Scouts Share Fellowship at Gathering of Eagles Event
April 24th, more than 100 Eagle Scouts in the Chickasaw Council Region gathered
for an evening of fellowship at Ducks Unlimited in Cordova, Tennessee. The
event was hosted by the Council to serve as a kickoff to a new Eagle Scout
Alumni organization being formed to bring our Eagle Scouts together more
evening included a BBQ dinner donated by Craig Blondis, owner of Central BBQ
and an Eagle Scout himself. The evening was impressively kicked off by
Tashann Hood, the Council’s newest Eagle Scout, who led the group in the Pledge
of Allegiance, Scout Oath and Scout Law and also blessed the food.
Thereafter, the attendees reconnected with old Scouting friends and made
new friends while enjoying the tasty dinner.
Wilson, Council Commissioner, then briefed the gathering on some of the
Chickasaw Council's highlights over the past year and Josh Bell described our
active capital campaign to make major improvements to camps Currier and Kia
Kima. Chief Scout Executive, Richard Fisher, also addressed the gathering
with an invitation to the Eagles in attendance to reconnect with Scouting to
help us make a difference in our community. The event was emceed by
Council Executive Board member Phil Blum, who is leading the organizing effort
for the Chickasaw Council’s new Eagle Scout Alumni Association. He
relayed the enjoyment and satisfaction he’s received since reconnecting with
Scouting several years ago. “Whatever I put into Scouting, I feel I get
back tenfold,” said Blum.
you’re an Eagle Scout and would like to join our new Eagle Scout Alumni
organization, registration will be available soon.
We plan to hold our next Gathering of Eagles this fall for more good
times and fellowship - and to build on the success of this initial event.
additional information, contact Jeremy Palazolo at the Council office or Phil Blum