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Longhouse Council - Pathways - March 27, 2020
Vol. #2 Issue #10
Scouting Goes On
The coronavirus outbreak has created a need for individuals and businesses to find a new normal. Being prepared has never been more important than now to keep Scouting activities happening. With the advancements in technology, we have a vast array of methods to stay connected, engage youth in Scouting activities in a virtual environment, work towards and earn merit badges, etc...the Adventure of Scouting can, will, and does continue!

Longhouse Council wants our members to know "We Are Here for You." While the Scout Service Center is closed to the public for the near future, we do remain operational. Our team is working remotely, but continue to receive mail, process paperwork, and remain available to address your Scouting needs. Please contact us by phone or email.

Our website is constantly being updated with new information on COVID-19 concerns, Status of Events, and Program Resources. As change is constantly happening, and resources may or may not reflect the most current state/local or BSA recommendations, please check with your unit leader before engaging in any activities, especially as they relate to advancement. Stay well...stay safe...practice social distancing.  
Summer Camp
Many people are wondering will Summer Camp still happen? The answer is absolutely it will. There is nothing that will make us all feel better, than getting back to normal and going to summer camp. We have a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals busily planning and preparing for some really spectacular Summer Camp programs. Please check out our website for more info.
Virtual Resources
Scouting can continue while we are all spending extra time at home. Here are several websites that will help you develop programs and find resources that can keep youth of all ages engaged. Some of these programs are great for school work as well.
Got Time On Your Hands?
How About Some Online Training.
There is a day soon that we will be back to business as usual and Scouting will start up as if no time has past at all. What better way to be prepared for the return of your Scouting program than to complete some online training. There are plenty of resources and informative training modules that can help you to get ready for the return of Scouting.
We Still Need Your Support
Boy Scouts of America, Longhouse Council has partnered with Give Lively to securely process your online donation. 
Any donation amount helps further the reach and impact of Scouting. Your generosity will enable us to provide a great Scouting program to more youth, and will help prepare youth for the rest of their lives.
Silver Beaver Nominations Deadline, Extended!
The Deadline for nominations and all supporting materials has been extended and should be submitted to the Council Service Center by close of business on Friday of April 15th, Electronic submissions should be sent to .
Please use the nomination form at silver-beaver-longhouse-nomination-form
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.
Jamboree on the Internet
Join Scouts from around the world on April 3-5 for a Scouting experience like no other! Many Scout activities have been cancelled. School’s out. We miss our friends. Our community needs our help. But Scouting never stops.
This special edition of our largest digital jamboree will allow you to connect to others, learn new skills, bring Scouting online, and build new friendships during this challenging time. We’ll foster teamwork and intercultural interaction while enhancing safe social engagement and well being.
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest

5/25/20 Memorial Day (Office Closed)

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.