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Longhouse Council - Pathways - February 21, 2020
Vol. #2 Issue #6
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 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.
How does Venturing Work?
The Venturing program uses the components listed below to meet the goals of the BSA:
  • Leadership and Mentoring – Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by youth officers. Training courses, such as the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, uses experiential learning to teach Venturers how to lead effectively. Once Venturers have led several activities, they are asked to then mentor the other leaders in their crew.
  • Group Activities and Adventure – Venturers work with teams on everything they do. Their success is dependent on the interaction and cooperation of all, preparing Venturers for their future careers and paths.
  • Recognition – Venturing includes an optional awards program that acknowledges and recognizes our youth for their progress through Venturing’s four main areas of emphasis (ALPS).
  • Adult Association – Adults serve to advise the youth as they plan events and make decisions, while ensuring the program remains youth-inspired and youth-led. This partnership provides our youth with essential connections and lessons that will prove useful in their future paths.
  • Ideals – Venturers are expected to know and live by the Scout Oath and Law, ideals of Scouting created to inspire a culture of servant leadership, both inside and outside of Venturing.
  • Group Identity – Venturers are not asked to conform to a set uniform. Instead, they have the opportunity to create their own standards for attire at their events and meetings, as they see fit.
  • Service – Venturers serve their local and distant communities through personal and group service as the crew plans activities and individuals make progress through the Venturing awards program

Attend the next Longhouse Council VOA on Wednesday March 4th at 7 PM at the Council Service Center
Training Dates
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
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
3/8/20 Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)
4/10/20 Good Friday (Office Closed)
5/25/20 Memorial Day (Office Closed)

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