CUB SCOUT ROUND UP TIME!!!

It’s August, schools are back in session, and that means… Cub Scout sign ups are here!!!  Middle Tennessee Council BSA has already begun recruiting youth to join the Cub Scouts for fall membership, and we want every youth in our area to have the opportunity to join a Scout Pack or Troop.  Our staff is visiting every school to rally the youth to join up, so be on the look out for a round up at your school soon.  Click here to learn more about school dates in your area.


 

TRAINED LEADERS ARE CRUCIAL TO GOOD SCOUTING

The Boy Scouts of America has one the very best training programs to help new leaders best serve our youth, and we encourage you to take advantage of that training.  Designed for our new leaders, Cub Scout Basic and Position Specific Leader trainings will get you the head start you need to have a great Scouting program.  And while these trainings are all available online for your convenience, we also offer “in person” trainings throughout the fall, so you can enjoy the friendship of other Scout leaders while being able to interact and ask questions.  Either way, please make sure to take advantage of the trainings offered, and provide the very best Scouting experience to the youth you serve.  Click here to view all upcoming trainings in your area.


 

BOBCAT DAYS IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE

New Scouts across the Council are invited to attend a local Bobcat Day in your area.  This is a chance for your child to earn their Bobcat badge right off, and also have a chance to experience all the fun of shooting sports and activities.  Check out our website here to find out when your Bobcat Day will be held, and register to join us then!  Jump start your family’s year of Scouting by attending your District’s Bobcat Day this fall.

 

 

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION GUIDE

Many families interested in Scouting have never been in Scouts, or it may have been a minute since they were involved.  To help with this, we have prepared a resource called “Cub Scout Parents’ Orientation Guide” that we cover at each round up.  This handy guide will give you an insightful overview of the Cub Scout program, and covers everything from leadership positions to activities to rank advancement and much more.  You can access the guide online by clicking here or pick one up at a school sign up night in your area.


 

2019 POPCORN SALES TIME IS HERE!!!
 

Middle Tennessee Council has once again partnered with Trails End Popcorn for the 2019 popcorn sale.  There are new products, many of which will come in a collectable tin option.  Selling popcorn in your youth’s unit helps fund both your Scouting unit, as well as Council programs, and remember, salesmanship teaches your youth self-confidence and leadership, so it’s a win-win opportunity!  For more information about how your unit can participate, please click here.  This year’s sale officially kicks off this month, so come join the fun of popcorn sales! Please contact Kevin McMurrian at (615) 516-9065 or kmcmurrian@mtcbsa.org.


 

CUB AND FAMILY WEEKENDS at BOXWELL RESERVATION

The fall is a great time to get outdoors and experience all that Scouting has to offer, so we want you to make plans to attend one of our Cub and Family weekends throughout the month of October.  Each weekend will have tons of fun activities for you and your Scout to join in, including shooting sports, crafts, fishing, hiking, and much more.  Step through time as you visit the Cub-A-Lot Castle, Pirate’s Cove, the Native American Village, and Old West Fort area, and Pfeffer CubWorld Aquatics Center.  Come to one or more weekends during Cub and Family time and make some fantastic memories for your family.

Click here for more information and registration.


 

CUB AND FAMILY WEEKENDS at LATIMER RESERVATION

October 4-6, 2019

This family campout is a unique opportunity at Latimer Reservation for families to camp and learn. Cub and Family Camping fulfills a vital part of the Cub Scout experience. It’s an opportunity for new Cub Scouts and their parents to start off with a great camping experience; after all, what young boy doesn’t enjoy camping, BB guns, and archery? We look forward to seeing you at Camp. Click here to register


 

BSA FALL GOLF CLASSIC 2019

October 2, 2019

The time is nearly here for another tee time at the annual MTC Fall Golf Classic at Hermitage Golf Course.  This year’s event will take place on October 2, 2019, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.  There will also be a silent auction with great gear for you and your team to enjoy, along with a great day of golfing, all to support the Middle TN Council Boy Scouts of America.  Follow this link to learn more, and to register your team today.  See you on the links!


