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Download District Activity Summaries for 2021-2022
Scout Year in PDF Format: Cub
Scout Events - Scouts
BSA/Venturing/Sea Scout Events
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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.
Ten Commandments Hike
November 26, 2021 - beginning at 9:00AM
A Virtual Event
In the Jewish and Christian Bibles, Job says "The
Lord gives and the Lord takes away, but praised be the name of the
Lord." Throughout the pandemic, so much has been taken away... but
so much has also been given. One of the things that has been given is
our modern technology, and how it has allowed us to still connect with
each other during a pandemic.
As in 2020, this year's "hike" will be done
virtually. Those who register at https://scoutingevent.com/368-tencommandmentshike2021
will receive information for logging on to an interactive Zoom session
in which ten congregations within the Baden-Powell Council will each
introduce their congregations and discuss one of the Ten Commandments.
You will have the opportunity to post questions in the "chat"
and we will answer those questions inbetween presentations.
There will also be a break halfway through to relax,
stretch, etc. We will be done in time for lunch; if you want to have an
actual hike part as a family, then feel free to go for a hike or walk
that afternoon and discuss what was learned during the event!
The cost is $5.00 per household (includes a patch which
will be sent by mail - additional patches $1.00 each).
flyer here (PDF)
For more information and to sign up, go to https://scoutingevent.com/368-tencommandmentshike2021
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)
for car wheels and axles
Taughannock District Pinewood Derby
March 5, 2022
Cortland Area (to be announced)
Download a "Save
the Date" flyer (PDF)
Scouts BSA Activities
Virtual Merit Badge Sessions
Winter Camp 2021
December 27-30, 2021
Do you miss Summer Camp? Want to go to camp without the bugs? We have
the answer for you! Come to Winter Camp at Tuscarora Scout Reservation!
Merit Badges will range from some of the same ones as Summer Camp
(Archery, Emergency Prep and First Aid) to some unique ones such as
Signs, Signals, and Codes, Search and Rescue and even Snow Sports if we
get enough snow.
On top of that, enjoy some winter-only activities like Snow Kayaking,
Polar Bear Plunge, Cast-iron Cookoff, and even try out the Paul Bunyan
Award! Or are you up to the challenge of Wilderness Survival in the
- Try Snowshoeing or even bring your own cross-country skis and try
skiing around camp!!
- We have sledding and Snow Kayaking if there’s enough snow too!!
- We’ll handle the meals and eat either in the Nature Lodge or
bring your food to you in the leantos and center lodges.
- You’ll sleep outside in lean-tos or you can bring your own
Cost: $150 Early Bird (before Nov 26), $170 Regular Fee
For more information and to sign up, see https://scoutingevent.com/368-WinterCamp2021
Venturing / Exploring Activities
There are no planned District Venturing / Exploring
Activities at this time.
and International Opportunities
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, BSA is not at present permitting
international travel for US Scouts), but the Scottish Council announced
in mid-August that the Jamborette
will occur. In the assumption that things will change for the better by
July 2022, we're beginning our monthly meetings in September 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.
The contingent has filled up, as of mid-July 2021, and
we are now taking names for a waiting list from
Scouts who will be at least 14 years old and not
yet 18 years old as of July 19, 2022. 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
Questions? Contact me at Scotland@TCScouts.org
- Mike Brown, Blair Atholl Contingent Leader
and Baden-Powell Council International Representative
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
Questions on International Scouting? Contact B-P
Council International Representative at international@TCScouts.org