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For contact information see the Contact page

All publicity for Taughannock District activities should include a “rating label” indicating for which program(s) the activity is age-appropriate. For more information, and downloadable graphics for use in publicity, see our Scout Activity Ratings page.


Cross-Program Activities


Cub Scout Activities

See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including "Boo at Barton")


Pinewood Derby Rules

The Taughannock District has established the following rules for District-level Pinewood Derbies. Packs should consider adopting the same rules, so that Cubs can be confident that their cars will be able to compete equally at the Pack and District levels.

  • Rules - in MS Word format (updated Jan 2018)

  • Rules - in PDF Format (updated Jan 2018)

  • Diagram for car wheels and axles


Bi-Monthly Activities at
The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
60 Morgan Road, Binghamton

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier is a hands on children's museum. They offer workshops and an overnight snooze experience for cub scouts every other month. 

Next Sessions - April 21st 

Download a flyer here.

**Please register through the Discovery Center Website**

Happy Scouting,
Krystal Jones 
Scout and School Program Coordinator 
www.thediscoverycenter.org 
e-mail: kjones@thediscoverycenter.org 
T: 607.773.8661 ext 205, F:607.773.8019


Cub Weekends, Day Camps and Resident Camp

For information on Cub Day Camps, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends - see the Camping page and Council Cub Camping Page for information


Boy Scout Activities


Order of the Arrow
American Indian Events

Hey! Scouts are you looking for something NEW & EXCITING? Well, Our OA Chapter is offering new programs in American Indian Events!

We can:

  • Visit the Onondaga reservation
  • Visit the Wooden Stick Lacrosse Festival
  • Visit the many Iroquois museums
  • Visit local Native American Powwows
  • Visit the Ska-Non Cultural Center
  • Visit French & Indian War sites!
  • Form an OA Dance Team!
  • Learn to drum & sing Native music!
  • Host a real powwow at camp!
  • Make a complete Native outfit, then compete in craft competitions or become a History Re-enactor!

So, if you’re interested, contact the KaNaKon Chapter Advisor, Tim Woods 607-844-3921 or e-mail wwwoodsw@earthlink.net 

Download a flyer here (PDF)


Fall Camporee
October 12-14

See this space for details as the time approaches!


Venturing / Exploring Activities


VenturingFest at Summit Bechtel - July 1-6, 2018

VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6! 

WHY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT

VenturingFest 2018 is a special Scouting event at Summit Bechtel Reservation (SBR) that’s open to registered Venturers, Scouts and adult leaders across the U.S. This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the SBR has to offer. We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

As if the adrenaline-pumping activities weren’t enough, festival goers will also get to jam out to concerts and meet new friends in Venturing at the event. What more could a Venturer want?

For details, see the National Page for VenturingFest


National and International Opportunities



International Events Coming up

2018

  • July 9-August 3 Blair Atholl International Scottish Patrol Jamborette, Blair Atholl, Scotland - B-P Council will be sending a contingent of twelve Scouts. See our BPBlairAtholl.org website for details!

  • July 27–Aug. 5 III Interamerican Scout Moot, Chocco, Cusco - Peru

  • Oct. 19–21 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet

2019

  • July 22-Aug 2 World Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia


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