New info on Summer Camp, Pinewood Derby Show & Shine, & Silver Beaver
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Assistant Scoutmasters of Troop 220 offer a Home Repairs round robin for Scouts. They were prepared with all of the necessary visuals, examples and they all had clearly done a lot of work to put on the best demonstration possible for the Scouts. This falls squarely under the D(for Demonstrate) in the EDGE method. That is the example the PLC Scouts, who are usually tasked with putting on programs and patrol meetings, should be working from. If you look at the pictures above you will see these demonstrations were clearly not put together at the last minute, they were worked on and put together well beforehand. The ASMs showed up early to set up and get ready for their stations and were in a word, Prepared. That is the example that all Scouts, Scouters, and parents should follow.
Thank you to all of the adults out there, that volunteer their time to make all our programs run.
"Scouts, Scouters, & Units to Watch" is a new segment to our weekly newsletter that focuses on a Scout, Scouter or Unit that are doing something great or just would like to let the world know how great they are. Please send your stories or suggestions to Longhouse@scouting.org for a chance to see your story in next weeks newsletter.
Monday, March 29th, 7:00 PM at Camp Woodland
Big News Summer Camp Is Happening
Looking for more info on what will be offered and the latest news on how Covid-19 will be addressed at camp?
Than plan to attend the first of several meetings to let you know just that. Monday, March 29th @ 7:00 PM at Camp Woodland we will be holding a in-person meeting to let you know what we know. We will be recording the meeting and posting it the following day, in case you can't make it. This will be followed by a monthly meeting till Camp starts. So, please make plans to attend or look for our videos after.
This year, our focus is “weird science”. By participating in day camp, the scouts will learn about the scientific process and how science is used in everyday life. They will have the opportunity to explore beyond the mundane, and perform wacky and fascinating experiments, while at the same time having fun, exploring our natural world, and fostering lasting friendships.
How can we help you make a fun, unique, and crazy car?
What about putting a raingutter regatta sail on a car?
What if you put 2 or 3 blocks on top of each other?
We are your best outlet for Car kits, lights & sounds, decals, and paint.
You can even have fun with it at home on a practice track.
The Scout Shop also has the 2021 Pinewood Derby fun patches in store.
Stop by and let us help you come up with a winning plan.
Check out these Klondike Derby Photos
We would love to post photos of Troops & Packs that have gotten outside and enjoyed the Winter Weather of CNY and the North Country. Post your photos on Facebook with #BSAwinterfun or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget this weekend is the last weekend to participate in the virtual Klondike.
Be sure to sign up, so you can receive the patch and find out who wins.
Plus, be aware that the re-charter website will still ask you to re-charter for 12 months. Please disregard that and use one of the attached fee charts to figure out what you owe. Than write a check or call the Council office (315)-463-0201 and we will take a credit card over the phone.
Plus, Plus, reminder every adult must have a 2020 CBC on file
Plus, Plus, Plus, Any new youth joining Scouting for the first time have a one time additional $25.00 fee not reflected on the re-charter fee sheets.
The Deadline for Silver Beaver nominations and all supporting materials should be submitted to the Council Service Center by close of business on Friday of March 26th, Electronic submissions should be sent to email@example.com
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.
Summer Camp Staff Positions Open
Scouts BSA Day Camp
Scouts BSA Week 1 (July 19-23) & Week 2 (August 2-6) is looking for a camp health officers. If interested in helping for both or either week(s) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Must have American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, or equivalents and Youth Protection Training. New this year is a PowerPoint training at
In addition to the mentioned requirements you will be notified of additional staff training requirements which are minimal. This is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of Camp Woodland and work with some amazing scouts! The day runs from 8:30am-4:30pm
Scouts BSA Week 1 (July 19-23) is also looking for someone to teach the Woodcarving Merit Badge and the Totin' Chip. If interested please contact email@example.com
Now that New York State has announced that sleepaway camps can operate in 2021, we're looking to build a great camp Staff team at Sabattis Scout Reservation in the heart of the Adirondacks for this summer. We need adult (21+ and 18+) and youth (15-17) Staff and Counselor in Training ("CITs" -- 14+). Apply now. Staff and CIT applications available at: http://www.cnyscouts.org/camping/sabattis-scout-reservation/No camp or Scouting experience necessary. Email Camp Director Mike Petitpas at Michael.Petitpas@scouting.org with any questions.
Scout Shop Hours:
Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
(Closed every weekday from 1:30-2:00)
Is your unit is doing a Pinewood Derby, virtually or in person?
We can help with lights, sounds, decorations, weights, colored wheels, graphite, and more. Feel free to stop in and check out what we have to make your Derby car fun. You can also just buy another car kit and make more cars to have fun at home.
Check out the Scout Shop Facebook page for weekly sales
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.