District Announcements

Webelos at the M.O.S.T.






What is it?
• Saturday night “Camp In” at the M.O.S.T.
• WEBELOS and Arrow of Light with adult leaders only due to space limitations
• The MOST Staff will provide activities which include many of the requirements for the Scientist
WEBELOS and Arrow of Light Activity Badge.
• Includes a planetarium presentation, museum exhibits, limited edition souvenir patch, evening snack
And light breakfast
Museum of Science & Technology
500 South Franklin Street, Syracuse
Saturday – January 7th, 2017
Saturday – January 14th, 2017
Saturday – February 4th, 2017
Registration Begins 11/15/2016 (watch Council Website for registration forms on 11/15/16)
• $38.00 per boy (includes Event Patch)
• $28.00 per adult
****** Note: Due to space limitations one adult per five boys is preferred*******







The Silver Beaver 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.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  Monday, APRIL 17, 2017nominations must be received at the Council Service Center by close of business on 4/17!

 Please use only the NEW nomination form at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-103_WB.pdf.  (Note the underscore between 103 and WB.)  

Please review the attached nomination guidelines carefully.

 Scouters selected to receive the Silver Beaver in 2017 will be honored at the Council Annual Meeting at Camp Woodland on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Onondaga District 2017 Life-To-Eagle Training Seminar

This is a training seminar for all Onondaga District Life Scouts, Star Scouts, Parents and Scouters.  The seminar will outline the steps necessary to achieve the rank of Eagle, including a discussion of the Eagle Service Project.  For more information on date, time and place please click here.


The Longhouse Council’s Camp Card program is designed to help a Scout Unit earn $5 for every $10 card sold. The program helps Units to purchase needed equipment and assist with financial assistance.

New this year, when you purchase a SaveAround Camp Card, the purchaser automatically receives a Savings Pass Number, giving them access to hundreds of nationally recognized vendors with even more savings!

The Longhouse Council’s SaveAround Camp Card and SaveAround Perks offer hundreds in savings at area and national dining, fast food, sports, and service merchants. Coupons are valid January 2017 through December 31, 2017 unless specifically noted.

  • The top performing Unit that sells the most cards will be treated to a pizza party after the conclusion of the campaign.
  •  The top performing Scout that sells the most cards will be entitled to a complimentary campership for either Camp Woodland or Sabattis Scout Reservation.
  • For Unit Leaders, during the first 5 weeks of the campaign, a drawing will be held each week for a $25 Save Around book to be given to a Unit Leader whose Unit is participating in the campaign.





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.

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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.