Taughannock District
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
Roundtable and Program Resources

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Related Pages: Forms and LinksUniversity of Scouting Resources

October 2020 Roundtable

2020 Popcorn Sale

Download a Take Order Form (PDF) and Order Form Information (PDF)

August 2020 Kickoff Roundtable

  • Roundtable Agenda and Notes

  • Updated 2020-2021 Taughannock District Calendar

  • Advancement News from National: See the Advancement Page

  • Activity Ideas from our District's units:

    • Troop 2's Summer Activity List: MSWord format - PDF format

    • The Escape Room from Troop 48: 

      Your patrol has arranged for a private tour of a Manor House in England. The old house of Lord Baden Powell. You arrive at the arranged time, but no-one is there to meet you. Your patrol leader knocks loudly on the front door, but no-one responds. You run out to the main gate to leave, but the main gate is locked and the wall too high to climb. You are now TRAPPED in the grounds. - https://forms.gle/VQZT5tLeitTvWc2x6 


      • All the information you need is in the document hidden somewhere, but I was OK with them using Google to look things up, and encourage them to take screen shots of useful things. The fastest patrol took an hour and a quarter.
      • In the Google doc: Do not use the browser back button. It will take you back to the start. Each room or location has its own next or back button at the bottom. Use those instead.
      • If you go to read a book, use the back button at the bottom of the book to go back to the room you found it. If you hit 'next' in frustration 3 times, you'll need to hit the back button four times to get out.
    • How about a Photo Scavenger Hunt? Check out this page for some examples you can edit and use. 

    • Liam Murphy has come up with some suggestions for things we can do in Scouting in this challenging time.

    • From Jim Graney: The Sea Scout 30 Day Challenge (but it works for other programs, as well) - The idea is that people can look up each icon and come up with something for each day.

June 2020 Roundtable and District/Council Program Kickoffs

Flyers for Activities, sorted by date:

  • October 3rd-4th - Boo at Barton Fall Cub Adventure Weekend* Teaser Flyer 

  • October 9th-10th - Raft-O-Ree Weekend* - Whitewater Challengers - Flyer

  • October 17th - Barton Bash Teaser Flyer 

  • November 27th - 10 Commandments Hike* - Flyer

  • January 23, 2021 - Knights and Castles Winter Camporee Teaser Flyer

  • March 6th - District Pinewood Derby Teaser Flyer

  • May 1st - Things that Fly - Camp Barton Spring Cub Adventure Weekend* - Teaser Flyer

*= Council or National Activity

May 2020 Roundtable

Roundtable Agenda

2020 "Passport to Program" Video

This year's Council Program Kickoff is a YouTube video which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aD9uH_rWbg  

This should give you the information you need to plan your year of Scouting accordingly. If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to your District Executive or Cub Scout Associate. As always, please reference the Council Website for any updates.

Suggestions and Handouts for Scouting at Home
in the time of Covid-19

See the Announcements Page

Notes from the District Day of Planning on January 18, 2020

Many District and Unit leaders met on Saturday, January 18th, to discuss and plan out the District's operations for the upcoming year. 

A copy of the notes from the Planning Day can be downloaded here (PDF)

The District Calendar web page has been updated with dates through December 2021 - although note that dates in 2021 should be considered tentative until the final district calendar is handed out in June 2020. 

Program Ideas and Resources

Don't forget there's lots more available in the University of Scouting Resources

Looking for something for your Cubs/Scouts to do 
while maintaining Social Distancing? 

Baden-Powell Council Virtual Scouting Events

See "Coming Soon" below or the B-P Council Website

Ideas from Taughannock District Scouters

See the Roundtable Resources Page

Scouting at Home help from other Scouting organizations

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet

Note that this is a slightly out of date copy - requirement 4.c is missing. 

Download it here (PDF) 


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