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Unit in Action - Cogioba District, Troop 125

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In late fall of 2021, Troop 125 took their annual trip to Grimes canoe base for a weekend of canoeing, swimming, and fun times. As a troop, they decided to paddle 25 miles from Crazy Horse to Grimes on Saturday and then from Blue Rock to Grimes on Sunday.

On Saturday, shortly after eating lunch a couple of the Scouts came over to the adults and said that one of the moms on the trip looked like she was in trouble with a food allergy. Since there was no cell phone reception, they put her in the front of the canoe where she was comfortable, and two canoes went off down the river as fast as they could paddle. After many tried, they were be able to reach 911 and get help from the professional medical staff. The doctor said the women was very lucky because of the quick actions of Troop 125, they saved her life. Always be Prepared! JOB WELL DONE Troop 125. The Middle Tennessee Council is so proud of you!

Safe Scouting Reminders

Activities in and around water can be dangerous, although it is impossible to remove all of the risk. It can be reduced significantly by following the BSA Aquatics Safety guidelines and the Guide to Safe Scouting. Here are four things you need to keep in mind as you plan your water-related activities. Follow the links for more training and resources.

1. Qualified and trained supervision.

All aquatic activity must be supervised by a mature and conscientious adult age 21 or older who understands and knowingly accepts responsibility for the well-being and safety of those in their care, and who is trained in and committed to compliance with the eight points of BSA Safe Swim Defense.

Get Trained: Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training programs are available online at and may also be offered locally by instructors approved by the council.

2. Know which activities are appropriate for your Scout unit.

There are plenty of age-appropriate aquatics activities. Get familiar with what’s right for Cub Scouts and what’s right for older Scouts and Venturers. At the unit level, the Aquatics Supervision Guide is the primary resource for aquatics.

3. Health reviews and swim tests are the foundation to aquatic safety.

A complete health history is required of all participants as evidence of fitness for swimming activities. Forms for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All participants are designated as a swimmer, beginner, or non-swimmer based on swimming ability confirmed by standardized BSA swim classification tests. Each group should be assigned a specific safe swimming area with depths consistent with those abilities.

4. Remember that some activities are completely unauthorized.

There are a handful of aquatics activities that the BSA has deemed unsuitable for Scouting. These activities are:

  • Aerial-towed activities such as kitesurfing and parasailing;
  • Cliff jumping and diving from heights;
  • Swim races in open water, such as you would find in a triathlon, are authorized only in sanctioned events;
  • Operation of personal watercraft is limited only to programs conducted by your council.
  • Cub Scouts are not permitted to participate in aquatics activities on moving water, such as river canoeing or whitewater sports.

Whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking are awesome activities for qualified adults and older Scouts. Trips on whitewater rivers rated above Class II require either specialized training or professional guides. Trips on rapids above Class IV are prohibited.

Learn more about advanced aquatic activities following the BSA Aquatics Safety guidelines and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Round TUIT

March 19, 2022

Boxwell Reservation

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We need your help!

March 19th is our Round TUIT Weekend. Adults, please share with everyone we have a lot to do this month as we get ready for summer camp. Come be a part of the red hat team as they continue to make camp look Great. 

Let us know if you are attending

2022 Scout Card Sale

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Let’s go camping for free! Simply selling cards helps the Scout earn their way to camp and provides discounts to many local vendors. This is a fantastic way to help fund most of your Scout camping needs, in that you can help pay for those events by selling SCOUT CARDS! There are six regional cards available this year, so everyone across the Council can benefit from one of these cards. 

The 2022 Middle Tennessee Council’s Scout Card Sale run through April 22, 2022. This $5.00 Scout card will help your Scouts earn their way to camp and the unit will earn 50% commission on every Scout card sold! 

The Council will sell six different Scout cards for 2022 depending on the location of your Scout unit:

• Nashville Area

• Clarksville 

• Columbia/Lawrenceburg/Pulaski 

• Cookeville/McMinnville

• Murfreesboro

• Tullahoma 

Click HERE to learn more and to register your unit for this year's sale. Also feel free to contact our Scout Card Advisor, Vance Lackey, at or 615-383-9724.

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader


The Middle Tennessee Council wants to ensure that you have the training that you need to be successful as a Scout leader. You can visit to complete all training requirements associated with your Scouting position or you can visit the Council training page by clicking on the button below to view most current courses, dates and times.

Click Here to view the message for Eastern Section BALOO/IOLS course.


