Big News for MVSR!

Tuesday, September 30, at 11:00 am will mark the beginning of a new era at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.  Thanks to the incredible generosity of many foundations, companies and individuals, we will be breaking ground on a $500,000 expansion of the Dining Hall.  The expansion will nearly double the size of the seating area finally allowing us to have all campers comfortably under one roof for meals and programs.

The project is expected to take 6-7 months and will be complete in time for Summer Camp.  In addition to simply expanding the seating area, the entire building will get new siding and a new metal roof.

Everyone is invited to join us at the dining hall Tues., Sept. 30 at 11am for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Straker Cabin now ready for your unit!

We are pleased to announce that the new Straker Cabin is now available to rent for weekend camping. The heated cabin is located just off the main parking lot at MVSR. There are four sleeping rooms, each with two double bunk beds, for a total of 16 beds. Additionally, there is a large gathering space containing four picnic tables. A group larger than 16 could have several additional Scouts sleep in the gathering room. When renting the cabin, a unit will also get access to the flush toilet located at the Welcome Center just a few hundred feet from the cabin. There are additional rest room facilities in the nearby kybo at the Kiwanis shelter. Cooking is not allowed in the cabin – a fire ring will be located outside the building. Units are encouraged to bring cooking stoves for use outside the building if desired.

The cabin rental is just $75 per night, or $125 for a weekend rental.

Units wishing to rent the cabin should contact the Council Service Center at: 740-453-0571

Consider a great weekend at camp with a warm dry bed at night…. Hope to see you there!

Popcorn – Highlights of Michael Beck Training

Micheal Beck kept Unit Kernels captivated with his high-energy, inspirational presentation style.  More important, Units left with new insights on how to turn the popcorn sale into the engine of great program all year long.

He started by explaining his passion for the sale.   He told of his first time out selling with young Cub Scouts and how inspired he was by how quickly they gained self confidence and how their fear of speaking in public disappeared.  The personal growth that occurs in a young man who is taught the right methods of selling is priceless.

He reiterated, many times, the simple approach language every Scout should use: “Excuse me, sir! My name is (first name only).  I’m a Scout with Pack/Troop  __#___ in (city or town).  We are earning our way to summer camp.  You can help us by trying some of our DEEEElicious popcorn.  You will help us won’t you?”

At one point, Beck stopped his presentation to say: “Selling Popcorn is a privilege.  The council assumes all the risk, and handles all the administration of the sale so that units can maximize their profit.  It’s win,win, win, all the way around”

Click here to review the Popcorn Sale Guide