July 9, 2020


Dear Middle Tennessee Council leaders and families:

We hope you and your families had a safe and enjoyable Holiday Weekend!

Many of you are finalizing your 2020-21 unit calendar and we recommend all Scouting units consult their Charter Organization about resuming meetings, whether you are using the Charter Organization’s meeting space or not. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting space availability with proper sanitizing measures in place, when outdoor meetings may begin, or when regular camping activities may resume. Ongoing conversations with the Charter Organization are critical in ensuring that units are following guidelines and procedures of the Charter Organization.

All units need to continue to follow the safety protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their Charter Organization and local and state guidelines where the unit meets. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions are updated by the CDC can be found here.

Please follow appropriate social distancing of six feet or more. We continue to encourage limiting group sizes to fifty or less and based off Governor Lee’ Executive Order No. 54 we strongly encourage everyone to wear masks at all Scouting gatherings. Wearing a face covering is something every Tennessean can do to slow the spread of the virus.

The Middle Tennessee Council team of staff and volunteers are here to support and assist you in any way possible. Together 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 country.

Thank you,

Dr. John Bright Cage
Council Board President

Karen Bengtson
Council Commissioner

Larry Brown
Scout Executive