Sequoyah Council

The Sequoyah Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America located in the states of Tennessee and Virginia.

Sequoyah Council #713
Location 129 Boone Ridge Drive, Johnson City, TN 37615
Website
https://sequoyahcouncil.org/

Council History

The Johnson City Council #559 was founded in 1919 in Johnson City, Tennessee. It changed its name several times: to the Washington County Council in 1922, to the Appalachian Council in 1925, and to the Cherokee Area Council also in 1925. Across the border in Virginia, the Chief Benge Council #713, in Bristol, Virginia was founded in 1925. In 1929, the Chief Benge Council and the Cherokee Area Council merged to form the Chief Benge-Cherokee Council #713, headquartered in Bristol, VA. In 1936, the merged council changed its name to Sequoyah. The council moved its headquarters back to Johnson City, TN, but kept the #713 council number, despite the headquarters city and state change.

Council Patches

Districts

  • Breaks District District - Buchanan, Dickenson and Russell County, Virginia
  • Buffalo Mountain District - Johnson City, and Washington, Carter and Unicoi County, Tennessee
  • Nolachuckey District - Greene, Hancock and Western Hawkins County, Tennessee
  • Overmountain District - Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, Sullivan and Johnson County, Tennessee, and Washington and Smyth County, Virginia
  • Wilderness Road - Lee, Scott, Wise County, Virginia, the City of Kingsport, and portions of Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington County, Tennessee

Camps

Lodge

The council is served by Sequoyah Lodge 184 of the Order of the Arrow.