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Scouts BSA Activities


Civic Service is what we're called to do for the greater good.

UTM Merit Badge Day

Merit Badges

Do you have Scouts that are looking for an opportunity to earn merit badges in a university-style setting?

Then, the UT Martin Merit Badge Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin is the place to be.


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Held at the Lavinia National Guard Armory, this is one of West TN's largest offerings of Merit Badges. There are opportunities for Scouts from across 3+ states to come together and advance along their journey to Eagle. 

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.

National Jamboree


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!

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