District Announcements


Silver Beaver Awards    

SilverBeaverNomination Deadline: April 3, 2015

The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council and 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 the local council.

The Longhouse Council may select only one Silver Beaver for every sixty Scouting units.  That means very few nominees can be honored each year.  Nominees who are not selected this year should be resubmitted for consideration next year. Those wishing to renominate a candidate who was not selected should review the nomination to see if there are additional facts that can be added to provide more information to the members of the selection committee.

Nominations must be received at the Council Service Center by April 3rd to be considered.

Questions?  Please contact Silver Beaver Committee Chair Dick Blansett, 457-7523; rblanset@twcny.rr.com.

Silver Beaver Nomination Guidelines – 2015

Monster Jam 2015

MJ308983-Syracuse-Scout Flyer

Camp Card Sale Update

The Central New York Camp Cards have arrived and are ready for pick-up. Cards may be picked-up during regular business hours or are available for delivery to your unit by your District Executive. Due to the vendor delay, the Camp Card sale is now being extended until May 30th. At that time both payment of sold cards and returns of unsold cards are due.

Camp Cards are discount cards / coupon booklets 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 that amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales! There is no risk to your unit, just return all unsold camp cards by May 30th! To sign-up for the program, all your unit needs to do is agree to participate in the 2015 Camp Card Program and request the number of cards your unit intends on selling.

For more information on participating companies and downloading the camp card commitment form please go to the Longhouse Council web site by clicking here.

Webelos Camp In at The Most

The overnight includes a planetarium presentation, museum exhibits, a limited-edition souvenir patch, evening snack and light breakfast. For complete event information, go to Webelos at the MOST

Final $600 Club Drawing

Our final $600 Club Drawing winners are: Kevin B -Troop 3112 – Fishing Pole Cameron W- Pack 117 Science Kit Logan M – Troop 52 Estes Rocket Our Grand Prize Drawing Winner for a Mountain Bike – Elijah P- Troop 119! Congratulations Scouts!

Welding Merit Badge to be Offered

Troops in the Longhouse Council have the opportunity to earn the Welding Merit Badge under the tutelage of Longhouse Council Welding Champions Joe Bouchey and Ron Mills The Boy Scouts of America believes that introducing youth to skilled trades is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society. In 2012 the BSA developed a new merit badge on welding. Lincoln Electric, who extends this opportunity to the Longhouse Council, is a proud sponsor of the BSA. To make arrangements for your Unit or Troop to participate in the Welding Merit Badge, contact Joe Bouchey (315) 323-1243, e-mail shiconn@yahoo.com or Ron Mills (315) 882-4484, email ravenheart4444@yahoo.com .

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

 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.