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The Prophet know as Handsome Lake was born in Ganowaugas around the year 1735. Handsome Lake was adopted by the Turtle Clan and was the half brother of Gyantwachia; The Cornplanter. During a long illness in the 1800's he had a vision. Shortly there after he began to preach new religious beliefs that combined Christian ethics and the Iroquois religion, known today as the Code of Handsome Lake. The Code speaks against alcohol and all forms of abuse. It promotes family and community ties. He advocated giving up the Nomadic Native American life in favor of agriculture. Handsome Lake lived with his stepbrother Chief Cornplanter on the Seneca Reservation next to Camp Olmsted most of his life and died on August 10, 1815.

Like Handsome Lake, the Boy Scouts of America have a deep religious commitment, belief in family values, helping others, preparing themselves both mentally and physically as well as obeying the law.

For these reasons we are proud to be named the Handsome Lake District.

2016 Handsome Lake District Committee Members

Buster Godden - Committee Chair
Open - Finance Chair
Missy Moore - FOS Chair
Janis Godden - Membership Chair
Dan Glotz - Training, Cub Scout
Denny Mattison - Training, Boy Scout Chair
Travis Cunningham - Camp Promotion and Outdoor Chair
Ryan Knopf - Eagle Board of Review Coordinator
Perry O'Neil - Merit badge Coordinator
Marty Yucha - Silver Beaver Lodge, Chair
Marty Yucha - District Commissioner

Ernie Crawford - District Executive

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