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For contact information see the Contact page

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

SCOUTStrong Summer
June 11th - August 29th 

“To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active.” - Robert Baden-Powell

  • Meet a daily activity goal (30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for kids under 18) for at least five days a week, and for six out of eight weeks.

  • Each week, focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week they will add a new goal while continuing with their previous goals.

  • Register at https://scoutingevent.com/368 by July 4th for $4.00 and complete the six of eight weeks by August 29th. Fee includes the patch.

  • Earn a SCOUTStrongTM PALA award patch in less than two months!

  • Earn a free spot in the 5K fun walk or run on August 29th (details to be determined) with ice cream or similar treat at the end!

Download a District Flyer with a tracking form  - Flyer only - Form Only (PDF) 
Download a SCOUTStrong Flyer from National (PDF)
Link to National SCOUTStrong website

Contact CAPS@tcscouts.org with questions

Cub Scout Activities

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

Cub Weekends, Day Camps and Resident Camp

For more information on Cub Day Camps, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends - see the Camping page and Council Cub Camping Page for information

Boo at Barton Cub Adventure Weekend
October 3-4, 2020 at Camp Barton

Cub Scouts of all ranks are invited to this weekend camp with their parents/guardians and family. Come and see what Camp Barton has to offer, experience the great outdoors and of course have fun! Activities may include; archery, BB shooting, wall climbing, games, den challenges and many more surprises. Registration starts at 8:00 am, the event officially opens is at 8:45am, with instructions for the day, and the programs begin promptly at 9:00 am on Saturday. The program after dinner will conclude after the evening campfire program at around 8.30 pm. Breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning at 8:00 am prior to departure.

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

District Pinewood Derby
Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

Things that Fly! Spring 2021 Cub Adventure Weekend
Saturday, March 6th, 2021

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.

  • Rules - in MS Word format (updated Jan 2018)

  • Rules - in PDF Format (updated Jan 2018)

  • Diagram for car wheels and axles

Scouts BSA Activities

Virtual Merit Badge Sessions

  • No new stand-alone merit badge sessions at this time. 

  • "Tuscarora & Barton Quaran-Camped Together"- July 20-24 - A Summer Camp-in-a-Box program featuring online Merit Badge Instruction by subject matter experts. For details, see the Announcements Page. To sign up, see https://scoutingevent.com/368-quarancamp2020
  • STEM/NOVA Virtual Camp - Program featuring partnerships with Businesses, Museums, and other Community Organizations for instructions.

For details see the Announcements Page

Barton Bash
Saturday, October 17th

Come and enjoy the delights on offer at Camp Barton!

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

“Knights and Castles” Winter Camporee
January 23-24, 2021

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

Venturing / Exploring Activities

There are no planned District Venturing / Exploring Activities at this time.

National and International Opportunities

National Scout Jamboree 2021

The National Jamboree in 2021 has been postponed, effective July 14, 2020. No new date has been announced. 
To learn more about the National Scout Jamboree, visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/ 

International Events Coming up

For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events around the world, see the WOSM Events Page You can also download latest revision of the World Organization of the Scout Movement International Events List (PDF)


  • July 21-30 - Scottish International Patrol Jamborette at Blair Atholl, Scotland - Canceled - next Jamborette will be in 2022. 
    To read about the Baden-Powell Council's trips to the Jamborette since 1996, see our BP Blair Atholl website.
    July 27–Aug 6 - European Jamboree (EuroJam), Poland - Postponed to 2021.

  • August 1-8 - Essex International Jamboree in England - canceled.

  • August 1-8 - BrumJam - canceled

  • August 3-12 - UGANDA - 8th Africa Scout Jamboree  at the Kaazi National Scouts Camping and Training Site in Kampala, Uganda. The Uganda Scouts Association with support of the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre is making preparations to host over 2,000 participants aged 11-17 years from Africa and beyond. More information will be made available soon on the official jamboree website: https://scout.org/africajamboree  

  • October 16-18 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet - annual Scout/Ham Radio and Internet event - see https://www.jotajoti.info/ 


  • December 28, 2020-January 10, 2021 - AUSTRALIA - OzVenture - Oz Venture provides an opportunity for all Venturer Scouts (Aged 14 – 18) to come together for an unforgettable, one in a lifetime experience. An event for crafted for Venturers, Rovers and Leaders, a Venture provides the unique opportunity to seek out new challenges, discover and develop new skills, while having adventures with Youth Members from all around the world.

