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!
Special thanks go out to Baird Concrete Products, Coshocton, who recently became sponsor of the Landscape Architecture Merit Badge. Their generous sponsorship will be used to improve programs at camp this summer.
Every Unit should conduct an annual planning conference resulting in a Unit calendar and Budget. Here are some helpful tools you can use to develop and communicate your plan and budget:
Click the link and start getting excited about the Nightmare Challenge! September 6th, just North of Zanesville at the Nightmare in Nashport – Trail of Terror. Proceeds from this giant mud-run will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America.
Register to run at the link above, or, if your unit would like to help marshal the event, contact the Council Service Center. We’ll need about 50 youth and adults along the trail and at the obstacles. This promises to be a ‘Frightfully Fun’ event - don’t miss it!
These are the patches that were made for Ray Nicholson’s scholarship. $10 each. Ray earned his Eagle Scout right here in the Muskingum Valley Council. The Scholarship is a great way to honor Ray’s life and accomplishments while supporting current and future Scouts. All proceeds go directly to the scholarship account. They are available at the Council office and at Fink’s where Ray worked.
Click here for a quick overview of the great new tools available to volunteers:
United Ways throughout our area are Kicking off their fundraising campaigns this week. As Scouts and Scouters we can all be thankful for the generous support we recieve from the United Way. For the next several months, volunteers throughout our community will be working hard to raise funds to support Scouting and many other worthy organizations. Everyone is encouraged to make an investment in your community through the United Way. By living united we all make the world a better place for ourselves, our friends and our neighbors. Follow these links to learn more about the United Way in your community:
Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties: http://www.unitedwayofmpm.org/
Knox County: http://www.uwayknox.org/
Coshocton County: http://www.coshoctonunitedway.org/
Guernsey & Noble Counties: http://www.guernseynobleunitedway.com/our-agencies/
New Scouts, parents and leaders begin their Scouting journey in September. However, www.beascout.org will continue to be a gateway for new members and leaders who want to be a part of your unit.
Units need to enter or update unit contact information for their “Google Pin.” BeAScout Google Pin Access.
The following resources can help your dens and pack get off to a great start:
Check out this great recruiting video on youtube: