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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

The Taughannock District will offer one of the following two events during the 2018-2019 Scout Year

Joint Winter Outdoor Event
for all programs
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Our District is planning a joint outdoor event for all of our programs, Cub Scouts and up. There will be all sorts of stuff to do, fun for all ages. 
Watch this space for more details as the time approaches.


- OR -

Founder's Day Event
for all programs
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Our District is planning a joint event for all of our programs, Cub Scouts and up. 
There will be all sorts of stuff to do, fun for all ages, including a special Pinewood Derby for all programs. 
Watch this space for more details as the time approaches.


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 - June 9th 

Download a flyer here.

**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

Scouts BSA 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)

Trains and Wagon Wheels Fall Camporee
Clinton Street Park, McGraw
October 12-14

Our Fall Camporee will be on a railroad theme, combined with McGraw Troop 91's annual Pumpkin Launch. Circle the wagons and bring your trebuchets - pumpkins are going to fly!

Download a teaser flyer here to share with your Scouts and Venturers. 

Watch this space for details as the time approaches.

Winter Camporee at Camp Barton
January 26-27, 2019

Our Winter Camporee will be planned and run by Troops 4 and 55, the winners of last year's Winter Camporee. 
Watch 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, Sea Scouts, 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

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


  • 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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