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Longhouse Council - Pathways - November 8, 2019
Vol. #1 Issue #19
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.
Holiday cards for heroes:
A service project for our service members
Interested in sending holiday cards from your pack, troop or crew to our service members overseas? Contact your nearest VA location ,   local Red Cross office  or participate in  this effort   from the United Soldiers and Sailors of America.
And remember that there are plenty of heroes closer to home, too. Take time during the holidays to thank first responders, reservists, teachers and military veterans.
Scouting For Food
Scouting for Food is an annual food drive sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. It is part of our program that emphasizes our slogan “Do a Good Turn Daily”. Since 1988, millions of Scouts, nation wide, have participated in this effort.
This year the Council Service Center will be a drop off location for food. Starting November 1st and going till November 19th, anyone can drop off non-perishable food and we will deliver it to local Food pantries.
Would your unit like to do this yourselves? We have door hangers and other supplies available contact the office for more info.
We NEED Your GOOD News
We are always looking for local news stories that we can share with the whole Council or to other News Outlets. So, we are asking you, you , and you to please share your good news with us. The news needs to be Scout related (of course). But, ideas can be showcasing camping programs, team development, environmental stewardship, and/or community involvement. So, do a short write up (no more than two paragraphs) and any photos, to show your good news and we will use it in one of our weekly newsletters.
Scout Me In
This Fall!
The Longhouse Council is committed to providing the youth in our communities the opportunity to join the best youth development organization there is.

The Council Service Center offers a wide variety resources to aid in the recruitment process.

Each District also has skilled volunteers and professionals who are able to help with ideas and suggestions for building and retaining membership. Click for contact info!
The 2020 Scottish Jamborette
Join us for an informational meeting about the 2020 contingent to
the Scottish Jamborette.
The dates for the trip are 18 July- 8 August 2020. Approximate cost of $3,500. $500 deposit secures spot. Only 12 Scout spots available with a lot of interest. Must be at least 15 years of age or 14 with unit leader recommendation and interview by time of travel.
“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
It’s that time again for the Giving Tree. We are collecting names now so that we can collect for those needs November 16 - December 16, 2019.
Contact the Scout Shop or your local District Executive for information on how to submit names. Cindy Barrus at 315-455-6540 or
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
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