 

SCOUTS OF THE YEAR

On the eve of Middle Tennessee Council’s 100th anniversary in 2020, we are seeking nominations to be considered for “Scout of the Year”. Please use this form to nominate a Scout that has demonstrated exceptional Scout spirit, leadership, heroism, community service or citizenship, either in his/her Scout unit or personal life. We will select one Cub Scout, one Scouts BSA, one Venturing Youth, one STEM Scout and one Sea Scout/Explorer to represent the council. Each youth must be registered in a pack, troop, crew, ship or post within the Middle Tennessee Council at the time of nomination. Should you wish to nominate more than one Scout, please complete a separate form for each nominee and mail it, fax it or e-mail it by October 13, 2019 to: Send: MTC Marketing Committee c/o Keka Majumdar – PO Box 150409, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 - email: kmajumdar@mtcbsa.org or call 615-463-6288

The Scouts of the Year will be featured throughout the entire 2020 Scouting year, including a video showcasing their accomplishments. These Scouts will be recognized at the annual Patron Luncheon on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 before an audience of 1,000 community and civic leaders, and they will also be presented in Jet Trails magazine, Scout Shorts on-line, and other MTCBSA publications.


 

WHITNEY M. YOUNG AWARD NOMINATIONS

October 24, 2019

The Whitney M. Young award recognizes outstanding service by an adult individual or by an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds.  Our awards dinner will be held on October 24, 2019, and we are currently taking nominations for this honor.  Should you wish to nominate a person or group, or to learn more about the award, please contact Jeremy Rowland at jrowland@mtcbsa.org.


 

BSA EXTRAVAGANZA

November 7, 2019

The MIDDLE TENNESSEE COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA’S Extravaganza is a fun evening of socializing in Nashville, where community and business leaders come together to support and help build leaders in our youth!   A fun setting where Nashville residents get an opportunity to kickoff their holiday shopping and bid on an array of 250+ SILENT and TEN very selective and unique LIVE auction items. 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the following levels:

Troop  $1,000 (10 guests) - Bronze  $1,500 (12 guests)
Silver  $2,500 (16 guests) - Gold  $5,000 (18 guests)
Platinum  $10,000 (20 guests)

For questions, contact Keka Majumdar at 615-463-6288 or kmajumdar@mtcbsa.org.  For more information, please visit: https://www.mtcbsa.org/extravaganza


 

COGIOBA MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY TO BE HELD AT AUSTIN PEAY

Do you have Scouts that are looking for an opportunity to earn merit badges in a university style setting?  Then, the Cogioba Merit Badge University to be held on Saturday, November 16th at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville is the place to be.  For more information and to register, please click hereWe look forward to having your Scouts attend the Cogioba Merit Badge University.  Keep in Mind – Space is Limited – So Register Early!


 

FRIENDS OF BOXWELL RESERVATION

We need your HELP at Boxwell. Throughout the years, Boxwell has worn down and needs some good old fashion elbow grease. Here are some ways to give back to the Camp we love. 

August 17, 2019: Pressure Wash Fehrmann Training Center, Clean up Debris
September 7, 2019: Clean Parnell Trading Post
October 26, 2019: Cleaning Roadways at Percy Dempsey and Cleaning out to make Fishing lanes at Percy Dempsey
November 2, 2019: Clean and Pressure Wash Amphitheater Area

Sign up Here to HELP  


 

100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY "COFFEE TABLE BOOK"

The MTCBSA is excited to announce that there will be a “Coffee Table Book” published  at the end of 2020 to commemorate 100 years of Scouting of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1920-2020.

To help us with the process of gathering material and content for the book, we are at this point asking you to submit pictures, visuals of letters, memos, Scouting memorabilia from 1920-1950 by ONLY UPLOADING them to https://www.mtcbsa.org/marketing.

For more information, please contact Tracey Rodenbach at mtcrodenb@gmail.com or 615-812-9756


 

NASHVILLE SCOUT SHOP MESSAGE
 

The Nashville Scout Shop is looking for a “Scout mom” who is interested in working part time two, sometimes three, weekdays each week, plus one Saturday each month.  Competitive wages plus uniform discounts.  Closed on all major holidays.  Please contact Joe Priester at 615.383.0753.


 

PLEASE LIKE THE MTCBSA FACEBOOK

Did you know we have a really amazing FaceBook page here at MTC?  You can keep up with the many exciting events and activities going on across the Council, as well as sharing Scouting stories and news with others easily.  Take a minute to click that “LIKE” button and show your support for MTC Scouting!


 

Community Events
 
Titans Greeter Program: Click here for more information
Beech Bend Park:  Click here for more information

 

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge:  Click here for more information

 

Six Flag Kentuckey Kingdom: Click here for more information

 

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is skating to Nashville! September 12-14 -  Click here for more information