Venturing Activites and Service
Civic Service is what we're called to do for the greater good.
Winterfest is an exciting, fun-filled, and competitive event for Explorers, Venturers, Sea Scouts & older Scouts BSA troops. Winterfest is an action-packed 2-day event filled with competitions, aquatic and STEM events, shooting sports, climbing, sports tournaments and more! Many events are related to various career fields such as Fire Service, Law Enforcement, and EMS. Participants can also enjoy snow skiing, shopping, and sightseeing in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee.
Scouting for Food
As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night - whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. That’s the genesis of Scouting for Food, the annual food-collection drive run by the West Tennessee Area Council on the first week of February each year.
Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to inform their neighbors about the drive. On the second, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice, and other nonperishable items.
Memorial Day Flag Placement
The West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America invites you to attend the Annual Memorial Day Flag Placement at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Parkers Crossroad. This is just one of many ways the Scouts can show their patriotism and citizenship for our Country's Veterans.
Veteran's Day Parade
Every year in November, hundreds of Scouts from the West Tennessee Area Council march in parades throughout the Council to honor our brave men and women who sacrifice their lives for their Country.
Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything great about the BSA and its members. Held every four years, the Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place. Features include; one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more!