Welcome the new Forest Trails District Chairwoman!

Kristi Headley of Pack 510 has been elected and will serve as the District Chairwoman for Forest Trails District. Mrs. Headley works in Addiction Prevention at Muskingum Behavioral Health. She is married to an Eagle Scout and has a son who participates as a Bear in Pack 510. With her assistance as the Pack Committee Chair and shared guidance with the rest of her Pack committee team they have completely turned the Pack program around in a positive direction and we are confident that she can bring that same enthusiasm and direction to the district. When you see her please introduce yourself and make her feel welcome!

Muskingum Valley Council Public Service Announcement

The Tiger Den of Pack 510 visited WHIZ in Zanesville and had the opportunity to make a Public Service Announcement to be broadcasted. Press play  to listen!

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Left to Right front: Tristan Mynhier, Kayden Stallard, Shia Johnston, Damien Brooks, Michael Coen, Wyatt Gillespie, Hayden Sloan.

Left to Right Rear: Troop 510 member Gage Brooks and Den Leader Mike Brooks

Have you scheduled your Family Friends of Scouting Presentation?

Gifts from ‘Friends of Scouting’ (FOS)  help pay to keep Scouting resources available to all Scouting leaders and families. This website would not be possible without the generous support of our ‘Friends of Scouting’ donors. Other examples of your FOS gifts at work include; camperships, recruiting flyers and materials, camp and scout service center administration and upkeep, and a paid staff that works diligently to assist you and your unit.  It costs Muskingum Valley Council an average of $150 per scout to provide these services.  We have the most affordable summer camp experience in the states of Ohio AND West Virginia thanks to the support of our ‘Friends of Scouting’.

Every Scout unit is asked to schedule a ‘Friends of Scouting’ presentation.  This is an opportunity for local Scouting volunteers ask the parents and leaders of your unit for their financial support.  The short presentation reminds parents of the value of Scouting and gives them an opportunity to invest in a strong local Scouting program.

When your unit has a presentation, it is rewarded with free tent camping at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.  If your unit contributes enough to reach an average gift of $45 per scout,  the unit earns free rank and advancement for the rest of the year.   Just as importantly, you will know that your unit is doing it’s part to ensure quality Scouting programs are available in our council for another year.

District Awards Time!

If you are an adult volunteer you should plan to support and recognize your fellow volunteers by attending your District’s annual recognition dinner.  Voluntees who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in 2013 will be recognized.  Please click here for information on some of the many the awards.

Please click on your district to get the details on your District’s Recognition Dinner.

Forest Trails District               Zane Trace District.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Live United

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:

Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties:    http://www.unitedwayofmpm.org/

Knox County:    http://www.uwayknox.org/

Coshocton County:    http://www.coshoctonunitedway.org/

Guernsey & Noble Counties:    http://www.guernseynobleunitedway.com/our-agencies/