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Unit in Action - Troop 93, James E. West District


Troop 93 of the James E. West District actively serves their community to make a difference. When Forrest Hills United Methodist Church wanted to have its first in-person service, for Easter weekend, Troop 93 stepped up to help. They helped to beautify the surrounding greenery of the church by raking leaves, picking up litter, and trimming the bushes. Troop 93 wanted to support and give back to their host church. The church was pleased when the Scouts came and cleaned the church grounds. Fantastic job, Troop 93! 

Safe Scouting Reminders

Campfires are a powerful part of the outdoor experience. They can be lively with laughter, storytelling, and fellowship. The campfire can also be a time of reflection, learning, and great peace. Safe behavior around a campfire ensures a good time can be had by all while mitigating the inherent danger of the fire. Here are some helpful reminders on behavior that can make your next campfire a positive and safe experience.



Handbooks for each program have useful tips for campfires.

Smart behaviors around a campfire

  • Fires are useful, but they can be dangerous. Always respect a fire by showing smart behaviors.
  • Stay outside of the campfire ring. Do not touch any part of the fire ring once the fire has been lit.
  • Don’t run, jump, or play around campfires. Understand that fires can cause injuries.
  • “Once it’s in, it stays in.” Don’t pull anything out of the campfire.

 Maintain a safe campfire and campsite

  • Always consider the campfire’s surroundings. Ensure the campfire is the appropriate distance between the seating areas and tents.
  • Verify federal and local regulations regarding fire bans and policies.

 Cooking or roasting over a campfire

  • Never swing, flick, or throw hot or burning food. If your food burns or catches fire, remain calm.
  • Maintain a safe distance while cooking. Use a skewer long enough to keep your body outside the fire ring or containment area.
  • Be careful with sharp skewers and keep the tip pointed in a safe direction. In the dark, others may not see the skewer. Prevent injury to others by being responsible. Maintain spacing with others around the fire.



Beaver Day at Boxwell Reservation

May 14, 2022

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Every third Saturday of the month is our next opportunity to help out at Boxwell Reservation. May 21 from 9 am to 3 pm. We are working hard to get camp ready to open! Let us know if you want to join our Adult Volunteer team click on the button below to sign up or email Larry Green at

Sign up HERE!

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.


Memorial Flag Placement Day


Attention Scouters!

This is a reminder to sign up for the 2022 Memorial Day Flag Placement on Saturday, May 28. This will allow you and your youth to be part of a now almost 50-year tradition with MTC! It is a great way to show that appreciation and commemorate those who served and continue to serve our nation. This is a great event with community leaders and news coverage will take part with the Scouts in placing flags at over 200,000 graves throughout the Middle Tennessee Council.

If you have registered to join us in placing flags on the graves of soldiers who so sacrificially served, please dress in Class A uniform. It is optional but highly encourage your unit to bring a screwdriver or a poker to help plant flags into the ground if the ground is dry and tough!

For any questions or more information, please visit or contact Andrew Weisbrot at 


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.


Adventure Camp 2022 – A Space Odyssey 

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Scout Parents and Volunteers: Our exciting Adventure Camp will be starting in less than a month for our initial camp weeks! 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!


To register your Scout to participate at a camp or yourself as volunteer, please click on the button below 


The registration cost is $110 per child. 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 or youth volunteer.


Please continue to promote Adventure Camps in your packs, districts, and communities. 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. What you need to bring: clothing, water bottles, and toiletries as we provide the rest for you. We provide a cot, tent, food and a quality fun program with an 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 super excited to see you and your family here at Boxwell Reservation for our Family Scouting program.

Click HERE for More information and Registration!

Webelos to Camp

Calling all Webelos II Scouts and Parents, Camp is almost here and we want to make sure we are on your calendar for this summer. Summer Camp at Boxwell Reservation is a great way to kick start your Scouting experience in the program. Camp offers a first-year program to help Scouts earn their first rank and still allow Scouts to earn a few merit badges as well. If you want more information about what the program can do for your Scouts at Boxwell Reservation, please call our Camping Director Jason Flannery at 615-294-0865 as he can show you the way. 

