Middle Tennessee Council is absolutely one of the greatest Councils in America, and much of this is due to having not one, but FOUR awesome camp properties for you to enjoy. You are going to be receiving, in the mail, the Council Camping and Outdoor Program book, which will provide information about each camp. From Boxwell Reservation to Latimer Reservation, and Grimes Canoe Base to Camp Parish, MTC has something awesome for you and your Scouts to do!!! Our web page mtcbsa.org also has the information you need, or you can contact Jason Flannery at email@example.com to learn more. We want to see your Scouts at camp this year!
January 18-20, 2019
Break out the cold weather gear and get your sleds ready…it’s time for the annual Klondike Derby at Latimer Reservation! This year, Venturing Youth will build their sleds and teams, and race to see who is most proficient in moving gear from station to station. Join us on January 18-20, 2019 for a great weekend of extreme fun! Click here to register and for more information.
As spring approaches and warm weather arrives, thoughts will naturally turn to camping and getting outdoors. Middle Tennessee Council has provided a fantastic way to help fund most of your Scout camping needs, in that you can help pay for those events by selling CAMP CARDS! There are five regional cards available this year, so everyone across the Council can benefit from one of these cards. The sale will officially begin on February 25, 2019 but you can register your unit for the sale now by clicking HERE. Also feel free to contact our Camp Card Advisor, Vance Lackey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-383-9724.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Cookeville, TN
The annual Walton Trail Merit Badge University at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN is close at hand, so if you want to participate, you should register now for this fun event. There are numerous merit badges that will be offered, and many are taught by TTU professors and staff. What a wonderful way to earn some of those wanted, or needed, merit badges from a knowledgeable group of instructors! You will need to register as a troop, and each troop must provide at least one registered adult leader for the day. Click here for more information and registration
For more information, contact MBU Registrar, email: email@example.com
Scouting for Food Bag Out Day - February 2
Scouting for Food Collection Day - February 9
MTC has always been very aware of what we can do to help everyone in our communities, and one of the major yearly events we participate in is the Scouting For Food drive to help Second Harvest Food Bank and their affiliates throughout the Council. This year we will mark February 2nd as “bag out” day, when we deliver door hangers, reminders, and bags to local neighborhoods. Then on February 9th, Scouts will return to those homes and collect their donations and report to donation centers in their districts. As Scouts, we should all be involved in helping those less fortunate, and this is truly a great way to accomplish that goal. Please click here for more information and to register to participate in this year’s Scouting For Food program.
With the cold weather outside, it may be difficult to think about summer camps… but we are already making plans to have a fantastic summer of 2019, and we want you to help us make that happen! We will be holding summer camp staff interviews on February 2, 2019 at the Council Scout office beginning at 10:00 AM. Should you want to get the chance to make a difference this summer, check out this LINK to get more information about these opportunities. You can also contact Jason Flannery, Boxwell Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 21, 2019
MTCBSA is making preparations for our annual Patron Luncheon, which will occur on February 21, 2019. We will be at the Music City Center in Nashville, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our keynote speaker this year will be Tennessee Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel, and we expect to hear great things from Coach Vrabel as he wraps up his first season with the Titans. Nearly 1,000 of Middle Tennessee’s business leaders will attend this event, the largest of its kind in the Nashville area. Should you wish to attend or to get more information, please click here or check out the mtcbsa.org website.
February 8-10, 2019
One of the most awesome yearly events for Explorer Programs is the annual Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN. Designed for law enforcement, fire/EMS, and high adventure exploring programs, Winterfest promises a fabulous time for everyone! Events include shooting sports, STEM activities, climbing walls, rappelling, caving challenge, and tons of fire and law enforcement competitions. This has become a “must do” event for posts, and registration is now open…so let the games begin by clicking HERE!
March 23, 2019
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the University of Scouting training day at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood on March 23, 2019. This is a one-day, supplemental training opportunity for all registered adult Scout leaders. Take your Scouting game to the next level and give your Scouts the greatest program they can get! For more information and to register for this event, you can contact Barrett Mohrmann at email@example.com
Course #1: May 27 - June 1, 2019
Course #2: July 22 -27, 2019
NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experiences that they can use in their home unit and in other situations demanding quality leadership. This training integrates the best of modern leadership theory with Scouting through activities, presentations, and challenges, while engaged in a unified approach to leadership. Using a wide-range of activities events, games, and adventure, participants put into action the leadership skills they are learning.
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The Nashville Scout Office and all middle Tennessee Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
The Nashville Scout Shop will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, at 8:00 a.m. The Nashville Scout offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, at 8:30 a.m.
The Clarksville and Murfreesboro Scout Shops will reopen on Wednesday, January 23, at noon.