NEWS FOR SCOUTING LEADERS:

There are a lot of great opportunities for your Scouts to get out and enjoy Scouting over the next several months. This list will help you keep everyone ‘in-the-know’:

April 24, 25 and 26 – Zane Trace and Forest Trails District Camporee, National Road Museum
Camp out on the museum grounds and choose a merit badge to earn.: Radio, Photography, Fly Fishing, Journalism, American Heritage, Space Exploration, Scouting Heritage, Archaeology, or Engineering. $10.00 (Plan to stay Sunday for Zane Grey day at the Museum.)

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Distribution of Virginia Diner Nuts, Council service Center
Units who sold nuts may pick them up at the Council Service Center. (You may also pick up your Scouting for Food Bags)

Saturday, April 25 – Campership applications Due
All Campership applications must be in to the Council Service Center by this date. Due to limited funds, no applications will be accepted after this date.

May 1,2 and 3 – Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal, MVSR
Newly elected candidates are inducted into Scouting’s national honor camper society. $40 Candidates, $25 Brotherhood, $10.00 members.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 AM – Noon – Annual Program Planning Conference, MVSR
Unit leaders, committee chairmen and members of committees are all encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive their copy of the 2015-2016 program calendar. The conference will provide information, training and resources needed to successfully plan and fund an exciting year of Scouting.

Bring a bag lunch and plan to stay for:

12:30 – 1:30 PM, New Cub Scout Adventure Program preview – we’ll have all the new CS books and Den Leader guides available for purchase and we’ll walk you through the new program. This is a must-do for Next year’s den leaders. Stay for this session and you’ll ‘Be Prepared’ for your den meetings this fall.

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12:30 PM, District Operations Training – District level volunteers, or anyone wanting to learn more about the function of the district, should stay for this training.

This event including the afternoon training sessions is FREE

Friday, May 15 – Boy Scout Summer Camp Fees Due
– FT Day Camp Fee’s Due
(We need to know who’s coming and you don’t want to pay any late fee’s)

Saturday, May 16 – Scouting For Food Collection
Call the Council Service Center now 740-453-0571, to reserve your Scouting for Food bags and door hangers. Distribute them to homes in your community any time between May 10 and May 13. On Saturday May 16th, collect the bags. Turn-in sites will be announced.

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Cub Scout SHOOT-O-REE, MVSR
Sponsored by Woodbury Outfitters, this event is literally a ‘BLAST’. Everything that shoots – from BB Guns and Archery, to Sling Shots, and Paint Ball. Cost is just $15.00 per family and includes lunch for all, and a patch for the Scout.

Further details can be found on our website: www.muskingumvalleycouncil.org
and in the newsletter:

http://www.muskingumvalleycouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/April-Newsletter.pdf

Coming this summer:
Day Camps, Cub and Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, The Power Program, MVSX 50 mile canoe trek, BSA Lifeguard Training, Tents and Tiaras…. Visit the website to stay informed!

Nightmare Challenge 5K Mud Run

August 29, 2015
Nightmare Challenge Mud Run

You’re a Scout leader. You envision yourself to be a rugged outdoorsman, prepared to tackle any challenge… Last year Cubmaster Brent Huffman of Pack 510 tackled the nightmare challenge and took first place! Of course everyone who tackles this challenge is a winner. Learn how far you can push yourself and the amazing things you can accomplish once you set you mind, and your body in motion. Who will beat Brent in 2015?
A portion of the proceeds comes back to support local Scouting. Visit this website to learn more:

http://nightmarechallenge.com/

 

 

Grand Re-opening and Dedication of Central Lodge

Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM, Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation

Ribbon Cutting

Council President Ed Romito, Capital Campaign Chairman Tom Sieber, and Scout Executive  Ed Mulholland look on as Zackary Andrews cuts the ribbon opening the newly expanded and renovated Dining Hall.  Zackary is a brand new Boy Scout, having just crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 100 to Boy Scout Troop 158.  He is excited about summer camp and sharing meals in the new facility.

Summer Camp T-Shirts… Order them online NOW

Imagine “dressing” your entire unit in a camp T-shirt, customized with your unit number. Think of the benefits: the T-shirt . . .

  • Helps the boys look sharp;
  • Builds group spirit;
  • Keeps the field uniform clean for ceremonies;
  • Stops arguments about wearing the field uniform;
  • Takes a beating from the youth;
  • Is exceptionally low-cost.

But hurry! Order deadline is 05/04/2015!

Only $10.99!*

** Upcharges will apply for sizes over XL

Click here to order:

http://www.youthmarketing.us/ClassB/UnitOrders/CouncilSplash.php?OrderNumber=W104850

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Tents & Tiaras

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Calling Girls Ages 6-14
Camping Adventure for Girls
July 31 st -August 2 nd
Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
Events include:
Swimming, BB Guns, Paintball, Archery, Leatherwork, Derby Cars,
And more!

Individual girls and their parent/guardian can register for only $100
Bring 1 sister for $50 more and the third for $25!
Additional adults are $25 each.

Complete Registration Packet

Do you have your order?

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Guess what?!  The Service Center can order anything you want from Scoutstuff.org! Having your items delivered to the Service Center will save you money on shipping.

When your order comes in, you will be contacted and your name goes on the board.  If you have not paid for it, we will hold that order for one month before it is returned to the store inventory.

Please contact the Service Center today if you think you have an order ready.  We can be reached at 740-453-0571

Scholarship honors long-time Scoutmaster Cliff Buckey

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Tom and Carolyn Sarchet (Right) honor Cliff Buckey by placing $10,000 into a scholarship fund in his name.  The Cliff Buckey Scholarship will be used to assist Guernsey County Scouts in attending the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation each Summer.  Scout Executive Ed Mulholland looks on. (Left)  The Sarchet family contributed an additional $500, at the recognition event, to fund the first year of scholarships leaving the corpus to grow.

National Eagle Scout Gathering Dinner

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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

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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

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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.