Taughannock District
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
2018-2019 District Calendar

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Mark your calendars! As the dates approach for District events, watch this page for more details. 
When they're available, the entry for the event on this calendar will turn into a hyperlink. 
For information on events tagged with an asterisk * see the Council Web Page

Monthly Events | 2018-2019 Scout Year2019-2020 Scout Year (through Dec. 2019)

The calendar through June 2020 is available for download - PDF (updated Jan. 23, 2019)

"A Scout is Reverent" - when you're planning your unit calendar, please keep religious holidays in mind for all of your members!
BSA has calendars with religious dates for  2019 2020 2021

Monthly Recurring Events

First Wednesday of each month: District Committee Meeting - 7:00 Dryden Community Cafe, Main Street, Dryden - enter through the parking lot in the rear of the Cafe (No DC meeting in August, July meeting at Barton on different date)

Second Wednesday of each month: District Leaders' Roundtable, Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting and Commissioners Meeting - 7:00PM - Dryden Presbyterian Church at 6 North Street (no roundtables in July or September, August Roundtable is kickoff - note date change) 
Note that the starting time for roundtable has changed, effective April 2019.

The monthly roundtable is the principal training and communications program for the District. All units in the District should have at least one representative attend each roundtable. Preferably, this is the unit leader and/or assistant(s), but Committee Members and parents are also encouraged to attend. Troop Senior Patrol Leaders and Venturing Crew Presidents are also welcome. The Roundtable will start with a general meeting for all positions, then there will be separate breakouts for Cub packs, Scout troops, (hopefully) Venture/Explorer crews/posts, and Commissioners.  District Committee members and Chairs of District program committees are also encouraged to attend Roundtables.

Third Wednesday of each month: Council Coordinated Committees Meeting (council) - 7:00 - Baden-Powell Council Office, Route 12, Kattelsville (Chenango Forks). 

All of the council-level program committees (activities, advancement, camping, membership, properties, and training) meet on the same night each month at the Council Office. While this is not a Taughannock District activity, as such, anyone from the district who is interested in helping on any of these committees at the council level, or who would like to meet the council chairmen and committee members on any of the council committees is welcome to attend (for more information, see the Baden-Powell Council website)  

District Advancement Committee Meeting: Fourth Thursday in Sep, Oct, Jan-Apr and Jun; third Thursday in Nov, Dec, May; July meeting is at Camp Barton; no August meeting  - 7:00PM - TC3

The monthly District Advancement Committee meetings will be a "one stop shopping" place for prospective Eagle Scouts to get their projects reviewed and approved, meet with mentors, and have their Eagle Board of Review. The Advancement Committee is also charged with encouraging and coordinating advancement at all program levels (Cub, Scout and Venturing). Each unit is requested to send a representative to the District Advancement Committee - for more information, contact advancement@TompkinsCortlandScouts.org 

For locations of District meetings and activities Click here for the Taughannock District Map 

Color code: Blue for Cubs - Red for Boy Scouts - Green for Venturers - Black for all members 
Purple for Adult Leaders -
Grey for District-level Committee members - Orange for Community Events
* marks Council Activity - (Underlined text is a hyperlink - ignore the color, just click on it!)

2018-2019 Scouting Year

March 2019

April 2019

  • April 1-5 - "Scout me in" week - all Scouts BSA troops invite potential new members
  • All month - but especially April 1-5 - "Scout me in" Cub Spring recruitment
  • April 10 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable
  • April 21 - Easter
  • April 26 Fri - District Recognition Dinner - Dryden Veteran's Home (VFW)
  • April 27-28 - BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)- at least one BALOO-trained adult leader must accompany a Cub Pack or Webelos Den camping trip, IOLS is required for Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters to be considered "Trained" - see Council website*
  • April 29 - Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner (DCAD) - Tompkins County*

May 2019

  • May 4-5 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton* - See Camping page
  • May 11 Sat - Barton Setup Day
  • May 18-19 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*- See Camping page
  • May 18-19 Fri-Sun - OA weekend at Barton*
  • May 23 - Cortland County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner (DCAD) and Distinguished Eagle Scout Presentation- Hathaway House, McGraw*
  • May 31-June 1 Ithaca Festival - possible Scout show?

June 2019

  • June 4 Tue - Cortland Dairy Parade - possible Scout show?
  • June 8 Sat - Dryden Dairy Day  - possible Scout show?
  • June 12 Wed - Program Planning Information Distribution and Picnic
  • June 15 Sat - Beaver Day at Barton*
  • June 15 Sat - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*
  • June 26 Wed - District Committee Meeting (date change)

2019-2020 Scouting Year

July 2019

  • No Roundtable
  • Cub Scout Day Camps - Boy Scout Summer Camps - dates tba - See Council Camping Page for information
  • July 24 Weds - District Committee and Advancement at Barton (date change)
  • July 22-August 2, 2019 - 24th World Scout Jamboree Summit-Bechtel Scout Reservation Glen Jean, West Virginia - See Activity Page for information and links. 

August 2019

  • No district committee or advancement committee meeting
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp - Cub Day Camp and Resident Camp - dates tba - See Council Camping Page for information
  • August 28 Wed - District Kickoff - First Roundtable of the new Scouting Year! - Life to Eagle training

September 2019

  • No Roundtable this month - get your unit program started!
  • September 2 Mon - Labor Day 
  • September 8 Sun - Commissioner Kickoff and picnic 
  • September 13-15(?) - Fri-Sun - OA Weekend* 
  • September 16-20 "Scout me in" Week - all Scouts BSA troops invite potential new members
  • All month - but especially Sept 16-20- "Scout me in" Cub Fall recruitment
  • September 29 -30 Sun-Mon-Tue (sundown) - Rosh Hashanah

October 2019

  • October 5-6 Sat-Sun - Boo at Barton - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton* - See Camping page
  • October 8-9 Tue-Wed (Sundown) - Yom Kippur 
  • October 9 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable
  • October 12-13 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora* - See Camping page
  • October 14-19 - "Scout me in" Week - all units invite potential new members
  • October 19-20 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International event)

November 2019

  • November 23 Sat - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) - training for Scouts BSA youth leaders
  • November 28 Thu - Thanksgiving 
  • November 29 Fri - District Ten Commandment Hike - Ithaca

December 2019

  • December 7 Sat - District Recharter Day - charters are due!

2020 Coming Attractions

  • January 25-26 Sat-Sun - Winter Camporee - Cooking in the Cold!- details to be provided on the Activity page

  • April 24-26 - The Blue and Grey - Civil War Camporee - details to be provided on the Activity page

  • July - Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette - see BP Blair Atholl web page for details - recruiting is starting now!.


Updated 2-7-2019
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