High Adventure Training


For the Middle Tennessee Council to develop program areas which will assist units in the retention of youth. This is accomplished by giving young people challenging activities that are age appropriate and provide the resources to accomplish a safe and effective program.

Program Areas

Program Levels

Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers


High Adventure equipment is available for rent from the Scout Service Center. Once certified, a leader can check out the specified equipment for the program for which they were trained, but they must attend the trip.

At least two adult Scout leaders from each group must be trained and certified to use the equipment.

Rappelling Training

Rappelling and rock climbing are the most rapidly growing outdoor sports. Young people are now engaging in them with various degrees of knowledge and ability.

We can teach you the basic skills of ropes and safety and prepare you for an outdoor adventure with your Scouts.

Rappelling/rock climbing course training is valid for two years. Completion of one session (two and a half days) will train or re-train an individual for two years.

Session Dates:

  • March 21-23
  • April 25-27
  • September 26-28
  • October 17-19

Each session begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Boxwell Scout Reservation and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at Stone Door (Grundy County, TN )

Each participant is responsible for their own food and camping equipment for the weekend. Bring leather gloves and Annual Health and Medical Record.

1 month prior to the class, each registered participant will be mailed further details.

Cost: $ 20.00 ( for materials and equipment)
(non-refundable/non-transferable) to register must pay in advance.

Please note that if you do not attend the class you are registered for, you will lose your class registration and forfeit your registration fee.

Limit: 16 participants per session.

Course Director: David Benneyworth

Contact information:
Camping Department at 615-463-6316 or E- mail: camping@mtcbsa.org

Click here to download registration form.

Youth Whitewater Training

The Middle Tennessee Council was the first and is still one of the few Councils to offer this training. Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking is a great high adventure activity for your Scout.

This course is taught for both kayaks and canoes and at all skill levels - Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

The training can be taken as a Troop or Crew activity or by individual Scouts.

Kayaking Prerequisites:

  1. Previous Youth Whitewater Canoe School
  2. 12 years or older
  3. 1st Class Scout (if applicable)
  4. Canoeing Merit Badge (if applicable)
  5. BSA Swimmer
  6. Signed Permission Slip
  7. Annual Health and Medical Record

Canoeing Prerequisites

  1. 12 years or older
  2. 1st Class Scout (if applicable)
  3. BSA Swimmer
  4. Signed Permission Slip
  5. Annual Health and Medical Record

Note: Boats, PFDs, paddles, spray skirts and helmets will be provided.

Whitewater Training Dates

Youth Session: August 1-3, 2014

Hiwassee River

Cost: $50.00 (non-refundable)

Limit: 60 participants

  • Kayak - 30 participants
  • Canoe - 30 participants

Course Director: John Cauthen

Do you have questions? Contact us at 615-308-4273 or by email: whitewaterschool@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Youth Whitewater Training. At this time the online registration has been closed, if you would like to register please contact the Council Service Center at 615-463-6322 or kwilkerson@mtcbsa.org. Registration will be open until 4pm on Friday, July 18th after that time the course will not be able to accept registrations.

Parents or Unit is responsible for

  • Transportation to and from Gee Creek
  • Members when in camp
  • Emergency Medical Authorization Found in mailed packet

Unit Sailing Adventure

2014 Session Date: April 25-26

WHERE: Boxwell Scout Reservation, Pfeffer Boat Harbor

COST: $45.00 per person. Includes meals Saturday, boat rental use, sleep in the High Adventure Building , and materials .

WHAT: Learn the skills needed to conduct a weekend sailing activity at Boxwell’s Pfeffer Boat Harbor using the American 14.6 and Aqua Finn Sailboats. There will be 3 hours of classroom time and 8 ½ hours of hands on Sailboat training and sailing.

WHO: Adult Leader’s who want to reserve sailboats for a weekend Unit sailing adventure at Boxwell.

LIMIT: Limit of 20 participants (Adult Only Training)

Click here to download registration form

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