On November 28, 2015 we will be conducting interviews to fill the positions open for the 2016 Summer Camp season. This is the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Interviews will take place in the Welcome Center at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation from 9am until Noon.
Please contact Dominic Lehman with any questions you may have. E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 937-417-7959
Did you know that our council has an Amateur Radio club? It is open to all youth and adult members of the Muskingum Valley Council and the BSA. If you are interested in Amateur Radio or want to find out what it is, contact Matthew Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the first National Scout Jamboree was held in the summer of 1937 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the jamboree has become Scouting’s flagship event. In the summer of 2013, the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience with world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports. In 2017, SBR and the jamboree will be even better.
The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will take place July 19 – 28, 2017 at the Summit in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Want to find out more? There’s a one-stop shop for registering, additional information, and all kinds of details at http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/
Leader selection will be taking place in the Fall of 2015. Click here for a leadership interest form: Adult interest form
It’s coming, and it’s going to be huge! This council-wide gathering of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers promises to be the biggest Scouting event in years! The location will be Ariel Foundation Park in Mount Vernon. The park has lakes for fishing and boating events. The most distinctive element is the spiral staircase which ascends 150 feet up a huge industrial smokestack. The event will have tons of things to see and do all day Saturday, followed by the closing show Saturday evening. Come join 1,000 fellow Scouts and Scouters for a weekend you won’t soon forget!
SCOUTFEST 2016 – Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15th
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.
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.