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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.
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.
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
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.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Boy Scout 100 or so
years ago? Well then join us on January 26-27 at Camp Barton for "A
Blast From The Past" Winter Camporee!
We will be utilizing "old-School" Scouting practices along
with more traditional skills at the various stations.
you ever communicated using Morse Code? How about the Wig-Wag or
Myer Code? Have you ever used Semaphore Signal flags? You will get
your chance at this Camporee.
- Have your Scouts constructed a Snowballista before? They will at
this Camporee. Get a head start and download a picture
of a snowballista (JPG) from John Sweet's Scouting on the
- We hope your skills are in First Class condition, meaning you can
expect the competition skills needed to test items in all the
typical First Class areas of knots & pioneering, first aid,
orienteering, camping and nature - all as Scouts would have
understood them in 1919.
- Having each Scout bring a Scout Staff is a good idea - they can
make them over Winter Break! Download an
article from 1917 (PDF) about the importance of Scout Staves.
For more information on Scout Staves, see this website: Https://voiceofscouting.org/why-carry-a-scout-stave-walking-stick
- Get your sled in good condition-wax the skis or oil the wheels
(depending on the weather)! Expect some sort of sled race…
- Expect standardized scoring where teamwork, courtesy and patrol
spirit are a significant component (enough to distinguish patrols of
equal skill). Patrol flags are expected.
Download the Flyer
from the December Roundtable here (PDF)
Troops must reserve their own camping places through Baden-Powell
Council. If you want to have a space indoors, act soon, as the cabins
tend to be booked far in advance. Have you reserved yours yet?
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