Thank You Jane!

If you have visited the Scout office, called with a question, or shopped at the Scout Store, you probably know and appreciate Jane Payne.  Jane has been the council registrar and so much more!  If you’ve ever received an email blast, requested a merit badge counselor list or registered for an event, you have probably been helped by Jane.  We have all benefited from her friendly, courteous and efficient  work.

The staff knows how important Jane has been to the success of this council.  We won’t be the same without her.  Join us at the service center this Friday, December 12th from 3-5 PM to help thank Jane and send her off on her next life adventure.

Your Input Needed:

The Council Executive Board is reviewing and updating the Council strategic plan. The strategic plan provides the road map the council follows to ensure we continue to provide top quality Scouting programs.  A one page summary of the current strategic plan may be viewed here:  Strategic Plan Summary – 2011.

You can help us update the plan by providing your input.  Please complete this quick survey and email it to:

                  2015 Strategic Plan Survey

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!