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Distinguished Unit Criteria

The Baden-Powell Council is pleased to announce a Distinguished Unit Program that offers incentives and discounts to units - Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships - that qualify. Benefits include:

  1. $25 per boy discount on the in-council summer resident camp programs.
  2. Free unit tent camping from September 1st to June 1st at either of our council camps.

All qualifications must be met between the end of the previous year’s summer camp program and prior to the unit attending camp in the current calendar year. If a unit qualifies after the early bird registration deadlines, late fees for payment still apply. If a unit has paid in full before the early bird deadline, a credit will be applied to their unit account.

All Baden-Powell Council Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships must complete the following requirements for 2015:

  1. 50% of the unit's leaders must be fully trained in their positions and 100% of the registered unit leadership must be Youth Protection Trained as noted on the "Adult Training Statistics Report" available from the Scout Office.
  2. Qualify as a Bronze, Silver or Gold unit under the Journey to Excellence Program for 2012.
  3. Working with your District Executive and District Chairman, create an agreed upon achievable Friends of Scouting goal and an achievable Popcorn goal that will allow as many families as possible to participate in Friends of Scouting and as many Scouts as possible to sell popcorn. 

Troops, Ships and Crews must complete one of the following:

  1. Participate in one or more of the fall and spring work days at either Baden-Powell Council camp.
  2. As a unit, conduct a Service Project pre-approved by the Camp Ranger at one of the council camps (generally more than $500 in documented value) since the end of the prior year summer camp program.

Download the requirements here (PDF)


Cub Scout Camps

Baden-Powell Council web page on Cub Camping


Cub Day Camps

Check out our Cub Scout Day Camp promotional video on YouTube!

Locations and 2017 Dates:

Facility Name Date Location
Cole Park

June 26-30

Harpursville, NY
Camp Archibald July 19-14 Kingsley, PA
Oxford Rod & Gun Club / Bowman Lake State Park July 17-21 Oxford, NY
Izaak Walton League July 24-28 Homer, NY
Owego Sportsmen's Association July 31-Aug 4 Owego, NY
Camp Barton August 14-18 Trumansburg, NY

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp Fees:

  • Early Bird (By May 1st)- $115.00
  • Discounted Fee (May 2nd- 30th)- $135.00
  • Regular Fee (After May 30th)- $155.00
  • Tag-a-Long Fee- $35.00

Online registration for Cub Scout Day Camp will be available. To access this feature you just follow these steps:

1. go to www.bpcouncil.org
2. click on the camping tab located on the top
3. look under cub scout camping section and click on the online registration line.
4. choose the camp you want and scroll down until you see the register button.
5. click on the button and begin the registration process.

For more information, and to register online, see the Council Website

If you would like the Day Camp Committee to do a short presentation at a pack meeting you can e-mail Angela Schmidt at aschmidt@tstboces.org to set up a date.


Cub Adventure Weekends - Camp Barton and Camp Tuscarora

Cub Scout Family Adventure Weekends are offered twice a year (Spring and Fall) at our Camps—Barton and Tuscarora. Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here’s a chance to come and see what our Camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors, and to have fun.

For information and registration, see the Baden-Powell Council Cub Camping Page

Want to see what Cub Adventure Weekend is like?
We've got pages of pictures from the Fall 2007 Barton Weekend - Spring 2009 Barton WeekendFall 2009 Barton Weekend - Fall 2012 Barton Weekend - Fall 2015 Barton Weekend

2017 Dates

  • May 6-7 - Things that Light Camp Barton Cub Adventure Weekend - download a flyer and registration form (PDF)

  • May 20-21 - Paradise Cove at Camp Tuscarora Cub Adventure Weekend - download a flyer and registration form (PDF)

  • October 7-8 - Boo at Barton - Fall Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Barton

  • October 14-15 - Fall Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Tuscarora

Cub Scouts of all ranks are encouraged to attend these weekends with their parents/guardians and siblings. Here's a chance to see what our camps have to offer, to experience the great outdoors and to have lots of fun!!

Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:45 am on Saturday morning; the program concludes after the Campfire program that evening. For those that choose to stay overnight at either Camp breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning at 8am prior to departure.

The cost is $20.00 per youth and $15.00 per adult and includes three meals and a Saturday night snack. Reservations and payment are due, BY PACK, to the Council Service Center no later than 7 days prior to the start of the weekend you are attending.

Registration forms and information are available from the Baden-Powell Council Website - download and complete your form and send it in today!!

Come join us for a weekend like no other!!

Call the Baden-Powell Council Camping Dept. at (607) 648-7888 x113 with any questions!


Cub Resident Camps

Cub Scout Resident Camping is a multi-day and overnight experience that is held at one of our two council Camps – Barton and Tuscarora. These programs allow your Cub Scout to get a taste of what our Camps have to offer and to start developing the skills to become a Boy Scout. From Hiking in the Woods, to Swimming in the Lakes, to Shooting a Bow and Arrow, our Cub Scout Resident Camps provide your Scout with the thrill of a life-time!!

Cub Scouts are organized into Dens with other Boys of their age and then spend their time visiting the Program Areas throughout the Camps. Activities include: Archery, BB Gun Shooting, Swimming, Boating, Handicrafts, Scout Craft Skills and Sports. Camp Staff deliver the exciting and fast-paced program with a Theme unique to the Camp and the year (past themes have included Pirates, Knights in Armor, the Gold Rush, Mysteries, and Space Exploration). 

2017 Cub Resident Camp Dates

  • Camp Tuscarora: July 31st-August 5th
  • Camp Barton: August 10th-12th - Barton School of Mystery and Magic

Want to see what Cub Resident Camp is like? We've got pages of pictures:

The Barton Flats Gold Rush -  2011 Camp Barton Resident Camp

The Quest for the Barton Grail - 2012 Camp Barton Resident Camp 

A Study in Azure - 2013 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Leatherstocking Tales - 2014 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Space Invaders - 2015 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Camp Cretaceous - 2016 Camp Barton Resident Camp


Boy Scout Camps

Baden-Powell Council operates two Scout Camps: 

Summer camp packages for the 2016 camping season will be mailed to Scout leaders in mid February. Leader's and Administrative guides for the 2015 camps can be downloaded from the Council Website. The camps are filling up quickly - if your unit hasn't made a reservation yet, be sure to do so soon! 

Information and forms can be downloaded from the Council Forms page 

Need help to go to camp? Download a Campership Form and submit it to the Council Office right away!

Click here to watch the new YouTube video on Camp Barton!

2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Dates: 

  • July 1-7 - Boy Scout Summer Camps - week 1

  • July 8-14 - Boy Scout Summer Camps - week 2

  • July 15-21 - Boy Scout Summer Camps - week 3

  • July 22-28 - Boy Scout Summer Camps - week 4

  • July 29-Aug 4 - Boy Scout Summer Camp - week 5 (Camp Barton only)

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