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Longhouse Council - Pathways - November 29, 2019
Vol. #1 Issue #21
I hope that each and every one of you enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving and you are stuffed with the stuffing of your choice. Now as we all prepare to take advantage of Black Friday sales, I hope you will take a moment and think about supporting Scouting this holiday season.
Tuesday December 3rd, 2019
Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to share with your friends and family the great program that is Scouting and how you support it everyday.
4th Annual
Winter Soiree
December 4, 2019

Join us at  The Lodge
4355 State St. Skaneateles Falls, NY

This year's event will feature
a silent auction with items made by our own Scouts and Scouters!

There will be Hors D 'Oeuvre, Small Plate Stations, Cocktails, & Dessert
Troop 157 Help "Flags of Honor & Gratitude"
For the past several years it has been Troop 157’s honor to be involved with the Onondaga North Rotary Club’s tribute “Flags of Honor and Gratitude” to our nation’s veterans. The project is quite labor intensive but built with pride. It is so humbling to see the Veteran’s faces when they get to see the field grow larger each year. This project would not be possible if it weren’t for all the volunteers from the Rotary, the Liverpool Girl Scouts, Troop 157, Troop 150, Baldwinsville Interact Club as well as many family members. Events like this make being a Scout so worthwhile and gratifying. It teaches our youth what it means to respect our Veterans and the sacrifices that they have made and still make every day to keep our country safe. We are and can all be very proud of this field of honor and will for many years to come. Pictures can’t describe the true emotions that are felt while building and being a part of this tribute, but they certainly are quite inspiring.
Scouts in Towpath District Collect Food
Thanks to the Scouting units in the Cayuga County area a total of 7000 items, which weighs in at approximately 3.5 tons of food was distributed to local food pantries. The food pantries that benefited from Scouting for Food this year were Calvary Food Pantry, Friends Helping Friends Food Pantry, Salvation Army Food Pantry, St. Alphonsus Food Pantry and the Throopsville Community Food Pantry. We would like to thank all the scouts, leaders, and family members that helped make the annual “ Scouting for Food ” yet another successful event. We have a great group of scouts in Cayuga County area and they always stand up to the challenge and brave the possible inclement weather. Also a “Thank You”  to St. Alphonsus Church for allowing us once again the use of the Parish Hall as the distribution center. Thank you to Mrs. Sue Norton for coordinating with the local Auburn area food pantries in the sorting and distribution of the food. Also for ensuring they had enough volunteers to help at that end of the event.  Thank you goes out to the outlying area Food Pantries that worked with their local scouting units.  Last but not least “Thank You” to those households that took the time to read the flyers and make a donation no matter how small or large it was your donation means food for someone that might not have it otherwise.
Join the Camp Masters at Camp Woodland on December 14th between 1 PM and 3 PM for an end of the year celebration. Bring a Dish to Pass and a friend that may be interested in the Camp Master program. Looking for more info on the Camp Master program contact Ron Mills at ron.mills@scouting.org or Tim Herne at timothy.herne@scouting.org
The Longhouse Council would like to thank everyone that attended this year’s Scouting University.  
As those who attended are aware our patches did not arrive until the afternoon sessions. While we tried to ensure that everyone who was there received one, some participants may have been missed or may have left earlier in the day. 
If you did not receive your patch please send an email to training.longhouse@gmail.com with “SU Patch” in the subject line, or contact your district executive. Please include your preferred mailing address. We will collect the names over the next couple of weeks to mail out your patch to you. 
“A Scout Made Holiday”
Is your unit crafty? Do you have a scout with a special talent? Have you made something cool while earning your Merit badges or Belt Loops. Donate it to council for our Silent Auction at Winter Soiree Themed “A Scout Made Holiday” This can be anything from Holiday ornaments, to Wood Carvings, Key Chains, tool boxes or Scarves. Anything goes. Show case what your unit or scout has learned and put your units personality into it.
Each item should include a bio of the unit or scout that it came from and the one item that is auctioned off for the highest amount at the Winter Soiree on Dec. 4 th  will win their unit a pizza party in Dec. All Submissions must be submitted to council before Dec. 1 st
Greetings from the Scout Shop!
We have received a multitude of names to put on this year’s Holiday Giving Tree… 49 to be exact! This is the most we have ever had. Please share this with family and friends that may be interested in helping out a Scout this Christmas.
Our Holiday Giving Tree is based on the Angel Trees that you see in the malls and larger stores, except ours is for Scouts. We have Scouts on here from Lions all the way up. Some need a few items, others need more.
Challenge your Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships to donate money for a gift card at the Scout Shop, and we can then use that towards gifts for ones who were not chosen. OR come and choose a name for your den or patrol to purchase the needed items.
Either way, some Scout will be blessed by your GOOD DEED!
For more information on events, training opportunities, and other activities happening in your district, visit your district webpage:

Other Dates of Interest
January 16th, 2020 - Eagle Dinner
"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." - Randy Pausch