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Longhouse Council - Pathways - December 27, 2019
Vol. #1 Issue #24
Start 2020 Off Right & Stay Informed with Round Table
Do you ever feel like you don't know what's going on? Not sure how to be a Scout Leader? Could really use some ideas for your next meeting? Than Round Table is the place for you. Round Table is the place to go to get the most up to date info about events, programs, and training. You are not alone, many people have been in your shoes before and you can find them at Round Table. Attend the next Round Table and start your 2020 Scouting year informed and feeling good about Scouting.
The Drones are Coming
This summer Sabattis Scout Reservation plans to launch a new program that involves flying drones. We are looking for a few drone enthusiast to help us plan and implement this high tech and timely program. Candidates must be 16 years old or older and have their Drone pilots licence. Drones are everywhere these days and Central New York has one of the largest Drone test areas in the country.
So, contact edwin.theetge@scouting.org for more info.
ANNUAL EAGLE SCOUT RECOGNITION AND REUNION DINNER
Thursday January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, NY
To all 2019 Eagle Scout Award recipients –
Congratulations on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout!
Please plan to attend the annual Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion dinner with your family and friends so that you can be recognized for your fine achievement! Each year, the Longhouse Council hosts this dinner in recognition of the achievements of the year’s Eagle Class. Additionally, we will be continuing our recent tradition of inducting one or more older Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local state or regional level into our Eagle Scout Hall of Fame. In addition to our inductees, we will also have a keynote speaker for this event. We are pleased to announce that Jackson Meyer, “The Eagle Scout Ninja” from “American Ninja Warrior” will be our Keynote Speaker. This dinner also serves as an Eagle reunion dinner for all fellow Eagle Scouts to meet in fellowship and to welcome you into the Eagle ranks; therefore, if you attend, expect to eat well and to be congratulated often for your achievement. Registration for this event is open.
Please note there is no charge for members of the 2019 Eagle Scout Class to attend this dinner. Others attending (your family and friends) will be charged a modest fee to cover costs of the event.
Please refer any questions to Patrick Rao at patjrao@gmail.com or Ellen Tyler at 315-463-0201, ext. 103.
Longhouse Council 
Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training
The Longhouse Council Okpik course has basic material for front-country campouts, and advanced material for high adventure back-country trips. There are two sessions, a Saturday of classroom instruction and show-n-tell, and an outdoor weekend of demonstrations and practical applications, to include constructing a snow shelter, sleeping in the shelter you built, and taking a hike on snowshoes (rentals are available). Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate. You must attend both sessions to complete the course. One may also purchase BS!’s Okpik book.  
Okpik 2020 consists of two sessions, a classroom session and an outdoor weekend
1. Classroom: Saturday January 4th, 2020 10:00 AM – ~5:00 PM
Location: Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, 603 Tulip St, Liverpool NY 13088
2. Outdoor Weekend: Friday 1/10/2020 6:00 PM through Sunday January 12th at noon.
Location: Valley Camp, Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Rd, Fabius NY 13063 
Cub Scouts Enjoy the Outdoors in Winter Too.
There is no better time to enjoy the outdoors than winter. In January and February each District is hosting an event for Cub Scouts to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the winter. There will be games, crafts, sled races, snowball challenges, and of course hot chocolate. Plan to attend a Cub Scout winter event and let your Scouts learn some new skills and have some fun as well.
Scouts BSA Klondike Derby
Every winter Scouts from Troops across the Council attend local Klondike Derbies and compete in the great outdoors. Scouts face the challenges of standard Scout events with the added difficulty of winter. Learn to start a fire in the snow, rescue someone who has fallen through the ice, and how to prevent hypothermia. Winter can be a real challenge, but once you have the skills. Winter can be as much fun as summer if not more. So, plan to attend your local Klondike Derby and have some winter FUN.
Scottish International Patrol Jamborette
Imagine spending 10 days camping in Scotland!
 Explore Glasgow and Edinburgh for 2-3 days both pre and post Jamborette. At the Jamborette you will be paired with a Scottish patrol and live as a 'joint patrol', then go home with a Scottish Scout for up to 5 days and meet up as a group in Bishopton, near Glasgow.
There will be about 1500 Scouts and Scouters at camp from all over the world
2021 National Jamboree
FACE THE CHALLENGE
Scouting’s Flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held every four years, the Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place.  Features include; one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more!
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
Office Closed 1/1/2020
Office Closed 1/20/2020
Office Closed 2/17/2020

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.