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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")


Cub Weekends, Day Camps and Resident Camp

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


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


Scouts BSA Activities


Virtual Merit Badge Sessions


Venturing / Exploring Activities


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


National and International Opportunities


National Scout Jamboree 2021

The National Jamboree in 2021 has been postponed, effective July 14, 2020. No new date has been announced. 
To learn more about the National Scout Jamboree, visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/ 


Scouts: How would you like to spend July 2022 in Scotland?

The Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette will be held between July 19th and July 29th, 2022, at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. We have signed up to take two patrols of Scouts (total 12 boys). It's still a bit tentative (not taking chances with the pandemic), but the Scottish Council has promised that by August they will make a final confirmation that the Jamborette will occur. In the meanwhile, we're starting to take applications from Scouts who will be at least 14 years old as of July 19, 2022, and not yet 18 years old as of July 29, 2022. By the time our contingent begins its monthly meetings in September, we'll have heard from Scotland and will be ready to begin planning our three-week trip.

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a Scout. Our plan will be to leave the USA around July 11th, and we'll spend a week's touring around the UK. Exactly what we do during our week's touring will be planned out by the Scouts during our monthly meetings between September and December of this year - you can see what we did on our dozen previous trips (and planned to do in 2020, had we been able to go) on our website https://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/ 

At the end of the touring we'll be picked up in Edinburgh or Glasgow and taken to Blair Castle at Blair Atholl in Perthshire, where each patrol of Scouts will join up with a patrol of Scottish Scouts for ten days at the Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette. You can find lots of pictures and descriptions of what sort of activities are offered at the Jamborette at the same website. https://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/ 

It's an important part of the Blair Atholl experience that for the time of the Jamborette each of the merged Scottish/International contingents function as a Scottish patrol under Scottish leadership. We international leaders will get jobs at the Jamborette - Mike Homrighaus and I will probably be tour guides at Blair Castle - and, other than the Country Fair on the Saturday of the Jamborette, we'll only see the Scouts in passing. They will be immersed in Scottish Scouting, and will have the maximum opportunity to get to know the Scots and the other international Scouts in the other mixed patrols in their subcamp.

In past years, the Scouts would go home with their Scottish counterparts at the end of the Jamborette for home hospitality. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 restrictions still likely to some extent (or, at least, unknowable at this point), the Scots can't offer home hospitality in 2022. Instead, if we want to do it, they will offer to hook our contingent up with a Scottish Scout Group for a form of hospitality at their Scout Hall. We'll discuss all of that at our planning sessions - at this point, no one is even sure what that might look like. I'm sure the Scots will let us know as things progress.

I expect the contingent to fill up within the next few months. If you have a Scout who is interested in being part of the contingent, download an application form and return it to Scotland@TCScouts.org as soon as possible. You can get the form in MS Word .DOC format or Adobe PDF format.   

Questions? Contact me at Scotland@TCScouts.org 

- Mike Brown, Blair Atholl Contingent Leader
and Baden-Powell Council International Representative


 

International Events Coming up

BSA National  has a page on "International Adventure Awaits" - check it out!
For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events around the world, see the WOSM Events Page or download latest revision of the World Organization of the Scout Movement International Events List (PDF)

2021

  • December 28, 2020-January 10, 2021 - AUSTRALIA - OzVenture - canceled. 

  • July 3-10 - NORWAY - Agenda 2021 Norwegian Scout Jamboree - canceled

  • July 10-17 - CANADA - Atlantic Jamboree - canceled 

  • July 14-20 - ICELAND - Icelandic National Jamboree - canceled for foreigners. Open only to Icelandic Scouts 
  • July 19-29 - BELGIUM Jamborette - Ninove, Belgium - ages 14 to 18 - For the web site, click here   The higher your cost to travel to Belgium, the lower the jamboree fee.

  • July 21-30 - US National Scout Jamboree - postponed, probably canceled entirely. 

