100 Years Celebration - The Council Jamboree is still on!!

It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Middle Tennessee Council and there is so much to celebrate! We have big news on the Council Jamboree, we have a new location Boxwell Scout Reservation. Scouts BSA and Venturing members come to the biggest event of the year October 2-4. Cub Scouts have three weekends to choose from for the Cub Scout Jamborees; October 9 -11, 16-18, and 23-25.

For the latest information check out the June 100th anniversary newsletter here.


Popcorn 2020

Calling on all Middle Tennessee Council Units!

It is popcorn time again for the Middle Tennessee Council!  The 2020 MTC Popcorn Sale theme will be “Honoring our Hometown Heroes”. The incentive plan includes gift cards, a $450 Sales Blitz Club reward and a fun day is being planned for the $750 Sales Blitz Club winners!  The Council will hold 2 popcorn kickoffs on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please click here to sign up for the 2020 MTC popcorn sale and to attend one of the popcorn kickoffs.  For more information, please contact Kevin McMurrian at (615) 516-9065 or kmcmurrian@mtcbsa.org.

Please note** The Middle Tennessee Council may hold these 2 popcorn kickoffs “virtually” according to CDC guidelines.  More information will soon follow.

I hope you will join us for a day of fun and information about the 2020 popcorn sale!  Go ahead and click on the link to sign up to sell popcorn this fall!

Thanks so much for your leadership to our Scouts.


Day Camp at your Doorstep!!

Who's Ready for Day Camp at your Doorstep!! Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in one required and three electives related to their rank (as of Fall of 2020). Scouts will have the flexibility of completing their electives at home at their own pace. Following the completion of each activity, parents will be able to sign-off as completed in the Cub Scouts handbook. The kits will be mailed to the Scout’s home and received by July 17th.

Register now at https://www.mtcbsa.org/daycampatyourdoorstep.


STEM - "Come Fly with Me" Camp

We are pleased to announce the “Come Fly with Me” 2020 STEM Scouts season kick off camp is August 21st – 23rd. The Come Fly with Me Camp is for 5th-12th graders. Open registration for all Scouts is live now. In camp we will build, code, and fly drones in friendly competitions. All meals are included in the registration cost.

*All youth not registering in a group will require a parent to register and attend.

Registration Costs:

  • Youth $100.00
  • Adults $80.00

Click here for registration.  Check in for Camp is August 21st 6PM-7:30PM at Latimer Reservation 


Merit Badge Days at Boxwell Reservation

The Middle Tennessee Council is excited to offer Merit Badge Days at Boxwell Reservation. This unique opportunity will give your Scouts in the Scouts BSA program a chance to earn one merit badge a day. Scouts can attend more than one day; make sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity and continue to advance in the program this summer. Lunch will be provided, and we will do our best to complete everything we can at camp for the merit badge. Sign up soon as we have had over 500 youth sign up for Merit Badge Days at Boxwell Reservation. For more information and what classes are being taught please visit  https://www.mtcbsa.org/meritbadgedays


2020 Camp Card Sale

As these are ever changing times, we wanted the Scouts to have the best opportunity to help support their activities through Camp Card Sales. However, now is the time to begin the closeout process of your sale.


The changes in the Camp Card Sale Calendar are as follows (original dates were in April and May):

  • Camp Card Sale ends June 26th.
  • All monies due by July 1st to receive the full 50% commission*.*Remember, units keep their commission on the front end. All unsold cards must be turned in with your final payment ($2.50 is paid to Council for each card sold or not returned/lost).

Scout Incentives

75 cards sold earns a backpacking Headlight

130 cards sold earns a $40 Camp Scholarship (can be used through July 2021)

185 cards sold earns a $40 gift card


Camp Card Forms can be found by clicking here


Stay and Safe and we hope you get to enjoy Day Camp at Your Doorstep or Merit Badge Days at Boxwell this summer!



Fall 2020 Round Up

This year’s theme will be 100s of Adventures! It is great to have such a strong program that no matter the situation this fall, our interested Scouts will be able to have the problem of “Nothing to do” solved because Scouting has 100s of things to do. A lot of time and thought is going into the contingency plans due to COVID-19. Save the date for your district’s Round Up Kickoff on July 28. This will be when the final plans are confirmed for your area and when you will be able to pick up all marketing materials. Banners, Yard Signs, and Posters will be available for you to market your community. We have great volunteers across our Council and together, despite the challenges, we can deliver on our mission to ensure that every youth in Middle Tennessee has the opportunity to join Scouts.


