April 29, 2020 

Dear Middle Tennessee Council leaders and families: 

This is an important update for Middle Tennessee Council leaders and families. As we indicated in our previous communications, we will continue to update you as plans change. Our primary goal is always to provide safe programs for our Scouts, leaders, and staff. Our secondary goal is outdoor adventure, and we know that our Scouts crave it – especially right now. We realize these are extraordinary times and parents and leaders are concerned, but at the same time, we know you are ready to get back to outdoor Scouting programs.

The Middle Tennessee Council is implementing new dates to begin the reopening services, programs and activities for our leaders and families. Please see an updated schedule of planned openings below. These openings are not “in stone” because of potential changes in increased outbreaks and of the virus, and government restrictions in numbers of people who are allowed to gather in one place. Currently we have not decided on whether to hold summer camping programs at Boxwell. We are looking at all options to have both a safe and adventurous summer at Boxwell. The Governor announced yesterday that “Social and recreational gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited, including but not limited to festivals, fairs, parades, youth and adult sporting events, and overnight summer youth camps”. We are looking into how long this order will be in place.

We plan to send an email out to everyone no later than May 8th with a decision on summer programs. We know that many of you are looking for a decision earlier than that, but like most other youth camps across the country we are in a “wait and see” status. We want to hold camp, but the safety of our Scouts, leaders and staff is our number one concern, and always will be. While you may have additional questions, the guide below should help you as you begin to plan to meet with your Scouts in the future.

We realize many families are facing economic challenges due to furloughs, layoffs and reduced income. The MTC is being challenged financially as well, as are most other organizations around the USA. Even in lite of these challenges, we are still committed to offer Camperships and Special Assistance for families that are struggling. This information can be found on our website at MTCBSA.org.

The Middle Tennessee Council team of staff and volunteers is here to support and work with you in any way possible. We will get through this and continue to offer what we consider are the best Scouting programs, led by the best volunteer leaders in the USA.

Thank you,

Dr. John Bright Cage
Council Board President

Karen Bengtson
Council Commissioner

Larry Brown
Scout Executive


Re Opening of Middle Tennessee Council 


Council Service Center  Nashville Scout Shop  Clarksville / Murfreesboro Scout Shops Boxwell Summer Camp Day Camps  Unit Camping at all Council Camps   Unit Meetings / Activities  District / Council Meetings  Camp Card Sale 
Opens May 11th. We will accept all paperwork and transactions in the lobby in front of the Scout Shop, including Eagle applications. All customers are to wear a facemask. No meetings are to be held in Service Center until further notice. Opens May 11th. Limited to 5 customers in shop at a time. All customers are to wear a facemask when shopping. Opens May 11th. Limited to 1 customer at a time. All customers are to wear a facemask when shopping. No change at this time. Decision will be made no later than May 8th. Changes posted on Website and Facebook. Opens May 28th. Individual unit camping only. All COVID-19 precautions must be followed. In person meetings can begin May 28th. Must get approval from Chartered Organization Head. All COVID-19 precautions must be followed. In person meetings can begin May 28th. All COVID-19 precautions must be followed. Recommend to continue virtual meetings. Can begin selling in person on May 28th when approved by Unit Leaders and location where selling. Minimize groups selling to 6 or less people. All COVID-19 precautions must be followed. Camp card sale extended through June 26.





Our staff will be answering calls, emails, etc.  If your unit has a specific need please contact us at any time. Staff contact information, www.mtcbsa.org or 615-383-9724.

If you have Scout related business that must be handled, please contact:

Ron Turpin 615-516-9751 rturpin@mtcbsa.org

Vance Lackey 615-707-9002 vlackey@mtcbsa.org