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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

District Day of Service
April 21, 2018
Lime Hollow Nature Center, Cortland

To celebrate Earth Day: let Scouting unite!

Service projects will be available at Lime Hollow on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 

Come a 9.30 am for the flag ceremony with the Day of Reflection and start work after, or come at 1.30 pm and join the afternoon service work with the Day of Reflection participants. Lunch will be available for those registered and staying all day for service. 

Register by emailing CAPS@TCScouts.org with the following:

  • Your unit number 

  • An approximate number and age of participants 

  • Your anticipated arrival time . 

A sign-up form in MS Word DOCX format can be downloaded here for your use. 

We will try to get back to you with an idea of the likely project and any equipment needed. All should bring work clothes and gloves. 

Not able to make Lime Hollow? Please consider working on a service project with your unit or on your own and let the CAPS committee know your service hours by e-mail to CAPS@TCScouts.org  

Let’s see how many hours we can achieve in one day!

Download a flyer here (PDF)

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. 

**Please register through the Discovery Center Website**

Happy Scouting,
Krystal Jones 
Scout and School Program Coordinator 
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

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! 


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


  • 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


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

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