District Announcements

Sleep Over with the Auburn Doubledays

Saturday, August 8
7:05 pm   Auburn Doubledays vs Williamsport Crosscutters
Free Admission for Scouts in Uniform!!

Please click here for the flier and registration

Council-Wide Meal & Kitchen Committee Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to serve on the new Council-Wide Meal & Kitchen Committee.  All skill levels welcome, requires only a desire to help with one or more function of meal and kitchen tasks for Boy Scout or Order of the Arrow events.  Tasks include, meal planning, shopping, help transporting food, kitchen prep, cooking, serving, clean-up crew.    We always have lots of fun in the kitchen.
Also, recruiting volunteers who will serve as Coordinator/ Manager for specific events to coordinate and manage meal service for that event.  Previous food service experience is helpful for this position.  With an enthusiastic number of volunteers, we can set up teams for rotational service for different events.

Please contact Richard Fields to volunteer.
(315) 681-6000  or richtroop17@twcny.rr.com

Contact by July 19th, so we can schedule a committee meeting.

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.

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.

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.