Start your fall on Wings of Exploration! Join us for the Membership and Popcorn Kickoff:
Saturday, August 9th, 10am to Noon, Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
All leaders are invited, but every unit must have, at least, two representatives: one for Membership and one for Popcorn. These kickoff’s will be happening simultaneously so one person will not be able to attend both.
Click Here for info on Both Kickoffs!
Arrive early and we’ll even provide a free breakfast! (This may be your last opportunity to eat in the dining hall before work on the expansion begins!)
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:
Pack Calendar Template
Troop Calendar Template
Crew Calendar Template
Unit Excel Budgetting tool
Pack Newsletter Template
Troop Newsletter Template
Pack Annual Report
Troop Annual Report
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have a new reason to pass the swimmers test at MVSR. Thanks to a generous gift by the Mulligan Foundation in Coshocton, Ohio, Scouts can spend their ‘open-swim’ time tackling this giant inflatable. There’s only one caveat – They’ll need to pass their swimmers test!
Watch this Scout tackle the obstacle with ease!
Click here July 2014 for all the latest Scouting news from the Muskingum Valley Council.
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!
Go to the app store to download the 2014 update to our summer camp app.
Cub Scouts had a great week at Deerassic Park.
Looks like this Cub Scout hooked a fish but really, he’s hooked on Scouting!
The Council’s annual NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) dinner was held Saturday evening. Thank you to our local NESA committee for hosting this great event.
Both David Milligan and Arv Palmer were recognized with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. Both David and Arv have distinguished themselves with years of exceptional service to Scouting, and by their leadership of other organizations.
Arv Palmer has been the Council’s national representative for years. He is currently serving as Council President. He is an elder at his church, coaches a Bible Bowl team, delivers meals on wheels, and is an active member of the Gideons International.
David Milligan has served as Order of the Arrow lodge advisor for 20 years. He has been both Scoutmaster and Cubmaster. He is very active in the Masonic Lodge, volunteers for ‘The Living Word’ outdoor Drama and serves on their board of directors.
These are just a few of the many ways these men continue to fulfill their Scout Oath in their daily lives. Congratulations to David and Arv. Thank you for your continued service!
Other Awards presented were the Eagle Scout project of the year – given to Garrett Taylor-Leedy, and a full scholarship to the National Youth Leader Training presented to Charles Hall.