Taughannock District
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
Virtual Patch Collection - Camporees


Louis Agassiz Fuertes Council (Tompkins/Tioga) - Tioughnioga Council (Cortland)
Susquenango Council (Broome, Chenango, Susquehanna)

To celebrate the 50th birthday of the BSA, Councils around the country held "Jubilee Camporees" and used this patch.

To save money, many events used generic patches, supplied by National or patch companies without local identification.

The ultimate in generic Camporee patches...

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Tioughnioga Council - 
before 1940 Cortland County was part of the Onandaga-Cortland Council

1976-1998 Baden-Powell Council (rel. 1.0) and Susquenango Council

In 1976, the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Council and the Tioughnioga Council merged to form the Baden-Powell Council.

The Tiohero District covered the Dryden area. Within a few years it was merged into the neighboring Tioughnioga District in Cortland County.

For a while, the B-P Council ordered patches for district events with only the council name on them, so that all districts could use the same patch and save money on quantity discounts. 

The Baden-Powell Council (and the LAF Council before it) held Scout Shows in Barton Hall at Cornell University.

The Bowl-a-Thon was a fundraiser staple of the late 70's and early 80's

The BSA distributed a series of patches to celebrate its 75th anniversary, which could be customized by adding the council name to the bottom of the border. 

The first of the Civil War-themed Blue and Gray Camporees - we've re-run this Camporee several times since 1993, and it's been done in half a dozen other councils using our materials. 

A Science-Fiction Themed Camporee.
The last Camporee held at Camp Purchas.

The first Camporee held on Mike Brown's land in Harford

Held at Highland Forest Park

The Civil War Camporee, run as a Council Camporee this time, at Greenwood Park in Nanticoke.

The year before Baden-Powell Council (rel. 1.0) and Susquenango Council merged to form Baden-Powell Council (rel. 2.0), troops from the B-P Council attended the Susquenango Council Fall Camporee, held in Chenango Forks State Park. 

1998 to Present - Baden-Powell Council (rel. 2.0)

The first Council Camporee for the new Baden-Powell Council (rel. 2.0)

For a while in the late 90's through early 2000's, Tioughnioga District used pin-back badges instead of embroidered patches. This Camporee was held at Highland Forest Park

This patch was used for a number of years for Winter Camporee Staff

Council Scottish Camporee - held at Broome County Fairgrounds 
in  Whitney Point

Winter Camporee at Camp Barton

Mall Show at Oakdale Mall

2002 Winter Camporee - Camp Barton

2003 District Spirit of '76 Winter Camporee

This 2004 winter camporee was advertised as a "Mammoth Hunt", but when the Scouts arrived at Camp Barton it turned into a Disaster Preparedness training program. 

Held at Camp Barton

Automotive Mechanics Merit Badge was the focus of this Camporee, held at Royal Chevrolet in Cortland. 

Emergency Preparedness Rally at DeWitt Jr. High in Ithaca


For the 2007 version of the Blue and Gray Camporee, we had two patches - one for the patrols representing Union regiments and one for the patrols representing Confederate regiments. The idea was that the Scouts could cut the patches in half and trade with their counterparts in the other army. Unfortunately, the patches did not arrive in time, so they all survive intact. 

Science-Fiction Winter Camporee at Camp Barton

Council Camporee held at Camp Tuscarora

Held at Camp Barton - upper fields

This Council Camporee celebrated the centennial of the BSA. It was held at Greenwood Park in Nanticoke.

Scottish-themed Camporee held at Camp Barton

Winter Camporee held at Camp Barton

Aviation Merit Badge Camporee - held at Ithaca Airport

Fall Camporee on Search and Rescue theme
Held on Mike Brown's land, Harford

Winter Camporee held at Camp Barton

2013 Winter Camporee "Winter at Valley Forge" 

Cooking Camporee held in Marathon

Held at Camp Barton

The Blue and Grey Camporee again
Held at Mike Brown's land, Harford

Council Camporee held at Chenango Forks State Park

Aviation Merit Badge Camporee held at Ithaca Airport

Taughannock District 2016 Fall Camporee 
at Central NY Living History Center (Homer)

Taughannock District 2017 Winter Camporee held at Camp Barton

Auto-Ree - Taughannock District 2017 Fall Camporee
at Central NY Living History Center (Homer)

On the Oregon Trail - Klonduck 2018
Camp Barton

2021 Winter Camporee - Knights and Castles theme
Held at Camp Barton and Little York Park simultaneously

2021 Satellite Scout Spring Camporee
This Camporee was offered on a "distributed" basis - each troop could get the materials sent to them, and they would then hold their own campout to complete the camporee activities. 

2021 "All Aboard" Dryden Rail Trail Event

2022 Taughannock Distrct Klondike Derby at Camp Barton

2022 - "Barton 100" - Camp Barton 100th Anniversary Camporee
The Camporee was at Taughannock Falls State Park, and specifically on Taughannock Point, where the camp was first held in 1922. Barton operated from Taughannock Point from 1922-26, when it moved to its present site at Frontenac Point. 

2023 Winter Camporee - "Luau Hooilo" - Winter Luau

2023 Taughannock District Spring Camporee
"Now... Get out of THAT!"
Escape Room theme - held at Mike Brown's pond in Harford, NY

Unknown Year / Multiple Use 

This was a recruiting event, around 1984. Scouts who brought a friend to the event got this patch. 

c.1998 and for some years before and after.

Unknown year - the Ten Commandments Hike has been held on the day after Thanksgiving for many years, and is still held to this day...

The first design for this patch, from the late 1960's or early 1970's, was too similar to the National Camp School design. The National Camp School was not impressed. This patch came out to replace the original one. 


This type of segment was used to fill in the center of a doughnut-shaped outer patch. Four segments would complete a patch. 

This segment was for an alumni event at Camp Barton - the Taughannock District duck and a grey hare. The segment was intended to go on a Barton 'B'. 

Winter Camping award for a district patch. 

Lots of Scouts and Scouters collect patches - your Webmaster is no exception. So, I've put up a Virtual Patch Collection for the district. It's by no means exhaustive, but it's what I've got. If you felt like contributing pictures of some patches we don't yet have in the collection, please e-mail them to Mike Brown at wb2jwd@gmail.com - the scans should be between 450-600 pixels in width and height(no multi-megabyte scans, please, they crash my e-mail program) and in JPG or PNG format if possible. Of course, if you wanted to give me the actual patches, I won't insult you by refusing...

-Mike Brown

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