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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

Cub Scout Activities

See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including "Boo at Barton")

Cub Scout Auto-Ree Activity
October 21st

See the Scout Section, below for details and a flyer.

Pre-registration is required - Click Here for an on-line Registration Form 

Cubs may attend their own activity at the Auto-Ree and visit the displays from 3:00-5:00PM on Saturday, only (check-in after 2:00). 
Webelos may observe the Boy Scout Camporee,  visit the displays and participate in the Cub Scout activity from 3:00-5:00PM on Saturday (check-in after 2:00), and may stay overnight with a host Boy Scout Troop. 
Cubs and Webelos may not participate in the Boy Scout Camporee, and Cubs and Webelos may not earn merit badges.

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.

Cub Weekends, Day Camps and Resident Camp

For information on Cub Day Camps, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends - see the Camping page and Council Cub Camping Page for information

Boy Scout Activities

District Auto-Ree Fall Camporee
October 20-22
Central New York Living History Center
4386 US Route 11 (Homer Ave.), Homer

The Fall Camporee will be based on Automotive Maintenance merit badge
A list of stations is available here. 

Scouts should arrive Friday evening - check-ins from 5-9PM. 
If arriving Saturday, please check in before 8AM. 
Pre-registration is required - Click Here for an on-line Registration Form 
Adults - we need help running stations - please sign up using this on-line station signup system

Activities Galore, including a Big Rig to explore and a tractor-trailer driving simulator, a Jamboree on the Air station, as well as visiting the Homeville, Brockway Truck and Tractors of Yesteryear museums. There will be a movie at 7:00PM on Saturday evening for Scouts and Webelos staying overnight. 

Download an information flyer here (PDF) (updated October 12th)

There will be a separate Cub Scout and Webelos activity from 3PM to 5PM on Saturday, October 21st
Webelos Dens may stay overnight with a troop to observe the Camporee (Cubs and Webelos cannot earn merit badges)

Questions on the AutoRee? E-mail Camporee@TCScouts.org 

On the Oregon Trail Winter Camporee
January 27-28, 2018

Details will be distributed at roundtable and posted here in November. 

Venturing / Exploring Activities

VenturingFest at Summit Bechtel - July 1-6, 2018

VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6! 


VenturingFest 2018 is a special Scouting event at Summit Bechtel Reservation (SBR) that’s open to registered Venturers, Scouts and adult leaders across the U.S. This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the SBR has to offer. We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

As if the adrenaline-pumping activities weren’t enough, festival goers will also get to jam out to concerts and meet new friends in Venturing at the event. What more could a Venturer want?

For details, see the National Page for VenturingFest

National and International Opportunities

International Events Coming up


  • Oct. 21–22 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet


  • July 9-August 3 Blair Atholl International Scottish Patrol Jamborette, Blair Atholl, Scotland - B-P Council will be sending a contingent of twelve Scouts. See our BPBlairAtholl.org website for details!

  • July 27–Aug. 5 III Interamerican Scout Moot, Chocco, Cusco - Peru

  • Oct. 19–21 Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet

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