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Longhouse Council - Pathways - February 19, 2021
Vol. #3 Issue #6
Governor Says "Resident Camps Can Run"
That is right the big news on Wednesday February 17th was - it is Official, Summer Camp is on. From Albany, Governor Cuomo officially announces, Day and Overnight Summer Camps Can Begin to Plan for Reopening; Department of Health Will Issue Guidance in the Coming Weeks.
So, Sabattis is a GO!
We are sure that there will be many changes that we will need to make to ensure the safety of everyone this summer. But, we are just so excited to get back to Camp this summer. We hope to see you all there.
Youth Protection Training
Need Youth Protection training and can't get it to work online?
You enjoy the in person training but Covid-19 has got in the way?

Well we have two opportunities for you to do a zoom training that will try and help you out.
Just click on the link below that works best for you and sit back and listen to our trainers give you the fine points of Youth Protection training.

Still having issues? Please contact the Council Service Center at or 315-463-0201
Council Klondike To Fit Your Units Needs
Unfortunately, 2021 has started with some units unable to meet for their annual Klondike Derby, But, some units can. So, to try and accommodate all units with what they are allowed to do, Longhouse Council with the help of Tri-Rivers District are offering opportunities for Scouts to complete in events within their units.

The virtual Klondike hosted by Tri-Rivers District will run from January 15th till March 15th
Re-Charter Info
A quick reminder, that this year to ease the financial challenges and to bring the Council’s re-charter cycle in alinement with the National cycle, we will be short chartering all our units. So, what does this mean? If your unit normally re-charters in February, instead of re-chartering for 12 months you will re-charter for 10 months at a cost of $85.00 per Scout and $65.00 per adult. If your unit normally re-charters in March, instead of re-chartering for 12 months you will re-charter for nine months at a cost of $76.50 per Scout and $58.50 per adult. Your unit will still re-charter in February or March for 2021, but for your 2022 charter your unit will re-charter in December 2021.

Plus, be aware that the re-charter website will still ask you to re-charter for 12 months. Please disregard that and use one of the attached fee charts to figure out what you owe. Than write a check or call the Council office (315)-463-0201 and we will take a credit card over the phone.

Plus, Plus, reminder every adult must have a annual CBC on file
Silver Beaver Nominations Due
The Deadline for Silver Beaver nominations and all supporting materials should be submitted to the Council Service Center by close of business on Friday of March 26th, Electronic submissions should be sent to

Please use the nomination form at silver-beaver-longhouse-nomination-form

The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council. It is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a volunteer leader by a local council.
The Silver Beaver is presented for noteworthy service of exceptional character by councils to registered adult volunteers within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.
Named after Mitchell Sabattis, our camp offers the premier wilderness camping experience in the northeast United States, situated on 2,000 acres in the central Adirondack Park. Sabattis Scout Reservation is a traditional full-featured patrol cooking camp with immediate access to 6,000,000+ acres of state land for hiking and canoeing, fully accredited by the NYS Department of Health and the Boy Scouts of America.
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.
Summer Camp Staff Positions Open
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)
Is your unit is doing a Pinewood Derby, virtually or in person? We can help with lights, sounds, decorations, weights, colored wheels, graphite, and more. Feel free to stop in and check out what we have to make your Derby car fun. You can also just buy another car kit and make more cars to have fun at home. 
The Scout Shop has a sale on Select Gear for the next 3 weeks.
Save 25% off Select Gear
February 22 thru March 13, 2021
Some tents, adventure shirts, backpacks, camp stoves, and more.
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
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