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For contact information see the Contact page

Download District Activity Summaries for 2022 Scout Year in PDF Format: Cub Scout Events - Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scout Events

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

Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack
September 28th-October 1st
New York National Guard Armory on Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca

What is FMSC Mobilepack? Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization. They developed an effective and nutritious meal formula containing vitamins, veggies, soy & rice. Volunteers join together to help pack the food which is then shipped around the world to partner organizations who help feed starving children. Volunteer opportunities are many. 

Please sign up as a unit or email CAPS@TCScouts.org  to join with others.

Download a Teaser Flyer Here

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 7, 2023

Download a Teaser Flyer here 

Watch the Camping page and Council Cub Camping Page for information

Taughannock District Pinewood Derby
March 9, 2024

Mark your calendars! Your Cubs don't want to miss the 2024 Taughannock District Pinewood Derby!

Download a Teaser Flyer here

Fill In The Rank
April 20, 2024

In need of a requirement? Missing an adventure? Did you miss a meeting and haven’t had the opportunity to finish up? Then this is the event for you!

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Cub Adventure Weekend
May 4, 2024

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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.

Scouts BSA Activities 

Merit Badge Completion Day
December 2, 2023

Do you have partial merit badges from Summer Camp or elsewhere? Need incentive to finish it or them off ? Venue and timing to be determined.

Download a Teaser Flyer here.

Golden Ticket Winter Camporee
January 27, 2024

Enjoy the usual winter camporee spirit and some sledding but with a Wonka-style theme and of course, some chocolate!

Download a Teaser Flyer here. 

Virtual Merit Badge Sessions

Venturing / Exploring Activities

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

National and International Opportunities

International Events Coming up

NOTE: According to the BSA AGE APPROPRIATE GUIDELINES FOR CAMPING at https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-686.pdf  Scouts BSA youth must be at least 12 years old to participate in jamborees.

Links to International Event Opportunities: 


  • CANADA  (Ontario) - Scout Brigade of Fort George Winter Campaign - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - “Join us every winter for the Winter Campaign and bunk right inside the Fort! You'll stay in the blockhouse and eat your meals in historic Navy Hall down by the river.” - https://sbfg.scouter.ca/ 
  • CANADA  (Ontario) - World Brotherhood Camporee - “Each year the Loyalist Area Scouts Canada and the Longhouse Council BSA take turns hosting this event. In the even numbered years, it’s held in the USA at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands (across from Clayton, NY.) In the odd numbered years it’s held in Canada at Riverside Cedar Campground (near Morrisburg, ON)”. http://www.cnyscouts.org/events/brotherhood/  has information on the Oct. 14 to 16, 2022, 49th annual World Brotherhood Camporee. The website for the years the World Brotherhood Camporee is in Canada is https://brotherhoodcamporee.ca/  
  • NEW ZEALAND - 23rd New Zealand Scout Jamboree - Dec. 30, 2023, to Jan. 7, 2024 - - Mystery Creek Events Center, Hamilton, New Zealand – The website is at https://www.nzjamboree.com/ Click on “Resources” in the top right for jamboree information. This jamboree is for members of New Zealand’s Scout section which is for ages 11 to 14, and the maximum age for international participants is 14, so BSA participants must be ages 12 to 14 on Dec. 30, 2023. 


  • CANADA - Pacific Jamboree -a week-long jamboree held in early July 2024 at Camp Barnard in Sooke, British Columbia – Currently the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pacificjamboree has more up-to-date information than the website at https://www.pacificjamboree.ca/ 
  • ENGLAND - Essex International Jamboree - July 24 to August 3, 2024 - Boyton Cross, Chelmsford, Essex - ages 10 to 17 as of 7/27/2024. Their website is at https://eij.org.uk/  
  • ENGLAND - Larkin International Jamboree - July 27 to August 3, 2024 - Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York - Their website is at https://www.larkinjamboree.org.uk 
  • ENGLAND - Red Rose 2024 - Westmoreland Showground - No dates yet - https://redrose.org.uk/ 
  • GERMANY - Bavarian Jamboree 2024 - July 27 to August 5, 2024 – They are looking for international partner groups who would like to experience the time together with a German group. To learn more, visit their English language web page for International Guests at https://www.landeslager.bayern/international-guests/ 
  • ICELAND - Icelandic National Jamboree - July 12-19th - in Úlfljótsvatn in the southwest of Iceland, where scouts and guides from Iceland and the world will come together and experience the power of Icelandic nature, the midnight sun and the scout and guides spirit. The website is https://skatamot.is/english/ This jamboree is especially attractive to troops and crews near airports served by IcelandAir with its low-cost nonstop flights to and from Iceland
  • SCOTLAND - Blair Atholl Jamborette - July 2024 - ages 14-17 - The Blair Atholl Jamborette has been held on the grounds of Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, every even numbered year since 1946 (except 2020). Patrols are composed of 6 Scottish Scouts and 6 Scouts from another country. The website at https://www.jamborette.org.uk/ has information on the 2024 Jamborette. Here in the Baden-Powell Council, our 12-Scout contingent is fully recruited and we've started a waiting list, as of August 20, 2023. For information on our past trips, and an idea of what we'll be doing in 2024 (when we start planning), see our website at https://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/ 


  • ENGLAND - Kent International Jamboree – Detling Showground, Kent County - https://www.kij.org.uk/
  • ENGLAND - Kernow Jamboree - Stithians Showground, Cornwall - https://kernowjamboree.org.uk/ 
  • ENGLAND - Norjam International Jamboree - August 2 to 9, 2025 in Norfolk - The only thing they have announced so far at https://www.norjam.org.uk/ is the dates
  • PORTUGAL - 2025 World Scout Moot (ages 18 to 26 while at the moot)


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

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