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Longhouse Council - Pathways - December 16, 2022
Vol. #4 Issue #44
The Council Service Center (Scout Office) will be closed on Friday December 23rd and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Eagle Dinner
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Calling all Class of 2022 Eagles and Eagle Scouts from prior years to attend the Annual Recognition and Reunion Dinner on January 12, 2023.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be Eagle Scout and New York State Assemblyman and Senator-Elect Mark Walczyk and we will also recognize our National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Honorees Donald Doerr and Nathan Andrews.
Here are the details for the Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner:
  • When: Thursday, January 12, 2023; Reception: 6:30pm; Dinner and Program: 7:00pm
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton 6301 State Route 298 East Syracuse, NY (near Carrier Circle)
  • Cost: $50.00 per plate (No Charge for Class of 2022 Eagle Scout)
  • Dinner Menu: Served are Tossed Garden Salad with choice of dressings, Warm Dinner Rolls and Butter.
Buffet – Baked Ziti, Herb Roasted Chicken with a Gluten Free Red Pepper Sauce, Sliced London Broil, Red Roasted Potatoes, Chef’s Vegetables.
Dessert Served at table: Brownies and Cookies.
It is that time of year again. 
Time to log in and submit your unit charter renewals!
Units should use the "Refresh Roster" to ensure all updates that have occurred since the initial charter download are included in their renewal. This can be used multiple times during process but should be done again as the last step immediately before the charter is submitted to catch all updates and additions to your charter already processed to that point.
It is strongly recommended that you complete the entire process electronically to prevent the requirement for manual review and possible delays, but the Pay at Council option is still available if you need to use it. (The online payments do have affiliated processing fees: 3% for credit cards, but only a $1 fee if you choose to use the ACH echeck payment option.)  
Using the online payment options with an auto-post eligible renewal requiring no attachments for new registrations actually automatically moves your charter straight to pre-posted status when you submit it. This triggers immediate automatic January 1st completion and seamless access for you to all online tools including Scoutbook and My.Scouting without being added to the queues for manual payment processing or paperwork review.  Payment to the office causes the requirement to manually process the payment and then manually send it on to the processing center for their action, so those charters will be queued twice which does make that a slower completion process option.
I hope you find this information helpful in completing your charter renewal submission, but any additional support needed can be obtained from your Unit Commissioner, your District Professional, or by contacting Ellen at the council office at or (315) 463-0201 ext. 103

The step-by-step tutorial linked below will answer most of your questions and the FAQs are a great supplement.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.
Crossroads District is looking for help with the annual
Klondike Derby and Snowbox Derby!
Both take place on the first weekend in February (Klondike on Saturday the 4th, and Snowbox on Sunday the 5th).
We are looking for units to host and run varied events – like 2 man saw, fire building and more – anything your scouts may be interested in running!
If you know of any Scouts that dabble in the arts, we are also looking for Scout designs for the patches!
Have interest in helping, please reach out to William Zenyuk, District Executive, at
Okpik & Okpikattavik courses. 
Cicero Library
Looking for Eagle Scout Project ideas or just a good service project? Contact Sue Buswell Cicero Library Farm Manager at or 315-699-2032 X3004.
Projects include benches, compost bins, insect hotel, etc. 
December 1-24, 2022
Macy’s Letters to Santa Campaign to benefit
Make-A-Wish Central New York
The Syracuse Scout Shop is providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items. 
BSA Safety Moment
Be Prepared for High Adventure
Scout Shop Hours:
Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Check out the NEW Scout Shop Facebook page
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
Office will be Closed - Friday, December 23rd till January 2nd
Scout Shop Closed - Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th
What is the best Holiday Service Project?