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March 2014

January 24-26 was the Freezoree! Click here for the Camporee Packet.

The District Pinewood Derby was held on March 8, 2014 at the Calhoun School.
Click here for the rules packet!
Click here for the race roster and car numbers
Click here for the overall standings
Click here for the standings by rank
Click here for the individual car statistics

January 2014

January 4, 2014 is the Athens Merit Badge College for Boy Scouts.  WEBELOS SCOUTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO EARN THE SCIENTIST AND READYMAN PINS on that day.  Click here for the registration and information packet. 

November 2013

Cub Scout Olympics will be held on Saturday, Sept 21 at Ingleside School in Athens.  Registration is 12:00 to 12:30pm.  All scouts must have an adult partner to compete.

September 21 and September 28 are Scout Days at the Ocoee River Corn Maze.  Click here for the flyer.

Fall Camporee will be held on October 4-6, 2013 at Mayfield Dairy Farm & Nursery in Athens.  Click here for the camporee packet.

Unaka University is Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church.  Click here for registration and course information.  Basic leader training for all positions will be offered.  You MUST register in advance.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) course for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters is scheduled for November 9-10, 2013.  Click here for registration form.

August 2013

The District Webelos to Scout Crossover Ceremony will be on Saturday, April 13.  Scouts, parents and friends should assemble at the Calhoun United Methodist Church no later than 7:15pm.  A practice session for Scoutmasters and Cubmasters ONLY (no parents or scouts) will be held at 2pm on Saturday, April 6 at the ceremony location site.  Click here for a map and directions to both locations.

The District Pinewood Derby was held on March 9, 2013 at Calhoun Elementary School.  There were 69 racers representing 11 Packs participating.  There were 12 Tiger Cubs, 16 Wolf Cubs, 13 Bear Cubs and 28 Webelos Scouts making this year's race the largest in the history of the Unaka District Pinewood Derby!

 Click here for the information packet and rules.
Click here for a pdf file of the overall racer standings regardless of rank
Click here for a pdf file of the racer standings by rank
Click here for a pdf file of the results of each heat
Click here for a pdf file of each racer's car statistics

Spring Camporee - ScoutQuest!  May 3-5, 2013.  Click here for the Camporee Packet.

Troop 118 is hosting a Disc Golf Tournament on April 20!  Click here for a flyer.

March 2013

The 2013 District Eagle and Leaders' Awards Banquet is scheduled for February 7, 2013.  Click here for an invitation and reservation form.

2013 Freezoree is scheduled for February 22-24, 2013.  Click here for a copy of the packet.

January 2013

The 2013 Athens Merit Badge College is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2013.    Click here for the final instruction letter to Scoutmasters

Click here to print the Aviation Merit Badge Consent Form (Required for scouts taking the Aviation Merit Badge - pages 1-4 for partents to keep...pages 5-6 must be signed and turned in at registration.)

Click here for the registration packet.

NEW! - The 2013 Athens Merit Badge College will offer 2 Webelos Activity Pin courses.  Click here for the registration packet

November 2012

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills course is November 3-4, 2012.  Click here for the course registration form.

October 2012

Unaka University is scheduled for September 29, 2012!  Click here for the course offerings and registration form.

April 2012

Athens Merit Badge College is scheduled for January 7, 2012 at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Athens.  The College is open to troops from any district.  Click here for a copy of the course offerings and registration instructions.

The 2012 District Pinewood Derby will be held on March 10, 2012 at the Calhoun Elementary School gymnasium.  Click here for a copy of the rules and schedule.

November 2011

The 2011 Fall Camporee was a great success!  Click the link below to view a few pictures of the Camporee on YouTube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlUuYJphJCI

BALOO training is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Mayfield Farms & Nursery in Athens.  Cost is $12 and includes lunch and program materials.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Click here for the registration form.

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training is scheduled for Wednesday 11/16/11 at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Athens.  Click here for the registration form.


The 2011 Cub Scout Olympics was absolutely wonderful!  61 Cub Scouts and their parent partners competed in 8 events of skill and speed for the title of "Olympic Champions".

 

 

October 2011

Due to scheduling conflicts with several troops in the District, the dates for the Fall Camporee have changed.  The Fall Camporee will be on October 7-9, 2011 at Hiwassee College near Madisonville, TN.  Click here for the camporee packet.

The Unaka University training day is scheduled for September 24, 2011.  Deadline for registration is September 16 so send in your registration today!  Click here for the registration form.

August 2011

The Unaka District Fall Camporee is scheduled for May 6-8, 2011.  Click here for a copy of the camporee packet..

The Unaka District Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, March 12 at the Calhoun Elementary School Gymnasium.  Click here for a copy of the rules and program.  There were 51 racers from across the district and all had a great time!

