District Announcements

Finger Printing Merit Badge at the Scout Shop

From the Longhouse Council website: On September 6th, 10AM at the Syracuse Scout Shop, there will be a free program where you can earn your Fingerprinting Merit Badge. There is no fee for the program, however you will need to purchase a Merit Badge Pamphlet ahead of time and also bring a full set of fingerprints from home done with an ink stamp pad. Please see the attached flier for more information.

Call 315-455-6540 or email Carol.Frost@scouting.org to secure your spot today!

Fingerprinting Flier

Halloween Spooktacular Returns to Camp Woodland

From the Longhouse Council website:The Cub Scout Family Weekend Halloween Spooktacular at Camp Woodland returns with a variety of activities for Cub Scouts and their families.

Set for Oct. 18-19 at Camp Woodland, Constantia, the weekend includes archery, BB guns, fishing, campfires and fun for the whole family. Spend the night at Camp Woodland gazing at stars, singing songs, telling ghost stories and roasting s’mores.

For complete information and registration: Halloween Cub Family Weekend Flyer

Join the 2nd Annual Webelos-Ree

From the Longhouse Council website: Start your Scouting year off with the Second Annual Webelos-Ree, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

Webelos will learn from Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders in the Order of the Arrow who will get Webelos started on their essential scouting skills. Work on Webelos badge and Arrow of Light requirements and have fun.

Attend as a den or with your parent. Dens need two-deep leadership. Webelos only; no siblings. Bring your own tent and camping gear.

For complete information and registration: Webelos-ree 2014

Brotherhood Camporee 2014 Registration Extended

From the Longhouse Council website: The registration period for Brotherhood Camporee 2014 has been extended until September 1st! Please fill out the 2014 Brotherhood Camporee Registration form and return it to council as soon as possible.  The 2014 Brotherhood Camporee will be held Sept. 26 — 28 at Wellesley Island State Park, Wellesley, N.Y.

The following is from the Council website

Fall Popcorn and Membership Picnic (Web)

The Longhouse house council is hosting its annual fall membership drive and popcorn sale picnic at two great locations. Please join us for a late summer picnic, followed by two informative sessions on this fall’s unit product sale and membership campaigns.Registration is free for the first two participants from each unit ($6 for each additional person) Payment will be collected at the door. Registration is required by August 1st. To register, please  fill out the registration form below.

Northern Kickoff                                               Southern Kickoff
August 7, 2014—6:00PM                                     August 8, 2014—6:00PM
Brownville Parish Center, Watertown                Camp Woodland, Constantia

Membership Breakout Topics

  • Learn about this year’s campaign changes.
  • See and pickup this year’s new marketing materials.
  • Discover best practices and share some of your own!

Popcorn Breakout Topics

  • Sample this year’s product lineup and learn about product and prize updates.
  • Pick-up your popcorn sale materials.
  • Learn how to grow your sale and fund your unit’s entire yearly program!

To Register please go to the Council website main page by clicking here

Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge Weekend Scheduled for October

The Herkimer Diamond Mines will be conducting a Boy Scout Jamboree Oct. 24-26. Cost is $23 per Boy Scout for program and mining fee. Adult and sibling cost is $7.50 per person for mining only fee. Reservations are required – for reservation forms and program information  please click here or can be obtained by calling 315.717.0175.

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

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