MCCS Sponsors and Participates in a Wide Variety of Scouting Related Events
- A national Scout jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), usually held every four years and organized by the BSA National Council. Referred to as "Jambo", or "the Jamboree", Scouts from all over the world have the opportunity to attend these jamborees, considered to be one of several unique experiences that the BSA offers. The first jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting, but was delayed until 1937. The idea of holding the event on a regular basis did not take root at first, the next jamboree wasn't held until 1950 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
The jamborees were then held around the country as a means to promoting Scouting nationally. Since 1981, the U.S. Army has allowed the BSA to use Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia as the home location of national Scout jamborees. A jamboree is held for ten consecutive days and offers many activities for youth participants and the 300,000 members of the general public who visit it. It is considered to be Scouting at its best...(more information)
Thanks to the faithful attendance of Church of Christ Scouters to Philmont in recent years, MCCS has been granted the opportunity to conduct it's own seminar at Philmont 2011: "Scouting in the Church of Christ."
Make plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of MCCS by attending the Philmont Training Center conference “Scouting in the Church of Christ” July 10 – 16, 2011...(more information)
Duty to God Camporees
In 2004 members and friends of MCCS put on our first "Duty to God Camporee" at Boxwell Scout Reservation in the Middle Tennesse Council. The camporee exposed individuals and families to the programs offered by MCCS and was a time of fellowship and encouragement for Christian Scouts and Scouters from all over the Mid-South.
The next "Duty to God Camporee" is being held May 11-13, 2007. It promises to be a great program for families, scouts and scouters...(more information)