District Announcements

Longhouse Council is exited to announce this years Outdoor Leader Training event. 


Longhouse Council
District Committee Training Workshop
9:00am, Saturday, April 22, 2017
Park United Methodist Church
2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142

This Workshop meets the basic training needs of District Committee members and establishes a common understanding of what constitutes a well-run district operation that supports the mission of the Longhouse Council and our 7 Districts.

Based on the District Committee functions of the registrants we will have breakout sessions covering the following topics:

  • Membership
  • Finance
  • Unit Service
  • Program & Camp Promotion
  • Training Activities and Civic Service
  • Advancement and Recognition
  • Key 3

There is no charge for this training program.
For additional information contact: Walt Shepard, Council Commissioner woshepard@verizon.net
Tel: 315-637-8060 / 315-427-2834


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SCOUT GROUP Tickets $16.50!

FREE commemorative Scout Patch and admission to an exclusive Pit Party with purchase of each Scout Ticket.

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Boy Scout Day Summer Camps!!

Boy Scout Day Camps are just around the corner!

The Longhouse Council is excited to offer this new day camp program for the first time. Merit Badge Day Camp, held at Camp Woodland is a camp that helps Scouts earn unique merit badges this summer. 
Merit Badges Offered: 
Canoeing;  Swimming;  Archery;  Kayaking;  Lifesaving;  Shotgun;  Rifle;  Forestry
Emergency Preparedness;  Indian Lore;  Search and Rescue;  Plumbing;  Electricity;
Welding;  Woodworking;  Automotive Maintenance;  Metal Working;
Painting;  Rowboat;  First Aid;  Scouting Heritage;  Model Building

Non Merit Badge Offerings:
Stand-up Paddle Board
BSA Lifeguard
***Some courses will only be offered during week 1 or 2 not both****

2 different week offerings at Camp Woodland in 2017! 
Week 1: August 14 – 18 ($125.00)
Week 2: August 21 – 25 ($125.00)
             Medical Health Forms Part A & B are required.
 ***Create A New Account On the Right Side of the Page***
If you have any questions please contact  Tim Herne:  Timothy.Herne@scouting.org


The Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that the 2017 BOYPOWER Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in Syracuse. The event begins at 5:00 pm with a private VIP reception followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. This year’s speaker is CBS sportscaster Greg Gumbel and the honoree is Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. Boypower Chairman is Dr. David Rogers, President of Morrisville State College.

For more information on this year’s BOYPOWER Dinner visit boypower.org





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.


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.

Facebook and Twitter

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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.