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West TN Scouting News

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Please mark your calendar for the 31st Annual Celebration of Scouting Banquet to be held on February 27, 2024. Join us to recognize the impact that local Scouting programs provide to our young people through the 20 counties of West TN Area Council.

Our Celebration Banquet is a wonderful tradition that recognizes our 2023 Class of Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit Award Recipients, Outstanding Eagle Honoree James “JR” Ross, and our 2023 Silver Beaver Recipients Tom Roolf, Odie Haggard, John Vanhoose, and Kat Young. This is an evening to highlight the previous year’s accomplishments of our young people and keep the fires burning for future generations. There is no ticket cost for the Banquet; instead, you will be asked to pledge your financial support to Scouting.

All funds raised in support of this event stay local.  

The West Tennessee Area Council is its own 501 (C) 3 corporation. 


Celebration of Scouting Banquet
Keynote Speaker – Coach Allen “Erv” Ervin
Eagle Scout | Lambuth Eagle | Detroit Lion | JCS Eagle
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The Carl Perkins Civic Center, 400 S Highland Ave, Jackson, TN

Times: VIP Reception from 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM (By invitation) 

 Doors Open at 5:30 PM 

Dinner Served from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM 


R.S.V.P.  By February 17, 2024 online at or by emailing Morio Snelling (

We need your assistance for the continued success and expansion of our programs in 2024. Many community leaders are assisting me in this effort. You’ll be contacted by your table host or a staff member regarding your attendance. If you don’t hear from your table host by February 10th, we may have incorrect contact information for you. Please contact Scout Executive, Morio Snelling at 731.668.3787 or   


Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm!

Elaine Christian                                                                                     James “JR” Ross

2024 Banquet Chairperson                                                               2024 Council President



PS: Please find more about our speaker and how you can become a member of the Eagle Club at 


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