The joint Camporee will be held May 16-18, 2014 at Highland Forest. The theme of this year’s Spring Camporee is an “old school” scouting camporee featuring a camp gadget competition, the lost art of campfire design, signal tower construction workshop, bugling competition, and scoutmaster Dutch oven competition. Scouts should wear retro uniforms and headgear if possible to support the spirit of the theme. Cost for Boy Scouts, Venturers and Leaders is $7 per person and includes a patch. Please note: Registration is due @Council by 4PM Friday, May 9, 2014. Please click here for the Camporee Preparation Guide and Registration Forms.
Scouting the Mall Patches
For those of you who participated in the Scouting the Mall event, we hope you enjoyed yourselves. If there is anyone who did not receive their patches, please contact Christine Olivadoti at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11, 2014. Be sure to include the following information:
Name of Scout
Name of Leader
# of patches needed
Come join in the FUN of Cub Scout Loopy Family Weekend at Camp Woodland!
June 21-22, 2014 at Camp Woodland. Activities will include archery, BB guns, fishing, campfires and much more fun for the whole family! Each Cub Scout will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 belt loop awards!
Spend the night at Camp Woodland, looking at stars, singing songs, telling ghost stories, and roasting s’mores!
For registration forms, costs and details: Spring Cub Family Weekend Flyer
Silver Beaver Nominations Sought
From the Longhouse Council webpage: Nominations are being accepted for the Silver Beaver Award. This is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council. It is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a volunteer leader by a local council.
The Silver Beaver is awarded for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by a registered Scouter within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.
The deadline for nominations is April 4. Nominations are due to the Council office on that date.
Register for 2014 Brotherhood Camporee
From the Longhouse Council webpage: The 2014 Brotherhood Camporee will be held Sept. 26 — 28 at Wellesley Island State Park, Wellesley, N.Y. Due to limited facilities and camping areas, the number of campers is limited to 3,500.
Pre-registration, on a first-come, first-served basis opens Feb. 1. Registration deadline is June 1. At that time, Troops that have been confirmed will receive additional information.
Mark your calendars now for you and your Scouts to attend.
Camp Card Update
Due to the severity of the winter weather this year, the Camp Card sale will be extended through April 30th. This will allow for more time to sell for the units who have been snowed-in and to get out and sell! Camp Card returns and payment for all units have been moved back and are now due on April 30th, 2014.
If your unit is running low on camp cards or would still like to get involved in the program, please download an order form from www.cnyscouts.org and send it to Sarah Whitehouse at email@example.com.
For questions on the sale or for further information, please contact William Albrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 463-0201.
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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.