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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.
Greek Peak Scout Day
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
February 22, 2020
Download a Flyer
See the Camping Page for Cub
Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including
"Boo at Barton")
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
TAUGHANNOCK DISTRICT IS GOING
ON 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 email@example.com
EVERYBODY GOES TO WINTER
District Pinewood Derby
March 7, 2020
Save the date for our District's annual Pinewood
Download a Teaser
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
"A Scout is Hungry" -
January 25-26, 2020
Download a Teaser
Watch this space for details as the time approaches!
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
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.
and International Opportunities
Events Coming up
For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events
around the world, see the WOSM