Click here for the overall Winners
Click here for the winners in each class (rank)
Click here for the results of each race
Click here for individual car statistics

The Unaka District Cub Scout Twilight Camp will be held June 20-24 at the Mayfield Diary Farm north of Athens. The theme will be "Survivor". Registration forms will be mailed to all registered scouts from the council office later this month. Cost is $55 for early registration (before May 16). $60 after May 16 and $70 for walk-ons. We're still looking for adults to help with the camp, so if you're available, please see Christy Seibert.

 

April 2011

The District Webelos Scout Crossover ceremony will be held on April 16, 2011 at the Stacey Crisp farm in Calhoun. Everyone is invited. Meet at the Calhoun United Methodist Church no later than 7:30pm on April 16. We will travel by convoy to the crossover site at dusk and the ceremony will start immediately upon our arrival. Cubmasters with Webelos scouts to participate in the crossover must provide a list of names AND THE TROOP NUMBER they will be crossing into to Phil Seibert or Stan Weslowski NO LATER THAN APRIL 9!

A representative of the gaining Troop, the cubmaster and the scout's parents will all have a part in the ceremony so they must be present. There will be no charge for this ceremony, but the cubmaster and the scoutmaster of the gaining troop MUST be present for a rehearsal on Saturday, April 9 at 2:00pm. Please contact Stan Weslowski (423-829-0651) or Phil Seibert (423-336-9919) for more details.

February 2011

The 2011 Unaka District Leaders' & Eagle Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2011!  Be sure to make your reservations by February 3, 2011. 
Click here for a PDF invitation and reservation.

Freezoree February 25-27, 2011.  NOW AT GEE CREEK CAMPGROUND- Click here for the revised packet (1/3/11)

January 2011

Unaka Merit Badge College - *The Unaka Athens merit badge college* is scheduled for Saturday, 1/8/11 from 8 am until 3:30pm at Keith United Methodist Church in Athens.  If you have questions, please contact TJ Williams.  shakleford13@yahoo.com

Cub Scout Lock-in - The lock-in scheduled for this Friday night has been officially CANCELLED.  We only had about 25 boys planning to attend, and we simply cannot cover costs with that low number. 
     I think the snow last week messed up a lot of meetings and opportunities to work on this.  Maybe next year!  --Connie

December 2010

NEW! For the 100th Anniversary celebration four vintage merit badges are being released for the Centennial Year only, giving Boy Scouts the hands-on opportunity to experience the exciting past of BSA. Click here for a flyer explaining the badges & requirements.

November 2010

The "outdoor skills portion" of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster required training is known as "Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills."  The next IOLS course is scheduled for November 13-14, 2010 at the Cherokee Christian Ranch in Coker Creek.  Click here for course information and a sign-up sheet.  NOTE: DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UP FOR THIS COURSE IS OCTOBER 22!

Fall Family Cub Camping - October 8-10, 2010 at Gee Creek.  Click her for a flyer.

Fall Camporee! - October 1-3, 2010.

September 2010

The Unaka University is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Athens.  Click here for course information and a sign-up sheet.

August 2010

Monroe County Scouting Expo - Saturday, May 29, 2010 Click here for full PDF flyer.

May 2010

FREE Physicals are available for Boy Scouts attending summer camp.  Dr. Byrd and the group at Athens Family Practice have again graciously donated their time and resources to provide free summer camp physicals to the Boy Scouts of the Unaka District.  The physicals will be held at the Athens Family Practice medical clinic (711 Cook Dr, Athens) on Wednesday April 28 from 4 until 6:00 pm.  Scoutmasters should let Connie Akers (connieakers@hotmail.com) know an approximate number of boys and adults needing physicals no later than Friday, April 23 so the practice can have the resources in place.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION - CONTACT CONNIE AKERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

Spring Camporee - April 30 -May 2, 2010.  Click here for flyer.  Click here for camporee packet in MS Word format.

March 2010

The District Pinewood Derby was held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Calhoun School Gymnasium.  Click here for the race statistics and pictures.

BALOO training for Cub Scout leaders is scheduled for March 27, 2010 at Gee Creek Campground near Delano, TN.  Click here for registration form and information.

February 2010

Reserve your seats for the Unaka District Centennial Celebration Banquet on February 8, 2010! -(FORM REMOVED}

Freezoree - February 26-28, 2010 at the (State Representative) Mike Bell farm in Riceville.  Click here for packet

April 2009

District Pinewood Derby was a huge success!  52 Cub Scouts competed for the title of Pinewood Derby Champion!  Click here to go to the race page for more information and statistics. 

February 2009

District Leader Award & Eagle Recognition Banquet is scheduled for February 12, 2009.  Click here for an invitation and reservation form!