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.


Wood Badge 2020

MT-67 Course Dates in 2020 

August 21-23 (Friday, 7:00 am – Sunday, 5:00 pm) 

September 26-27 (Saturday, 7:00 am – Sunday, 5:00 pm) 

Cost:  $235 per participant .  There is still time to sign up!  

Wood Badge is held over the course of two action packed weekends in August and September at Boxwell Scout Reservation. It does not matter if you are a long-time Scoutmaster or a brand-new Den Leader, Wood Badge will help you be the best you can be. This training is open to all registered adult leaders (Cub Scout, Scouts BSA  , Venturing, District and Council Leaders) who have completed basic training. Wood Badge focuses on contemporary leadership skills and issues by use of lecture, group activities and hands on experiences in an outdoor setting.  You will learn new skills and make friends that will last a lifetime. The class size is limited to the first 48 participants, so register now by clicking here!  

If you need more information, you may contact the Course Director, Amy Smith at (615) 496-0831 or Staff Advisor, Jeremy Belk at (931) 252-5306 or at jbelk@mtcbsa.org  


Fall Induction Weekend


Fall Induction Weekend will be August 14 – 16 at Boxwell Scout Reservation. The event is set to go as initially planned, but with some new health and safety precautions, which you can find on the lodge website. Registration is open at wa-hi-nasa.org/register with plenty of room for candidates as well as staff. If you’re a candidate, please register if you can make it, and if you’re already a member of the Order of the Arrow, we highly encourage you to staff the event and join us in inducting and welcoming our new members, it’ll be a blast.


If you are a candidate and cannot make it to Fall Induction Weekend, great news: we have rescheduled our 2020 Spring Induction to be a Summer Induction on June 30 – July 1. This 24-hour event will be unique and our first lodge event of the year. Given the current public health situation, we have decided to shorten the entire event to minimize risk. The event will also be invite-only, and we will be capping registration to follow the current CDC guidelines. All currently eligible candidates should have received an email with an interest form, but if you are a candidate and have not received said email and would like to attend the event, please email us at induction@wa-hi-nasa.org, and we’ll get it to you. If you are interested in staffing Summer Induction, we will open staff registration soon with more information to come, so please check the lodge website often for that. As with candidates, we will be capping staff registration to keep within the current CDC guidelines.


We will also be offering a Brotherhood opportunity after the event on Wednesday evening for Brotherhood-eligible members; please look to the usual lodge platforms (namely email and social media) for more information. The same limited-number registration applies here, so if you are interested in going through Brotherhood, you will need to register and pay $20 for your sash beforehand. For both Brotherhood and Summer Induction, we will not be allowing walk-ons, as we must follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. The Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge looks forward to welcoming our new brothers, Brotherhood members, and reconvening in person with our current brothers in the coming months, and we encourage you to be a part of that. This year will indeed be a special one, and one the history books will remember, and we are ensuring it will only be for good reasons. We are doing our utmost to keep our community safe during these trying times and hope that in the meantime, you stay too.



The 2020 Lifestyle Health Plans MTC Annual Fall Golf Classic

Preparations are being made for the 2020 Lifestyle Health Plans MTC Annual Fall Golf Classic on Tuesday, October 6 at the Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville TN.  There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.  If you interested in playing or sponsorship opportunities please contact Kevin McMurrian, Director of Finance, at (615) 516-9065 or kmcmurrian@mtcbsa.org.  To register or for more information, please visit www.mtcbsa.org.  Click on the special events tab and then golf.

The Middle Tennessee Council is pleased to announce that Lifestyle Health Plans has agreed to be title sponsor of the 2020 golf tournament.  Special thanks goes to Eric Strickland, CEO of 3LS and tournament chair, for securing the title sponsorship.  The golf committee is working hard to secure all remaining teams and planning on an exciting fun-filled afternoon of golf and fundraising.



2020 BSA Extravaganza

The 20th annual MTC Extravaganza auction will be on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30 PM at the Westin in downtown Nashville. This event is an exciting social auction where you get to support and help build young leaders in our community. We will have something for everyone just like the Scouting program for Middle Tennessee families. There will be opportunities to win destination vacation stays, dining experiences, special event tickets, jewelry and much more. For more information and to purchase tickets or donate auction items, click here.



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 vlackey@mtcbsa.org or 615-383-9724 if you have additional questions.