Welcome to the Trail of Tears District

Middle Tennessee Council – Boy Scouts of America

We are located in the heart of Tennessee and proud members of the Middle Tennessee Council.   Our District includes many strong Troops, Posts, Crews and Packs located in both Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

 

Trail of Tears District Roundtable

Open to All Scout Volunteers & Parents

The First Thursday of the Month @ 7 PM August Through May
We Meet
@
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
315 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Network with experienced leaders and learn “new tricks” to help you “deliver the promise” of a quality experience for your Scouts.

Trail of Tears District Roundtable Mailing List

Have you ever had that feeling that you may be missing out on a key piece of information?  Something that could help your Scoouting unit, son, or you have an exciting weekend, learn new skills, improve your Scout meetings, or gain that critical advice from Scout Leaders that have been there and done that?

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District News

POPCORN Deadline Friday 20th

Good afternoon Popcorn Selling Units in Trail of Tears! With the 2017 Middle Tennessee Council Popcorn Sale ending this Friday, October 20, I want to thank all the Scouts, their families, and unit leaders who made the sale a complete success! We hope you and your unit...

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Cub Scout Fishing Rodeo

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM WHERE: Lane Agri-Park Community Center, 315 John R. Rice Boulevard WHO: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Parents and Family WHAT: Fishing Rodeo. Bass, Bream, and Catfish.  Catch and release or Keep what you catch REGISTRATION:...

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CPR on October 12

Just a reminder: There will be a CPR class during the night of the October 12th roundtable. It will be from 6 p.m. until about 9 p.m. Cost is $12, payable to Bob Martin the night of the class. Roundtable meets at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 315 East Main Street,...

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Thank you Leaders

Dear Trail of Tears Leaders, Volunteers and Parents What a great time to be in Rutherford and Cannon Counties as Scouting is truly booming in this area. At this time of year it is such an inspiration to see the new families join the Scouting programs; to what is...

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Fall TOT Camporee

Hear ye! Hear ye! The TOT Fall camporee is coming 'round the bend (of the Buffalo River). It will be held October 27-29, 2017 at Grimes Canoe Base. The cost is $12. Registration will be up on doubleknot soon (Look up the mtcbsa.org website, go to Trail of Tears...

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CPR on October 12

There will be a CPR class during the night of the October 12th roundtable. It will be from 6 p.m. until about 9 p.m. Cost is $12, payable to Bob Martin the night of the class. Roundtable meets at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 315 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN...

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2017 Scouting Alumni Event

Dear Rutherford and Cannon County Alumni and Friends of Scouting We are happy to be able to connect with you and your fellow Scouters to again celebrate the comradery of Scouting that each of us enjoyed as youth. With the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of...

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Upcoming Events

Trail of Tears District Volunteers Middle Tennessee Council

Trail of Tears Volunteer Facebook Group

Good morning Trail of Tears. I have a story to tell and a request.
Michael and Elatia Schmitz have been a part of Pack 1001 for the past 6 years, with two scouts they have been heavily involved. Doing everything from Cub master, den leaders, event organizers... you know how it goes right? They need our help.
Their 10 year old daughter, Georgia, was born with a rare, life threatening disease that affects the liver. Her liver has now been damaged to the point that she needs a transplant. Georgia is currently at Vanderbilt Children's and will likely be there for quite awhile. Her mother says she is still in very good spirits and has wowed staff because of her happy nature. That doesn't surprise any of us though! She has always been a ray of sunshine at all Pack events. She is simply amazing.
We have offered all forms of help, from food to visits, but the only thing Georgia and her family want, is to help an organization that helps so many families. The Ronald McDonald House. The mission of Ronald McDonald House is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care.
This wonderful organization raises money by collecting pull tabs! Yes, those little tabs on soda cans and soup cans. That's it!! All you have to do is keep a jar next to the one you already have for box tops! Ask your pack to do the same! Make it a challenge and get everyone involved! Bring what you have collected to Roundtable and we will get them where they need to go.
This beautiful little girl is away from home, fighting for her life, and all she wants is for you to collect pull tabs! I will post links to more information about Georgia and the pull tab program in the comments section.
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The MTSU Football game is coming up on November 4th. Although the flier says the deadline is October 20, they are still taking reservations up through early next week. If you register now, you'll just have to pick up your tickets (as a pack) at will call.
Please register. It's a neat event. The youth get to go out on the field and do the High-five tunnel for the players and they have a great time, plus they get a cool patch.
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Venturing Crew 197 working with Cub Scouts doing Jamboree on the Internet meeting scouts from around the world at the STEM center. If you are at Cub n Family this weekend you should stop by and check it out!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Scouting News

How to recognize and treat frostnip

Emergency Situation: While hiking in Utah’s beautiful and famously snowy Wasatch Mountains, you accidentally step in a snow-covered stream. The water isn’t deep, but it is cold. Very, very cold. Forced to hike out with wet feet, after half an hour you begin to feel...

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Chivalry isn’t dead for modern-day knights

As a self-proclaimed tomboy, Heather Haupt was sure she would rock what she calls “the boy mom thing.” Then she had three sons — boys who never tired of engaging in mud battles, playing football in the house and pretending to be superheroes. (They might have even told...

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Those little square knots are a big deal

Look at an experienced Scouter’s uniform and you’ll likely see a row or more of colorful embroidered knots above his or her left pocket. These small rectangular patches represent honors and awards the Scouter has received. Here’s an overview. How many knot awards are...

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Sailing to success aboard the SSS Dominion

It’s official: The SSS Dominion, aka Ship 100 of the National Capital Area Council, has won the 2017 National Flagship Award, presented by the Boat Owners Association of America and Sea Scouts BSA. Skipper Todd Skiles — who has earned the Honor Medal, BSA’s lifesaving...

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Trail of Tears Roundtable Location