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Longhouse Council - Pathways - May 10, 2019
Vol. #1 Issue #6
Biggest BoyPower Dinner, EVER!
On May 1st Longhouse Council held the largest BoyPower event in over 25 years. Over 1400 guests hosted former 1st Lady Laura Bush, who posed for pictures before she spoke to the assembled gathering. If you were unable to attend and would still like to be part of this record breaking event, you still can.
Text BoyPower to 44321 and donate to our send a Scout to Camp campaign.
Thank you to all that attended and supported this historical event.
Popcorn Extravaganza
Believe it or not, it is that time again. POPCORN!
This Saturday (tomorrow) May 11th join other Unit leaders in the Council for your opportunity to get all of the newest and best info about this year's upcoming popcorn sale.
CLICK HERE for more info.
2019 District Spring Camporees
The Oneida District will host the Southern District Spring Camporee at Highland Forest the weekend of May 17-19, inviting Scouts and units from Oneida, Interlakes, Onondaga, and Cayuga Districts. For more information on the Mad Science Camporee , visit the Oneida District webpage and download the latest copy of the participant and leaders' guide.
Also just in, there are service project opportunities; units should coordinate with Christian Borchert before the event by emailing . Interested in learning more about the Life to Eagle process? Steve Fisher will be hosting a short program on how to do just that on Saturday afternoon.
The Ontario District is also hosting a Spring Camporee in Pulaski during the weekend of May 17-19. The theme is Furendezvous and based on the 1800s fur trade era. For more information on the camporee, check out the leaders' guide and other information posted on the Ontario District webpage.
Northern Lights and Tri-Rivers Districts are teaming up to host the 2019 North Country Camporee with a theme of " Caution: Scouts at Play" at the Gouverneur Fairgrounds. Cub Scouts are welcome to attend Saturday, Webelos Scouts are allowed to spend the night Saturday-Sunday with Troop. Guests from other local organizations are scheduled to attend and assist in teaching; they are always willing for extra volunteer help!
Is your district not hosting a Spring Camporee? Want to go somewhere else in the Longhouse Council? Camporees and other district activities are open to all Scouts and Scouters registered in the Boy Scouts of America! Be sure to read the leaders' guides and other information available to you in order to Be Prepared!
Recognize Outstanding Scouters Today!
Do you know of a volunteer that could use some recognition for a job well done? How about someone who goes above and beyond on a regular basis, but seeks out no recognition of their own? There is likely an award that these individuals are qualified to earn, but they are often too humble to apply on their own. As the council prepares to present its Silver Beaver awards, your local district may have some equally-meaningful tokens of appreciation to share at their annual recognition events.

Nitro Circus YOU GOT THIS Tour
All scouts will receive a Discount by using group code: NCGROUP
*Please note this code expires on May 25*
CLICK HERE to get your tickets now.

A FREE pair of tickets will be given out at the West Genesee recruitment event on Saturday, May 11th.
This year's WEBELOS-REE has a new date Aug. 23-25. We have moved the event into August, hoping for better weather and removing the chaos of September with School resuming and Packs in startup mode. This year's theme is Poseidon's Adventure sticking with the Cub Camp theme of under the Sea.
The Lodge will once again provide essential Scouting Skills sessions, along with some fun theme event competitions. This youth-led outdoor experience has become one of our Councils premiere events youth teaching youth the skills and values of Scouting. CLICK HERE for more info.
Every Scout who attends will get a FREE bag of patches!
Food will be Available: Pizza (Fri.), Breakfast/Lunch (Sat.)
Contact Stephen Austin at ,  or 315-456-1511 for more info
Meet some of the members of CNY’s all-girl Troops of Scouts BSA
Longhouse Council has registered four all Girl Scouts BSA Troops starting February 1st 2019. Troop 150 was the first chartered by St. Rose of Lima Church, followed shortly by Troop 26 chartered by Sergeants Major Association, then Troop 1100 chartered by Canton United Methodist Church, and most recently Troop 153 chartered by United Methodist Church of Fayetteville. We welcome all of these young ladies into our program. Check out this article about about some of them in the Post Standard HERE
BSA Parents on social media:
NEW Social Media Group for
Scout Parents
We all know how truly amazing our Scouting parents are. They go above and beyond, and they constantly ask what they can do and how they can help.
In many ways, they are our best asset to help demonstrate the value of the Boy Scouts of America and to talk about what this great organization means to American communities.
So, we want to make you all aware of a newly-formed group called “BSA Parents” that is forming and will launch on digital and social media this week.
Check them out HERE
5/11 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Woodland Beaver Day 
At this event volunteers like you will assist in preparing the camp for its summer camping activities. This is a great opportunity for a short drive and a great impact on the scouts in our council. There are a few things to tackle for this event: 
● Sign painting
● Brush and debris clearing
● Cleaning and painting in and around the cabins
● Site maintenance around the road ways (rocks etc)
● There may be some opportunities to assist with several of the building projects
● There are plenty of other tasks to assign
Sat. 6/1 & Sun. 6/2
Sabattis Beaver Weekend 
At this event volunteers like you work to prepare the camp for the summer camping season. Meals are provided for the weekend beginning with Friday dinner and ends with a continental breakfast on Sunday. A bag lunch is available to request for the ride home! 
 ● Water Treatment Housing Phase 2
○ Headed by Ken E.
○ Date still tentative, but may take place before beaver weekend
● Rebuild 15-20 Site picnic tables
○ Bring to BBQ area
○ To be stained/protected with the remaining BBQ area tables
● Yearly Maintenance:
○ Water lines
○ Clear brush and debris
○ Paint touch up
○ Cot repair
○ Site maintenance
○ Radio/phone
○ Kitchen/commissary cleaning and prep
○ Much More!

CLICK HERE for more info
From May 13 th through May 18 th the Syracuse Scout Shop will be having a Camping sale! If you spend over $100 on camping gear you get 10% off. If you spend over $125 on camping gear you get 15% off. If you spend over $150 or more on camping gear you get 20% off. Be sure to come in and check out all of our great camping gear selections.
Upcoming Training Dates

For more information on these courses and others happening in the Council, please visit the Training Calendar on the Council website. For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Additional Dates of Interest
Venturing & Sea Scout Banquet 5/28

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