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Longhouse Council - Pathways - October 23, 2020
Vol. #2 Issue #35
Camping & Covid-19
2020 has been a year of changing rules and plans and our camping programs have been affected greatly.
As of today and till further notice Longhouse Council properties will allow camping for families and units when a parent or guardian accompanies any youth younger than 18 years old. This means that any youth that is attending a campout on Longhouse Council property must have a parent or guardian responsible for them, in attendance at the campout.
Tent and lean-to camping is open following all recommended Covid-19 procedures. Cabin camping is open as well at 50% capacity and also following all recommended Covid-19 procedures.
We will continue to monitor the situation with the Health Department and will notify everyone when something changes.
2020 Northeast Region AREA 3
COUNCIL Leadership Conference
Virtual Conference
Saturday, October 24, 2020  
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Keynote Speaker will be Barry Williams
Northeast Region President
Highlights for the Day:
Virtually Meet the Key Northeast Region President / Area 3 Committee
3 Topic Breakout Sessions
·        Virtual Programs Moving Forward
·        Scouting Safely
·        Funding your Council 2020-2021
·        Engaging Parents 
·        Reopening Units - Wake those sleeping bears up!
·        Sea Scouts – It’s not just for the big ships!
·        Diversity and Inclusion
·        Scouting Alumni – Getting them involved!
·        New Presidents and Executive VP Orientation
·        Messaging and Communications
·        Council Viability!
Breakout session by Function (Membership, Advancement, Finance, Commissioners, etc.)
Dress for the Day is Scout Uniform (if you have one), otherwise business casual

Silver Beaver 2020
It is with great regret that we have decided, that it is best to postpone our 2020 Silver Beaver presentation for this year. We plan to present our 2020 class of Silver Beavers with our 2021 class at a location to be announced later. Regardless of the ability to meet in person we will present them on Saturday, May 8, 2021. If need be, we will do it as a virtual event. Until that time, let us once again congratulate our 2020 Silver Beaver class.

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, M.D., Ph.D. - Auburn, NY
Jay M. Matteson - Adams, NY
Jonathan T. Pinckney - Canton, NY
Scott Robert Quinell - Potsdam, NY
Michael James Shanahan, II - Brownville, NY

Along with our Silver Beaver awards there are several other awards that would have been recognized. Let us recognize them as well.

The Elbert K Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award: William W. Crist - Oswego, NY
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award: James “JB” Dean Webb - Fort Drum, NY
The Venturing Leadership Award: Pandora Trumbo (Youth) - Watertown, NY
The Venturing Leadership Award: David Swift (Adult) - Dewitt, NY
The Sea Scout Leadership Award: Marcus Boone (Youth) - Watertown, NY
Useful Forms to Help You Get Your Unit Meeting Again.
As we try and find ways for units to find some normalcy in the everyday things. We have put together a few things that may help you develop a plan to start meeting or host an activity. It may seem a big task but it really is just a few changes and safety steps and you can be back to business as usual.
Invite a Friend & Play Pokemon
Your Cub Scout could win a deck of Pokemon cards by just inviting a friend to join Cub Scouts. Any Cub Scout that invites a friend to join Cub Scouts, can submit the Bring a Friend form with their friend's completed application and they will receive a deck of Pokemon cards and a chance to win more Pokemon stuff.
27th Annual Scout-O
For the 27th year in a row​, the Central New York Orienteering Club is happy to offer an opportunity for Scouts and other youth groups to learn and practice the art of using a map and compass. This year will be a little different. Instruction by CNYO club members will be available for beginners, by appointment, on November 14 and 15. Self-serve map hikes are available for experienced groups starting November 7th. 
There will be NO overnight camping, extra activities for younger scouts, or a patrol competition this year.
Go to the Central New York Orienteering Club website for more info.
The Scout Shop is open 6 days a week
Monday – Friday 10-6 (closed 1:30-2 for lunch)
Saturday 10-2.
The Scout Shop is excited to announce the annual "Fall Camping 101" promotion for two weeks, from Monday, October 12 through Saturday, October 24. During this time, the Scout Shop will be able to offer customers 10% Off ALL Camping Gear when they spend $75 or more, 15% off $125 or more, or 20% off $150 or more.
The uniform sale has been extended to October 31, 2020. 
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
November 11th - Office Closed
November 26th & 27th - Office Closed
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables