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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

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 - Covid-19 Style!
April 14-30, 2021 (virtually)

Cars will be dropped off ahead of the race, the racing will be recorded , then a super fun Zoom event will show edited video play back, awards and other fun activities!

When: Put the dates in your calendar! 

  • Car drop off: Wednesday April 14th (time and location in Cortland County to be determined) OR Friday April 16th at Lansing Community
    Center (4-6 pm) Car collection date to be determined. 

  • Artistic voting will take place on Facebook during the week of Saturday April 17th to Saturday April 24th .

  • ZOOOOOMMMMMM!! Friday April 30th starting 6.00 pm in your own home! The BEST bit a Zoom meeting to include the recorded race,
    awards ceremony and extra fun PWD fun!

Who: All are welcome to participate in both racing and artistic competitions.
Cost: Free this year thanks to our star sponsors - Ferris & Son Auto Repair in Homer. Thanks!

Download a Flyer here (PDF)

Final details to follow…

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

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

BSA National  has a page on "International Adventure Awaits" - check it out!
For the most up-to-date information on Scouting events around the world, see the WOSM Events Page or download latest revision of the World Organization of the Scout Movement International Events List (PDF)


  • December 28, 2020-January 10, 2021 - AUSTRALIA - OzVenture - canceled. 

  • July 3-10 - NORWAY - Agenda 2021 Norwegian Scout Jamboree - canceled

  • July 10-17 - CANADA - Atlantic Jamboree - canceled 

  • July 14-20 - ICELAND - Icelandic National Jamboree - canceled for foreigners. Open only to Icelandic Scouts 
  • July 19-29 - 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.

  • July 21-30 - US National Scout Jamboree - postponed, probably canceled entirely. 

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

  • July 24-31 - ENGLAND - Wings 2021 - - Windsor Great Park, Berkshire - canceled- For the web site, click here.
  • July 31-August 7 - ENGLAND - Brumjamb - canceled.- For the web site, click here.
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2021 - postponed to 2022
  • July 31 to August 7 - ENGLAND - Poacher 2021 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - postponed to 2022 - 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 - postponed to 2022
  • 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.  Canceled 

  • 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 (canceled)

  • 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). Participants will be required to be born on or between 19 July 1995 and 18 July 2004.
  • July 30 to August 6 - ENGLAND - Chamboree 2022 - Cheshire Showground in Tabley - ages 10 to 17 - For the web site, click here.
  • July 30 to August 6 - ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree 2022 -  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. If it is held in 2022, 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 - Poacher 2022 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - postponed to 2022 - For the 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
    • SWEDEN - Swedish National Jamboree - Norra Åsum outside of Kristianstad in the southern parts of Sweden.- ages 10-18 - 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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