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
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.
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Don't forget about the combined STEM Day Event along with Cub Scout Leader training - Den Leader, Pack Committee and Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster. Bring the scouts & siblings to learn simple coding while having fun using StarWars, Legos, Minecraft & more to...read more
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...read more
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:...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
We love all our adut Boy Scouts and we appreciate you, so want to remind you NOT to be sitting at St. Paul's on Thursday night waiting on Roundtable on Thursday October 5th. If you do you will be sitting in the dark all alone! Roundtable was moved to October 12th due...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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This is an exciting and important time for the BSA. Our recent historic decision to serve families by inviting girls to Cub Scouts and delivering a program that will enable them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout sustains our mission of preparing more young people to...read more
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...read more
The Dilemma Scoutmaster Donnelly imposes a lot of rules on the members of Troop 74, and his ban on cellphones on campouts is perhaps the most important — and most ignored. Scouts who can’t remember a time without cellphones chafe at this restriction and often sneak...read more
When Dan Gunther was in second grade, a couple of friends recruited him to join their Cub Scout pack. Just over a decade later in 2004, the three friends all became Eagle Scouts in Troop 1589. That was not the end of Gunther’s Scouting trail, however. Far from it. The...read more
Eighteen years later, Jay Perry still remembers the one-two punch that caught him off guard. First, his son’s Cubmaster told him many of Pack 3187’s families were transferring to another unit, leaving him as the sole leader. Second, the pack’s longtime chartered...read more
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...read more
After he leaves your troop, a Scout might never cook over a campfire, hike into the wilderness or use CPR to save a life. But he will undoubtedly need to manage his time and money. How effectively he does that could depend on what he learns from the Personal...read more
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...read more
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...read more