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District Activity Chair: 
Cub Scout Activities: Angela Schmidt
Boy Scout Activities: Brian O'Donnell

All publicity for Taughannock District activities should include a “rating label” indicating for which program(s) the activity is age-appropriate. For more information, and downloadable graphics for use in publicity, see our Scout Activity Ratings page.

Cross-Program Activities

Cub Scout Activities

See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends

District Pinewood Derby
Freeville Fire Hall, 21 Union St, Freeville, NY 13068
April 1, 2017, 10:00AM

Who can participate: Anyone is welcome to come. Cubs who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their dens during their Pack Pinewood Derby may enter the racing. Others may enter the artistic category, cheer on the racers and participate in an activity to help thank our Veterans and their families. 

Timing: We hope to finish by 12.30 but timing obviously depends on the number of participants 

  • 10.00 –10.20 Cubs need to register and cars need to be dropped off in the pit area. Gathering activity will be provided (making paper Easter baskets and cards for Veterans and their families, paper etcwill be provided but please bring some small wrapped candies to donate if you would like to) 

  • 10.30 Opening, then racing. Race order will be decided based on number of registered participants. 

  • Awards will be presented at the end of the event. 

For anyone NOT racing in the District championships, there will be an artistic category. This will be a free event but it does require pre-registration. 

Cost: $5 per car entered into the RACING (artistic category is free). Fees will be payable on the day of the event but pre-registration is required by March 25th.

Pack award. Come one, come all! Points will be given for participation, Scout spirit and achievements in the racing and the artistic category. Points will be pro-rated according to the total number of Cubs registered in each Pack. Judges decisions will be final.

Download a flyer and entry form here (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.

Cub 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

Boy Scout Activities

2017 Central Florida International Jamborette
July 8-19, 2017
Paisley, Florida

Central Florida International JamboretteThe 2017 Central Florida International Scouting Jamborette will be held July 8th through July 19th at Camp La-No-Che, located in Paisley, Florida, USA.

Jamborette Contingents will need to arrive at camp on July 8th.  Those flying into Orlando will be met at the airport by the local Scout representative and will be transported to the Central Florida International Jamborette.  Daily activities start on July 9th, and include Adventure Tower, Archer, Movie Nights, Native American Activities/Weapons, Native American Pow-Wow,Rifle Shooting, Snake Feeding Presentations, Soccer (or Football almost everywhere else),  Swimming, and Poseidon's Odyssey.  The event includes an option of three days at a theme park after the Jamborette. 

Application deadline is October 15, 2016.

Visit the Jamborette Website here - Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfcjamborette- Download a Leaders Guide here
For more information contact cfcjamborette@rocketmail.com

NOTE: Must be at least 12 years old and not over 17

Venturing / Exploring Activities

Shooting and Climbing Event
Camp Tuscarora
April 23, 2017 11AM-2PM

Attention All Crews! 
Baden-Powell Council will be hosting a shooting and climbing event strictly for Venturing Crews!

Join us for a day of high adventure, pizza, and camaraderie with your fellow crew members. Crews will be invited to stay to learn more about The Venturing Officers Association. The VOA is a council level gathering of venturing officers from all our different crews with the goal of supporting venturing program in our Council. 

Date: April 23rd Time: 11am – 2pm 
Where: Camp Tuscarora 

Download a Flyer and Registration Form (PDF)
Please Register Today! 

If you have any questions please reach out to Renee Denney at scouter.denney@gmail.com

National and International Opportunities

World Scout Moot
July 25-August 2, 2017

The 15th World Scout Moot will be held in Iceland from July 25th to August 2nd, 2017.  It is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association, for young people aged between 18 and 25 inclusive. With more than 160 member organizations within WOSM, there are many international Scouting events each year. They provide a great opportunity for our BSA members to connect with the world, to learn about other countries, people, and cultures through Scouting activities, and to make new friendships as part of their Scouting adventure.  

For information, contact international@scouting.org  

International Events Coming up


  • July 8–15 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree, Elderbank, Nova Scotia

  • July 19–28 2017 BSA National Scout Jamboree, Summit Bechtel Reserve

  • July 22–30 Jamboree 2017, Sønderborg, Denmark 

  • July 25–Aug. 2 World Scout Moot, Iceland

  • Aug. 5–12 Swedish National Jamboree 17, Rinkaby, Sweden

  • Oct. 21–22 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet


  • July 9-August 3 Blair Atholl International Scottish Patrol Jamborette, Blair Atholl, Scotland - B-P Council will be sending a contingent of twelve Scouts. See our BPBlairAtholl.org website for details!

  • July 27–Aug. 5 III Interamerican Scout Moot, Chocco, Cusco - Peru

  • Oct. 19–21 Jamboree-on-the-Air and

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