Order of the Arrow – Winter Banquet

All OA members (and your families) are invited to join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our annual Winter Banquet!

Saturday December 16, 2017

At Dresden United Methodist Church 1410 Main Street, Dresden, OH 43821

5pm social time, 6pm dinner, 7pm program

Cost is $15 (unless you purchased 2017 Fastpass)

Please pre-register here!

2018 dues ($15) can also be paid at the banquet, 2018 Fastpass patch will be available for $50 (or $40 for Lifetime Members), and our brand new Ordeal/Brotherhood/Vigil flap sets will also be available!

Exploring After Dark –


Twenty-two High School Students spent a fun evening of behind-the-scenes tours–at 4 local businesses:  Plaskolite, AK Steel, New Bakery and WHIZ TV.  Students learned about the careers available, the education required, and the lifestyle they can expect. The evening started with a visit from Monado the Zane State Maskot, and ended with pizza and pop.


Beginning Next Fall Girls Are Welcome To Join Cub Scouting

For years, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting have given young men opportunities to excel, do new things, develop character and leadership while preparing for life. Now young ladies will also have those same opportunities.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scout Packs will have the option of adding all-girl dens.  Existing Boy Scout Troops will remain unchanged.  Beginning in 2019 chartering organizations will have the opportunity to organize Troops for Girls only. They will all follow the same program requirements.

The Scout Oath and Law are not gender specific and many parents have been asking why we won’t let their daughters benefit from our great program.  Here is the official BSA press release announcing the upcoming change:

BSA Press Release Welcoming Girls

2017 Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due December 15th

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local council may bestow upon a volunteer.  The list of Silver Beaver awardees from the Muskingum Valley Council is a whose-who of dedicated game-changers who have left a significant legacy that will impact young people for years to come.  Do you know a Scouting volunteer deserving of this recognition?  Please consider taking the time to submit a nomination form.


Welcome Hunter Baker to the Team!

We are  pleased to announce that Hunter Baker has been hired full-time to lead the Scout Shop and handle fundraising record keeping.  Hunter began her work for the council early this year while still attending Ohio University Zanesville.  This spring she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Applied Management.   

Hunter is a graduate of John Glenn High School and lives in New Concord.  She is a member of the United Methodist Church and likes to spend time with friends and family. 

Hunter has done an exceptional job thus far and she has demonstrated the desire and ability to take on more challenges.  

Please join us in welcoming Hunter to this new position with the council.