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Longhouse Council - Pathways - April 9, 2021
Vol. #3 Issue #12
Scouts, Scouters, & Units to Watch
Baldwinsville Units Rise Up for Purpose Farm
We would like to extend a HUGE job well done to the Scout units in Baldwinsville for collecting over 50,000 cans and bottles for Purpose Farm. Packs 234, 289 Troop 80, 80G, 107 and 114 all came together to support Purpose Farm after their fire. The Scout's hard work, dedication and community spirit are awesome. Job well done and thank you for Rising Up for Purpose Farm!
"Scouts, Scouters, & Units to Watch" is a new segment to our weekly newsletter that focuses on a Scout, Scouter or Unit that are doing something great or just would like to let the world know how great they are. Please send your stories or suggestions to Longhouse@scouting.orgfor a chance to see your story in next weeks newsletter.
Auburn Troop 58 & Troop 11 
Memorial Day Weekend May 28-31st Scouts BSA Troop 58 and Troop 11 will be working with the Knights of Columbus of Auburn at the Healing Field Event. Proceeds from this will benefit Operation Enduring Gratitude this is a service project of the Knights of Columbus Council #207 for a trip in May 2022 to Washing DC for Veterans.
Scout Troops will be providing the fire watch(flag security) for this event. It will be held Memorial Day Weekend May 28-31st. The Troops are looking for any Scouts and Scout leader who would like to help with this event.
The event will go from noon Friday, May 28th through Monday, May 31st until 2:00 pm. There will be 4-hour time slots. If anyone would like to sign up for one or more time slots please call Debbie Young @ (315)283-2591 or or John Young @ (subject line Healing Field)
The Longhouse Council is offering the Emergency Care and Safety Institute’s Wilderness First Aid Course, which meets the BSA Wilderness First Aid curriculum. 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 Scouters, who will be participating in Back Country and High Adventure activities as part of their Unit Programs for 2021.
The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative is an effort that has grown from a Rotary District 7090 service project covering a small portion of Lake Ontario and Erie to a multi-district plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all 5 of the Great Lakes and streams and waterways feeding them.
Cleanups from numerous NGO’s, community groups, and individual volunteers are critical to reducing the amount of garbage that collects in our watersheds each year.
So far 15 Rotary Districts, 100’s of Clubs, and thousands of Rotary volunteers have agreed to participate.
The Great Lakes Watershed events will be held between Saturday, April 17, and Saturday, April 24 to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day, on April 22.
If you or your Scout Unit would like to join a Rotary Club as they strive to educate the public to the importance of protecting our waterways and to instill a sense of stewardship towards our Great Lakes, kindly reach out to a Rotary Club near you!
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13 to 20 year old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that demand leadership of self and others. Training of our youth leadership is important in helping the youth and their units to grow. Over the years the Boy Scouts of America has refined and developed this week-long training experience. Youth from your unit are invited and highly encouraged to participate.

NYLT is open to all Scouts BSA members 13 and older as well as all Venturing Scouts and Sea Scouts. Please remember that this includes both male and female.
Video of 3/29/21 Sabattis Meeting
The Longhouse Council will offer 4 Weeks of Scouts BSA Day Camp, held at Camp Woodland. Save the dates!! 
Week 1: Scouting 101 - July 19-23, 2021 (Details)
Week 2: Eagle Quest - August 2-6, 2021 (Details)
Week 3: Skilled Trades - August 16-20, 2021 (Details)
Week 4: Great Outdoors - August 23-27, 2021 (Details)
Cost: $225 per Scout per week. See program details above.
This year, our focus is “weird science”. By participating in day camp, the scouts will learn about the scientific process and how science is used in everyday life. They will have the opportunity to explore beyond the mundane, and perform wacky and fascinating experiments, while at the same time having fun, exploring our natural world, and fostering lasting friendships.
Pinewood Derby Show & Shine
Is your Pack not running a Pinewood Derby?
Are you more into car design than the race?
Do you just miss your Pinewood Derby days?

We have the program for you. March 1st through May 15th, Scouts and Scouters of all ages can submit a photo of their Pinewood Derby car for a chance to win the 1st annual
Pinewood Derby Show & Shine.

There will be five groups with three categories each.
The Groups will be:
Lions & Tigers, Wolves & Bears, Webelos & Arrow Light, Scouts BSA, & Adults
The categories will be;
Best Retro Design, Best Innovative Design, & Best Paint/Graphic Design

Registration fee will be $5.00
Everyone receives a patch, with prizes for the winners of every group and category and a FREE week at Camp for the Grand Prize winner.

“Rules? There are no Rule.”
Well, that is not exactly true. But there are not too many.

1.    The car must use at least one BSA Pinewood Derby Car base.
2.    Cars must be completed by the age group the car is submitted in.
(obvious help can be given to youth where needed)

Other than those two rules you are free to do whatever you like. The crazier the better. Keep in mind the categories and go wild. 
Summer Camp Staff Positions Open
Sabattis Scout Reservation
Now that New York State has announced that sleepaway camps can operate in 2021, we're looking to build a great camp Staff team at Sabattis Scout Reservation in the heart of the Adirondacks for this summer. We need adult (21+ and 18+) and youth (15-17) Staff and Counselor in Training ("CITs" -- 14+). Apply now. Staff and CIT applications available at: No camp or Scouting experience necessary. Email Camp Director Mike Petitpas at with any questions.
Scout Shop Hours:
Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
(Closed every weekday from 1:30-2:00)
Check out the Scout Shop Facebook page for weekly sales 
You do not need an appointment to shop at the Scout Shop. 
You are welcome to come in anytime. 
Also check out our new tool that can help you shop. 
You can have your order shipped, pick up in store, or curbside pick-up. We are more than happy to help you shop in any way that makes you feel comfortable.
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
Office Closed- every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Monday - May 31, 2021 - office closed
“I googled my symptoms… turned out I just need to go camping”
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