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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

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. Flyers and a Calendar for the November 2018 to May 2019 season are available for download:

**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

District Pinewood Derby
Shops at Ithaca Mall
March 9, 2019 - 10:00AM

Watch this space for details

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

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

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


  • 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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