  • July 3-10 - NORWAY - Agenda 2021 Norwegian Scout Jamboree - Indre Østfold and Askim, in the south-east of Norway., one hour drive from Oslo - For the web site, click here

  • July 10-17 - CANADA - Atlantic Jamboree - Camp Nedooae, Elderbank, Nova Scotia - Separate programs for 11 to 15 year olds and 15 to 18 year olds - All meals will be catered so units do not have to pick-up and cook their own food - Patrols should consist of 5-8 youth and at least 2 Scouters, with a total of no more than 10 people - Cost per participant is Cdn $700 if registered by Oct. 15, 2020.  The current exchange rate means it will cost significantly less than that in U.S. $   For the web site, click here 

  • July 14-20 - ICELAND - Icelandic National Jamboree - ages 11 to 18 - Hamrar Scout Centre on the outskirts of Akureyri in northern Iceland - For the web site, click here.  For 2020 age ranges and fees, click here
  • July 21-30 - US National Scout Jamboree - postponed (see above)

  • July 22-August 1 - 16th World Scout Moot - postponed to 2022

  • July 24-31 - ENGLAND - Wings 2021 - - Windsor Great Park, Berkshire - ages 10 through 17 - For the web site, click here.
  • July 31-August 7 - ENGLAND - Brumjamb - July 31 to August 7, 2021 - Blackwell Court, Birmingham - ages 10 ½ to 17.- For the web site, click here.
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2021 -  For the web site, click here
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Poacher 2021 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - ages 10-17 - For the web site, click here
  • July 31 to August 7 - NORTHERN IRELAND - NIjam 2021 - NI Scout Center Crawfordsburn - For the web site, click here
  • July 31 to August 7 - SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree - Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.- ages 10-18 - For the web site click here
  • August 2-12 - THE NETHERLANDS - NICES 2021 (Nederweert International Camp for European Scouts) - Nederweert in the south of the Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders - ages 14-21 - For the web site, click here.
  • Oct. 15-17 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet - annual Scout/Ham Radio and Internet event - see https://www.jotajoti.info/ 
  • Postponed from 2020, no date announced yet - 

  • POLAND - European Jamboree (EuroJam), Poland.  More information can be found on the event’s website: https://www.ej2020.org/ and on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanJamboree2020/ . You may also send them an email at office@ej2020.org - BSA is now recruiting contingent leaders and support team - see BSA Page for details - Download a Job Description and Application form (PDF) 

  • BELGIUM Jamborette - Ninove, Belgium - ages 14 to 18 - For the web site, click here   The higher your cost to travel to Belgium, the lower the jamboree fee.

  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Carijam Caribbean Jamboree - originaly scheduled for July 12 to 20, 2020 - There is not yet information on the 2021 dates - Maracas Valley, Trinidad - ages 12 to 18 - The BSA plan for 2020 was that a patrol of 8 Scouts and 2 leaders from a BSA troop or district could register for this jamboree through International Department BSA at a total cost of $3,000 which works out to $300 per person.  That fee would have paid for the jamboree fee including all the activities, food, the use of tents, stoves, and other group camping equipment, plus BSA insurance and contingent support.  As of March 2020, American Airlines and United Airlines offered a number of one stop flights between Detroit Metro Airport and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with an airfare between $489 and $539 roundtrip.  The total cost per person of participating in a jamboree in another country would be under $1,000.  To check and see if information has been updated for 2021, for BSA contingent information, click here  For the Carijam web site, click here


  • January 3-13 - Australian Jamboree

  • July 30 to August 6 - ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the web site, click here.
  • No specific dates announced yet: 
    • January - NEW ZEALAND - 15th New Zealand Venture (Our winter is summer in New Zealand.) For the web site, click here
    • July - DENMARK - Jamboree Denmark - They expect more than 35,000 Scouts.  This event is held once every 5 years and sponsored by all 5 Danish Scout Associations that are members of WOSM.  More information soon.
    • July - SCOTLAND - Blair Atholl Jamborette - The Blair Atholl Jamborette has been held on the grounds of Blair Atholl Castle every even numbered year since 1946 except 2020 when it was cancellled because of COVID-19. Baden-Powell Council will be sending a contingent - see our Blair Atholl Website for details of our past trips and announcements of the next one.  For the official web site, click here. 
    • July - IRELAND  16th World Scout Moot - Larch Hill Campsite, Ireland - for older youth (BSA Venturers/Sea Scouts and equivalents in other countries) (postponed from 2021)

    • ENGLAND - Durham 2022 - postponed from 2020 - Wolsingham Show Ground in the Wear valley.- ages 10 to 18 - For the web site, click here. 
    • ENGLAND - Norjamb 2022 - Norfolk Showground just outside Norwich - most of the information on the web site is from Norjamb 2018.  For the web site, click here.
    • ENGLAND - Red Rose 2022 - Westmorland Showground in England's Lake District - most of the information on the web site is from Red Rose 2018.  For the web site, click here.
    • FINLAND - 8th International Finnjamboree - Evo campsite in southern Finland - For the web site, click here


  • World Scout Jamboree - South Korea

  • CANADA - Pacific Jamboree - Camp Byng, British Columbia.  To learn about the 2019 Pacific Jamboree and watch a jamboree video, click here

Questions on International Scouting? Contact B-P Council International Representative at international@TCScouts.org

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