Trail of Tears

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Hi everyone! This is the Trail of Tears District. Thank You for Looking at our page. The Trail of Tears District serves the Rutherford and Cannon County areas.

The Trail of Tears District consists of 30 Cub Scout Packs, 22 Boy Scouts Troops, 5 Venturing Crews, 1 Sea Scout unit and 6 Exploring Post. The Trail of Tears District serves over 1,500 youth and has over 800 Adult Volunteers. To find a unit close to you, please go to www.beascout.org.

Trail of Tears District is the Heart of the Middle TN Council and is constantly growing the Scouting Program. Come check us out and find a unit that fits your needs. Trail of Tears Adult Leaders and Scouts have a great time with activities year around with lots of Fun and Exciting Outdoor Experience that teaches life skills. Come, Join, and Start your adventures with the Trail of Tears today.

Feel free to contact us so we can help serve you a great program.

This is Scouting. Click here to check out this awesome video of Summer Camp at Boxwell Scout Reservation, shown through the eyes of the boys.

 

 

District Chairman:
Jerrod Ervin
Phone: 615-473-1635

District Commissioner:
Kevin Phillips
Phone: 615-478-3489

District Executive:
Jason Flannery
jflannery@mtcbsa.org
Phone: 615-294-0865

Cub Scouts Spring into the Year
It’s that time of the year when we spring out to the outdoors; time to shake the cold away and get READY TO CAMP. This April Trail of Tears will be having a Spring Camporee hosted by the District on April 15-17 at Boxwell Scout Reservation at Camp Stahlman. The theme this year is "NASCUB RACES”. With a them like that it must be time again time to clear off that table, put that thinking cap on, get the tools out and get creative with that piece of pine wood. You guessed it its District Pinewood Derby Races held at Stahlman Dinning Hall on April 16th. Check in begins 8:15am and Races start 10:00am. These Races is where we find out who rains supreme of Trail of Tears. As see whose car is the fastest and the coolest design. Don’t forget to sign up. To register and all other inquiries contact Linda Veach: lesveach@comcast.net or 1-615-848-4848.

2015 Eagle Scouts and there impacts in our community
In 2015 The Trail of Tears District was horned to have 33 Eagle Scouts achieve the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. These Eagles Scouts was form the age of 14 – 17 years old as they impacted 25 different organizations in our community. They worked 5,271 service hours and raised 17,000 to complete there project for the rank. As these young men have made impacts at our Churches, Parks, Schools, Cemetery and other areas in our Community. Hats off to our Eagles of last year as they have shown that this is award that is earned not handed out. Thank You.

Let’s Get Trained! As Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader
Leadership and confidence are critical to success in Scouting and life. The Middle Tennessee Council offers various training programs so you have the skills, the knowledge, and the experience it takes to help Scouts learn to make the most of their opportunities.

The training mandate will require top unit leaders – SMs, CMs, Varsity Coaches, Venturing Advisors, Skipper and Explorer Advisors – be fully “trained” for their registered position, effective 01-01-11. Please refer to the “Umbrella of Scouting” as to what constitutes a “trained leader” in each program. Click here to view "Umbrella of Scouting"

Commissioners
Trail of Tears is working to ensure quality support for our units. Since we have so many units, we need lots of help to reach all of them. We are building up our Commissioner staff in order to better serve our units. If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of our Commissioner team please contact Jason Flannery. We would love to have you serve as a Unit Commissioner to help support our District. For more information about what it takes to be a Commissioner check out http://www.scouting.org/Home/Commissioners.aspx

Training
April 29 - May 1 OLS
Boxwell
August 26-28 and September 23-15 Wood Badge
September 24, 2016 Scouting Expo/BALOO/Leader Specific Training
Youth Protection Training
Contact Joyce Wheaton at scouterjoyce63@gmail.com or at 352-317-2011
Boy Scout Training
Contact Fred Brewer at fbrewer@comcast.net or at 615-904-9981
Venturing Training
Contact Tony Love at tkallove@comcast.net 615-210-7607
All other Trainings
Contact The Training Chairman Debra Johnson at Debra Johnson : 615-943-8332
April 15-17 2016 SPRING CUB-N-FAMILY CAMPOUT
Camp Stahlman- Boxwell Scout Reservation.
Cost: $15.00 per family (includes a patch for the Scout and registered sibling Scouts) $5.00 per additional patch for adults, non-registered Cub Scouts, family members and other participates. PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN YOUR REGISTRATION BY APRIL 11, 2016. For more Info please contact Linda Veach, cell 615-848-4848or email: lesveach@comcast.net
April 16 2016 Trail of Tears Annual District Pinewood Derby
Boxwell Scout Reservation, Camp Stahlman Dining Hall.
8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. check in and weigh-in 10:00 a.m. the Racing begins (no late entrees) All Race Cars and supplies have to be approved BSA official products.
For more Info please contact Linda Veach, cell 615-848-4848or email: lesveach@comcast.net
May 28 Memorial Day Flag Placement
Stones River/Healing Fields
June 6 - 10 Murfreesboro Day Camp
Barfield Park
June 13-17 Smyrna Day Camp
National Guard Base

Round Table is one of the most important place to be for Information. Scouting volunteers from Trail of Tears District meet once a month at their monthly Roundtable Meeting. This is the best opportunity to share information about upcoming Scouting events, trainings and activities that you can share with your Pack, Troop or Crew.

  • Round table meets every 1st Thursday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (315 E Main St. Murfreesboro) at 7pm. Everyone is invited; more the better. You will want to have someone form every unit there. For more information please contact Kevin Phillips at kphillipsbsa@gmail.com the meeting usually last until 8:30pm.
  • District Committee meeting meets every 4th Thursday of the month at the American Red Cross Building (501 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro) at 7pm this meeting is for the District Committee Chairs to meet and discuss the actions of the district. Finance, Membership, Advancements, Training, Camping, Activities, OA, Venturing, and PR. If you interested in being on the committee please contact Jerrod Ervin at jerrod.ervin@barrett.net or Jason Flannery at jflannery@mtcbsa.org
  • District Commissioners meeting meets the same time as the District Committee but in a different room in the American Red Cross Building. This meeting is the 4th Thursday of the month at the American Red Cross Building (501 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro) at 7pm to discuss the Units. Commissioners of the district are Adult leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. For more information please contact Kevin Phillips at kphillipsbsa@gmail.com
For more information Check out Facebook page Trail of Tears Volunteers - Middle Tennessee Council https://www.facebook.com/groups/totscouting/

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