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Boxwell Reservation


Scouts BSA Summer Camp is a few weeks away 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 lot of fun. The staff has created a plan for you and your Scouts to have a radical time at camp this year. 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 a provisional Scout and we will take care of the leadership for you.

See you all at Camp!!

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 need some adults to help us at the:

·        Boat Harbor (teaching your youth how to ski and drive a boat)

·        STEM Position (teaching youth in our STEM program)

·        Need Two Camp Cooks

·        Skilled Trades instructors, teaching youth

  • Welding
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Electricity
  • Home Repairs
  • Architect
  • 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)
  • Work in the Trading Posts

For more information about working at Summer Camp this year please go to  For more information, please go to the website at

2022 MTC Sporting Clays Fun Shoot 

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The 2022 MTC Sporting Clays Fun Shoot will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the Nashville Gun Club (1100 County Hospital Rd., Nashville, TN 37218). Teams and sponsorships are available and the online auction will take place from August 14-18. For more information- please click on the link below or contact Kevin McMurrian, Director of Finance, at or (615) 516-9065. All proceeds support the Middle Tennessee Council Scouting programs.

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2022 Brown & Brown MTC Boy Scout Fall Golf Classic 

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The 2022 Brown & Brown MTC Boy Scout Fall Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 26 at the Governor’s Club (9681 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027).

Morning and afternoon shotgun starts are available as well as sponsorship opportunities. For more information- please click on the link below or contact Kevin McMurrian, Director of Finance, at or (615) 516-9065. All proceeds support the Middle Tennessee Council Scouting programs.

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Wood Badge


Wood Badge is coming this August! If you have not yet signed up, go ahead and register today. Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership training program within the Boy Scouts of America. Local experts agree that Wood Badge is one of the top experiences that an adult can have in the BSA. Come find out if you agree. One critical prerequisite for attending Wood Badge is that you are 100% trained for your position. The cost to attend Wood Badge is $250, and includes a t-shirt, hat, patch, camp mug, food, resource guides, new friends, amazing memories, Wood Badge regalia, and much, much more! Slots are filling up fast, REGISTER NOW!

Click HERE register to participate

Climbing and Rappelling Training

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

Campaign for Boxwell

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A key project of the Campaign for Boxwell Reservation is the building of the new 100th Anniversary Veterans Gateway. Marking the entrance of camp, the Gateway includes a gate that will be locked to keep camp safe when no events are taking place. The project also includes a monument with the names of Scouts, leaders, and camp staff alumni who served or currently serve our country. Over 400 names are included in the inaugural group and names will be added at least once a year going forward.


On Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at Boxwell. All are invited. Please email Linda Carter, Assoc. Development Director for the Council, at if you plan to attend or would like more information about the Veterans Recognition. 

Scout shop Message

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The Nashville Scout Shop presents the new “Top Scout” t-shirt, just in time for the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” later this month! Come in and get yours today!

The Scout Shop now has an online shop, and we are adding new items daily. Follow the link to visit our online store!

Also, please “LIKE” us on Facebook, Nashville BSA Scout Shop for other future promotions or products.

Latimer High Adventure Weekend

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Latimer High Adventure, October 28-30, 2022, is the opportunity to take your Scouting experiences to the next level. You sign up like you do for Merit Badge Dayz, but the program is different from a traditional Scout Merit Badge Dayz. These adventure treks are a two-day themed 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.


Please visit our website. Click Here, for more information and registration.



2023 National Jamboree

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

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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 $2,200 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 Here!!


Middle Tennessee Council is inviting you to a 2023 National Jamboree Zoom Orientation and Discussion. To be held on June 2nd at 6:00pm


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 818 1842 5891

Passcode: 728251


Click HERE for more information
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3414 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215


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