Looking Back and Leaning Forward

2019 has been an incredible year for the Muskingum Valley Council.

We started the year with the entire council operating out of two conference rooms. One served as the Scout Store and the other housed four field staff, two support staff, the copy machine, the server, and all files and records needed to keep the council running. We end the year fully settled-in to our beautiful and functional Scouting Resource Center.

One year ago there were no girls in Scouts BSA. Today we we have 10 Scouts BSA Troops for girls. We have had several Girl Troops attend summer camp and these young ladies are enthusiastic and engaged. We may even have our first young lady earn her Eagle Scout in the coming year!

We started the year serving 80 units in 7.5 counties. Today our family has grown to 110 units in 9.5 counties thanks to the addition of Washington County, Ohio and Pleasants County & Williamstown, West Virginia. We are working hard to serve these units and make them feel welcome.

It has truly been a momentous year and we are very grateful to all who helped with their time, talent and treasure. Our continued success as a council depends on the generosity of so many people; Unit level leaders, Committee Members, District and Council volunteers and so many generous donors. Thank you!

I hope you are all as excited as I am to see what 2020 brings!

Ed Mulholland, Scout Executive

Summit High Adventure River Trek 2020

The Muskingum Valley Council has scheduled a contingent to experience the New River Trek Program. The group will consist of 4 Adults & 12 Youth.  There are still some slots available.   Estimated cost is $1,000.00  

The dates are June 12 to 18, 2020. 

TRIP OVERVIEW: This is a 50-mile paddle trip on the New River. You will navigate the upper portion of the river. This portion of the river includes Class I to III rapids. The final whitewater day in the Lower Canyon is a rafting experience and includes Class III to V rapids. Crews camp along the river through the New River Gorge. A gear boat (raft) accompanies the group to transport gear and food. Please note that in exceptionally high water, the entire trip may be conducted in rafts.

ELIGIBILITY: Registered Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers who are at least 14 years old; and their registered leaders.

SKILL LEVEL: Participants must successfully complete the BSA Swimmer test. We recommend that participants have completed the Kayaking Merit Badge or have equivalent knowledge and skill.

FORMS: The following forms are required for participation: BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (Parts A-D), Summit Waiver, Whitewater Waiver.

FISHING: If you want to fish during your trip, you must purchase a West Virginia fishing license at www.wvfish.com. Fishing equipment will be available for your use. Youth under 15 years of age may fish without a license.

Click here to register: https://scoutingevent.com/467-27952