EFFECTIVE APRIL 30, 2018 - 'Trained' Leader Designation to Require Hazardous Weather Training.  Effective April 30, new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. This training requirement applies to those not currently trained as direct contact leaders (Scoutmasters & Assistants, Cubmasters and Assistants, Denleaders & Assistants).  Although this training is not required for those currently "Trained," it is recommended that you should be familiar with it. 

This course is available around-the-clock in the BSA Learn Center by logging in to your account on

Review the Hazardous Weather FAQ for more information.

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - New Youth Protection Training has been made available via  All registered adults must complete the new training by October 1, 2018.  Previous versions of Youth Protection Training are obsolete and must be destroyed.  Effective February 1, 2018, previous versions of Youth Protection Training are invalid and may not be used to conduct classroom training.  Classroom training materials for the new Youth Protection Training will be made available by mid-2018.  Review the Mandatory Updated Adult Youth Protection Training Quick Facts for more information.

Youth Protection begins with you.

Many training courses can and should be completed online.

Log onto My Scouting to take these training courses.  If you have specific questions about any course offerings please feel free to contact any members of the Council Training Committee.

Scoutmaster Specific S24 Training

Will be on April 11, 20019. It is being held at the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 435 Main Street, North Syracuse. The facility is handicap accessible  Please use the building entrance on the South Bay Road side of the building. The class will start promptly at 6:00pm and will go to around 9:00pm. 

There is no charge for this course. Registration is only done on the Longhouse TENTAROO site. Registration will be limited to the first 30  scouters registered. Registration will end on April 9, 2019.

If you have any questions contact Thom Kubicki at


Outdoor Leader Skills Training 

May 4-5, 2019 Camp Woodland


Registration Deadline: April 27, 2019 

For more information contact Thom Kubicki at

Course Information


2019 Northeast Region - Area 3


NYLT 2019

NYLT is an exciting, week long, outdoor, action-packed program designed to provide 13 to 20 year-old youth members of Scouts BSA* with leadership skills and experience they can use within their units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The course models the patrol method which is easily applied to troops, crews and ships It presents leadership skills in multiple formats providing the opportunity for participants to live and practice these leadership skills. Virtually all of the training is conducted by the youth staff. The course follows the National Boy Scouts of America’s National Youth Leadership Training Curriculum.

*"National BSA has made a change in the age requirements for NYLT.  A youth member of a Scouts BSA unit must be 13 years in age or a member of a Venture Crew and 14 years in age."

2019 NYLT Brochure

Leave No Trace - Master Educator Course

The five-day Master Educator Course is the top tier of Leave No Trace training. This course provides participants with a comprehensive training on Leave No Trace skills and ethics with practical application during a field-based course. Participants learn minimum impact techniques through multiple methods including discussions, scenarios, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

The Master Educator Course is also designed to prepare participants to be the best possible teachers of Leave No Trace regardless of setting. This is done by exploring and practicing various teaching styles, effective communication techniques, and by having the participants prepare and present a Leave No Trace lesson for their peers. Successful graduates of a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course are qualified to offer both the Leave No Trace Trainer Course as well as Awareness Workshops.

Leave No Trace Course Brochure


BSA Lifeguard Certification

When: 6/1-2/18 and 6/9-10/19 (must attend both weekends) 

Where: Camp Woodland Waterfront (491 Kibbie Lake Rd. Constantia, NY)

Cost: $75 

For more information contact Marty Godzwon at 

Course Information 



Seabadge SB-43-PA-2019 October 25-28 2019. 

Seabadge is a leadership and management training focused on the “how-to” aspects of managing a successful youth led Sea Scout program. Even if you are not involved with a ship it is still an amazing course and can help with any program in scouting. This training is open to all Scouters.

There are limited spots open for this course!! Sign up early to guarantee your spot!

Harold Lehman

Longhouse Council Training Chairman

(315) 415-0187

ECSI Wilderness First Aid

The Longhouse Council is offering the Emergency Care and Safety Institute Wilderness First Aid Course (which meets the BSA Wilderness First Aid curriculum) on May 4 – 5, 2019. The course is 16 hours of classroom and skills instruction and will be taught by National Ski Patrol Certified Instructors. First Priority will be given to adult Boy Scout, Venturing, and Ship Leaders who will be participating in Back Country and High Adventure activities as part of their Unit Programs for 2019.

Class size is limited to the first 20 participants.

The course will be held at the Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, 1135 Toggenburg Road, Fabius, NY 13063 starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm both days.

For more information please contact Walt Shepard at 315-637-8060 or 315-427-2834 or

Registration Form