Scouting in the News

Many of you have seen news reports regarding Logan Blythe, a Scout in Utah.  I want to assure you that much of what has been reported is not true.  Here are the facts:

Logan has not been removed from Scouting, nor have his Merit Badges been revoked.

Logan is still eligible to earn the Eagle rank just as thousands of other Downs Syndrome youth have in the past.

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to making sure every Scout benefits from the program and has the opportunity to earn the Eagle Scout rank.

The process of achieving the Eagle Scout rank is rigorous for any Scout, but it is designed so that accommodations can be made for Scouts with disabilities or special needs. The National Disabilities Advancement Team wants to work directly with the Blythe family to review what Logan has accomplished based on his abilities and help determine a path that is both appropriate and empowering for their situation.



Upcoming Training!

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a mandatory training to be able to take your Cub Scout Pack on an overnight camping activity.

BALOO will be offered at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation, Friday April 6 thru Saturday April 7th.  Cost is 10.  Please register online – you may pay online, at the Scout Service Center, or upon arrival at MVSR on April 6th.

Register Here for BALOO

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is a mandatory training to be able to take your Boy Scout Troop on an overnight camping activity.

IOLS will be offered at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation, Friday April 6 thru Saturday April 7th.  Cost is $25.  Please register online.

Register Here for IOLS

Earn Your Way to Camp!

The Virginia Diner Nut sale is on!

Earn 40% of every sale in the form of Scout-bucks to pay your way to Camp this summer!

Day Camp:                                                            Fee     $65    Sell $163

Cub Scout Resident Camp:                                  Fee    $115    Sell $288

Boy Scout Summer Camp at MVSR:                    Fee    $250   Sell $625

There is still plenty of time to sell; the sale runs to March 31st.



Jay Shankel promoted to Senior District Executive!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Shankel to Senior District Executive.  Jay has served as District Executive of the Arrowhead District for 3 years.  He and a great group of volunteers have achieved membership growth all three years!  Jay will continue to serve the families of Knox and Coshocton County, working with the Arrowhead District to provide exciting and educational outdoor adventures!

Congratulations Jay!

Jay Shankel
Senior District Executive
Muskingum Valley Council

Council Earns ‘GOLD’ – again!

Every organization strives to improve. Plans are made, goals are set, performance is tracked.  Whether it’s a business, a club, or a family, we all set goals and track performance.  In the BSA, those performance standards are the 18 criteria tracked on the Journey to Excellence.

Today We are pleased to announce that the Muskingum Valley Council has achieved ‘Gold’ level performance for 2017.  If you are reading this, you can take pride in your role in this achievement!  Parents, cubmasters, scoutmasters, committee members, commissioners, venture leaders, activity chairmen, trainers, camp staff, donors, fundraisers, and so many more… you all played a part in this success story.


Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are advancing and camping at the highest percentages. Our Scouts averaged over 6 hours of service each.

With your help, the Muskingum Valley Council is setting the standard for quality, cost-effective, positive youth development.   As we look forward, we can all feel confident that we are prepared to provide more exceptional Scouting programs in 2018.

Program Planning and Budgeting Tool

Use this form to enter your proposed activities and anticipated costs.  It will automatically calculate your total budget, and the amount of popcorn each scout should sell to pay for their ideal year of scouting!


Take time this summer to plan an exciting year, then bring this completed form to our August 12th Popcorn and Membership Kickoff at MVSR to earn extra commission in this year’s sale!