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Longhouse Council - Pathways - June 4, 2021
Vol. #3 Issue #19
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Silver Beaver Class of 2021
It is an honor and a privilege to formally announce the Silver Beaver Class of 2021. The Silver Beaver is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a volunteer leader by a local Scout Council. The following individuals have been chosen by a group of their peers, who have found them all to be deserving of this high honor.
Christopher Velez - Hermon, NY
James JB Webb - Liverpool, NY
Pieter Visscher - Wanakena, NY
Robert Schad - Mattydale, NY
Tim Morgan - Syracuse, NY
There will be a Silver Beaver Court of Honor at Camp Woodland on Wednesday June 23rd at 6:00 p.m.,where we will also formally honor our 2020 class of Silver Beavers. If you forgot who our 2020 Class was here they are.
Jeanina “Nina” Renea Boone - Watertown, NY
R. James Eklund - Chittenango, NY
Robert Joseph Fredericks, III - Manlius, NY
Kathleen T Kaffenberger - East Syracuse, NY
Jeffrey R LaDuca, - Auburn, NY
Jay M. Matteson - Adams, NY
Jonathan T. Pinckney - Canton, NY
Scott Robert Quinell - Potsdam, NY
Michael James Shanahan, II - Brownville, NY
If you would like to attend the Silver Beaver Court of Honor to help our recipients celebrate. Please go to the council event registration link to register Registrations must be received by June 19th. There is a nominal charge of $5.00 per person. We hope to have a pleasant event, with good fellowship and a wonderful ceremony recognizing each of our new Silver Beavers. 
"Council Commissioner's Minute"
We all wish for, and dream of, living a life that is better than we found it. This is a great vision and worthy of achievement. To achieve this great vision, start with this question, “What do we have on the spacecraft that’s good?” We cannot build solutions with the broken parts. We can, however, accomplish miracles with the good parts.

To see what is best, embrace it and compliment it, whether in yourself or others, is the path toward a better future. We each, whether we choose to admit it, adore a compliment. That compliment will spur in each of us, the desire to do more, or be more of the same. The more we focus on the good, the more we will bring out the best in ourselves and others. Over time, the best in each of us will have grown to such strength that, whatever broken parts there may have been, are left behind, no longer an impediment to our future.

Look long into the mirror, look deeply into any group you are in, and ask the question “What do we have on the spacecraft that’s good?” Embrace the answers, and compliment them, then look for more that’s good and repeat. Do this throughout life, and you will find that all of life is better that you found it, for you, and everyone around you.

In my book, this is leadership.

R. James Eklund - Council Commissioner, Longhouse Council, BSA
Operation Enduring Gratitude
May 28th-31st
Thanks and job well done to the Scouts of Troop 58, Troop 11, Troop 21, and Troop 59 plus the Cub Scouts from several Packs in the Auburn area, for putting in the time on Memorial Day weekend to ensure a safe and successful Operation Enduring Gratitude. Thank you!
Young Eagle Day
EAA Chapter 107
Saturday, June 12th 9am – 5pm
Whitfords Airport,  Weedsport

Airplane rides are offered at NO cost to youth ages 8 – 17 exclusively. Registration and more information are available on the web site below. Limited to the first 100 participants. Over two million youth have participated in this program sponsored by the EAA since 1992. 
Contact Jack Haggerty @ 315 415-2412 with any questions and weather updates.
Covid-19 precautions will be in place.
June 18-20, 2021
Rekindle the fire of Scouting at the Northern Lights and Tri-Rivers
Spring Camporee
All these exciting activities will be happening at the Gouverneur Fairgrounds.

  • Stretch your legs with a Gage Pit
  • Orienteering and Obstacle Course meant to test your Scouting mettle
  • Shooting Sports (Tomahawks, Sling Shots, and Archery
  • Welding Activity
  • Ambulance and US Customs personnel and activity

All these spectacular actives are yours to complete with a small group of Scouting friends (cohorts between 2-6 people)

$25 per participant, $12 for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts.

Please review 
Registrants will be emailed the Covid-19 protocols, prior to the event.
Sailing Merit Badge Opportunity
Onondaga Yacht Club
101 Sycamore St. Liverpool, NY 13088
Boys and Girls Aged 11+ Capped at 6 youth
June 28,29, and July 1,5,6,8 - 5pm to dusk
Sandwich and drink provided
July 14, 21,28 Wed night free sail
Cost is $70
Prerequisite BSA Swim test
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.
We are still waiting for guidance from New York State, but that isn't stopping us from planning a great summer.
Register and sign up for Merit Badges Today.
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.
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)
Now through June 19th
Now through June 12th
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- Saturday, & Sunday
Monday - July 5th, 2021 - office closed
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