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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

Fishing Day at Camp Barton
November 14, 2020, 9am - 4pm 

Come drown a worm off the shores of Cayuga Lake! Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA! Work on Fishing merit badge or A Bear Goes Fishing Adventure! We've got the worms! You bring your own lunch and we'll provide dessert! Cost: $25 

Scouts BSA can work on the full merit badge or a partial. .

Sign up at https://scoutingevent.com/368-fishing 

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

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

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

Download a Teaser Flyer (PDF)

Satellite Scout - a Distributed Camporee for Our Times
April 16th-May 31st, 2021

Your unit is a band of colonists on Ganymede, Jupiter's third and largest moon, early in the 25th century. Your Scouts' families have emigrated in hopes of creating a better life, and your Scouts, having mastered Earth-appropriate Scout skills, find themselves having to learn an entire new skill-set…

The theme is based on the story Satellite Scout, by science fiction grand-master Robert Heinlein, which was serialized in Boys' Life in 1950. (The story was later expanded and published as the book Farmer In the Sky.) The first of four segments of the story can be downloaded now (see below) - you can download the installment in PDF form and print it for your Scouts, or they can use the link provided on that page to read the story in the Boys Life issue stored on Google Books (it's not a bad idea to introduce them to the heyday of Scouting that way…). Each month, you'll receive another segment of the story to share with your Scouts. By next spring, they should be prepared for Ganymede…

This is a distributed Camporee - each Troop will pick a weekend which fits its own schedule, and will camp at a location convenient to the unit. The District will have some suggested locations arranged where multiple troops can camp at appropriately distanced sites (assuming that's still something we need to do by next Spring), or pick someplace you prefer.

Your unit will receive instructions in advance as to equipment and supply needs, suggestions of Scout skills to practice prior to the camporee, and a packet of program materials appropriate to the number of patrols you'll have camping that weekend.

The packet of materials will include timed envelopes to guide your unit through the Camporee. You arrive, set up camp, and open the first envelope. Your Senior Patrol Leader briefs the Patrol Leaders, and off you go…

Download Activity Materials here: 

Questions? e-mail Camporee@TCScouts.org 

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)


  • 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 18-28 - IRELAND  16th World Scout Moot - Larch Hill Campsite, Ireland - for older youth (BSA Venturers/Sea Scouts and equivalents in other countries) (postponed from 2021)
  • 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 cancelled 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. 
    • 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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