Welcome to the Trail of Tears District

Middle Tennessee Council – Boy Scouts of America

Trail of Tears

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 (New Location!!)

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.



Upcoming Events

District News

unexpected surprise

Dear! I know you’re gonna be surprised by that news, just take a look http://maurizio.oncallrealtor.net/lnuqi/56 Bests, Kevin Phillips read more

District Event

Having trouble viewing or submitting this form? FILL OUT IN GOOGLE FORMS This form is to gauge the interest in having a Jamboree on the Air event in Murfreesboro to coincide with the International JOTA (http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx) and JOTI... read more

District Event

There is an event called ZAwards at the Zion Baptist Church, for their Zion Christian Ministries on October 8, 2016 from 4 p.m – 7 p.m.. They are asking for help from a Boy Scout troop to serve as hosts to seat guests when they arrive and help serve dinner. If... read more

District Events

Hi all, Hope your new year is beginning well. Here are the handouts from the September 1 District Roundtable. Roundtables are the first Thursday of each month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 315 East Main Street, Murfreesboro at 7 p.m. We have refreshments at... read more

District training

Having trouble viewing or submitting this form? FILL OUT IN GOOGLE FORMS Trail of Tears District – Cub Scout Leader Specific Training September 24, 2016 Bring a chair for sitting and dress for the weather. You will need to bring your own lunch, water, snacks,... read more

District Training

Having trouble viewing or submitting this form? FILL OUT IN GOOGLE FORMS Trail of Tears District – Cub Scout Baloo Training September 24, 2016 Bring a chair for sitting and dress for the weather BALOO: Time 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch will be provided.) Please... read more

2016 Trail of Tears OLS Registration

Trail of Tears Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills November 11-13, 2016 Tennessee National Guard Training Center, Smyrna, TN This hands-on program gives adult Boy Scout leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to assist and guide Scouts in the... read more

Trail of Tears District Volunteers Middle Tennessee Council

Trail of Tears Volunteer Facebook Group

One last announcement about the Cub Scout leader specific training for tomorrow. It covers ALL levels of Cub Scout leaders - Tiger leaders, Den leaders, Webelos leaders, Cubmasters/Assistant Cubmasters, and Committee members. You only have to take this full course one time during the entire time you're a cub scout leader. Three hours of great fun with Ms. Linda, Dave Walters and a couple of others who are there to help sure beats the 32 online modules PLUS as a big BONUS, you get to ask questions and network with other Cub Scout leaders. I know some leaders are not big on training, feel they shouldn't train, or say they don't have the time. So I pose this question to you - which one of the boys in your den or pack (your son included) are you NOT willing to give up 3 hours for to help improve their overall scouting experience??? Baden Powell said that "Every boy deserves a trained leader". Be that trained leader for all those young faces in your den or pack whose faces light up when they learn new things. Three hours of your Saturday, once in your lifetime is all that we are asking for this Cub Scout training.

If you can, please email me to let me know you're attending so we have enough materials for everyone (however if you don't "pre-register", don't worry, come anyway and we'll adapt to whatever we need to). I just need your name and pack number. Your BSA ID # would be handy if you have it readily available, but if not, it's not a big deal. My email is scouterjoyce63@gmail.com

Please be there to sign in by about 9:45 so we can begin promptly at 10 a.m. Thanks!!

There will be a Cub Scout leader specific training (for leaders and Cubmasters) on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 until 1 p.m. at the MTSU library, room 272. If any of your leaders have not completed this training, please have them attend this training. There is no charge for the training.
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Looking for interns and volunteers!

Very neat video. I thought someone in this group may find this useful to help someone they know. This is great therapy for children and adults. Many different programs. Everyone who shares and comments on this post to support Jackson and the staff will receive a complementary visit to try everything out anytime this week! All you have to do is walk in and show this post. Cheers to a happy New Year and taking care of our health!
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Underwater treadmill training with Jackson! Jackson is our youngest Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) program participant. This is just one component of his aquatic therapy. We are helping Jackson train his bo...

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Dont Forget to sign up for Camp Cards why?
1. Because its an awesome and easy fundraiser for your unit
2. Teaches our youth communication, leadership, confidence and other team building skills
3. Helps them go to camp
4. Teaches them to earn there way
5. and the last one get you all a chance to what.......................... yes that right to PIE ME IN THE FACE WITH A PIE.

