Information is starting to trickle down about the upcoming World Jamboree in summer of 2019. Click here for the information we have now:
For years, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting have given young men opportunities to excel, do new things, develop character and leadership while preparing for life. Now young ladies will also have those same opportunities. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scout Packs will have the option of adding all-girl dens. Existing Boy Scout Troops will remain unchanged. Beginning in 2019 chartering organizations will have the opportunity to organize Troops for Girls only. They will all follow the same program requirements.
The Scout Oath and Law are not gender specific and many parents have been asking why we won’t let their daughters benefit from our great program. Here is the official BSA press release announcing the upcoming change:
Jamboree on the air is October 20-22. The Muskingum Valley Council Radio Club will be at the Straker Bldg on the 21st, from 9a-5p (or longer) for anyone that would like to learn more about Amateur Radio. We will let you talk on the radio, build an antenna and try to find a hidden transmitter. Maybe you’d like to work on the Radio merit badge? We can help you with several of the STEM related badges if you are working on a partial from camp.
We will finish with a meeting of the Muskingum Valley Council Radio Club Saturday evening. Any scout or scouter can be a member. We can provide radio classes and testing opportunities.
If you have any questions, you can contact Matthew Murphy 740-704-8836, Eric Udischas, Chad Lawrence, or the Service Center 740-453-0571.
We will have a few patches available or they can be ordered through the Service Center
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The list of Silver Beaver awardees from the Muskingum Valley Council is a whose-who of dedicated game-changers who have left a significant legacy that will impact young people for years to come. Do you know a Scouting volunteer deserving of this recognition? Please consider taking the time to submit a nomination form.
Be sure to read this letter explaining the upcoming fee increase:
The Area Four Program Conference is coming to Zanesville October 7th, 2017.
This annual conference brings the key thought leaders of many councils together to share ideas, learn and improve. We are fortunate to host this conference right here in Zanesville at the Ohio University/Zane State campus. Don’t wait, register now!
Each fall we reach out to every family and invite them to join us on the Scouting adventure. This year, our Cub Scout recruiting theme is
Cub Scouts will each build an ‘out of this world’ STOMP rocket kit and they’ll have plenty of opportunity to launch their rocket!
(Cub Scout Leaders building STOMP Rockets at the Fall Membership Kickoff.)
Follow the Cub Scout Recruiting Guide to ensure a successful recruiting season for your Cub Scout Pack. Troops are asked to assist Packs with the Cub Scout Recruiting events. Your Scouts can be a big help providing real fun for the new Cub Scouts while their parents learn all about this terrific opportunity for their family.
We are pleased to announce that Hunter Baker has been hired full-time to lead the Scout Shop and handle fundraising record keeping. Hunter began her work for the council early this year while still attending Ohio University Zanesville. This spring she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Applied Management.
Hunter is a graduate of John Glenn High School and lives in New Concord. She is a member of the United Methodist Church and likes to spend time with friends and family.
Hunter has done an exceptional job thus far and she has demonstrated the desire and ability to take on more challenges.
Please join us in welcoming Hunter to this new position with the council.
AUGUST 30 Update: We have had a slight delay as we negotiate the moving of a gas line that passes under the new storage building. We expect to have the gas line removed by mid sept and then construction will proceed.
On Tuesday, August 15th, the community gathered to help Scouts break ground on the expansion and renovation of the Scouting Resource Center in Zanesville. Cub Scout Carson Shockley, Eagle Scout Alex Pinson, and Venture Scout Julia Roberts each turned the first dirt, symbolizing the start of the construction. These three Scouts represent the thousands of young people who will benefit from Scouting over the next fifty years, thanks to this project.
The expansion and renovation is the last project of a five year capital campaign. Already, generous donors to the campaign have funded the construction of a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) center, doubling the size of the dining hall, and construction of the Silver Beaver Village consisting of 5 cabins and a shower house. This final project will cost $1.2 million. A good portion of this has already been raised and we hope to raise the final $600,000 in the next 6 months.