During the 4th age, King Eldarion Telcontar of Arnor, son of Aragorn and Arwen and High King of the Reunited Kingdom, regular folk traveled the land of Middle Earth by sled due to the extreme cold climate created by the years of volcanic ash blocking the sunlight from reaching Middle Earth. They camped out in all kinds of seasonal weather and needed adequate outdoor survival skills, which they learned from their ancestors of the 3rd Age. Scouting has incorporated this theme into our Klondike Adventure for 2020. The point of the Klondike Adventure is to allow youth to use their Scout skills and not only survive, but thrive in the outdoors while working as a team to push and pull a sled across Latimer Reservation competing against other teams in search of GOLD RINGS and the ultimate prize of having “One Sled to Rule them All”!!! When GOLD RING seekers came up the Gap of Rohan, they were inspected by the Rohan Rohirrim before being allowed entry into Rohan. Those that did not have adequate supplies where turned back for their own safety. So, it should be at the Klondike Adventure. Therefore, the first event will be held at the Gap of Rohan. A thorough safety check of the sled and scouts will take place. For example, any team member wearing inadequate footwear or any sled lacking a brake rope must not be allowed to participate in the Klondike Adventure until they correct the unsafe conditions. There are many more requirements of the sled teams and sleds and they will be detailed in the sections for Sleds and Equipment.
Kodiak is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant, one that will encourage you to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone. Each participant will be challenged with new activities and skills such as bike riding, realistic first aid, sailing, and outdoor cooking. Participants will be split into clans of bears to signify the challenge with the intent of preparing for the future with servant leadership in mind.
Pfeffer Regatta is the annual sailing race hosted by Middle Tennessee Council Sea Scouts. We have the honor this year of being chosen as a host site for Koch Cup qualifier. The koch Cup is the International Sea Scout Regatta held every few years. Scouts wanting to participate must race in a certified qualifying race. The event will be promoted nation-wide and has the potential for a broad reach of Scouts and Scouters that have never been to Boxwell.
Rendezvous is weekend Scouting event filled with fellowship, fun, and adventure. The event brings together Scouts from all over Middle Tennessee Council and beyond for camping, games, high adventure, advancement, and service. It’s a great event to enjoy before summer activities begin. Participants must be a registered member of a crew, ship, post, or troop and meet the age requirements (14+ or 13 years and completed the 8th grade). There is a full schedule of activities that will suit most every participant’s interests.
Venturing Vista (renamed from the Venturing Leadership Summit) is a yearly training campout held at the Latimer Reservation. Come and spend time with other crews and ships in Middle Tennessee Council on Friday night, take training's required for awards on Saturday morning, play Quidditch in the afternoon, and finish the day with skits and s’mores around a campfire!