Virtual Campout

May 15, 2020

Join us in a new Virtual Campout on May 15, 2020 from noon until 8:00 p.m.  on the Middle Tennessee Council Facebook page. We will be hosting programs for all  Scouts, CUBs, Scouts BSA, Venturing, STEM, and Ships. Invite your friends to watch the fun on Facebook. More to come but stay up-to-date at our Facebook pages: Middle Tennessee Council and Boxwell Reservation. See you at HOME!

Click here to view the event on Facebook.


2020 Memorial Day Flag Placement

May 23, 2020 - Cancelled

This year the Middle TN Council is cancelling Memorial Day Flag Placement that was set to be held on Saturday, May 23rd. In keeping in compliance with Governor Lee’s Executive Order 30, and our own communications on April 29th, we cannot encourage the Scouts of Middle TN to gather in such large groups that this event requires each year. We have communicated to the cemeteries and they understand and reciprocate our concerns. We look forward to having this event next year and continuing to honor the veterans of this country. If you have any questions, please contact Garrett Ladd at


2020 Fall Recruitment Meeting

The Council Membership Team is working to develop the Fall Recruitment Plan as well as contingency plans.  Communication is going to be very important in preparation and during this year’s recruitment campaign.  We know that you all are as ready to get back to the normal fun and excitement of Scouting.  We will keep you up to date with any and all announcements and adjustments.  Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm is the Virtual 2020 Fall Recruitment Meeting.  Please plan on having a representative from your unit join us for this meeting to share the overall plan for fall recruitment.  Thank you for all your time and dedication to Scouting in your community.


2020 Council Summer Camp - Cancelled

Due to Health and Safety Concerns, the MTC is Cancelling all 2020 Summer Camp Programs (Scouts BSA Summer Camp, Family Scouting at Cubworld and Day Camps). We will begin processing full refunds starting on 05/06/2020.  Click here for the refund request form. If you would like to move your campsite deposits to 2021 Summer Camp, please let Crystal Mayfield know.  

All requests send to, Refunds will received within the next thirty days. 



2020 National Youth Leadership Training

Course 1: July 6-11

Course 2: July 19-24

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a week- long course which features instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job, and at the Scout unit level. Through activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work hard and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

Course # 1 was originally scheduled to be held in May, however with the current situation with COVID 19 this course has been rescheduled for July 6-11, 2020. There are several slots still available. What a great opportunity to enjoy a great experience in the outdoors this summer. Our NYLT Staff looks forward to having you attend and participate in this great experience. We also have a second course July 19-24, 2020 that you could choose to attend as well. Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors please pass along this information to your Scouts.

Click here to register


Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

The 18th Annual Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is on Saturday, August 22nd at the Nashville Gun Club. This is a 100 target competitive round of sporting clays including shells, meals and prizes for a five member team. This event is designed to provide you and/or your business an employee morale/team building opportunity by sponsoring a five member team. Additionally, local businesses also have the option of sponsoring a “YOUTH TEAM” which allows five Scouts BSA or Scholastic Trap members to participate in a highly rated clay target shooting event. For more information and to sign up click here.


100 Years Celebration - Monthly Themes

You may be asking how can my unit participate in the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Middle Tennessee Council? A special program has been developed to allow unit programing to focus on the 12 points of the Scout Law.

Units are encouraged to set aside time to focus on each point of the Scout Law. This can be done in the Dens, Packs, Patrols, Troops, Crews, or Ships. The Scouts decide how they will accomplish each point, and the unit will recognize them with the patch of the point they complete. This can be completed in any order; we just want every Scout to earn all 12 points of the Scout Law Patch Set. Scouts can complete specific requirements for each patch anytime between January 2020 and May 2021 and earn all 12! This program is determined by the leadership in the unit and can be awarded at any time.



100 Years Celebration "FEED the NEED" Food Drive

The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America is excited to coordinate a council - wide food collection drive in July 2020. Collected food will benefit the Second
Harvest Food Bank and local food agencies across the Middle Tennessee area.

The need is critical! Food banks in Middle Tennessee have seen an increase in requests for food during the “Stay at Home” order. Food Banks have been able to currently meet the demand. However, during the “Stay at Home” order organizations have been unable to hold food drive. The amount of available food is getting critically low. That is where we as Scouts have been called to action. Let’s help FEED the NEED by holding local food drives in every community.

Click here for more information on how can your unit or Scout participate.


100 Years Celebration Council Jamboree

October 2-4, 2020

Mark your calendar for October 2-4, 2020 for the Council Jamboree to be held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, TN. More information on the Jamboree along with the Leader’s Guide will be available at



100 Years Celebration Merchandise

The Middle Tennessee Council is celebrating its 100th anniversary all year long and new merchandise is arriving on a regular basis! Don’t miss out on all of these highly collectible items that you can pass down from generation to generation. In addition to all of the products shown, Centennial Belt Buckles will be arriving very soon along with Nalgene water bottles! Go to the Centennial Store by clicking here to secure your piece of history before it’s too late!!





Spring Induction OA has been postponed

Due to the Middle Tennessee Council's recent cancellation of this year’s Summer Camp, Spring Induction Weekend has been postponed. The Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge is currently working to reschedule the event to a safer, later date with tight safety measures to ensure a safe and meaningful induction experience. We will keep you updated on our website at, via email, and via social media. If you are an Order of the Arrow candidate, we hope you have received or will receive your handwritten letter from a lodge member encouraging you to attend your induction and complete your membership in the OA. We will also be emailing you with all the information you will need for your induction as soon as we have it, so stay tuned! We hope you stay safe in the meantime, continue to conduct virtual elections, and attend your induction to keep this year going strong despite the hardships we have all faced.



Philmont 2021

The Middle Tennessee Council has been awarded slots for Philmont 2021 contingent. If your troop or crew has an interest in attending Philmont and would like to join the council contingent, contact Ron Turpin at or 615-516-9751. Don’t miss out on the great adventure!



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. Next year's contingents will consist of youth from male Troops, female Troops, and Venturing crews. Space is limited! Sign up now.

New this Jamboree, 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 or 615-383-9724 if you have additional questions.



Cumberland Merit Badge University Eagle Scout Scholarship

This scholarship was established with proceeds from the Cumberland Merit Badge University held annually by the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school graduate who is an Eagle Scout and enrolled full-time. First consideration for students will be given to Scouts from the Walton Trail District, then Middle Tennessee Council, then Scouts from across the nation. The scholarship may be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters provided the student maintains a 3.00 GPA. 

To apply for the scholarship clicking hereTo learn more about admissions follow clicking here and/or email to




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. or 615-972-3791