Straker Cabin now ready for your unit!

We are pleased to announce that the new Straker Cabin is now available to rent for weekend camping. The heated cabin is located just off the main parking lot at MVSR. There are four sleeping rooms, each with two double bunk beds, for a total of 16 beds. Additionally, there is a large gathering space containing four picnic tables. A group larger than 16 could have several additional Scouts sleep in the gathering room. When renting the cabin, a unit will also get access to the flush toilet located at the Welcome Center just a few hundred feet from the cabin. There are additional rest room facilities in the nearby kybo at the Kiwanis shelter. Cooking is not allowed in the cabin – a fire ring will be located outside the building. Units are encouraged to bring cooking stoves for use outside the building if desired.

The cabin rental is just $75 per night, or $125 for a weekend rental.

Units wishing to rent the cabin should contact the Council Service Center at: 740-453-0571

Consider a great weekend at camp with a warm dry bed at night…. Hope to see you there!

Popcorn – Highlights of Michael Beck Training

Micheal Beck kept Unit Kernels captivated with his high-energy, inspirational presentation style.  More important, Units left with new insights on how to turn the popcorn sale into the engine of great program all year long.

He started by explaining his passion for the sale.   He told of his first time out selling with young Cub Scouts and how inspired he was by how quickly they gained self confidence and how their fear of speaking in public disappeared.  The personal growth that occurs in a young man who is taught the right methods of selling is priceless.

He reiterated, many times, the simple approach language every Scout should use: “Excuse me, sir! My name is (first name only).  I’m a Scout with Pack/Troop  __#___ in (city or town).  We are earning our way to summer camp.  You can help us by trying some of our DEEEElicious popcorn.  You will help us won’t you?”

At one point, Beck stopped his presentation to say: “Selling Popcorn is a privilege.  The council assumes all the risk, and handles all the administration of the sale so that units can maximize their profit.  It’s win,win, win, all the way around”

Click here to review the Popcorn Sale Guide


Nightmare Challenge will support Scouting!

Click the link and start getting excited about the Nightmare Challenge!  September 6th, just North of Zanesville at the Nightmare in Nashport – Trail of Terror.  Proceeds from this giant mud-run will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America.

Register to run at the link above, or, if your unit would like to help marshal the event, contact the Council Service Center.  We’ll need about 50  youth and adults along the trail and at the obstacles.  This promises to be a ‘Frightfully Fun’ event  – don’t miss it!

Fall Leadership Inventory



Do you know who will be taking the new Tiger Cub Den as a leader? Do you know who will be Mentoring the new Second Year Webelo Den? These questions can be answered or start the process of being answered by filling out the Fall Leadership Inventory Form and submitting it to you Commissioner or Unit Serving Executive. Please click HERE for the form!

Support the Raymond Nicholson II Eagle Scout scholarship.

These are the patches that were made for Ray Nicholson’s scholarship. $10 each.  Ray earned his Eagle Scout right here in the Muskingum Valley Council.  The Scholarship is a great way to honor Ray’s life and accomplishments while supporting current and future Scouts. All proceeds go directly to the scholarship account.  They are available at the Council office and at Fink’s where Ray worked.

These are the patches that were made for Ray's scholarship. $10 each. All proceeds go directly to the scholarship account. I have 50 of them.  They are also at the Council office and will be at Ray's benefit later this month.