Upcoming Training's

The Boy Scouts of America has released an updated Youth Protection training as of Jan 31, 2018. All current volunteers will be required to take the new youth protection training by October 1, 2018 on my.scouting.org.

All new adult volunteers will begin taking the new youth protection training immediately.

Please visit the National Youth Protection Training page for more information and resources. Click Here

More information to come at a future District Roundtable
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)

Delahanna District:
(Serving Susquehanna County, PA)

Hiawatha District:
(Serving Tioga & Broome Counties)

Taughannock District:
(Serving Cortland & Tompkins Counties)

Family Program Update
Effective August 1 st, 2018, the Baden-Powell Council will begin registering girls in Cub Scout Packs participating in Family Programing for the 2018-2019 Program year. Our staff is in the process of meeting with Chartered Organizations to determine their individual needs and wishes for their Pack’s program. If your Chartered Organization, or Pack leadership, has not yet had a conversation with your District Executive regarding whether you would like to become a Family Pack or remain a “Boy only” pack, please reach out to them at (607)648-7888 or by email at Joshua.Hanes@scouting.org (Broome, Tioga & Susquehanna counties) or Christian.Averill@scouting.org (Chenango, Cortland & Tompkins Counties).
More information on Family Scouting, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/
Cub Scout Associate Wanted!
Are you looking for a career focused on changing the lives of young people? The Baden-Powell Council is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to fill the Cub Scout Associate position serving Broome, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties help to grow Cub Scouting and support Cub Scout Packs.
The Cub Scout Associate provides support to Cub Scout Packs by:
-Providing guidance in best practices for running a Cub Scout Pack.
-Assisting Packs in creating annual calendars, budgets and unit leader selection plans.
-Promoting training opportunities for Cub Scout Leaders.
-Working with Packs to follow the Council Membership Plan to offer Scouting to more young people.
-Promoting Cub Adventure Weekends, Day Camp and Summer Resident Camp as well as working with 3 Day Camps during the summer.
-Ensure Units can fund their program by assisting them with popcorn sales as well as helping coordinating Family Friends of Scouting Presentations.
Cub Scout Associate is a full-time position with the benefits with competitive compensation and benefits offered. Bachelor’s Degree or comparable life experience is required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Frankie Sears at franklin.sears@scouting.org.
Attn: Pack Leaders
BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) course
Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, Camp Tuscarora
A BALOO-trained leader must accompany all Cub Pack and Webelos Den camp-outs!
Attn: Troop Leaders
IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills) course
Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, Camp Tuscarora
IOLS is one of the courses required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to be considered trained !
2018 Cub Scout Overnight Resident Camp

Attend as a Pack, Den, or Family


  • Full Week Session July 29 - August 3 
  • Half Week Session 1 July 29 - August 1
  • Half Week Session 2 August 2 - August 5
2018 Spring Cub Adventure Weeks
Camp Barton

May 5-6, 2018


May 19-20, 2018

Day Camp Dates and Locations

  • Cole Park June 25-29 Harpursville, NY
  • Montrose July 9-13 Montrose, PA
  • Oxford Rod and Gun Club/Bowman Lake July 16-20 Oxford, NY
  • Izaak Walton League July 23-27 Homer, NY
  • Owego Sportsmen's Association Aug. 6- 10 Owego, NY
  • Camp Barton Aug. 13-17 Trumansburg, NY
2018 Summer Camp Staff Opportunities

Come and Join us for another fun and exciting Summer at Camp Barton and Tuscarora Scout Reservation and earn a little extra money as well. Accepting Staff applications for 2018.

Currently searching for Waterfront Director at Tuscarora Scout Reservation
Must be 21 years or older to apply for Waterfront Director

Medicine Merit Badge

Presented by Otahnagon Lodge

Saturday April 14, 2018

First United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge

Click here for more details (Space is Limited)

Online Registration
April 21, 2018
Lime Hollow Nature Center
Click Imagine for Flyer
National Youth Leader Training

August 6th - August 11th

Tuscarora Scout Reservation

Open to all Venturers and Boy Scouts First Class or higher

Merit Badge Counselors and Scouters
The Merit badge list has been updated. All Counselors please go check the list to make sure that your name is on the list and that it has the right Merit Badges beside your name. If there is a problem such as your name is not on the list, please contact Joshua Hanes by email at Joshua.hanes@scouting.org.
If you have not renewed for 2018 yet you will need to complete the Adult Application, YPT, Merit Badge Counselor Application again to be placed back on the list.
All new merit badge counselors must fill out an adult application for being a Merit Badge Counselor, take youth protection, and fill out the Merit Badge Counselor application. Once all of this has been done and turned in, it will be approved, denied, or marked pending upon further information at our monthly committee meetings.
The updated Merit Badge list can be found at http://www.tompkinscortlandscouts.org/advancement.htm#mbc
Baden-Powell Scout Shop

 Are your Cubs becoming Boy Scouts?
 Come into the Council store for a few of your 10 essentials

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

2019 World Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th
World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co‐hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America.

Dates: July 22 ‐ August 2, 2019 (USA Participants and Leaders will arrive on July 21, 2019)

Location: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve

Wood Badge Course N3-373-18
Longhouse Council

August 17-19 and September 7-9, 2018

  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.

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