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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 at least five of the following seven requirements:

1. Hold an annual Program Planning Conference and develop an annual plan for your unit, including a budget.
2. Qualify Silver or Gold in the Advancement category in the Journey to Excellence Program for the previous year.
3. Participate in Friends of Scouting Campaign and have a presentation date submitted to the district by December 15th 
4. Increase average Popcorn Sales per Scout from the previous year.
5. Recharter on Time and submit a JTE Scorecard with your charter.
6. Log hours for at least one (1) community service project into the online Service Hours Reporting system.
7. At least 50% of the registered youth in the unit attend an in Council Summer Resident Camp Program.

Packs, 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 since the end of the prior year summer camp program.

Download the requirements from the Council Forms page

Cub Scout Camps

Baden-Powell Council web page on Camping

Cub Day Camps

We have week-long Day Camp Programs at three locations throughout the Council. They are: 

  • Cole Park- Binghamton, NY- July 12-16, 2021 
  • Montrose Campground- Montrose, PA- July 19-23, 2021 
  • Lansing Rod and Gun Club- Lansing, NY- August 2-6, 2021

We have two Pop-Up Two-Day Camps, one at Marvin Park in Owego, NY July 26-27, 2021 and one at Clinton Park, Bainbridge, NY- July 29-30, 2021.

Come check out the Baden-Powell Council website for more information and to sign up! 
Go to https://www.bpcouncil.org/camping/cub-scout-program-and-camping/ 

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 Weekend
Fall 2009 Barton Weekend - Fall 2012 Barton Weekend 
Fall 2015 Barton Weekend
 Fall 2018 Barton Weekend  
Fall 2019 Barton Weekend

2020-21 Dates

  • May 1-2, 2021 - Spring Cub Adventure Weekend at Camp Barton

  • May 15-16, 2021 - Spring 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 forms are available from the Council Forms page and information is available from the Baden-Powell Council web page on Camping

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

We have Cub Scout Resident Camp at Tuscarora Scout Reservation July 4-10, 2021! Full Week Program as well as two Half-Week sessions are available- Half Weeks are July 4-6 and July 8-10, 2021!

Come check out the Baden-Powell Council website for more information and to sign up! 
Go to https://www.bpcouncil.org/camping/cub-scout-program-and-camping/ 

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

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

Barton School of Mystery and Magic - 2017 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous - 2018 Camp Barton Resident Camp

Family Camping
Finger Lakes Experience and Summer Family Camping Programs 
at Camp Barton

Four sessions to choose from between July 28 and August 11, 2021. 

For more information see https://www.bpcouncil.org/camping/campbarton/  

This is designed for the whole family! Come join us.

Scouts BSA Camps

Baden-Powell Council operates two Scout Camps: 

The camps fill up quickly - if your unit hasn't made a reservation yet, be sure to do so! 

Scouts BSA Summer Camps will be handled differently for 2021 than in the past. 

Camp Tuscarora will offer two full-week "quest" based programs.For those scouts interested in earning merit badges, Camp Tuscarora has seven program areas and offers 36 merit badges. Popular with the scouts are the Rifle and Shotgun ranges, and the camps 40-foot, three-sided climbing and rappelling tower. Tuscarora's summer camp weeks for 2021 are:

  • July 11th - 17th Summer Camp - Camp Tuscarora*
  • July 18th - 24th Summer Camp - Camp Tuscarora*

Camp Barton will offer shorter Specialty Camp Programs, making use of the camp's resources such as the waterfront and nearby opportunities in the Finger Lakes, which can be combined to form flexible programs of different lengths. We will offer Summer programs from July 28-August 11, 2021. 

These will be in the form of four session blocks.

  • Session 1- July 28-July 31

  • Session 2- August 1-August 4

  • Session 3- August 4-August 7

  • Session 4- August 8-August 11

These programs are designed for Provisional Scouts, Families, Patrols, Troops, Ships and Crews. We have the amazing Waterfront for Sailing and Jet Skis, as well as the entire Finger Lakes Region for exploration.

The programs to be offered at Camp Barton in 2021 are:

  • BSA Guard Quest - BSA Lifeguard certification. Note must be able to pass BSA Swimmer's Test and then swim 550 additional yards plus perform a brick retrieval. If you cannot do this on the first day, you will be moved into another program/Quest.
  • Finger Lakes Experience - These are half-day adventures that will include trips to different locations which you will be able to choose from during registration. These may include trips to: Taughannock Falls State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Treman Falls State Park, Museum of the Earth, Cayuga Nature Center, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and possibly other places. You will be able to select your individual requests based on group registration. Your actual itinerary will not be given to you until you arrive at camp.
  • Sailing Quest - Scouts will work with both small and large boat sailing (depending on their experience levels.) Scouts should know how to swim and want to sail. Adventures may include sailing to other locations on Cayuga Lake.
    Jetski/Waterski - This will involve use of both Jet skis and Waterskiing at various times including a possible trip to Myers Park on the Jet Skis. Shooting Sports and Handicraft will be mixe into this as well.
  • Triathalon Quest - This is challenging quest is for our hardiest Scouts! This will involve a canoe trip to Buttermilk Falls State Park, an overnight Campout in the park, then a hike and bike ride to return to Camp Barton.
  • Archaelogy Quest - Details coming soon: This will be an archaelogy quest based around the history of Camp Barton with 3-4 dig sites. This will also include a Snorkeling element for part of the dig sites.
  • A-la-Carte options - Full or Half-Day trips available to: Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, and other programs as they become available.

Click on the Camp Barton Summer Program Description for more information!

Contact Council Camping Coordinator Rebekah Moore at 607-648-7888 ext. 113 or Camp.Secretary@scouting.org for more information and to sign up for Camp

Leader's and Administrative guides, 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!


Come to Baden-Powell Council's First-ever Winter Camp! 
December 27-30, 2020 at Camp Tuscarora

This event has been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

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