Ham Radio License Class

Have you ever thought of getting your Amateur Radio license? The Muskingum Valley Council Radio Club is having a Technician license class on February 16 and 17 at MVSR. This will be instruction and testing. The cost is $3. You will need to provide your own food. Camping is possible but arrangements must be made at the council service center. Class will take place in the Straker cabin and will run 8a-6p on Saturday (or later depending on the group). There will be an hour break for lunch and breaks as we need them. On Sunday we will begin at 9a with testing at 5p. Please register by contacting Matthew Murphy, KR8E at matt.kr8e@gmail.com.

If you want to just take the test our upgrade your license, Please contact me, Matthew Murphy, KR8E, at matt.kr8e@gmail.com. Testing is free and provided by a Laurel VE team.

Welcome Girl Troops!

February 1st, 2019 is the official launch of Scouts BSA for Girls. There are at least 6 Troops organizing and two have already completed their registration as of Noon on February 1st! Please help us welcome the Girls and leaders of Troop 207, Marietta, Ohio and Troop 1520, Cambridge, Ohio. Welcome to the adventure!

Troop 174 takes the Cup!


This posting has been updated to reflect that Troop 174 won the Klondike Derby. Sorry for any confusion caused by the earlier mistake.

Troop 174 slid off with the Victory Cup after besting all other Troops at the Council Klondike Derby. A plate honoring the Troop’s accomplishment as 2019 Klondike Champs, will be placed on the base of the traveling trophy. Congrats to these great Scouts. Who will earn the trophy next year?

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With the new year come many exciting opportunities for the Muskingum Valley Council.

We are very pleased to welcome the units of Washington and Pleasants counties that are officially joining us today! These units bring a wealth of experience and passion which can only make our council even better.

We will complete the expansion and renovation of our Scouting Resource Center this spring. The new facility will help us better serve Scouts and leaders throughout the council.

Beginning in February, we welcome young ladies in Scout Troops of their own. They will experience the same exciting and challenging program our boy Scouts have experienced for years. In their own troops they will have leadership opportunities as patrol leaders and senior patrol leaders. They will camp together and begin their trail to Eagle.

ScoutFest 2019 promises to be an awesome celebration of Scouting! Every Pack, Troop, Crew, and Post should plan to be a part of this weekend encampment. Units should be reserving their campsite now.

The annual Nut Sale is a great way for individual Scouts to earn money toward their summer camping adventures. Camp Director Dominic Lehman says it’s ‘Game-on!’ and he has some exciting plans for Summer Camp at MVSR.

The Council Staff wish you all an exciting, challenging and adventurous new year! We’re ready for some serious Scouting – see you on the trail!

2019 Philmont Contingent

Muskingum Valley Council has openings for Youth and Adults to be part of our Philmont Trek for the summer of 2019. This 13 day adventure consists of 12 days of backpacking and backcountry programs in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains.  If you are interested and meet the requirements below, complete the form on the back of this flyer to reserve your place for this mountaintop experience at the premier BSA high adventure base in America.


Youth: Philmont participants must be 14 years of age by date of arrival OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation.  Rank: First Class or higher

Adults: over 21, registered in the BSA

Subject to medical requirements

For more info and payment schedule, please see this flyer:


BSA has served Muskingum Valley youth for 100 years!

Thanks to the many Scouting families who came out to help us commemorate the beginning of our 100th year of service!  Think of that…100 years ago, folks were driving Model T’s and watching black-and-white Charlie Chaplin movies at the theater.  Today we drive SUV’s and F-150’s and we stream movies on our cell-phones!  Times have changed but one thing has remained constant: the Scout Oath and Law.

For the past 100 years, incredible volunteers have delivered the programs of Scouting and taught the meaning of the Oath and Law to thousands of youth right here in the Muskingum Valley.  Thank you for your role continuing this legacy!  And thank you for the privilege of serving you in this great Council!