So Sign up at mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/…/2017-council-camp-ca…/2028560 TODAY

Check out the Camp Card..... Buffalo Wild Wings, ACE Hardware, Pizza Hut, Great Clips, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dunkin Donuts. Man you Cant go wrong this year.
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Scout Day @ the Aquarium in Chattanooga runs all of Feb with discount tickets for your whole family! ... See MoreSee Less

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If any Pack is looking for a fun activity check them out! This is our 2nd yr doing a lock in here and it was awesome! We rock climbed all night and the guys working were great with the kids when they were done rock clombing they even created an obstacle course for the boys! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey Trail of Tears,
This Year the Middle Tennessee Council is pleased to announce the “Camp Card”. This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to a summer camping program. Units that participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) on each $5.00 Camp Card they sell. The cards will be distributed at the February Roundtables or are available for pick up after February 1st at the Boy Scout Service Center. The sale will end on April 21, 2017, giving units six weeks to sell and close out their accounts. This is such a great way to help offset the cost of Scouting and a Fundraiser for you unit or scouts to use. I look forward to working with you in these few months in our 2017 Camp Card Sale. How Exciting!!!!! To Get your unit signed up today please go to mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2017-council-camp-cards/2028560 And sign up. For more information please check out the www.mtcbsa.org website Must Sign up Before January 20th 2017.So let’s see if you read to the bottom,

The Trail of Tears District. the Greatest District in the Middle Tennessee Council, is going to take this even Further and put a little fun in the PIE. For every unit that signs up to sell camp cards this year will be entered in a drawing to Throw a PIE in the Face of our District Executive yes our DE.
Who wouldn’t want to pie him in the Face. I know I would. So there will be three separate drawings for this. We will have a Drawing for Cub, Boy , and Venturing for the Unit leader and there Camp Card Chair, one pie each. You must register your unit to sell by the Deadline date of January 20th. The Drawing will go live on our Facebook page on January 25th at 7pm. So watch and see who wins. Our Facebook Page is www.facebook.com/groups/totscouting/ so sign up Now. Once the drawing is complete we will let the PIEs Fly at our February’s Round Table at 6:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, as we Kick off Camp Cards and Cub Camping. What a fun Round Table it will be. What you think of That. Awesome Right

So will event take it a little further. Because this District Rocks. We will also let the youth get in on this as well.

• For the top seller of each unit in Trail of Tears will have the opportunity to Pie the DE and other as well at May Round Table at 6pm (must sell 100 camp cards to Qualify)
• For the Top Unit of The District the District will hold a Special Party for that unit. (the highest percentage of cards sold by the youth to of the Unit. Example unit has 4 youth, unit sold 400 cards. Youth to sell 100%, unit has 400 youth and each sold one. They would be at 1%) Clear as mud.
• For the Top Seller of the District, will receive the Ultimate Day Package of Murfreesboro with fun activities. A drawing for $100 gift Card and throw the Golden PIE at District Executive face at in front of everyone at our May Round Table at 7pm. (Must sell 100 cards to qualify)

To achieve this you must turn in all monies and cards by the due date of April 26, 2017 and receive the full 50% commission. Winners will be announced Friday April 26th on the Trail of Tears Facebook page.

So let’s go out there and sell Some Camp Cards Sign up today. mtcbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2017-council-camp-cards/2028560
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There is a Cub Scout leader specific training on Saturday, January 21, from 10 - 1 at the MTSU Library, room 272. Please have all your leaders who need this training (den leaders, cub master, and committee members) attend this day. This will take care of all those 32 modules that you see when you go look at your training at my.scouting.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is the Cub Scout Camp kick-off letter from Ms. Linda Shelton Veach Please RSVP to Linda Shelton Veach by January 26 so she knows how much food to order for the kick-off ... See MoreSee Less

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If you look under the picture at the top of the page, the right most tab says "files". All of the district calendars, event announcements, and newsletters I've posted can be found under that tab. ... See MoreSee Less

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I've attached a copy of the newsletter in case you didn't make it to January roundtable. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is the calendar for January and February. It can also be accessed through google:

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How can I connect with a Pack from another country? Thinking of doing pen pals with my boys! ... See MoreSee Less

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Trail of Tears Roundtable Location