Taughannock District
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2017-2018 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. 
For information on events tagged with an asterisk * see the Council Web Page

Monthly Events | 2017-2018 Scout Year | 2018-2019 Scout Year

The calendar through December 2018 may be downloaded in PDF format. (updated 9/6/17)

"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 2017 2018 2019

Monthly Recurring Events

First Wednesday of each month: District Committee Meeting - 7:00 Dryden Community Cafe, Main Street, Dryden - enter through the parking lot in the rear of the Cafe  - (note: July meeting is Tuesday, July 25th at Camp Barton, no August meeting)

Second Wednesday of each month: District Leaders' Roundtable, Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting and Commissioners Meeting - 7:30 - Dryden Presbyterian Church at 6 North Street (no roundtables in July or August)  

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 on Tuesday July 25th at Barton; no August meeting  - 7:00PM - TC3 - Room 262

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!)

2017-2018 Scouting Year

January 2018

  • January 3 Weds - District Annual Meeting at District Committee Meeting
  • January 7 Sun - Okpik Cold-weather Camping training (classroom - outdoor session also required, see Feb. 9-11)- see Council website*
  • January 10 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable
  • January 20 Sat 8:30-noon(ish) District Planning Day - Dryden Village Hall
  • January 27-28 Sat-Sun - Winter Camporee - On the Oregon Trail - First Aid/Emergency Preparedness/Search & Rescue - Camp Barton - see Activity Page

February 2018

  • February 3 Sat - Council Mall Show at Oakdale Mall*
  • February 9 Sat - Scout Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner Friday, Temple Israel in Vestal - see Announcements page for details
  • February 9-11 Fri-Sun - Okpik Cold-weather Camping training (outdoor) - see Council website*
  • February 9 Fri - Scout Shabbat Dinner - Temple Israel in Vestal - see announcement page for details
  • February 10 Sat - Scout Shabbat
  • February 11 Sun - Scout Sunday
  • February 24 Sat - Council Recognition Dinner*
  • February 24 Sat - Fundamentals of Training Course - see Training Page
  • February 25 Sun - Cub Leader Basic Training - Newfield Masonic Hall 11:30AM

March 2018

  • March 10 Sat - District Pinewood Derby - see Activity page
  • May 14 Wed - Membership Focus at Roundtable
  • March 17 Sat - University of Scouting* - Whitney Point High School - see district training page and Council Training Page for details
  • March 31 Sat - Camp Deposits Due*

April 2018

  • April 1 - Easter
  • April 11 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable
  • April 14 Sat - NE Region Area 3 College of Commissioner Science*
  • April 21 Sat (20-22 Fri-Sun for Scouts) - All Programs - District Day of Service and Council Duty-to-God Day of Reflection* - Lime Hollow Nature Center
  • April 27 Fri - District Recognition Dinner (note: Council calendar incorrectly says "Sunday")
  • April 27-29 Fri-Sun Council OA Camporee*

May 2018

  • May 5-6 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*
  • May 12 Sat - Barton Beaver Day*
  • May 19-20 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • May 18-20 Fri-Sun - OA weekend at Barton*

June 2018

  • June 5(?) Tue - Cortland Dairy Parade
  • June 9(?) Sat - Dryden Dairy Day
  • June ? Ithaca Festival
  • June 13 Wed - Roundtable Picnic
  • June 16 Sat - Setup Day at Barton*
  • June 16 Sat - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*
  • June 24-29 - Staff Week at Barton/Tuscarora

2018-2019 Scouting Year

July 2018

August 2018

  • No Roundtable - No district committee or advancement committee meeting
  • Cub Scout Day Camps - dates to be announced - See Council Camping Page for information
  • Aug 9-11 - Cub Scout Resident Camp at Barton - Rocky Mountain Rendezvous - See Council Camping Page for information
  • August 21 Tue - District Fall Program Kickoff - Cortland
  • August 29 Wed - District Fall Program Kickoff - Ithaca

September 2018

  • September 3 Mon - Labor Day
  • September 9 Sun - Commissioner Kickoff and picnic?
  • September 10 -11 Mon-Tue (sundown) - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 14-16 - Fri-Sun - OA Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • September 15 Sat - Paul Bunyan Day at Camp Barton*
  • September 18-19 Tue-Wed (Sundown) - Yom Kippur
  • September 27 Thu - Eagle Board of Review Training (for leaders planning on serving on district-level Eagle Boards) at District Advancement Committee Meeting

October 2018

  • October 12-14 Fri-Sun - Driving the Golden Spike - Railroading Fall Camporee - location tbd
  • October 6-7 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*
  • October 10 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable
  • October 12-14 - Northeast Region Outdoor Program Seminar at Camp Alpine, NJ (Regional Program)*
  • October 13-14 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • October 20-21 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International event)

November 2018

  • November 22 Thu - Thanksgiving
  • November 23 Fri - Ten Commandment Hike*

December 2018

  • December 1 Sat - District Recharter Day - all charters are due!

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