Merit Badge Counselors Needed for the 2017 Merit Badge College
The Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is pleased to announce planning is under way for the 2017 Merit Badge College. The event will take place at:
Tri-Valley Middle School
1360 Main Street
Dresden, OH 43821
It will be held on the following Saturdays in 2017 from 8:30 AM to Noon:
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
The council is seeking Merit Badge Counselors (current or new) to assist as volunteers with the event. The theme of the event is “On Track to Eagle” and we hope to offer as many of the Eagle Required Merit Badges as the schedule and time will allow. However, counselors for non-Eagle Required Merit Badges are still encouraged and welcome to volunteer to help with the program’s diversity of offerings.
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
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United Ways throughout our area are Kicking off their fundraising campaigns this week. As Scouts and Scouters we can all be thankful for the generous support we recieve from the United Way. For the next several months, volunteers throughout our community will be working hard to raise funds to support Scouting and many other worthy organizations. Everyone is encouraged to make an investment in your community through the United Way. By living united we all make the world a better place for ourselves, our friends and our neighbors. Follow these links to learn more about the United Way in your community: