100 Years Celebration - The Council Cub Scout Jamboree!!
 

Are you ready to walk through the adventure of traveling through time as you enjoy beautiful Boxwell Scout Reservation? Then you are in luck! The 2020 Middle Tennessee Council Cub Scout Jamboree is right around the corner. This year we will be hosting 3 special weekends! Activities include shooting ranges for bb’s and archery, crafts, games, projects and more.

Part of this year’s Jamboree will be a special event only for Webelos; Webelos Survival Adventure! Your Webelos Scout will have a chance to meet Troops from your area, build a shelter, learn Scout skills and have fun with their future Troopmates!

Click here for more information.


 

STEM - "Come Fly with Me" Camp
 

We are pleased to announce the “Come Fly with Me” 2020 STEM themed 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 


 

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 this month. 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 difficult times and have not been able to currently meet the demand. 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 your unit or Scout participate.

 


 

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.


 

Bob Cat Day
 

Bobcat Days are a special opportunity for new Scouts to attend their first district event with their friends and to make new ones! The fun includes safely learning how to shoot a bb gun and earning their first rank advancement, the Bobcat Rank.  With the Bobcat, a Scout earn his or her place in the Den and becomes part of the Pack.

Each district in the Middle Tennessee Council will host their specific event on a Saturday during the months of August and September. Some districts include additional fun events for Scouts to participate in such as games, arts and crafts, Cubmobile races and even camping! For more information, please contact your local pack or visit your district’s website at https://www.mtcbsa.org/Districts.


 

SAVE THE DATE - Scout BSA Winter Camp
 

December 27-31, 2020

Winter Camp is truly a unique opportunity that allows Scouts to experience Boxwell Reservation and Latimer Reservation in a greatly diverse way. A Scout is able to earn merit badges and participate in activities that are not obtainable at summer camp along with learning more about the Order of the Arrow. The weather, activities, training, and overall camp atmosphere are vastly unique. For those who may not know between our Winter Camp and Summer Camp programs we offer all of the Eagle required merit badges.

We are positive Scouts attending Winter Camp will not be disappointed with their experience. Just ask one of the hundreds of satisfied campers who have attended Winter Camp in the past. Also, please keep in mind that over the last two years registration has been closed quickly due to the program reaching capacity.

We are excited about Winter Camp 2020 and look forward to seeing you there! 


 

Scouts of the Year

We are seeking nominations to be considered for “Scout of the Year”. Please use this form to nominate a Scout that has demonstrated exceptional Scout spirit, leadership, heroism, community service or citizenship, either in his/her Scout unit or personal life. We will select one Cub Scout, one Scouts BSA, one Venturing Youth, one STEM Scout and one Sea Scout/Explorer to represent the council. Each youth must be registered in a pack, troop, crew, ship or post within the Middle Tennessee Council at the time of nomination. Should you wish to nominate more than one Scout, please complete a separate form for each nominee and mail it, fax it or e-mail it by October 9, 2020 to: Send: MTC Marketing Committee c/o Zach Ross – PO Box 150409, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 - email: zross@mtcbsa.org or call 865-405-0267.

The Scouts of the Year will be featured throughout the entire 2021 Scouting year, including a video showcasing their accomplishments. These Scouts will be recognized at the annual Patron Luncheon on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 before an audience of 1,000 community and civic leaders, and they will also be presented in Jet Trails magazine, Scout Shorts on-line, and other MTCBSA publications.


 

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 next council popcorn kickoff is 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.

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.


 

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.

 


 

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 are 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

In the face of current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Office has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 National Jamboree. The unpredictability of the pandemic and the impact it’s had on councils this year are the two main reasons for this difficult decision. For answers to frequently asks questions. Please click here.