  • July 22-August 1 - 16th World Scout Moot - postponed to 2022

  • July 24-31 - ENGLAND - Wings 2021 - - Windsor Great Park, Berkshire - canceled- For the web site, click here.
  • July 31-August 7 - ENGLAND - Brumjamb - canceled.- For the web site, click here.
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2021 - postponed to 2022
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Poacher 2021 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - postponed to 2022 - For the web site, click here
  • July 31 to August 7 - NORTHERN IRELAND - NIjam 2021 - NI Scout Center Crawfordsburn - For the web site, click here
  • July 31 to August 7 - SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree - postponed to 2022
  • August 2-12 - THE NETHERLANDS - NICES 2021 (Nederweert International Camp for European Scouts) - Nederweert in the south of the Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders - ages 14-21 - For the web site, click here.
  • Oct. 15-17 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet - annual Scout/Ham Radio and Internet event - see https://www.jotajoti.info/ 
  • Postponed from 2020, no date announced yet - 

  • POLAND - European Jamboree (EuroJam), Poland.  Canceled 

  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Carijam Caribbean Jamboree - originaly scheduled for July 12 to 20, 2020 - There is not yet information on the 2021 dates - Maracas Valley, Trinidad - ages 12 to 18 - The BSA plan for 2020 was that a patrol of 8 Scouts and 2 leaders from a BSA troop or district could register for this jamboree through International Department BSA at a total cost of $3,000 which works out to $300 per person.  That fee would have paid for the jamboree fee including all the activities, food, the use of tents, stoves, and other group camping equipment, plus BSA insurance and contingent support.  As of March 2020, American Airlines and United Airlines offered a number of one stop flights between Detroit Metro Airport and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with an airfare between $489 and $539 roundtrip.  The total cost per person of participating in a jamboree in another country would be under $1,000.  To check and see if information has been updated for 2021, for BSA contingent information, click here  For the Carijam web site, click here

2022

  • January 3-13 - Australian Jamboree (canceled)

  • July 18-28 - IRELAND  16th World Scout Moot - Larch Hill Campsite, Ireland - for older youth (BSA Venturers/Sea Scouts and equivalents in other countries) (postponed from 2021). Participants will be required to be born on or between 19 July 1995 and 18 July 2004.
  • July 19-29 - SCOTLAND - Blair Atholl Jamborette - The Blair Atholl Jamborette has been held on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle every even numbered year since 1946 except 2020 when it was cancelled because of COVID-19. The Baden-Powell Council will be sending a contingent - see our Blair Atholl Website for details of our past trips and announcements of the next one.  For the official web site, click here. 
  • July 30 to August 6 - ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the web site, click here.
  • July 30 to August 6 - ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2022 -  For the web site, click here

    No specific dates announced yet: 

    • January - NEW ZEALAND - 15th New Zealand Venture (Our winter is summer in New Zealand.) For the web site, click here
    • July - DENMARK - Jamboree Denmark - They expect more than 35,000 Scouts.  This event is held once every 5 years and sponsored by all 5 Danish Scout Associations that are members of WOSM.  More information soon.
    • ENGLAND - Poacher 2022 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - postponed to 2022 - For the web site, click here
    • ENGLAND - Durham 2022 - postponed from 2020 - Wolsingham Show Ground in the Wear valley.- ages 10 to 18 - For the web site, click here. 
    • ENGLAND - Norjamb 2022 - Norfolk Showground just outside Norwich - most of the information on the web site is from Norjamb 2018.  For the web site, click here.
    • ENGLAND - Red Rose 2022 - Westmorland Showground in England's Lake District - most of the information on the web site is from Red Rose 2018.  For the web site, click here.
    • FINLAND - 8th International Finnjamboree - Evo campsite in southern Finland - For the web site, click here
    • SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree - Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.- ages 10-18 - For the web site click here

2023

  • World Scout Jamboree - South Korea

  • CANADA - Pacific Jamboree - Camp Byng, British Columbia.  To learn about the 2019 Pacific Jamboree and watch a jamboree video, click here

Questions on International Scouting? Contact B-P Council International Representative at international@TCScouts.org


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