District Announcements

Sabattis Beaver Weekend June 3-6, 2016

For details please click here

Longhouse Council Annual Meeting and Dinner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Camp Woodland, Constantia, New York
5:30 PM reception; 6:00 PM dinner
7:00 PM Silver Beaver Recognition
Annual Business Meeting to follow
Cost: $24.00 per Person

2016 Annual meeting general notice

2016  District Awards and Recognition Picnic

This year’s Awards & Recognition Picnic will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm at
the ELLIS PARK PAVILION, 500 McCool Ave., East Syracuse(near the Hanlon Pool)

All awards nominations have to be in to Brian Ahsmann,  at the Scout Office,  by May 25, 2016  @ 12 pm.

For more information on the picnic please click here.  For awards nomination criteria and forms visit the following link:  http://www.cnyscouts.org/onondaga-district/awards/

2016 Popcorn Extravaganza

Attention All unit leaders and Popcorn Kernels!

On June 11th we will be having a Popcorn Extravaganza!!  There are a lot of BRAND NEW  features and changes being made to the upcoming Popcorn Sale!

Including: entirely NEW online system, app, & patches. Our Volunteer Popcorn Team has been working on some changes to make the sale more simple and easy for all involved!

Come to the Popcorn Extravaganza to learn about all the new features and get ready for Fall!   A Scout is Prepared!

We will be providing a FREE breakfast plus sampling some new products from Trails End!Trails End will also be bringing some awesome prizes!

Please RSVP to (Abby Hughes your Council Popcorn Specialist) by June 1  abby.hughes@scouting.org

2016 Reminders from the Council Program Director

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

2016 Council Spring Camporee – Registration Now Open!

When: May 20-22, 2016
Where: Oswego County Fairgrounds – Sandy Creek

Times: Check-in Friday May 20th from 12:00 noon-9:30 pm.   Check- out Sunday May 22nd by 10:00am
Cost: $10 per person by May 2nd
All payments are non-refundable
REGISTER by May 2nd

Extra Patches can be purchased at the Trading Post (While supplies last)

Details: The camporee will be centered on the theme of Fun, Food & Fitness. Awards will be given to each of the top scoring patrols by district and 1 for the overall Camporee winning patrol.

– Make sure to REGISTER no later than 5/2/16!!!!!
– Each Patrol leader must have a list with Patrol name and all scouts in that patrol to be turn in at the Senior Patrol Leader meeting on Friday night at 10:00pm. Any units that do not attend the SPL meeting or turn in a roster on Friday will not be able to participate.

– All Cub dens must turn in a roster, prior to participating, Saturday morning at registration.
Click Here for Registration Information

Council Camporee Tshirt & Hoodie Preorder Form

  • T-Shirts and Hoodies will not be available for purchase at the trading post.

Young Eagle Flights


Airplane rides of about 20 minutes will be offered at no charge to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the Longhouse Council. (Ages 7-17).  Flights will commence from the Skaneateles Aerodrome on Benson Road in Skaneateles.

A young eagle (registration form part 1) and BSA form (registration form part 2) must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.

Part 2 of the registration form must be sent to the council office (do not bring part 2 to the event). The young eagle form (Registration part 1) must be copied onto one sheet (front and back) and presented at the airport on the day of the flights..

Only one representative form each participating troop or pack must contact Jack Haggerty @ 685-8086 or 415-2412 to coordinate flight times for all members.  Maximum from each pack/troop is 8 scouts. No repeat flyers without prior consent.

Space is limited.

Council Mailing Address:

Longhouse Council, BSA
2803 Brewerton Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13211
Attn: Young Eagle Flights

Inspiring the next generation of aviators pamphlet

Registration Forms Part 1

Registration Forms Part 2

Scout Night With the Syracuse Chiefs 

Boy Scout Flyer 2016-page-001 Scout Night with the Chiefs Flyer 2016

Silver Beaver Nominations Are Now Open

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service national award of the Boy Scouts of America. Resilver_beaver_216cipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

Nominations are due by April 1, 2016 and the 2016 Silver Beaver Class will be recognized at the Longhouse Council Annual Meeting in June. Please use the following official nomination and guideline forms for those you deem worthy of this high honor:

Silver Beaver Nomination 2016

Silver Beaver Nomination Guidelines 2016

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

The 2016 Camp Cards are!!

What is a Camp Card? – A Camp Card is a discount card 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 the amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales!  For more information and dates please go to the Longhouse Council website.

Note Date Change:  2016  Life to Eagle Training Seminar

This seminar is for Onondaga District Life Scouts, Star Scouts, Parents and Scouters.  The date is Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  For more information please click here.

2016 Brotherhood Camporee

The Longhouse Council, BSA would like to invite you and your Scouts to attend the 2016 Brotherhood Camporee, to be held at Wellesley Island State Park, Wellesley Island, New York on September 23-24-25, 2016. Due to limited facilities and camping areas, the number of campers will be limited to 3500. To give all Troops the opportunity to attend we encourage you to preregister on a first come first serve basis beginning February 1, 2016. Registrations will not be accepted if postmarked before this date. Registration deadline is June 1st.

2016 Brotherhood Camporee Registration Fillable

2017 Jamboree Informational Meetings



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

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.