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

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
Phone: 615-294-0865

Friends of Scouting
In June we achieved our Friends of Scouting goal! A huge thank you to everyone who helped along the way. Our Chairman, Ken Halliburton supported us from the very beginning and helped to push us over the top! We broke new ground in Cannon County and Smyrna and have laid the ground work to have a successful 2016 campaign as well. Thank you again to each and every person who helped in any way to ensure our success.

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

February 27th SM/ASM Specific Training
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training
March 19th University of Scouting
April, 15-17 Rappelling Certification
Boxwell/Stone Door
April 21 OLS Info. Meeting
MTC Office
April 22-23 Adult Sailing Class
April 29 - May 1 OLS
August 26-28 and September 23-15 Wood Badge
Youth Protection Training
Contact Joyce Wheaton at or at 352-317-2011
Boy Scout Training
Contact Fred Brewer at or at 615-904-9981
Venturing Training
Contact Tony Love at 615-210-7607
All other Trainings
Contact The Training Chairman Debra Johnson at Debra Johnson : 615-943-8332
February 6 Scouting for Food
February 27 MTSU Merit Badge University
Please contact Carla Adamson if you have any issues. Questions about registration should be directed to . Be sure to include your troop number and location in all emails. Cost is $15.
March 3 Fire Side Chat with the MTC Scout Executive, Larry Brown
- 6 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
March 5 District Banquet - 7 p.m.
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:
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:
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 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 or Jason Flannery at
  • 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
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