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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 | 2016-2017 Scout Year | 2017-2018 Scout Year | 2018-2019 Scout Year


The calendar through December 2017 may be downloaded in PDF format. (updated 8/20/16)

"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 - Mike Brown's office (Brown & Michaels), 4th Floor TC3 Tioga Place (a/k/a M&T Bank), 118 North Tioga Street, Ithaca (note: 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 Wednesday July 26th 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!)


2016-2017 Scouting Year


January 2017

  • January 7 Sat - Okpik Cold Weather Camping Course - see Council Training Page for information

  • January 11 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable

  • January 21 Sat - District Winter Camporee - South Seas Adventure - REALLY far South - Camp Barton - see Scrapbook for pictures

  • January 28 Sat – District Planning Day - Dryden Village Hall  

February 2017

  • February 5 Sun - Scout Sunday 

  • February 10-12 Fri-Sun - Okpik Cold Weather Camping Course*- see Council Training Page for information

  • February 25 Sat - Council Recognition Dinner*

March 2017

  • March 3-5 (Fri-Sun) Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED Training Courses - see Training Page

  • March 18 Sat - University of Scouting* - see Council Training Page for information

April 2017

  • April 1 Sat - District Pinewood Derby - - Dryden/Freeville area with service project (note date change) - watch the Activity page for updates

  • April 8 Sat - College of Commissioner Science - NE Region Area 3 - Herkimer, NY*
  • April 12 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable

  • April 16 - Easter

  • April 22-23 - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) - Camp Brule / 5 Rivers Council*
  • April 28 Fri 6:00-8:00PM - District Recognition Dinner - Dryden Fire Hall

May 2017

  • May 5-7 - Outdoor Ethics & Leave No Trace - Camp Tuscarora* - see Training Page
  • May 6-7 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton* - See Council Cub Camping Page for information

  • May 13 Sat - Barton Setup Day*

  • May 18 Thu - District Advancement Committee (date change)

  • May 19-21 Strategic Planning (3rd phase of T3 course)  Camp Gorton*
  • May 20-21 Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora* - See Council Cub Camping Page for information

  • May 19-21 Fri-Sun - OA weekend at Barton*

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for June-August: A Scout is Trustworthy --

June 2017

  • June 2 Fri - Ithaca Festival Parade (Possible Saturday event - Ithaca area recruiting group is working on it)

  • June 6 Tue - Cortland Dairy Parade

  • June 10 Sat - Dryden Dairy Day

  • June 14 Wed - Roundtable is a picnic (location tbd)

  • June 17 Sat - Beaver Day at Barton*

  • June 17 Sat - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*

  • June 25-July 1 - Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff Week  - See Council Camping Page for information

  • June 26-30 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Cole Park, Harpursville NY - See Council Cub Camping page for information

 


2017-2018 Scouting Year

July 2017

  • No Roundtable

  • July 2-8 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - Week 1 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 8 Sat - Ithaca Farmer’s Market FlashMob event for all programs (watch the Activity page for details)

  • July 9-15 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - Week 2 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 10-14 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Camp Archibald, Kingsley PA - See Council Cub Camping page for information

  • July 16-22 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - Week 3 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 17-21 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Oxford Rod and Gun Club/Bowman Lake State Park, Oxford NY - See Council Cub Camping page for information

  • July 23-29 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - Week 4 - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 24-28 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Izaak Walton League, Homer NY - See Council Cub Camping page for information

  • July 26 Weds - District Advancement Committee at Barton (date change)

  • July 27-Aug 5 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - Week 5 (Camp Barton Only) - See Council Camping Page for information

  • July 31-Aug 4 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Owego Sportsmen's Association, Owego NY - See Council Cub Camping page for information

August 2017

  • No Roundtable - No district committee or advancement committee meeting

  • August 1-5 Tue-Sat - Cub Resident Camp at Camp Tuscarora - See Council Cub Camping page for information

  • Aug 7-12 - National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - Camp Tuscarora*
  • August 10-12 Thu-Sat - Barton School of Mystery and Magic - Cub Resident Camp at Camp Barton - See Council Cub Camping page for information 

  • August 14-18 Mon-Fri - Cub Day Camp at Camp Barton - See Council Cub Camping page for information

  • August 18-20, 2017 Camp Barton (First Weekend)  - Woodbadge - see Training Page*

  • August 22 Tues - District Fall Kickoff - Cortland - 6:00PM - note there are TWO kick-off programs this year - all units should be represented at one of the kick-offs to receive latest information you'll need for the upcoming season - popcorn, fall recruiting, program updates and reminders…

  • August 30 Weds - District Fall Kickoff - Ithaca - 6:00PM - all units should be represented at this, or the 8/15 kick-off!

