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We are looking for
100 or more Scouts from across the Council to become the new face of Scouting. As part of our marketing and media plans for this year we would like to have Scouting families send in a short video of your Cub Scout, Scouts BSA Scout, Venturing Scout, Sea Scout, or Explorer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Law, or Scout Oath.
So, take ten minutes and video all of those aspiring movie stars in their Scout uniform and send them to
Videos should be less than three minutes and please ensure that there is no identifying images or words to your scout in the video. Please send with your unit number and family info in the body of the email.
Can you play the Trumpet or the Bugle?
Did you know that the bugle is used mainly by the military and the Boy Scouts, where the bugle call is used to indicate the daily routines of camp. Historically the bugle was used in the cavalry to relay instructions from officers to soldiers during battle. They were used to assemble the leaders and to give marching orders to the camps. Of all the military bugle calls, the most easily recognized is "Taps." This emotional song or military call came from the French military history to signal for day's end, or "Lights Out. In 1862, when the Union General Daniel Adams Butterfield wished to honor the loss of more than 600 of his men, he called the bugler to him to create a call that would commemorate this event and a modified version of "Taps" has been used at military funerals ever since. We are looking for Scouts of any age that can play the Bugle to volunteer with local veteran organizations to play "Taps" to honor their members at their funerals.
Please contact us at longhouseAscouting.org if you are interested.
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Day Camps are a GO and we can't wait to have Scouts from ages 7 to 17 attending one of our spectacular Day Camp programs.
The first week of Day Camp programs went fantastic and we can't wait to see all of the great photos and hear all of the stories of Scouts having fun. We still have several more weeks of Day Camp opportunities so sign up today so you don't miss out.
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Conveniently located off of I-81, south of the Mattydale exit in the Plaza!