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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

Take Yourself Back in Time!

Camp Barton 90th Birthday Open House
Saturday, August 26th - 9:30AM to 6:00 PM

Spend a few hours and see Camp Barton today, and through its 90 years of history. Visit secret sites known only to a few! 
Historic Tours at 10:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM
Secret Vistas Tours at 11:30AM and 4:30PM

Bring your own food for lunch - heated BBQ pit will be available for cooking. 

Download a flyer (PDF)

For more information, contact Dave Gross at 844-4237 or e-mail gdgross@frontiernet.net

Cub Scout Activities

See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including "Boo at Barton")

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

District Auto-Ree Fall Camporee
October 20-22
Central New York Living History Center
4386 US Route 11 (Homer Ave.), Homer

The Fall Camporee will be based on Automotive Maintenance merit badge

Scouts should arrive Friday evening or Saturday before 8AM. Pre-registration is required - Troops should sign up by Saturday, October 7th at the latest. 

Activities Galore, including a Big Rig to explore and a tractor-trailer driving simulator, as well as tours of the Brockway Truck and Tractor museums. 

Download a preliminary information flyer here (PDF) - More details will be distributed at the September roundtable. 

Cub Scouts may visit from 3PM to 5PM on Saturday, October 21st to check out the activities.
Webelos Dens may stay overnight to observe the Camporee (Webelos cannot earn merit badges)

Venturing / Exploring Activities

National and International Opportunities

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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