B are required.   Click Here for Registration Materials
To register please:  Click Here to Pay for Boy Scout Day Camp Online
(Please Include the name of your scout in the note section of the payment screen)

And fill out the reservation form and fax or email it to the council office.
Fax: 315-463-0201
Email: Timothy.Herne@scouting.org

Cub Scout Camping

Day Camps
The best that Cub Scouting has to offer, close to home! Cub Scout Day Camp combines the most exciting things about being a Scout with summertime fun. Practice your aim at the Rifle or Archery ranges, create a masterpiece in Arts & Crafts, or learn a new knot in Scoutcraft. Swim, study local animals, or test your skill on the sports field. Twilight Camp is an evening experience.

Camp Woodland Day Camp: July 18 – 22 ($115.00), 491 Kibbie Lake Rd. Constantia, NY

Weekend Webelos Resident Camp at Camp Woodland
Spend your action packed weekend swimming and boating or testing your aim on our Rifle and Archery ranges. Get up-close and personal with nature, explore trails and catch air on our mountain bikes. Tie knots, whittle wood, and weave gimp. Eat delicious meals in our dining hall, and take part in songs, skits, and general outdoor fun that continues through the evening until bed time in your tent.
Webelos Rendezvous Weekend Camp Woodland: July 15-17 ($150.00 Webelos/AOL)

Family Camp at Camp Woodland
Family camp provides an opportunity for the whole family to experience the outdoors together. From archery to fishing to camping under the stars, have fun together! Spring and Fall family camps will feature belt loop programs:

Fall Family Camp October 15-16 will feature
Hiking
Kickball
GaGa Ball
Hay Ride
Archery
BB Gun Shooting

Medical Health Forms Part A & B are required for all camps. Part C is also required for overnight camps

Cub Family Overnight Reservation

Cub Day Camp Reservation

Cub Pack Overnight Reservation

To register please fill out the reservation form and fax or email it to the council office.
Fax: 315-463-0201
Email: Timothy.Herne@scouting.org

And Click Here to Pay for Cub Camp Online
(Please Include the name of your cub in the note section of the payment screen)

 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

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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.