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2020-21 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. 

Events tagged with an asterisk * are Council or National events - see the Council Web Page or National Website

Monthly Events | 2020-2021 Scout Year | 2021-2022 Scout Year (to December 2021 - preliminary)


The calendar through December 2021 is available for download - PDF (updated June 3, 2020)

"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 -while meetings are normally held at  Dryden Presbyterian Church at 6 North Street during the Covid-19 Social Distancing time they will be held as virtual meetings via gotomeeting.com - details will be sent out to committee members before the meeting. If you are not on the committee, but would like to attend the virtual meeting, contact key3@TCScouts.org  (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 - while Roundtables are normally held at Dryden Presbyterian Church at 6 North Street, during the Covid-19 Social Distancing time they will be held as virtual meeting using Zoom.com - details will be sent out to unit leaders and commissioners and through Taughannock Announce e-mail list before the meeting. If you do not receive notification and want to attend Roundtable, contact Roundtable@TCScouts.org for the sign-in information.  (no roundtables in July or September, August Roundtable is kickoff - note date change) 

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!)


2020-2021 Scouting Year


September 2020

  • September 7 Mon - Labor Day

  • September 12-13 Sat-Sun - Woodbadge 2020 - second weekend - canceled*

  • September 13 Sun - Commissioner Kickoff and picnic at Mike Brown's house

  • September 18-20 Fri-Sun (sundown) - Rosh Hashana

  • September 21-25 “Scout me in” Week - all units invite potential new members

  • September 24th 6-7PM - Cortland/Homer Drive-in Recruitment Event - Grace Fellowship parking lot - e-mail DE@TCScouts.org for details

  • September 26-27 Sat-Sun - Webelos Woods at Camp Barton (canceled)*

  • September 27-28 Sun-Mon (sundown) - Yom Kippur

October 2020

  • October 1 5:30-6:30PM - Ithaca Drive-in Recruitment Event - Sciencenter Parking Lot - e-mail DE@TCScouts.org for details

  • October 3 or 4 Sat or Sun (two sessions - pick one) – Boo at Barton - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*  - See Council Camping Page for information

  • October 7 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable

  • October 9th-10th - Raft-O-Ree Weekend* - Whitewater Challengers

  • October 10 or 11 Sat or Sun (two sessions - pick one) - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*  - See Council Camping Page for information

  • October 10 Sat - OA Ordeal-Work Day*

  • October 12-16 “Scout me in” Week - all units invite potential new members

  • October 17 Sat - Barton Bash - Scouts BSA Day at Camp Barton

  • October 17-18 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International ham radio/Scouting event)*

  • October 24-25 Sat-Sun - BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)* and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills)* (canceled - will be offered in Spring)

  • October 24 Sat - Cub Scout Shooting Sports Day at Barton*

  • October 27 - Cub Leader Position-Specific Training - see Training page

November 2020

  • November 14 Sat - University of Scouting* - a selection of courses will be done online as virtual sessions - for details see Training Page

  • November 14 Sat - Fishing Day at Barton*

  • November 19 Thu - District Advancement Committee Meeting (one week early due to holiday)

  • November 21 Sat – Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops - canceled

  • Nov 26 Thu - Thanksgiving

  • Nov 27 Fri - Ten Commandments Hike - Cortland*

December 2020

  • December 5 Sat - District Recharter Day - charters are due!

  • December 17 Thu - District Advancement Committee Meeting (one week early due to holiday)

  • December 27-30 - Sun-Weds - Scouts BSA Winter Camp at Tuscarora*

January 2021

  • January 10 Sun - Okpik Cold-weather Camping Training* - classroom session - for information see Council Website
  • January 16 Sat - District Planning Day - Dryden Village Hall
  • January 23-24 Sat-Sun - Knights and Castles Winter Camporee
  • January 29-31 Fri-Sun - Okpik Cold-weather Camping Training* - outdoor weekend - for information see Council Website

February 2021

  • February 5 Fri - Scout Sabbath (national observance)*
  • February 7 Sun - Scout Sunday (national observance)*
  • February 10 - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable

March 2021

April 2021

  • April 4 Sun - Easter
  • April 12 - May 11 Ramadan
  • April 16-May 31 - Satellite Scout Distributed Camporee - dates and locations will be up to the individual Troops, program materials to be provided by the District - see Activities page
  • April 23 Fri - District Recognition Dinner

May 2021

  • May 1-2 Sat-Sun - Things that Fly - Camp Barton Spring Cub Adventure Weekend*
  • May 9 Sun - Mothers Day
  • May 15-16 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • May 15-16 Fri-Sun? - OA weekend at Barton*

June 2021

  • June 9 Wed - Program Planning Information Distribution at Roundtable
  • June 15 Tue? - Council Pack Program Planning Conference or "Passport to Program" Session*
  • June 19 Sat? - Beaver Day at Barton*
  • June 19 Sat? - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*

2021-2022 Scouting Year


July 2021

  • No Roundtable - Cub Scout Day Camps - Scouts BSA Summer Camps
  • July 1 Thu - Alumni Picnic - Little York (Mike Hughes' party)
  • July 12 Weds - District Committee and Advancement Committee at Barton (date change)

August 2021

  • No district committee or advancement committee meeting - Cub Day Camps and Resident Camps
  • August 25 Wed - District Kickoff Roundtable and Picnic - Life to Eagle training

September 2021

  • No regular roundtable this month - get your unit program started!
  • September 6 Mon - Labor Day
  • September 6-8 Mon-Wed (sundown) - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 12 Sun - Commissioner Kickoff and picnic
  • September 10-12(?) - Fri-Sun - OA Weekend*
  • September 15-16 Wed-Thu (sundown) - Yom Kippur
  • September 20-24 "Scout me in" Week - all units invite potential new members

October 2021

  • October 2-3(?) Sat-Sun - Boo at Barton - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*
  • October 13 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable
  • October 9-10(?) Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • October 12-16 "Scout me in" Week - all units invite potential new members
  • October  16 Sat - Barton Bash - Hallowe'en/Escape Room/Merit Badge Day
  • October 16-17 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International ham radio/Scouting event)*

November 2021

  • November ? Sat - University of Scouting*
  • November 20 Sat - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops 
  • NOV 25 THU - THANKSGIVING
  • Nov 26 Fri - Ten Commandments Hike*

December 2021

  • December 4 Sat - District Recharter Day - charters are due!

Updated 6-3-2020

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