Taughannock District

Baden-Powell Council, BSA

2020 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 | 2019-2020 Scout Year | 2020-2021 Scout Year (preliminary after Dec. 2020) 
2021-2022
Scout Year (to December 2021 - preliminary)


The calendar through December 2020 is available for download - PDF (updated June.10, 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 -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!)


2019-2020 Scouting Year


January 2020

  • January 5 classroom  - Okpik (Cold Weather Camping) - see Training Page for links*

  • January 10-12 outdoor - Okpik (Cold Weather Camping) - see Training Page for links*

  • January 18 Sat – District Planning Day - Dryden Village Hall 

  • January 25-26 Sat-Sun - Winter Camporee - A Scout is Hungry- details on the Activity page

February 2020

  • February 8 Sat - Scout Sabbath  (national observance)

  • February 9 Sun - Scout Sunday (national observance)

  • February 12 - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable

  • February 22 Sat - Greek Peak Scout Day* - see flyer for information

  • February 22 Sat – Founder’s Birthday Bash – all programs - at Greek Peak Scout Day*

  • February 29 - NRA Range Safety Officer Training - at B-P Council Office* 

March 2020

  • March 7 Sat - District Pinewood Derby - Shops at Ithaca Mall - see activity page for rules

  • March 21 Sat - University of Scouting - postponed to November

April 2020

  • April 1 - District Committee Meeting will be a virtual meeting using 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 

  • April 8 - District Leaders' Roundtable will be a virtual meeting using gotomeeting.com - details will be sent out to unit leaders and commissioners before the meeting.

  • April 12 Sun - Easter

  • April 17 Fri - District Recognition Dinner - Dryden Fire Hall (Postponed to June)

  • April 18 Sat - Day of Reflection - Lime Hollow Nature Center* - cancelled

  • April 18 Sat - Area 3 College of Commissioner Science - cancelled

  • April 23-May 23 - Ramadan

  • April 24-26 Fri-Sun - Spring Camporee - “Blue and Grey” Civil War Theme- postponed to Fall - date to be determined.  

May 2020

  • May 2-3 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton* - postponed to June

  • May 10 Sun - Mother's Day

  • May 16-17 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora* - See Council Camping Page for information

  • May 16-17 Fri-Sun - OA weekend at Barton*

June 2020

  • June 6-7 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton* - See Council Camping Page for information June 10 Wed - Program Planning Information Distribution at Roundtable

  • June 20 Sat - Beaver Day at Barton*

  • June 20 Sat - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*

  • June 16 Tue - "Council to Passport" Program*


2020-2021 Scouting Year


July 2020

  • No Roundtable 

  • Cub Scout Day Camps - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 1 Weds – Alumni Picnic – Little York (Mike Hughes’ party)

  • July 5-11 - Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Camp Barton - week 1 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 12-18 - Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Camp Barton - week 2 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 19-25 - Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Camp Tuscarora - week 3 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 26-Aug 1 - Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Camp Tuscarora - week 4 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 13-August 5 - Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette Trip - see BP Blair Atholl web page for details

  • July 22 Weds - District Committee and Advancement Committee at Barton (date change)

August 2020

  • No district committee or advancement committee meeting

  • Cub Day Camps and Resident Camps  - See Council Camping Page for information

  • August 26 Wed - District Kickoff Roundtable and Picnic - Life to Eagle training

  • August 29-30 Sat-Sun - Woodbadge 2020 - first weekend - for information see Council Website*

September 2020

  • No regular roundtable this month – get your unit program started!

  • September 7 Mon - Labor Day

  • September 12-13 Sat-Sun - Woodbadge 2020 - second weekend - for information see Council Website*

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

  • September 18-20(?) - Fri-Sun - OA Weekend*

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

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

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

October 2020

  • October 3-4 Sat-Sun – Boo at Barton - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*  - See Council Camping Page for information

  • October 7 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable

  • October 10-11 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*  - See Council Camping Page for information

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

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

November 2020

  • November 14(?) Sat - University of Scouting - Whitney Point Senior High School (10 Keibel Rd)* - for details see Council Website

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

  • November 21 Sat – Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

  • 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)


2021

Notes: 

  • The 2021 portion of the District calendar was developed at the January 2020 District Day of Planning. 

  • Consider this portion of the calendar to be preliminary until it is confirmed in a final calendar handed out in June 2020)

  • Dates have been inserted on the 2021 calendar for Scouts BSA Winter, Spring and Fall camporees. The intention is to hold only one, or at most two, camporees in 2021. Scouts will be polled at the Winter Camporee in January 2020, and leaders at the February 2020 roundtable. This information will allow the CAPS committee to determine which camporees will be held, and what the themes will be, before the final District calendar is handed out at the June 2020 Roundtable.


January 2021

  • January 16 Sat - District Planning Day - Dryden Village Hall
  • January 23-24 Sat-Sun - Knights and Castles Winter Camporee

February 2021

  • February 5 Fri - Scout Sabbath (national observance)*
  • February 7 Sun - Scout Sunday (national observance)*
  • February 10 - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable
  • February 20 Sat - Founder's Birthday Bash - all programs (tbd)

March 2021

  • March 5 Sat - District Pinewood Derby
  • March 20? Sat - University of Scouting*

April 2021

  • April 12 - May 11 Ramadan
  • APRIL 4 SUN - EASTER
  • April 17-18 - Possible Spring Camporee (see note, above)
  • April 23 Fri - District Recognition Dinner

May 2021

  • May 1-2 Sat-Sun? - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*
  • MAY 9 SUN - MOTHER'S 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? - Pack Program Planning Conference*
  • 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 Hashana
  • 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 16-17 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International ham radio/Scouting event)*

November 2021

  • November 6-7 Fri-Sun Camp-o-we'en - Hallowe'en-themed Scout Event (tentative - see note above)
  • 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 3-28-2020

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