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Longhouse Council - Pathways - December 6, 2019
Vol. #1 Issue #22
Thursday January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, NY
To all 2019 Eagle Scout Award recipients –
Congratulations on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout!
Please plan to attend the annual Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion dinner with your family and friends so that you can be recognized for your fine achievement! Each year, the Longhouse Council hosts this dinner in recognition of the achievements of the year’s Eagle Class. Additionally, we will be continuing our recent tradition of inducting one or more older Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local state or regional level into our Eagle Scout Hall of Fame. In addition to our inductees, we will also have a keynote speaker for this event. We are pleased to announce that Jackson Meyer, “The Eagle Scout Ninja” from “American Ninja Warrior” will be our Keynote Speaker. This dinner also serves as an Eagle reunion dinner for all fellow Eagle Scouts to meet in fellowship and to welcome you into the Eagle ranks; therefore, if you attend, expect to eat well and to be congratulated often for your achievement. Registration for this event is open.
Please note there is no charge for members of the 2019 Eagle Scout Class to attend this dinner. Others attending (your family and friends) will be charged a modest fee to cover costs of the event.
Please refer any questions to Patrick Rao at or Ellen Tyler at 315-463-0201, ext. 103.

Join the Camp Masters at Camp Woodland on December 14th between 1 PM and 3 PM for an end of the year celebration. Bring a Dish to Pass and a friend that may be interested in the Camp Master program. Looking for more info on the Camp Master program contact Ron Mills at or Tim Herne at
Longhouse Council 
Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training
The Longhouse Council Okpik course has basic material for front-country campouts, and advanced material for high adventure back-country trips. There are two sessions, a Saturday of classroom instruction and show-n-tell, and an outdoor weekend of demonstrations and practical applications, to include constructing a snow shelter, sleeping in the shelter you built, and taking a hike on snowshoes (rentals are available). Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate. You must attend both sessions to complete the course. One may also purchase BS!’s Okpik book.  
Okpik 2020 consists of two sessions, a classroom session and an outdoor weekend
1. Classroom: Saturday January 4th, 2020 10:00 AM – ~5:00 PM
Location: Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, 603 Tulip St, Liverpool NY 13088
2. Outdoor Weekend: Friday 1/10/2020 6:00 PM through Sunday January 12th at noon.
Location: Valley Camp, Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Rd, Fabius NY 13063 
The Longhouse Council would like to thank everyone that attended this year’s Scouting University.  
As those who attended are aware our patches did not arrive until the afternoon sessions. While we tried to ensure that everyone who was there received one, some participants may have been missed or may have left earlier in the day. 
If you did not receive your patch please send an email to with “SU Patch” in the subject line, or contact your district executive. Please include your preferred mailing address. We will collect the names over the next couple of weeks to mail out your patch to you. 

Greetings from the Scout Shop!
We have received a multitude of names to put on this year’s Holiday Giving Tree… 49 to be exact! This is the most we have ever had. Please share this with family and friends that may be interested in helping out a Scout this Christmas.
Our Holiday Giving Tree is based on the Angel Trees that you see in the malls and larger stores, except ours is for Scouts. We have Scouts on here from Lions all the way up. Some need a few items, others need more.
Challenge your Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships to donate money for a gift card at the Scout Shop, and we can then use that towards gifts for ones who were not chosen. OR come and choose a name for your den or patrol to purchase the needed items.
Either way, some Scout will be blessed by your GOOD DEED!
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
Office Closed 12/24-12/25/2019
Office Closed 1/1/2020
Office Closed 1/20/2020
Office Closed 2/17/2020

"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." - Randy Pausch