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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

Founder's Birthday Bash
Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Dryden
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:00

A celebration in honor of Baden Powell’s birthday!
All Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, parents, siblings and adult leaders are welcome to join the fun!


10.00 Opening
10.10 Party game for all
10.20 Another party game for all
10.30 Cake break!
10.45 Rain Gutter Regatta for Cub packs, Siblings and leaders - Fun event with an “any materials” boat, no kit required.
          Pinewood Derby for members of older Scouting programs - Make a new car or use an old car from your Cub Scout days
12.00 End of the party

Cost: $5 per participant, payable on the day/ 
Pre-registration required by Feb 16th. Please email CAPS@TCScouts.org with participant names and ages and unit numbers

Download a detailed 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

District Pinewood Derby
Shops at Ithaca Mall
March 9, 2019

When: Sat. March 9th, 2019 in the morning. See the schedule below for times. 
Where: At the food court at the Shops at Ithaca Mall
Who: All Cubs will be welcome to come and participate in the racing and the artistic competition.
Cost: $4 per car, payable on the day of the event


10.00 -10.20 am Registration for AOL,
10.10-10.30 am Registration for Web 1
10.20 – 10.40 am Registration for Bear
10.45 am Artistic Judging for AOL, Web 1 and Bear
10.55 am Get ready to Race!
11.00 -11.45 am Racing for AOL, Web 1 and Bear in mixed races
11.00 -11.20 am Registration for Wolf
11.10-11.30 am Registration for Tiger
11.20 – 11.40 am Registration for Lion
11.45 am Artistic Judging for Wolf, Tiger and Lion
11.50 am Awards presentation for AOL, Web 1 and Bear dens
11.55 am Get ready to Race!
12.00 -12.45 am Racing for Wolf, Tiger and Lion in mixed races
12.50 am Awards presentation for Wolf, Tiger and Lion dens

Championship Rules

Awards: All cars entered will be raced and judged in artistic categories.  New this year! Cars will race in two pools (one with AOL, Web 1 and Bears and the second with Wolf, Tiger and Lions competitors) and the computer timing system will calculate the winners.  

  • The Cub Scout must be present for the event.

  • All participants, by registering, agree to be bound by the official rules. These are posted above on this page. 

  • Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each den level for the racing.

  • Every car will also compete in the “artistic” competition and there will be 3 awards for each den.

  • Please make sure all cars are presented for inspection before registration ends. Late-comers may not be admitted to the race.

Pre-registration is be essential-by end of day, Friday March 1st

Email Lynn Green: mac_green@msn.com with Cubs or Pinewood
Derby in the subject, and in the body of the email, state:
Cub Scout name (or names):_____________________________
Pack, den and grade:______________________________________
Phone #:____________________
Contact email (if different from the one you are sending from:___________________
You should receive an email reply within 48 hours. If you do not, please call the number
Or…. phone 607 257 4191 with the same details.

Download a flyer and entry forms here (PDF)

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

Scouts BSA Activities

Cookin' in the Cold! Winter Camporee
January 25-26, 2020

Watch this space for details as the time approaches!

The Blue and Grey Civil War Camporee
Coming in Spring 2020!

At the November 2018 roundtable, the district's Scout leaders voted to change the timing for district camporees to the Spring. The camporee on the schedule for October 2019 will therefore be rescheduled to April or May 2020. 

They also decided that the next district camporee would be a return of the popular Blue and Grey Civil War camporee. This camporee has been held four times before - in 1993, 1997, 2007 and 2014, and it was a hit with the Scouts each time. Each participating troop will be assigned the identity of a real Civil War Regiment (information on the regiment will be provided when the troop signs up), and each patrol will represent a company in that regiment. At each camporee station, a Union company will compete head-to-head with a Confederate company - the winner will capture a company flag from the loser. Additional flags will be awarded to companies for attending noncompetitive stations and for scores in a quiz and mass game. The winning company will be the one with the most captured flags at the end of the day. 

A date for the camporee will be set at the District Planning Day in January 2019, and full details will be available by next summer. Watch this page for developments!

Venturing / Exploring Activities

There are no planned District Venturing / Exploring Activities at this time.

National and International Opportunities

24th World Scout Jamboree
Summit-Bechtel Scout Reservation 
Glen Jean, West Virginia
July 22-August 2, 2019

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturers - the World Jamboree  hasn't been held in the USA since 1967, and probably won't be held here again for another 50 years. Participants at the 24th World Scout Jamboree need to be youth members of the BSA aged 14-17. Members 18 and older can apply to be contingent leaders or on the Jamboree staff as members of the Support Teams.

Applications are now being accepted for the US Contingent, the Rover Brigade (support team aged 18-24) and the International Support Team (IST) - see the US World Jamboree Contingent web page for information, and click on "Apply" for an on-line application system. 

Click here for the International page for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 – Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17
  • Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 1995 - Rover Brigade - young leaders between 18-24 years old.
  • Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older) – Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older) and International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older.

There are no exceptions to these age limits.

International Events Coming up

For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events around the world, see the WOSM Events Page



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