About Us

The Muskingum Valley Council (MVC) is a Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. The MVC BSA was founded in 1957 and is located in east central and southeastern Ohio. We serve Scouting volunteers in Coshocton, Guernsey, Knox, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Washington, Pleasants, and Tuscarawas Counties.

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

email: mvcbsa@scouting.org

Twitter and Instagram: @MVCBSA

Facebook: Muskingum Valley Council

Address: 734 Moorehead Avenue, Zanesville Ohio 43701

Store hours:


Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Our Courteous Staff:

Scout Executive – Ed Mulholland – Eagle Scout

Assistant Scout Executive – Jeffery Pickett

Officer Manager and Accounting Specialist – Elaine Shoemaker

Scout Store Manager and Fundraising Specialist – Hunter Baker

Scout Store Specialist and Registration Specialist – Jane Payne

Scout Store Specialist – Karla Jorden

Scout Shop Specialist – Dan Beebe – Eagle Scout

Arrowhead Senior District Executive – Jay Shankel

River Trails Senior District Executive – Amanda Wisniewski – Venturing Silver Award

MVSR Ranger – Ranger Ron