From September 8th until May 27th the Council Office/Store will be open during the following hours: Monday-Thursday 9-6 and Friday 9-5. For the month of September we will be open from 9-1 on the 12th, 19th, and 26th (Saturdays).
We are more than happy to fill your orders and have them waiting for you if you are running short on time. You can call, fax or e-mail them in. Please give us 24hours to process your order. Any items we need to order for you may take 7-10 business days for us to receive.
The new Adventure began on June 1. We will be returning all the old advancement items on Sept. 1. This means you have until Aug. 31 to purchase any beltloops or pins you may have forgotten. You may have 2nd year Webelos following the old path, their pins should be available to order, please check with us at least 7-10 days before you need them. If you currently have an order waiting here at the office please pick it up.
Everything is Possible In Cub Scouting and it all begins at School-night!
Schedule your school night now.
Launch your Scouts to new adventures by following the Councils School-night plan. Here are some highlights:
- Rocket Theme: What can be a more exciting way to launch an adventure than with a rocket launch. New Cub Scouts will build and launch alka-seltzer rockets at the school-night.
- To ensure every scout gets a quick start, we are discounting the cost of Cub Scout Handbooks and including them in the joining fee. The cost to join Cub Scouts in September, including their handbook, will be $16. (That is a $5.00 savings)
- Belt loops are the main recognition under the new program. Every Cub Scout will need a Cub Scout Belt. To help every family get their scout in uniform quickly, there will be a uniform package price (including the shirt, neckerchief, patches, cap and belt) that will save every family another $10.
- For each 4 new boys joining your pack, the Council will provide a den leader handbook – FREE!
Want all the details? Here’s the 2015 Cub Scout Fall Roundup Leader Guide. Leader guides are also available at the Scouting Service Center.
Is your Google Pin up to Date? If you go to www.BeAScout.org and enter your zip code, a google map will appear with the location of area Scouting Units. Click on the pin for your unit. Does it have a welcoming statement for new families? Does it tell them who to call? Does it say when you meet or what exciting activities are coming soon? If not, Learn to update your pin here: Be A Scout pin instructions.
Free Zane Grey Book for Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venturers
Will your Scouts accept the Reading Challenge? Several community organizations have joined together to promote reading this coming fall. The goal is to have the whole community read a book by our very-own, Zane Grey. Free copies of “The Young Forrester” will be available to WEBELOS, Boy Scouts and Venturers who commit to read the book this fall. Poll your scouts and let us know how many books you’ll need:
Zane Grey Community Read sign-up form or register online now!
As part of this community-wide series of events, the Muskingum Valley Council is hosting a free Zane Grey Wild West Family Fun Day. The event will include plenty of Wild-West fun for youth including roping and horses. Mark this date on your unit calendar now and use it to encourage your young readers to finish reading the book.
Click here to learn more about the events surrounding this reading challenge: OTSPM
August 29, 2015
Nightmare Challenge Mud Run
You’re a Scout leader. You envision yourself to be a rugged outdoorsman, prepared to tackle any challenge… Last year Cubmaster Brent Huffman of Pack 510 tackled the nightmare challenge and took first place! Of course everyone who tackles this challenge is a winner. Learn how far you can push yourself and the amazing things you can accomplish once you set you mind, and your body in motion. Who will beat Brent in 2015?
A portion of the proceeds comes back to support local Scouting. Visit this website to learn more:
Guess what?! The Service Center can order anything you want from Scoutstuff.org! Having your items delivered to the Service Center will save you money on shipping.
When your order comes in, you will be contacted and your name goes on the board. If you have not paid for it, we will hold that order for one month before it is returned to the store inventory.
Please contact the Service Center today if you think you have an order ready. We can be reached at 740-453-0571
Do you want to know what is up with the new Cub Scouting Program? Follow the link and you will have all the resources available now and any future updates.
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