Native American SeminarDec-6

January 2009

Unaka University 2008 on September 27, 2008 was a great success.  About 50 people turned out to attend multiple training sessions for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing.    [Download PPT training slides]

Popcorn 2008 - Click here.

August 2008

Day Camps! Madisonville & Athens Day Camps are open for registration!  Madisonville Twilight Camp June 16-20, 2008  Athens Day Camp June 23-27, 2008.  This year's theme is Adventure Alaska.  Click here to open a PDF brochure and registration form.

 

April 2008

Philmont 2008!  There's still room available!  Click here for more information.

It's Pinewood Derby Time!!  Saturday, March 8, 2008 is the day.  Calhoun School Gym is the place.  Click here for rules and information sheet.  Click here for the statistics and winners from this year's Derby!

Bike Rodeo.  Our Bike Rodeo was a major hit!  We had 26 scouts register plus several siblings participate. Click here for some photographs of the event.

February 2008

2008 Unaka District Leaders’ and Eagle Scout Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens.  Click here for a PDF invitation and RSVP flyer

2008 Scouting For Food Drive is now in progress!  Click here for an instruction sheet and tally sheet to be sent to the Council

 

January 2008

Merit Badge College!!  Athens Merit Badge College will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Mars Hill Church in Athens, TN.  Click here for a PDF file of the Information Packet

 

November 2007

Cub Scout Skate Night!!  Monday October 1, 2007,  5:00 - 7:00 PM  Athens Skate Center  Click here for more information

September 2007

Day Camp!! Cubs Down Under is the theme this year.  Two camps are available in the Unaka District: 

Madisonville - June 18-27, 2007 Twilight Camp
Contact Becky Webb (420-1845) or
Melanie Carr (295-4346) for more information.

Athens - June 25-29, 2007 Day Camp
(Click here for a registration form.)

June 2007

Spring Camporee  May 4-6, 2007. Click Here for Info Packet in MS Word Format  Click Here for Info Packet in Acrobat Format

April 2007

Wood Badge for the 21st Century  Time is getting short and the course is filling, so reserve your space now! Click here for an information and registration form Click here for the complete District training schedule

Boy Scout Hockey Night is set for Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.   Tickets are $7.00 for all youth (3 – 14), and $8.00 for adults.  Call Michael Keeney at 865-525-PUCK for your tickets!!!

District Pinewood Derby is a Huge Success!  Click here for the Derby Stats page.

March 2007

Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Banquet  - Thursday, February 8th, at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for an invitation and printable confirmation sheet.

2007 Scouting for Food Drive - 03FEB-10FEB07 -  All Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troop, and Venture Crews are asked to participate in the Scouting for Food Drive in 2007. This food drive is designed to help support the local food pantries.  The district will coordinate bag distribution and collection through the  District Committee representatives.

Click [here] for the Unit Information Flyer

Click [here] for the Round Table Information Flyer

Trainer Development Conference -- Click here for a registration form.

University of Scouting  - Saturday, March 3rd at the Pellissippi State College - Click here for a preliminary registration form.

BALOO and OLSWL Training -- Saturday, February 3, 2007 -- Click here for registration form.

Scout Night at The Dixie Stampede - February 17th at 6:00 p.m. - The cost is $22.81 for Cub Scouts and families. Call 865-453-9473 and ask for group sales to reserve seats

October  2006

 Council-wide Fall Camporee! was September 29-October 1, 2006  Click here for more information on the Council's web site.

July 2006

2005-2006 District Calendar - Click here to view the 2005-2006 District Activity Calendar

June 2006

Cub Scout Day Camp!    Madisonville Twilight Camp June 19-23, 2006
                                                 Athens Day Camp June 26-30, 2006   
Click here for more information.

Want to have an exciting Cub Outdoor Program?  Check out the Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines for 2006 by clicking here.

Scout Programs at the Knoxville Zoo  Coming up are programs on Saturdays February 25th, March 25th and April 29th  Click here for more information.

May 2006

Spring Camporee! - Spring Camporee 06 was held on May  5-7, 2006!  click here for more information

April 2006

The 2006 Annual Unaka District Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Calhoun School Gym

Click here for information, pictures and a list of the winners!

 

American Flag Retirement -Cub Scout Pack 275 will be collecting worn American Flags on the front lawn of First Baptist Church in Niota, TN
Saturday April 29th from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Everyone is encouraged to bring their flags so they may be disposed of properly!

 

Mark Janeway is our NEW District Executive!   Click here to read a press release on Mark's new Position

 

March 2006

Scouting for Food is here!  Click here for instructions and tally forms.

The Annual Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens on February 9, 2006.  Click Here for pictures from the ceremony!

 

 


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