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Unit in Action - Pack 591, Highland Rim District

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Pack 591 in the Highland Rim district is one of the district's most active units. Lead by Cub Master Misty Butts not only do they do numerous activities with the Scouts and Scout families but they also give back to their community.

Last fall the pack and its families did a few community projects for Vanleer Elementary School and Charlotte Elementary School. They gave the schools a little curb appeal. In the area in front of the schools they did landscaping with flowers, plants, and new mulch. They added decorative signs, butterflies, and a bench. They cleaned around the area with a pressure washer and cleaned out the gutters. It was an incredible amount of work they did for these schools.

Misty and her pack understand the value of community service and understand if we want our local schools to support our Scouts then our Scouts need to support our schools. Great job Pack 591!

Safe Scouting Reminders

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.


The National Safety Council estimates show that our roads are the most dangerous they've been in years. Let's ensure we transport Scouts safely to and from Scouting activities.


Encourage your units to use the Safety Moment on Distracted Driving or Transportation Safety Shorts in their next Scouting activity or meeting.


For all transportation policies, visit the Guide to Safe Scouting on Transportation.


The SAFE Transportation Checklist and Pre-Trip Inspection are for planning transport and completing a vehicle pre-trip inspection in Scouting. 

Beaver Day at Boxwell Reservation

April 23, 2022

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Register for April 23, 2022
Register for May 14, 2022

Calling all Scout Units! Beaver Day is April 23rd at Boxwell Reservation from 9am to 3pm. Come out and help us get ready for camp! Lunch and a Patch provided. Meet at the Admin Building "Crab" and we will give the directions. This event will happen rain or shine. There is a lot of work to be done at camp to get us ready for summer camp this year. In the registration link it shows all the work that needs to be done. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. This months Round TUIT will be held as the same day as Beaver Day!


If you miss the April Beaver Day, we will holding another day on May 14th at Boxwell Reservation from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with lunch provided. This time we will be setting up tents at Cubworld and making new tent poles for camp.

Both opportunities can be counted as volunteer hours for your scouts and be used for rank advancements.

Citizenship in Society merit badge


Please click here to read Middle Tennessee Council requirements and resources.


The Citizenship in Society merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.


 The new merit badge complements existing merit badges, such as the American Cultures, Citizenship in the Community, Disability Awareness and American Heritage merit badges, which require Scouts to learn and grow their understanding of diverse perspectives and spur positive action.


Please click here to read BSA National statement.


Please click here to read Bryan on Scouting article.


Adult Sailing School


This training will show your adult our sailing program at Boxwell. Upon completion of this course you can sign up and bring your Scouts to our Pfeffer Boat Harbor and provide your troop with a sailing day. Information below.

April 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM CDT – April 23, 2022 at 6 PM CDT

Want to take your unit sailing at Boxwell Reservation or learn how to Sail? You can by attending the Middle Tennessee Council Leader Sailing Training School.


BB and Archery Training for Adults

Saturday, April 30, 2022 

Boxwell Reservation


Parents, we need your help in our shooting sports area for the Cub Scouts Program.

Rangemaster Training for BB and Archery

April 30, 2022

9 am - 2 pm

Camp Craig lower part of Dining Hall (facing lake). Training will take place at the Craig Range. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and paper and pen for note taking

Contact: Linda Stinson

Click HERE for more information

Climbing and Rappelling Training

April 22-24, 2022 or October 7-9, 2022


The Middle TN Council Cope and Climbing Committee provides a unit level training program for climbing and rappelling. The program requires two weekends to complete. At the end of the first weekend you will qualify to receive your Climbing Instructor Level I trained card (valid 1 year). Then coming to a second session and helping provide instruction, and exhibiting proficiency in the taught skills, will qualify you to receive your Climbing Instructor Level II card (valid 3 years).

Each session starts on Friday evening @6pm and concludes on Sunday evening around 6pm. Locations include Boxwell Scout Reservation and on Sunday a natural rock area about 2 hrs. from Boxwell. 

Click HERE register to participate

Merit Badge Days Wrap Up


Merit Badge Days at Boxwell Reservation on April 9 and 10 were a huge success! We had 336 Scouts BSA youth come out to camp and earn Merit Badges. Scouts got to pick form 16 badge opportunities and could earn one a day. They got to choose from Rifle, Wilderness Survival, Welding, Climbing, Environmental Science, Personal Management and try our new ATV program as well. If you missed out on this fun weekend, please mark your calendar for the Fall Merit Badge Days on September 10 and 11. More information to come and can be found at year around opportunities and we will be promoting it as summer camp and social media.

National Youth Leadership Training

Course 1: May 29 - June 3, 2022

Course 2: July 17-22, 2022


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, 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.


Eagle and Volunteer Recognition Reception

April 24, 2022

Lipscomb University - Allen Arena



All 2019, 2020 and 2021 Eagle Scout and families are invited to the Eagle and Volunteer Recognition Reception


On Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Allen Arena of Lipscomb University, we will honor those Scouts that earned the rank of Eagle Scout during the 2019, 2020, and 2021 calendar year. Scouts should wear their field uniform (also known as a Class A uniform) or semi formal attire. For all others, business casual appropriate attire. For questions, please contact our Eagle registrar, Tami Schiermeier, at or by calling the Scout Service Center at 615-383-9724. 


