Supporting Scouting in the Mid-South
There are many events that take place in Scouting, for the Scouts. Some include Scouts and are done at the district and unit level, some are what we call Special Events, held by the The Chickasaw Council. Special Events are intended to raise funds for the many Scouting events and to support Scouting overall. The Council Special Events are as follows, however we're always interested in exploring more options by partnering with like-minded organizations to best benefit Scouting and our community.
The Chickasaw Council Classic Golf Tournament
This event is an annual golf tournament. For specific information, click here.
Ken Kenworthy Memorial Fishing Trip
This event is held every year in memory of Mr. Ken Kenworthy. It is held in the Florida keys, and proceeds benefiting the Ken Kenworthy Campership Fund. For specific information, click here.
Whitney M. Young Service Award Luncheon
This annual luncheon is to recognize outstanding services by individual adults and/or organizations who have demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low income urban backgrounds, in fulfillment of Dr. Young's dream of justice and equality for all. For specific information, click here.
Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner
This annual dinner recognizes extraordinary leaders. For specific information, click here.
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is the Council's annual fundraising campaign, the largest revenue source contributing to the annual operating budget. Cash donations continue to be the greatest need and this funding supports the annual budget and specifically targets Scout families, alumni, volunteers, leaders, the board, and businesses. The annual dinner is held in February every year at The Peabody Hotel, featuring inspirational speakers who are nationally-known celebrities. Click here to be a Friend of Scouting.
Held in the Fall every year in Tunica, Mississippi, this event welcomes teams of four to test their skills in a realistic hunting environment of 20 different shooting stations. For more information click here.
Cruise for Scouting
This Mororcycle & Classic Car Ride is a benefit ride to raise funds to help support the 16,000 young men and women that participate in the local Boy Scout programs in Shelby County, 15 counties of northwest Mississippi, and Crittenden County, Arkansas. For more information click here.