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Longhouse Council - Pathways - March 5, 2021
Vol. #3 Issue #8
Scouts, Scouters, & Units to Watch
A new segment to our weekly newsletter will be "Scouts, Scouters, & Units to Watch" Our hope is to focus on a Scout, Scouter or Unit that is doing something great or just would like to let the world know how great they are. So we need your help finding Scouts, Scouters, & Units to write about. So, please send us your stories or suggestions to and see your story in next weeks newsletter.
Our firsts Scout to watch is Emily Mocyk. Emily is a senior at Jordan-Elbridge High School, and a founding member of Troop 1G in Towpath District. Having been in the hospital when very young, she received a special blanket that she said helped her through that difficult time.
Emily still has this blanket and when it came time to choose an Eagle project she decided to pay forward that gift. Her Eagle project is focused around planning and leading a group to make fleece blankets for young hospital patients.
Emily joined a Venture Crew in 2017 earning the Venturing rank and served as crew Vice President. She attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in 2017 and NYLT Leadership Academy in 2018, and was on staff for the LHC 2018 NYLT course, Emily then joined Scouts BSA Troop 1G in 2019.
Emily has served in Troop 1G as Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and is currently the Senior Patrol Leader. She has attended Goose Pond Scout Reservation with Crew 66 and Babcock-Hovey Scout Camp and a unit Scout Camp with Troop 52/1G.
She returned to staff both the NYLT Leadership Academy and the NYLT course in 2019.
Emily will be staffing NYLT as a co-ASPL of Troop Guides this summer.
In school Emily was a Drum Major in band and did flags for Winter Guard in high school.
She is also an avid hunter and works at Kinney Drugs.
We look forward to seeing Emily reach the rank of Eagle Scout. She is truly a Scout to watch.
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.
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.

Stay tuned for the rules and info on how you can submit your car to win.
The Scout Shop has all your
Show & Shine needs
How can we help you make a fun, unique, and crazy car?
What about putting a raingutter regatta sail on a car?
What if you put 2 or 3 blocks on top of each other?

We are your best outlet for Car kits, lights & sounds, decals, and paint.

You can even have fun with it at home on a practice track.
The Scout Shop also has the 2021 Pinewood Derby fun patches in store. 

Stop by and let us help you come up with a winning plan.
Check out these Klondike Derby Photos
We would love to post photos of Troops & Packs that have gotten outside and enjoyed the Winter Weather of CNY and the North Country. Post your photos on Facebook with #BSAwinterfun or email them to
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 2020 CBC on file

Plus, Plus, Plus, Any new youth joining Scouting for the first time have a one time additional $25.00 fee not reflected on the re-charter fee sheets.
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.
Summer Camp Staff Positions Open
Scouts BSA Day Camp
Scouts BSA Week 1 (July 19-23) & Week 2 (August 2-6) is looking for a camp health officers. If interested in helping for both or either week(s) please contact asap Must have American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, or equivalents and Youth Protection Training. New this year is a PowerPoint training at
 In addition to the mentioned requirements you will be notified of additional staff training requirements which are minimal. This is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of Camp Woodland and work with some amazing scouts! The day runs from 8:30am-4:30pm
Scouts BSA Week 1 (July 19-23) is also looking for someone to teach the Woodcarving Merit Badge and the Totin' Chip. If interested please contact asap
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)
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
 “In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.” ― Jean Hersey
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