University of Scouting

Saturday, March 19, 2022  at

Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN


Our University of Scouting has been going strong since 2008! It has been proven that leaders provide a stronger Scouting program when they are properly trained and educated. We welcome all Scouts, Scouters, parents, and potential Scouters to join us for a full day of learning and fun.

What will I do at University of Scouting?

UoS is structured so that you can take classes and earn a Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate Degree in Scout Leadership. It is also possible to simply take the classes of interest to you without earning a degree.

Click HERE for more information

Latimer High Adventure Weekend

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Spring is here and it is time to get outdoors and participate in the NEW - Latimer High Adventure! Latimer High Adventure, April 8-10, 2022, is the opportunity to take your Scouting experiences to the next level. You sign up like you do for Merit Badges Dayz, but the program is different from a traditional Scout Merit Badges Dayz. These adventure treks are a two-day theme focused adventure at Latimer Scout Reservation but are not designed to earn a merit badge. Instead, these treks all about having fun, making memories, and getting to experience the great outdoors with other Scouts.

We have treks for biking, conservation, climbing, hiking, and shooting. You will spend the weekend on the plateau and experience all that Tennessee has to offer. The treks are limited, so sign up early. To participate in these treks, A youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation.

Click HERE register to participate

Spring Merit Badge Days

April 9 & 10, 2022

Boxwell Reservation

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We are truly excited to offer another Merit Badge Days in the Spring at Boxwell Reservation. April 9 and 10th we will be offering this exciting event with 15 different merit badges three of them are Eagle Required and our ATV program. To sign up for your class and more information please click the button below.

Click HERE to register

Spring Cub and Family

April 22-24, 2022

Latimer Reservation


This family camping weekend will include shooting ranges, crafts, games, and special projects. Bring your fishing pole and fish the 21-acre lake.


Eagle and Volunteer Recognition Reception

April 24, 2022

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Mark your calendar! The Middle Tennessee Council is proud to recognize our 2019, 2020 and 2021 Class of Eagle Scouts at our annual Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Celebration. On April 24, 2022 at Allen Arena of Lipscomb University, we will honor those Scouts that earned the rank of Eagle Scout over the last three years. Scouts should wear their field uniform (also known as a Class A uniform). For all others, business casual is appropriate attire.

Eagle Mentor

Here is your opportunity to be a MENTOR and 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 please sign up.

For questions, please contact our Eagle registrar, or call the Scout Service Center at 615-383-9724.


Merit Badge University

April 30, 2022

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The Middle Tennessee Council is extremely excited to let you know The Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) are offering a 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 fees to register them into 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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Sign up and join the fun. Family Scouting at Cubworld " GAME ON" !

Click on the button below and sign up your family to join us this summer. This year, we are having fun with retro video games as our theme at Camp. We look forward to seeing, Pac man, Link, Mario and Luigi, Donkey Kong and more. You don’t want to miss this fun and exciting event as we " Game On". We have 6 sessions for your family and pack to choose from.

For more information check out the Players Guide on the website. 

Click HERE for More information and Registration!

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Boxwell Reservation


Camp is just around the corner and we want to make sure your troop has an awesome summertime program for youth in Scouting. If your troop hasn’t made their commitment to come to camp this year please let us know. We currently have over 140 troops and 880 Scouts signed up to go to Boxwell Reservation.

This year at camp we are excited to open the Roy Grindstaff Skilled Trades Center, continue our ATV program with a new set of 4 wheelers and offer better quality programs at camp. Our main focuses this year are quality teaching and customer service to our Scouts. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at

Click HERE for More information!

Summer Camp Staff

Boxwell Reservation Staff isn’t just a job for the summer. Our staff members are passionate about camp, dedicated to program excellence, and serious about providing the best experience possible for every Scout. When you join us, you join a family of staffers spanning generations. You must be at least 15 years old by the time Staff Training Week starts to join staff. If you are 14 you can be a part of our Counselor in Training program. For more information, please go to the website at and follow the steps.

We are currently looking for medical staff, a Food Truck driver, Shooting sports director, Music Director, Life guards, Trading Post, Stem, Skills Trade, Boat Harbor, Kitchen workers and Cub world staff.

2023 National Jamboree

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

Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia


We are excited to offer a local contingent that will help you reach this Scouting milestone. We hope that you will consider joining 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

Due to the recent announcement of the Jamboree dates, we will wait until further event details are published prior to outlining contingent costs and a registration timeline.

Click HERE for more information
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Nashville, TN 37215


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