Click HERE to register to attend

We need your HELP!


MENTORS are needed to help CONGRATULATE our Eagle Scouts from 2019, 2020, and 2021 on their attainment of Scouting’s highest rank.


Collectively all EAGLE SCOUT MENTORS underwrite the cost for the Eagle Scout and Volunteer Leadership Reception so everyone can come and enjoy the Reception at no cost to Eagle Scouts or their families.


Can we count on you to become an Eagle Scout Mentor?


If you, your business, or Scout Unit wish to become an EAGLE SCOUT MENTOR, you can sign up by clicking on the button below.


Merit Badge University

April 30, 2022

Joint Forces Headquaters

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The Middle Tennessee Council is extremely excited to let you know that The Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) are offering their first Merit Badge University on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) - 3041 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN.

All 21 Merit Badge University courses will be taught by subject matter experts currently serving in the Army or Air National Guard, as well as some leaders from TEMA. Five of our 21 courses are Eagle Scout required badges.

For more information and registration please scan the QR code below.

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Adventure Camp 2022 – A Space Odyssey 

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We are gearing up for the outdoors this summer with exciting Adventure Camps! Rocketing into base camps throughout the Council, our Space Odyssey themed Adventure Camps will provide tons of fun-filled memories. Scouts who will be entering first through fifth grades will have the opportunity to participate in numerous FUN activities at Adventure Camp which may include shooting bb’s, sling shots and archery equipment, playing games, field sports, participating in arts and crafts, nature and other activities unique to Cub Scouting!


The early bird cost is $90 per child through April 29, 2022. If your child is new to Scouting there will be additional registration fees for the Scouting program. There is no cost to register as an adult volunteer.


We look forward to seeing our Scouts and parents at Adventure Camp this summer and having a Space Odyssey blast!

Click HERE to register

Family Scouting at CubWorld

Boxwell Reservation

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Family Scouting at Cubworld is such a unique opportunity for our Cub families to enjoy camp. All you need to bring is your clothing, a water bottle and toiletries as we provide the rest for you. We provide a cot, tent, food and a quality fun program with a fun and exciting campfire at the end. This year’s theme is GAME ON! It’s a retro video game theme for camp as you and your family will be able see Donkey Kong, Link, Mario and Luigi, Pac man and more. We will be playing those retro games on the big screens in the dining hall. Cub Scouts will be able to earn 4 activity pins, play some fun games, shoot bbs, archery, sling shot, ride in a boat, go canoeing, fishing and more. We also have a Fort, Native American Village, Castle and two Pirate Ships on the lake. We are supper excited to see you and your family at Boxwell Reservation for our Family Scouting program.

Click HERE for More information and Registration!

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Boxwell Reservation


Scouts BSA Summer Camp is just around the corner, and we are so excited. This year’s theme will have that 80’s feel of loud colors, extreme fashion, sky high hair, forever defining music and a lot of fun. The Staff and Area Directors have met and have a plan for you and your Scouts to have a radical time at camp this year. We are excited about our new platform at camp, Black Pug, that will get us up to times in the process of camp. This year we are focusing on the merit badges and making sure we are giving the best quality program we can offer to our Scouts. If you haven’t signed up to go to camp, please let us know and we will get you to camp. Please contact the camping department at

Don’t forget if you want to go to camp for two weeks you can and if your Scout troop is going some where else or at a time you cannot go that’s ok, you can come as an provisional scout and we will take care of the leadership for you.

Click HERE for More information!

Summer Camp Staff


We still need a few staff members to help us out at camp this year. We are needing some adults to help us at the

  • Boat Harbor teaching youth how to ski and drive a boat
  • Food Truck driver, would be transporting the food to each camp
  • Shooting Sports, teaching youth how to shoot a rifle, Archery, BB guns, and Sling shot ( 5 Positions)
  • STEM Position teaching youth in our STEM program
  • Need Two Camp Cooks
  • Need some Medical help for our Health lodge
  • Skilled Trades instructors, teaching youth: Welding, Automotive Maintenance, Plumbing, Painting, Electricity, Home Repairs, Architecture, American Business and Law.

We are also looking for some help (under 18) but must be 15 years or older to be a lifeguard ( 2 positions available), and work at the trading posts. For more information, please go to the website at

2023 National Jamboree

SAVE THE DATE - 2023 National Jamboree July 19-28, 2023

Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia




Recently the Boy Scouts of America announced that the next National Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 19-28, 2023. Many of you have waited years for the opportunity to attend a Jamboree, and we are excited to offer a local contingent that will help you reach this Scouting milestone. We hope that you will consider joining with us as we plan and take part in a memorable Scouting adventure!


As Scouting’s flagship event this one-of-a-kind event offers more than just a gathering of Scouts. The Jamboree will provide High Adventure programming, a chance to meet Scouts from around the country, and so much more. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. The Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place. Features include; one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more!


 All Youth must be 12 years of age before July 19, 2023


*All Adult Leaders must be approved by the Jamboree Committee


The cost to attend the National Jamboree is approximately $2,000 per person (more details to come). This includes food for 9 days, travel to and from the Summit in West Virginia, and Middle Tennessee Council Merch. Save your spot and register to attend Click the button below!

Click HERE for more information
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3414 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215


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