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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

Greek Peak Scout Day
February 22, 2020

Greek Peak Mountain Resort will be offering ski/snowboard equipment, lessons and use of the trails all day, as well as snow tubing and the indoor water park All for $39 !! AND the opportunity to celebrate Baden Powell’s birthday with all the other Scouting families in the A-frame building around lunch-time. More details coming in the Fall….

Download a Flyer (PDF)

Cub Scout Activities

See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including "Boo at Barton")

Winter Break 2020

Hey, you guys!!! Has your get-up-and-go got up and went? Is one hour a week beginning to feel like eight days a week? Have you had that Cub Scout spirit right up to… Well, you know!

If you're feeling like that, or if you know someone who's feeling like that, then you all need a break. No, not just a break, a WINTER BREAK!!!


Here's what your Pack is going to do: You're going to cancel ALL Cub Scout meetings for Scout Week in February, load up a car or two with all of your Pack's adults, and head for Ithaca or Cortland for an evening of fun and silliness.

We'll feed you dinner, sing a few songs, do a few skits, and maybe have a ceremony or two.

You'll accomplish a few things: First, you'll have fun. Second, you may find an idea or two you can use when you get home from Winter Break, and Third, you're going to feel better about Cub Scouts and having fun.

Now, we don't have the locations and dates set yet, so stay tuned. We're working on it. As soon as we know which night and which location, we'll let you know, so that you can let all of your leaders and assistant leaders and committee members and helpful parents know which night and what time. Then you can load up a car, or two cars, or a minibus or whatever, and come with us to Winter Break!

And it's FREE! No Cost! On Us!

Download a first flyer here (PDF)

Your Pack's Unit Commissioner will have all the details shortly, so get in touch with him or her. If you have a question or want to help, contact Mike Homrighaus at mhomrigh@twcny.rr.com 607-756-2650


District Pinewood Derby
March 7, 2020

Save the date for our District's annual Pinewood Derby!

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

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

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

"A Scout is Hungry" - Winter Cook-o-ree
January 25-26, 2020

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

Watch this space for details as the time approaches!

The Blue and Grey Civil War Camporee
April 24-26, 2020

At the November 2018 roundtable, the district's Scout leaders voted to change the timing for District Camporees to the Spring. 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 in this Council 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 flyer with a reservation coupon was handed out at the June Roundtable, 
and can be downloaded here (PDF)

Because of the nature of the Camporee, where we have to plan for a specific number of stations based on the number of patrols participating, pre-registration will be required for this event. We'd appreciate if units could return the coupons from the initial flyer as soon as possible, and reservations with deposits will be required no later than the January Roundtable, with final counts and payment before the March Roundtable. .

A flyer with complete details on the Camporee will be provided at the October roundtable.  

Venturing / Exploring Activities

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

National and International Opportunities

International Events Coming up

For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events around the world, see the WOSM Events Page


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