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for September-November: A Scout is Loyal --

September 2017

  • September 4 Mon - Labor Day

  • September 8-10, 2017 at Tuscarora - Woodbadge (Second Weekend) - see Training Page*

  • September 10 Sun - Commissioner Kickoff and picnic

  • September 15-17 - Fri-Sun - OA Weekend*

  • September 20 -21 Weds-Thu (sundown) - Rosh Hashanah

  • September 28 Thu - Eagle Board of Review Training (for leaders planning on serving on district-level Eagle Boards) at District Advancement Committee Meeting

  • September 29 Fri -30 Sat (Sundown) - Yom Kippur

October 2017

  • October 7-8 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*- See Council Cub Camping Page for information

  • October 6-8, 2017 Northeast Region Seabadge Conference (SB-37-NY-2017) - see Training Page*
  • October 11 Weds - Training on Holding Boards of Review (for Scout/Venture Leaders)  at Roundtable
  • October 14-15 Sat-Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*- See Council Cub Camping Page for information

  • October 11 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable

  • October 13-15 Fri-Sun - Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course - see Training page

  • October 14-15 Sat Sun - Jamboree on the Air (International event)

  • October 20-22 Fri-Sun - Auto-Ree Fall Camporee - automotive mechanics merit badge - location tbd

November 2017

  • November 8 Wed - Life to Eagle Training at Roundtable
  • November 23 Thu - Thanksgiving
  • November 24 Fri - Ten Commandment Hike*

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for December 2017-February 2018: A Scout is Helpful --

December 2017

  • December 2 Sat - District Recharter Day - charters are due!


Note: Dates after December 2017 are provided for advance planning purposes. These dates were planned at the District Planning day in January 2017, but have not yet been confirmed with the Council. Consider 2018 dates to be tentative until Baden-Powell Council comes out with its 2017-2018 Calendar in Spring 2017

January 2018

  • January 3 Weds - District Annual Meeting with District Committee
  • 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 - Oregon Trail - First Aid/Emergency Preparedness/Search&Rescue

February 2018

  • February 10 Sat - Scout Shabbat

  • February 11 Sun - Scout Sunday (all exc. Methodist)

  • February 28 Sun - Scout Sunday (Methodist)

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for March-May: A Scout is Friendly --

March 2018

  • March 10 Sat - District Pinewood Derby
  • May 14 Wed - Membership Focus at Roundtable
  • March 17(?) Sat - University of Scouting*

April 2018

  • April 1 - Easter
  • April 11 Wed - Life to Eagle training at Roundtable
  • April 21 Sat (20-22 Fri-Sun for Scouts) - All Programs - District Day of Service - Lime Hollow Nature Center?
  • April 27 Fri - District Recognition Dinner

May 2018

  • May 5-6(?) Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Barton*
  • May 12(?) Sat - Barton Setup Day*
  • May 19-20(?) Sat Sun - Cub Adventure Weekend at Tuscarora*
  • May 19-21(?) Fri-Sun - OA weekend at Barton*

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for June-August: A Scout is Courteous --

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 - Beaver Day at Barton*
  • June 16(?) Sat - Fishing Derby at Tuscarora*

2018-2019 Scouting Year

July 2018

August 2018

  • No Roundtable - No district committee or advancement committee meeting
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp - Cub Day Camp and Resident Camp - dates to be announced  - See Council Camping Page for information
  • August 21 Tue - District Fall Kickoff - Cortland
  • August 29 Wed - District Fall Kickoff - Ithaca

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for September-November: A Scout is Kind --

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*
  • 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 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*

-- Taughannock 2020 Theme for December 2018-February 2019: A Scout is Obedient --

December 2018

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

 

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