Media and Press

Periodically, the Chickasaw Council will issue press releases to share news of the good work Scouting is doing in the Mid-South. If you have any specific questions, concerns, or news to share, please contact the Holly Cooper, Chief Communications Officer, at Holly.Cooper@scouting.org, or call the Chickasaw Council, at 901-327-4193.

Unless otherwise noted, Richard L. Fisher, Scout Executive/C.E.O. of the Chickasaw Council, is the official spokesman of the Chickasaw Council.

Click the tabs below to see how Scouting in the Mid-South has been featured in the news recently! 

February 21 , 2020: FOX 13, the local FOX affiliate in Memphis, featured highlights from the annual Chickasaw Council Friends of Scouting Dinner, with guest speaker Terry L. Fossum, a businessman, philanthropist, and winner of the reality show Kicking and Screaming; click here to read the article and watch the segment

February 21, 2020: Local 24, the local ABC affiliate in Memphis, featured highlights from the annual Chickasaw Council Friends of Scouting Dinner, with Terry L. Fossum; click here to read the article and watch the segment

April 21, 2020: WMC Action News 5, the local NBC affiliate in Memphis, promoted a community blood drive, hosted by the Chickasaw Council with Vitalant, at the Chickasaw Council Dunavant Scout Service Center; click here to watch the segment

May 9, 2020: Local 24, the local ABC affiliate in Memphis, covered the first-ever socially-distanced sidewalk Eagle Scout court of honor for Phillip Twilley, of Troop 457, in Cordova; click here to read the article and watch the segment

May 11, 2020: WMC Action News 5, the local NBC affiliate in Memphis, covered the first-ever socially-distanced sidewalk Eagle Scout court of honor for Phillip Twilley, of Troop 457, in Cordova; click here to read the article and watch the segment

May 14, 2020: The Bryan on Scouting blog featured the Chickasaw Council's blood drive efforts in a post about how local councils are contributing to their communities during the COVID-19 situation; click here to read the story

May 18, 2020: The Bryan on Scouting blog featured the first-ever socially-distanced sidewalk Eagle Scout court of honor for Phillip Twilley, of Troop 457, in Cordova; click here to read the story

July, 2019: The Bryan on Scouting blog featured Chickasaw Council Eagle Scout Sunjay Chawla; click here to read the story. The Bryan on Scouting blog is the official blog of Scouting magazine; it reaches more than one million adult Scouters. 

August 22, 2019: WMC Action News 5, the local NBC affiliate in Memphis, featured Eagle Scout Justice Watkins (Troop 27) and Scout Executive/C.E.O., discussing the importance and impact of the Boy Scouts of America, on Bluff City Life; click here to watch the segment

August 29, 2019: Local 24, the local ABC affiliate in Memphis, featured Cub Scout Dylan T., an enthusiastic Scout and a council top popcorn seller, of Troop 459, in Bartlett, and Scout Executive/C.E.O. Richard Fisher on Local Memphis Live to discuss why Scouting matters! Click here to watch the segment

November 7, 2019: Local 24, the local ABC affiliate in Memphis, covered the Distinguished Citizen Dinner, honoring Mrs. Carolyn C. Hardy, a Memphis business legend; click here to watch the segment

November 28, 2019The Daily Memphian ran an article by special guest columnist Connor M., of Pack 200, in Memphis, discussing the importance of the Scout for Food initiative and the impact of living by the Scout Oath and Law; click here to read the article

December 9, 2019The Daily Memphian featured guest columnist Carolyn C. Hardy, the Chickasaw Council's 2019 Distinguished Citizen honoree, who drew parallels between the challenges and successes of her personal and professional lives and the efforts of Scouting to positively impact the community, particularly underserved neighborhoods; click here to read the article

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