Silver Beaver Award Nominations Deadline – December 15

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.

Silver-Beaver-Award-Nomination-Form-2017

 

Order of the Arrow – Winter Banquet

All OA members (and your families) are invited to join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our annual Winter Banquet!

Saturday December 16, 2017

At Dresden United Methodist Church 1410 Main Street, Dresden, OH 43821

5pm social time, 6pm dinner, 7pm program

Cost is $15 (unless you purchased 2017 Fastpass)

Please pre-register here!

2018 dues ($15) can also be paid at the banquet, 2018 Fastpass patch will be available for $50 (or $40 for Lifetime Members), and our brand new Ordeal/Brotherhood/Vigil flap sets will also be available!

Beginning Next Fall Girls Are Welcome To Join Cub Scouting

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:

BSA Press Release Welcoming Girls

Welcome Hunter Baker to the Team!

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.

Exciting times for the Future of Scouting!

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.

https://www.whiznews.com/2017/08/boy-scouts-break-ground-renovation-expansion-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.

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!

Fund-Your-Adventure-Worksheet

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!