Upcoming Trainings

  • Okpik- Cold Weather Camping

            Location: January 8th-Scout Office

            February 10th-12th-  Valley Camp at                       Highland Forest Park, NYS Rt 80, Fabius,             NY 13063

            Okpik 2017 Flyer

            Okpik 2017 RegistrationForm

Click here to visit our Training Webpage for more opportunities.

Boy Scout Training Requirements

District News
The Baden-Powell Council is comprised of four Districts.  Click the links below to visit their webpages and Facebook pages for more information on activities, etc.

Chenango District:
(Serving Chenango & Northern Broome Counties)
Chenango District Web Page

Delahanna District:
(Serving Susquehanna County, PA)

Hiawatha District:
(Serving Tioga & Broome Counties)

Taughannock District:
(Serving Cortland & Tompkins Counties)

  Wood Badge N3-368-17

The Baden-Powell Council will be hosting a Wood Badge Course in 2017!

August 18-20, 2017   Camp Barton
September 8-10, 2017 at Tuscarora Scout Reservation

Course Director will be Jamie Saroka

For more information CLICK HERE

2017 National Jamboree- 8 Troop Spots Left!

Don't Miss Out!

The Baden-Powell Council has 8 Troop spots left in our contingent to the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July 2017.  The trip will also include an overnight at Hershey Park in Hershey, PA.

Click on the Jamboree Graphic for more information and to sign up to attend!  Do it today!  
  Remember your unit's JTE

Journey to Excellence is an important tool for your unit.  Please take a few minutes to download and complete your 2016 score card.

Also take the opportunity to download the 2017 score card.

  Youth Protection and Texting with Scouts

But how does the Youth Protection rule prohibiting one-on-one contact apply to texting? That was the question on the mind of a Scouter who emailed me recently and asked to remain anonymous.

  Step by step: How to be a merit badge counselor

The merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting.

These volunteers introduce Scouts to a topic about which they are passionate and knowledgeable.

At the very least, a merit badge counselor helps a young man earn a merit badge for his sash and get one step closer to the next rank.

Click here to read more
  2017 Recharter Day is December 3, 2016!

Attention Unit Leaders- 2017 Recharter Day is December 3, 2016.  You will receive more information from your Unit Serving Professional as details become available.

  Otahnagon Lodge Winter Dinner

Saturday January 7, 2017

Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Vestal

Gathering at 6:30pm
Dinner and Program 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Council Sickness and Accident Insurance Coverage Cost Changed  In 2016

Please note: Beginning January 1, 2016, the cost of the Council Sickness and Accident Insurance
Coverage provided to all registered Baden-Powell Council members changed from $2 to $4
annually. Members who were registered and in good standing before January 1, 2016 will be covered
under the $2 price; anyone who registers after January 1, 2016 will pay $4. The cost of insurance
has gone up because of an increase in the number of claims against the policy.

Click here for more information

     Council Recognition Dinner- February 25, 2017

Check here for more information as it becomes available.

Save the date and celebrate the accomplishments of our Unit, District and Council Volunteers!

Silver Beaver awards will also be announced!

     Race For 5!

Back this year is the Race for 5!  If your Pack recruits enough Scouts to have five more members than December 31st, 2015, the Council will purchase Pinewood Derby cars for your Pack!

Contact your District Executive for more details!  
  When and how to file an incident report if things go wrong on a Scouting outing

Thanks to the BSA’s array of safety programs, Scouting boasts an impressive safety record. Although the program includes many potentially risky activities — rock climbing, whitewater rafting, rifle shooting, etc. — Scouts are typically safer at camp than driving to camp. However, while rare, incidents do occur. And so do what the BSA calls “near misses.” The BSA’s incident reporting strategy ensures that the right people are notified, an appropriate and timely response occurs, and that everyone can learn from what happened.

   Summer Camp Staff Interviews

Anyone interested in applying for a position at either Camp Barton or Tuscarora should attend!!  We are looking for adult and youth staff ages 15 and up.  Want to have a lot of fun and make memories that will last a lifetime?  Join Camp Staff!!

Camp Barton- December 10, 2016

10am- 2pm

Barnes & Noble Café
Tops Plaza
614 South Meadow
Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Dave Carlson at   dc055993@yahoo.com to schedule an appointment or for questions.

Tuscarora Scout Reservation- November 19, 2016

10am- 2pm

Baden-Powell Council Office
2150 NYS Route 12
Binghamton, NY 13901

Contact Chris Ambra at tuskycampdirector@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or for questions.

Bring the completed application with you to your interview!
  Save The Date!

The Binghamton Senators Scout Sleepover will be held Saturday, January 28th at the Binghamton Senators Stadium.

The game will start at 7:05PM and Scouts are welcome to camp overnight.

More details will be posted as they become available.
  The James E. West Fellowship- Exclusively for Gifts to Endowment

James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and he served in that position for more than three decades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund.

2017 Eagle Recognition Luncheon

Presented by Security Mutual

Recognizing all 2016 Baden-Powell Eagle Scouts

Sunday, February 5, 2017


The Binghamton Club

83 Front St., Binghamton, NY

Click here to download the registration flyer  

    Like Videos?  Check out the Baden-Powell Council YouTube page for camp promotions, unit videos, and National BSA promotions!

Click on the logo to visit our page

Baden-Powell Scout Shop

Pine wood derby kits are now  in stock. Priced at $3.99 each or  8 or more for $3.65 each.

Call or email your Pack order soon. Pick up by December 16, 2016. We carry accessories for your PWD s.

Call -  607-648-7888 scout shop Email -  badenp@bsamail.org

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