About Us

The Muskingum Valley Council (MVC) is a Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. The MVC BSA was founded in 1953 and is located in east central and southeastern Ohio. We serve Scouting volunteers in Coshocton, Guernsey, Knox, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Tuscarawas Counties.

Council Territory

It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with local 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, good citizenship, and  the development of mental maturity and leadership ability.

We prepare our community’s youth for life.

In addition, we operate the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation in Coshocton, Ohio. This exceptional,outdoor education center is host to our annual Boy Scout Summer Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Cub Scout Adventure Weekend, year-round camping and hundreds more activities and training experiences.  Families spent more than 10,000 nights camping at MVSR this past year!

Follow the history of our council through numerous mergers from 1917 to today:

Historical merger graphic

Read our Strategic Plan Here:

One Page Plan-2014

Contact Information:

Phone:(740) 453- 0571 or 1(800) 934-2128

Fax:(740) 453-2015,

email: mvcbsa@scouting.org

Twitter: @ MVC_BSA   Facebook: Muskingum Valley Council

Address: 734 Moorehead Avenue, Zanesville Ohio 43701

Store hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm


Our Courteous Staff:

Scout Executive – Ed Mulholland – Eagle Scout

Officer Manager/Accounting Specialist – Elaine Shoemaker

Registrar & Scout Store – Jane Payne

Fundraising Assistant – April Strunk

Scout Shop Clerk – Dianna Parrish

Scout Shop Clerk – Mindy Doyle

Arrowhead District Executive – Jay Shankel

Zane Trace District Director – Jeffery Pickett – Eagle Scout

Forest Trails District Executive – Amanda Wisniewski – Venturing Silver Award

MVSR Ranger – Ranger Ron