Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader


If you needed a surgeon, would you want that person to be trained?  If you needed a plumber, would you want that person to be trained?  If you sent your child to Cub Scouts, would you want that leader to be trained?  Of course, you would!

As a Council, only 56% of our Direct Contact leaders are considered trained.  Direct Contact leaders are our top leaders; Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Crew and Post Advisors, and Den Leaders.  If you are in one of these positions and you are NOT fully trained, please set the example.  After Youth Protection Training, which is mandatory, you will need to follow up with your position specific training and then if you are a Scoutmaster, be sure to take the introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills weekend training.  All Position Specific trainings are available online (my.scouting.org) and are broken into small chunks that can be taken when you have a few minutes to spare.  We are also currently setting up Spring classroom trainings in every District where you have the opportunity to experience the same training, but in a personal setting where you can ask questions and share ideas.

The Middle Tennessee Council has offer several training classes as well. Please click here to view the availability.

Any way you cut it, every youth deserves a trained leader.  Spread the word!



Let’s go camping for free! Simply selling cards helps the Scout earn their way to camp and provides discounts to many local vendors. This is a fantastic way to help fund most of your Scout camping needs, in that you can help pay for those events by selling CAMP CARDS!  There are six regional cards available this year, so everyone across the Council can benefit from one of these cards.  The sale will officially begin on February 24, 2020 but you can register your unit for the sale now by clicking HERE.  Also feel free to contact our Camp Card Advisor, Vance Lackey, at vlackey@mtcbsa.org or 615-383-9724.


Walton Trail Merit Badge University

Saturday, January 25, 2020 

The annual Walton Trail Merit Badge University at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN is close at hand, so if you want to participate, you should register now for this fun event.  There are numerous merit badges that will be offered, and many are taught by TTU professors and staff.  What a wonderful way to earn some of those wanted, or needed, merit badges from a knowledgeable group of instructors!  You will need to register as a troop, and each troop must provide at least one registered adult leader for the day.  Click here for more information and registration

For more information, contact MBU Registrar, email: kcraven@tntech.edu




Scouting for Food Bag Out Day - February 1

Scouting for Food Collection Day - February 8

Help support your community this year by participating in Scouting for Food!  Distribute the door flyers on February 1st letting households know to place their non-perishable foods on their porches the following Saturday, February 8th.  Units can then go around and collect the food items to be counted and weighed before turning them into your local food bank.  You must record your participants and donations onto the Final Summary Form and email to Staff Advisor Garrett Ladd, gladd@mtcbsa.org, by March 2nd in order to receive your patches.  Also you can ask to help with sorting as this can be a great way for your unit to earn service hours! Do not forget to pre-register online at https://www.mtcbsa.org/CubScoutOpportunities/ScoutingForFood.. 




Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Middle Tennessee Council is preparing for the Annual Nashville Patron Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the Music City Center in Nashville.  This event marks the kickoff to the 2020 Friends of Scouting Campaign where over 50% is raised towards the $3,164,000 goal.  This year, the Middle Tennessee Council is proud and honored to have U.S. Ambassador and Distinguished Eagle Scout, William F. Hagerty, IV, give the keynote address to over 900 Scouting supporters.  The Council will also recognize the 4 Scouts of the Year and showcase Scouting that is thriving throughout Middle Tennessee.

If you would like to attend the Nashville Patron Luncheon or sponsor a table at the event, please contact Kevin McMurrian, Director of Finance at (615) 516-9065 or kmcmurrian@mtcbsa.org.


Eagle and Volunteer Recognition Reception

April 26, 2020

Once again, Middle Tennessee Council is proud to recognize our 2019 Class of Eagle Scouts at our annual Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Celebration.  On April 26, 2020 at Allen Arena of Lipscomb University, we will honor those Scouts that earned the rank of Eagle Scout during the 2019 calendar year.  Scouts should wear their field uniform (also known as a Class A uniform) or a suit and tie.  For all others, business casual appropriate attire.  For questions, please contact our Eagle registrar, Leah Jordan, at ljordan@mtcbsa.org or by calling the Scout Service Center at 615-383-9724. 

Click on the links below to register for the event.


2020 Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Boxwell Summer Camp 2020 is almost here. We are filling up fast, with over 165 units already signed up to go to Summer Camp. If you troop hasn’t found a home for Summer Camp, please contact Crystal Mayfield at Crystal.Mayfield@scouting.org and reserve your spot today.

