Eagle Scouts Share Fellowship at Gathering of Eagles Event


 On 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 regularly.    

The 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.   

Andy 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.  

If 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.  

For additional information, contact Jeremy Palazolo at the Council office or Phil Blum at pblum1@bellsouth.net