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Longhouse Council - Pathways - January 13, 2023
Crossroads District annual
Klondike Derby and Snowbox Derby!
Camp Woodland
Scouts BSA Klondike on 2/4/23 at Camp Woodland. There will be a fun filled day of activities including an adult cooking competition - who can make the best chili?
If troops wish to camp there are some cabins still available.

Cub Scout Snow Box Derby on 2/5/23 at Camp Woodland. There will be a day of fun filled activities for Cub Scouts of all ages, which will include a snowbox sled judging competition and a fun race for all. All scouts that wish to participate in sledding activities of any kind will need to bring a helmet (bike helmet is fine). We suggest units or dens work together to make sleds -however signup is either individual or by unit.
Seaway Trails Klondike Derby
Saturday February 11th
Scout Hut
Garrison Drive, Fort Drum, New York 13603

Towpath District
Klondike & Snow Box Derby
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Location: Owasco Fire Department, 7174 Owasco Rd, Auburn, NY 13021.
Okpik & Okpikattavik courses. 
Merit Badges & Cub Adventures Day
Saturday February 25, 2023
Don't let the long winter turn you blue....we have something just for you! 
Saturday 2/25/23 Merit Badge and Cub Adventure Day in Central Square!!  

Merit badges will include: Art, Animation, Coin Collecting, Music, Photography, Digital Technology, Stamp Collecting, Game Design, Genealogy, Graphic Arts, Bugling, Chess, Programming, Digital Technology, Fingerprinting, Engineering, & Collections 

Cub Scout electives will include:
Lion Gizmos and Gadgets as well as Build it up, knock it down.
Tiger Elective Adventures: Stories in Shapes and Tiger-iffic!
Wolf Elective Adventures: Adventures in Coins & Wolf Yo-Yo
Bear Elective Adventures: Marble Madness & Yo-Yo
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Game Design & Yo-Yo, and possibly Protect Yourself Rules

There will also be information on how many of these can time into the Nova program. You are not going to want to miss this!
BSA NATIONAL JAMBOREE
2023 Membership Conference
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Chenango Forks High School - 1 Gordon Dr, Binghamton, NY 13901

Greetings from the Longhouse Council’s Advancement Committee! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and New Year! The Advancement Committee is here to help with any questions or issues you may have with advancement. This covers all groups in Scouting, Cubs Scouts-BSA, Venture and Sea Scouts. The journey through Scouting is just that, a journey. There are many awards and recognitions available in Scouting. There are approximately 95 different awards. There are Religious Awards, Outdoor Achievement Awards, and Service Awards to name a few.  These can be earned by the individual Cub/Scout/Crew member. There are awards for the Unit level as well. If you are doing the work, you should get the recognition too! The link to National’s website is:


Every Scout/Sea Scout/Crew member or Cub scout’s journey is different. It is not meant to be a bee line. Take a look at what is available and enjoy the trip! 

Cicero Library
Looking for Eagle Scout Project ideas or just a good service project? Contact Sue Buswell Cicero Library Farm Manager at
sbuswell@nopl.org or 315-699-2032 X3004.
Projects include benches, compost bins, insect hotel, etc. 
BSA Safety Moment
Campout Safety Checklist
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
Sunday CLOSED
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 & Scout Shop will be Closed - Monday, January 16th
Office & Scout Shop will be Closed - Monday, February 20th
What are you excited about for 2023?