At camp this year we are excited to offer an Advanced Sailing Course, Advanced Fishing Program, Muzzleloading Shooting, a Shooting Sports Competition, and the exciting ATV Program. Boxwell Reservation is growing for the future, and we have started construction on our two shower houses at Stahlman and Craig.  They will be completed before camp begins. The Camping Program is an essential part of Scouting and we hope to see all your Scouts attend Boxwell Summer Camp.  For more information about Summer Camp 2020, please visit our website at www.mtcbsa.org/camping


Family Scouting at Cubworld

We are excited to bring back our new program at Cubworld at Boxwell Reservation. This unique and fun opportunity of summer camp allows you to bring your whole family and Pack to camp. We offer 8 separate sessions for you and your Pack to choose from. All you need to do is bring your gear and a great attitude.  We will provide a fun and exciting program including BB guns, Bows and Arrows, Sling Shot, Canoes, Pirate Ships, a Fort , food, tents and cot. February Round Tables in your district will Kick off the Cub Camping Season for 2020, so please be on the lookout in your district. This year at Cubworld our theme will be CUBBIE-MON Training Camp. Come out at and catch them all as we have FUN at CAMP! For dates and more information, please go to our website at www.mtcbsa.org/camping


2020 Day Camp

The Middle Tennessee Council, and the local district in your community, are excited to offer you a Day Camp in your area. We are offering day camps for scouts who will be entering the first through fifth grades in the fall of 2020. Camp will offer various types of activities which may include archery, arts and crafts, shooting BBs, field sports, nature, and other fun and unique Cub Scout things. This year, come suit up and become a Super hero as this year’s theme is “SUPER HEROES”. We look forward to seeing you at a Day camp in your community. For dates, locations and more information, please visit the website at www.mtcbsa.org/camping


2021 National Jamboree

July 21-30, 2021

Every four years, Middle Tennessee Council puts together Jamboree Contingent Troops to attend the National Jamboree. Each contingent is comprised of 32 to 36 youth and 4 to 8 adult leaders.  This year’s contingents will consist of youth from male Troops, female Troops, and Venturing crews. Space is limited! Sign up now.

New this year, a Troop can secure a patrol of 8 youth and 2 adults. These patrols will join other patrols to form a contingent troop. If your Troop is interested in sending 8 youth together, this will ensure they are together with their friends.

By clicking here you can find out more information and on how to register. Please contact our National Jamboree Staff Advisor, Vance Lackey, at vlackey@mtcbsa.org or 615-383-9724 if you have additional questions.



Summer Camp Staff Opportunity


How awesome is it to be a part of the BEST TEAM IN THE NATION. Boxwell Summer Camp Staff 2020 is hiring over 200 camp staff positions for the summer. You must be 15 years of age and follow the Scout Oath and Law. If you want to meet new friends, make money and have an awesome summer, please visit our website and fill out a camp staff application at www.mtcbsa.org/campstaffopportunity. We will have our second interviews February 1, 2020 at the Council office from 11 AM-2 PM. See you at Camp!



Take pride in Boxwell Reservation! Over the years, Boxwell Reservation has begun to show its age and we need help in making camp look good. There are a lot of projects at a camp this size, and we need help from our volunteers. The Volunteer Service Crew meets every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 AM-3 PM at the Maintenance Area at Camp. Lunch is provided. Work one Saturday and receive a Service Crew hat; work three Saturdays and earn your special, limited edition Round TUIT. We look forward to seeing Boxwell Reservation grow and be the CAMP everyone wants to be at. For more information, please contact Larry Green at  lgreen519@aol.com. Thank you.


Middle Tennessee Council Centennial Merchandises


Centennial Council Shoulder Patch (CSP) $2.99

Centennial Neckerchief $12.99

Centennial Ring $1.99

Centennial Thermal Mug $19.99


Available at Scout Shops
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Clarksville and Murfreesboro

Monday, Wednesday, Friday noon – 5:30
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm




Religious Emblems for Scouts

The Religious Emblems Committee of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting wants you to know that your Scout can work on and earn the Religious Emblem of their faith. For information, contact Bill Schlueter, Chairman, Religious Emblems Committee. Schlueterbill@hotmail.com or 615-972-3791




The Nashville Scout Office and all middle Tennessee Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.



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