Cross-Program Activities | Cub
Activities | Boy Scout Activities | Venturing
| National and International Opportunties
For contact information see the Contact
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.
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)
for car wheels and axles
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
January 25-26, 2020
Watch this space for details as the time approaches!
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.
and International Opportunities
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
Click here for the International page for the 2019
World Scout Jamboree
- 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.
Events Coming up
For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events
around the world, see the WOSM