New info on NYLT, Summer Camp, Pinewood Derby Show & Shine, & Silver Beaver
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The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative is an effort that has grown from a Rotary District 7090 service project covering a small portion of Lake Ontario and Erie to a multi-district plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all 5 of the Great Lakes and streams and waterways feeding them.
Cleanups from numerous NGO’s, community groups, and individual volunteers are critical to reducing the amount of garbage that collects in our watersheds each year.
So far 15 Rotary Districts, 100’s of Clubs, and thousands of Rotary volunteers have agreed to participate.
The Great Lakes Watershed events will be held between Saturday, April 17, and Saturday, April 24to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day, on April 22.
If you or your Scout Unit would like to join a Rotary Club as they strive to educate the public to the importance of protecting our waterways and to instill a sense of stewardship towards our Great Lakes, kindly reach out to a Rotary Club near you!
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13 to 20 year old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that demand leadership of self and others. Training of our youth leadership is important in helping the youth and their units to grow. Over the years the Boy Scouts of America has refined and developed this week-long training experience. Youth from your unit are invited and highly encouraged to participate.
NYLT is open to all Scouts BSA members 13 and older as well as all Venturing Scouts and Sea Scouts. Please remember that this includes both male and female.
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.
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.