Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America

One of the country’s first Boy Scouts of America programs, the Sequoyah Council was founded in 1931. Each year, we serve more than 5,800 youth and adults throughout a 16-county service area in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.


Scouting is designed to make you more resourceful, and the outdoor experience provides adventures that foster self-sufficiency. As you navigate obstacles that may include extreme weather, difficult terrain and dealing with nature’s unexpected challenges, you learn the importance of strong leadership, communication and teamwork. Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education, and Scouting provides a lifetime of memories and lessons learned.


For nearly 110 years, the Boy Scouts of America has helped shape future leaders by providing a program for young people that builds character, promotes good citizenship and develops personal fitness. We empower youth to make the right choices, conquer challenges and understand the importance of personal responsibility.


The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers.


Friends of Scouting is the Sequoyah Council’s largest source of funding.

The annual giving campaign helps ensure high-quality Scouting programs for every youth. Accounting for 54 percent of funding each year, the campaign is vital to our Council’s success.