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Cross-Program Activities

Ten Commandments Hike
Downtown Ithaca
November 29, 2019 - 9:30AM-Noon

"A Scout is Reverent" - join us for our first-ever Ten Commandments Hike to the houses of worship in downtown Ithaca!

The Baden-Powell Duty to God Committee is planning our 14th annual council-wide 10 Commandments Hike on Friday, November 29th. Cub Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Girl Scouts, Families of Scouts and Church Youth Groups are welcome and invited to attend. Participants meet at a designated house of worship, register, and have one commandment explained by the pastor or the pastor's designee. Then Scouts and others "hike" to each of the remaining 9 houses of worship, where another commandment will be discussed and a little about the faith/denomination/parish/worship community will be explained. At the end of the hike, participants will receive a 10 Commandments Hike patch, will be aware of Scout religious awards and will have a basic understanding of the 10 Commandments. 

The hike will include 10 different churches covering multiple denominations in and around the Ithaca area. The starting point will be at the Ithaca Unitarian Universalist Church at 306 N Aurora St in Ithaca, NY. Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM and the event will conclude mid-afternoon. Please bring a bagged lunch. 

Routes to the 10 churches will be established for groups of Scouts and their families, or for youth groups according to the age ranges of the youth participants. The total route is expected to be between 1 and 2 miles. 

Advance registration will help us get a more accurate count so we are able to order enough patches. There is also an option online to purchase "Duty to God" diamond patches for $3.50 each. 

Care to help? Contact the Scout Office (607) 648-7888 and leave your name, number and email address for the Baden-Powell Duty to God Committee and a committee member will contact you. More information will be available on the Baden-Powell Council Duty to God website, https://www.badenpowellcouncildutytogod.org , at District meetings and Roundtables

Please register here: https://scoutingevent.com/368-tencommandmentshike 

Yours In Scouting,
Edward Brewer Jr. District Executive Chenango & Taughannock Districts Baden Powell Council, BSA 
2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13091

Phone: 607 648-7888, Ext 109 Cell: 607-279-7744 Fax: 607 648-7895 Email: Edward.Brewer@scouting.org 

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

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")

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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