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Longhouse Council - Pathways - February 14, 2020
Vol. #2 Issue #5
Order of the Arrow Annual Celebration
2020 Lowanne Nimat Annual Bash
Join us for the party of the year! The Lowanne Nimat Bash has become a do-not-miss event and this year is no exception.
Delicious dinner buffet • NOAC 2020 Information Booth • OA Trading Post with Lodge and OA merchandise • Vigil Honor call-out • Lodge Awards • OA Founders Award
Silver Beaver Nominations
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. Nominations and all supporting materials must be received at the Council Service Center by close of business on the last Friday of March each year. Electronic submissions should be sent to .
Please use the nomination form at
Sabattis Summer Help Wanted
Looking for an adventure this summer? Then apply to work at Sabattis Scout Reservation this summer. The Adirondack Mountains are calling your name, get an application today!

Staff Applications
CIT Applications

Open interviews will be held at the Council Service Center on the following dates.
Tuesday 2/25/20 - 3 PM to 5 PM
Saturday 2/29/20 - Noon to 2 PM
Saturday 4/4/20 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday 4/8/20 - 10 AM to Noon & 2 PM to 4 PM

email; or call 315-463-0201 X 109 for more info
Merit Badge University
Are you looking for an opportunity for your Scouts to earn a couple of Merit Badge in one day? Well on Saturday, April 18, 2020 Longhouse Council will be holding a Merit Badge University where Scouts can earn up to Three merit badge in one day. The day will start at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville at 8:30 AM. So save the date and be on the lookout for more info coming soon.
What does a VOA do?
Venturing Officers’ Associations (VOA) provide opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service  (A-L-P-S ). By doing so, they serve to model best practices in programming for local crews and to provide a program resource for Venturers and Advisors throughout the VOA’s area of operation.
VOAs provide opportunities for personal growth and leadership for their officers, just as the leaders and members of the VOA provide programming of interest to their constituents. A strong VOA has a positive correlation with strong crews. Program and training events offered by the VOA give Venturers the chance to meet other Venturers, build friendships and networks, learn from their experiences, and have fun!
The purpose of VOAs is not to hold meetings, but to provide fun and informative program opportunities for Venturers. In many ways, the VOA serves as a forum for planning and carrying out great program. The VOA officers and advisors know they have done their job well when they see that the efforts of the VOA have served to strengthen the Venturing program in their area of operation.
Attend the next Longhouse Council VOA on Wednesday March 4th at 7 PM at the Council Service Center
Training Dates
Youth Protection Training - 2/8/20 - Jordan-Elbridge Community Center
Youth Protection Training - 2/20/20 - Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
Scoutmaster Specific Training - 4/18/20 -
Camp Woodland
Commissioner Training - 4/18/20 - Christian Brothers Academy 
IOLS & BALOO Training - 5/2-5/3/20 - Camp Woodland
Leave No Trace Master Educator - 8/10-8/15/20 - Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Scoutmaster Specific Training
Camp Woodland’s Stickley Training Center
April 18, 2020
The Longhouse Council Training Committee is offering the Scoutmaster Specific Training needed as part of the Direct Contact Training required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This is the pre-requisite training for the Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills Training (IOLS) that is being offered o May 2 &3, 2020 at Camp Woodland. To be considered position trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant, these two courses must be completed along with the on-line Hazardous Weather Training. All volunteer Scouters are welcome to take these training opportunities.
The Scoutmaster Specific Training will hold registration at 8:30 and the course will run from 9:00 am to around 1:00 pm. Please bring a bag lunch, a sustainable water bottle, and a sustainable hot beverage mug. Coffee, Tea and water will be available with a free will offering suggestion. There is no cost for this course.

For more information, please contact Thom Kubicki at

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
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!
Effective February 1, 2020
the Syracuse Scout Shop will have NEW hours
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
(Closed from 1:30-2:00 for lunch)
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
Office Closed 2/17/2020

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