Zane Trace District Pinewood Derby


Saturday, March 28th 2015

Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene

Registration will be from 8:00am to 9:30am

Racing will begin at 10:00am and should last 4.5 to 5 hours

Units register as a pack with their top 5 cars

A concession stand will be available on site.

Below are links to the official rules and the pack registration form.

ZT District Pinewood Derby Rules 2015

2015 Pinewood Derby Registration

Den Chief Training to be offered at University of Scouting


Do you have what it takes to be a Den Chief?

Only a few have the maturity and experience to lead Cub Scouts. If you want to be a part of an elite group of Scouts then you need to attend Den Chief Training and earn the cords of those designated as elite leaders.

University of Scouting 2015

March 21st, Zane State College

8:30 am—4:30 pm

Cost is $20

Den Chief Handbook, cords, and lunch will be provided

Register online by clicking HERE

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National Eagle Scout Gathering Dinner


The National Eagle Scout Association Committee Cordially invites you to attend the 3rd annual Eagle Scout Gathering on April 18, 6:00 pm. This Dinner is open to the public and this year the Council NESA committee has the honor to host the Grand Re-Opening event of the Central Lodge at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.

This dinner will be a celebration of the Eagle class of 2014 and partial class of 2015.

Fellowship will be had and honors will be given.

Dinner will be a special hog roast with all the trimmings. A feast and celebration to remember!


Raymond Nicholson II College Scholarship

National Youth Leadership Training Campership

The NESA committee will be awarding the Glenn A. Adams Award

National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award


Cost is $15 per person, space is limited due to the nature of this event

Please reserve your seat by calling the Scout Office 800-934-2128


You may pay over the phone or mail your checks to 734 Moorehead Ave. Zanesville OH 43701

Please make checks out to Muskingum Valley Council


Raymond Nicholson II Spirit of the Eagle Scholarship

Ray Nicholson II

Raymond Nicholson was an Eagle Scout of Byesville Troop 542. He passed away in 2013. Raymond’s family and friends wanted his spirit of Scouting to continue and started the Raymond Nicholson II Spirit of Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship in 2014 to assist those Scouts with continuing education. Each year a Scholarship of $500 is given to an Eagle Scout of Muskingum Valley Council. We urge all Eagle Scouts who are planning on attending College or Technical training in the 2015 year to apply.

For more information and application click HERE


To help support the Scholarship please consider purchasing a memorial Raymond Nicholson II Spirit of the Eagle patch for $10. This patch was designed with Raymond’s love for Scouting, motorcycles, and adventure in mind.

Three Achieve Highest Honor

The highlight of our annual recognition event is the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award.  The Silver Beaver selections committee has met and is pleased to announce this year’s honorees:

Joel Daniels,   Dan Riley,   William Shriver

Don’t miss ‘Scouts Saturday';  this  year’s sportscast themed recognition event, Saturday, February 21st, 2-4 PM at the North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville.  You’ll want to be there to help recognize these three deserving Scouters.

See the post below to watch the video promotion. The event is free (we will accept donations) and tailgating food will be served.

We welcome $100 table sponsors to offset the cost of the event.  Contact Ed Mulholland at the Council Service Center: 740-453-0571

Zane Trace Klondike

The Zane Trace Klondike will be on January 30 through February 1.  The Claylick Bowhunters Club will be hosting the event!  We will be camping at 12680 Lesley Rd. Newark, OH 43056.

All units will need to get a copy of the klondike guidebook and the catapult instructions.  If you have any questions, contact Ron Ashcraft by phone 740.616.9481, or email

University of Scouting

Are you eager to learn more and become a better Scout Leader? University of Scouting is the answer. University of Scouting offers the opportunity to get answers to all your Scouting questions, dig deeper into an area of interest, and share your knowledge with other Scouters from around the Council.   Together we can make the Scouting experience even better for every youth.  Click HERE for more information and links to paper and online registration. The Scouting volunteer in your life will thank you!