Calling all Cub Scouts and Webelos! Our annual fall Cub Scout Camp out and WEBELOS Woods will be here before you know it! Start planning now. This exciting weekend promises great family fun and true Scouting adventure. Arrive Friday evening, set up camp and enjoy the great outdoors. Saturday, you’ll travel to a number of activities throughout camp and end the day with a giant campfire with songs and skits! Spend a second night in camp and head home Sunday morning.
The fee is just $15,00 per Scout or sibling. Adults and siblings not yet in 1st grade are free. The registration deadline is September 26th, after the 26th, there will be an additional $5.00 late fee. Units are responsible for their own tents and food throughout the weekend.
From September 8th until May 27th the Council Office/Store will be open during the following hours: Monday-Thursday 9-6 and Friday 9-5. For the month of September we will be open from 9-1 on the 12th, 19th, and 26th (Saturdays).
We are more than happy to fill your orders and have them waiting for you if you are running short on time. You can call, fax or e-mail them in. Please give us 24hours to process your order. Any items we need to order for you may take 7-10 business days for us to receive.
The new Adventure began on June 1. We will be returning all the old advancement items on Sept. 1. This means you have until Aug. 31 to purchase any beltloops or pins you may have forgotten. You may have 2nd year Webelos following the old path, their pins should be available to order, please check with us at least 7-10 days before you need them. If you currently have an order waiting here at the office please pick it up.
Launch your Scouts to new adventures by following the Councils School-night plan. Here are some highlights:
Rocket Theme: What can be a more exciting way to launch an adventure than with a rocket launch. New Cub Scouts will build and launch alka-seltzer rockets at the school-night.
To ensure every scout gets a quick start, we are discounting the cost of Cub Scout Handbooks and including them in the joining fee. The cost to join Cub Scouts in September, including their handbook, will be $16. (That is a $5.00 savings)
Belt loops are the main recognition under the new program. Every Cub Scout will need a Cub Scout Belt. To help every family get their scout in uniform quickly, there will be a uniform package price (including the shirt, neckerchief, patches, cap and belt) that will save every family another $10.
For each 4 new boys joining your pack, the Council will provide a den leader handbook – FREE!
Is your Google Pin up to Date? If you go to www.BeAScout.org and enter your zip code, a google map will appear with the location of area Scouting Units. Click on the pin for your unit. Does it have a welcoming statement for new families? Does it tell them who to call? Does it say when you meet or what exciting activities are coming soon? If not, Learn to update your pin here: Be A Scout pin instructions.
Free Zane Grey Book for Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venturers
Will your Scouts accept the Reading Challenge? Several community organizations have joined together to promote reading this coming fall. The goal is to have the whole community read a book by our very-own, Zane Grey. Free copies of “The Young Forrester” will be available to WEBELOS, Boy Scouts and Venturers who commit to read the book this fall. Poll your scouts and let us know how many books you’ll need:
As part of this community-wide series of events, the Muskingum Valley Council is hosting a free Zane Grey Wild West Family Fun Day. The event will include plenty of Wild-West fun for youth including roping and horses. Mark this date on your unit calendar now and use it to encourage your young readers to finish reading the book.
Click here to learn more about the events surrounding this reading challenge: OTSPM
It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts
of America, in cooperation with community organizations, to provide a
high quality Scouting program which will foster in young people a
commitment to serve God and country, ethical moral character, personal
fitness and good citizenship and also the development of mental
maturity and leadership ability.