Council Earns ‘GOLD’ – again!

Every organization strives to improve. Plans are made, goals are set, performance is tracked.  Whether it’s a business, a club, or a family, we all set goals and track performance.  In the BSA, those performance standards are the 18 criteria tracked on the Journey to Excellence.

Today We are pleased to announce that the Muskingum Valley Council has achieved ‘Gold’ level performance for 2017.  If you are reading this, you can take pride in your role in this achievement!  Parents, cubmasters, scoutmasters, committee members, commissioners, venture leaders, activity chairmen, trainers, camp staff, donors, fundraisers, and so many more… you all played a part in this success story.


Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are advancing and camping at the highest percentages. Our Scouts averaged over 6 hours of service each.

With your help, the Muskingum Valley Council is setting the standard for quality, cost-effective, positive youth development.   As we look forward, we can all feel confident that we are prepared to provide more exceptional Scouting programs in 2018.

2018 University of Scouting – Registration Now Open!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ohio University Zanesville

Registration Begins: 8:00 AM

Opening: 8:45 AM

Concludes at 4:00 PM

Early Bird: $20 After March 2nd: $25

Your fee includes the ‘Celebration of Leadership’ luncheon

featuring the presentation of the Silver Beaver Awards.

The first 100 participants registered and paid will recieve a 16oz travel mug!

All participants will recieve a University of Scouting patch!



2018 Search and Rescue

Klondike Camporee

Zane Trace District

January 26-28, 2018

Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation

Scouts who fully participate will come away with only one requirement (online Search and rescue training) left to complete the Search and Rescue Merit Badge

See this link for the leaders guide:

klondike 2018 leader guide

Click here for the jotform registration:

Beginning Next Fall Girls Are Welcome To Join Cub Scouting

For years, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting have given young men opportunities to excel, do new things, develop character and leadership while preparing for life. Now young ladies will also have those same opportunities.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scout Packs will have the option of adding all-girl dens.  Existing Boy Scout Troops will remain unchanged.  Beginning in 2019 chartering organizations will have the opportunity to organize Troops for Girls only. They will all follow the same program requirements.

The Scout Oath and Law are not gender specific and many parents have been asking why we won’t let their daughters benefit from our great program.  Here is the official BSA press release announcing the upcoming change:

BSA Press Release Welcoming Girls