“On Track to Eagle”

Merit Badge Counselors Needed for the 2017 Merit Badge College

The Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is pleased to announce planning is under way for the 2017 Merit Badge College.  The event will take place at:

Tri-Valley Middle School

1360 Main Street

Dresden, OH 43821

It will be held on the following Saturdays in 2017 from 8:30 AM to Noon:

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017

The council is seeking Merit Badge Counselors (current or new) to assist as volunteers with the event.  The theme of the event is “On Track to Eagle” and we hope to offer as many of the Eagle Required Merit Badges as the schedule and time will allow.  However, counselors for non-Eagle Required Merit Badges are still encouraged and welcome to volunteer to help with the program’s diversity of offerings.

If you are a current Merit Badge Counselor or interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor in order to volunteer with this event, please complete the volunteer interest form located at this link:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_OJ30lHtbXO35o6F3Il3y9DwFZ-lf8F_mFG5erZcDAtlrJQ/viewform

You will be contacted by the program coordinator, Victoria Beale, once your application is received.  Victoria can also be reached at 740-624-1647 or via email at vfavey@yahoo.com .

For more information on both Eagle and non-Eagle Required Merit Badges, including merit badge requirement worksheets, please visit http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page .

There is no cost to become a Merit Badge Counselor Volunteer, but please note all volunteers must successfully complete the following before being approved:

Don’t wait – volunteer today to help shape our leaders of tomorrow!


Upcoming Cub Scout Leader Training

Register Here!

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training for Arrowhead District will be held on Saturday, October 22 at two locations:

 In Coshocton County:

               MVSR Welcome Center

               Registration at 8:30 am – program starting at 9 am

In Knox County

               Mount Vernon Public Library

               210 North Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon

               Downstairs Meeting Room D

               Registration at 9:00 am – program starting at 9:30

 The Knox County training was originally scheduled for the First Presbyterian Church, but this had to be changed due to circumstances beyond our control

 This training is open to all Cub Scout Leaders and Cub Scout Parents.  It will cover the purposes of Cub Scouting, the Organization of a Den and Pack, how advancement works, how to run a den or pack meeting, basic paper work as well as leader resources,

 The cost will be $3.00.  We hope to have leader books available for sale – this will be an extra cost.

 This is NOT BALOO or OWL training  These will be conducted by the Council.

Zanesville Cub Scout Top Shot Event

The Zane Trace District will host an Archery Top Shot event Thursday, October 20,at the Council Service Center (Camp Zane). The event begins at 6:00 PM and is open to all Cub Scouts.  There will be a target range for the new Cub Scouts to use their PVC Bow and Arrow, a real Archery range, and the new Archery Trap range where Scouts shoot arrows at flying targets.

Boys wishing to join Cub Scouting will also have an opportunity to build their PVC bow and arrow at the event.

2017 National Scout Jamboree

Jamboree 2017Since the first National Scout Jamboree was held in the summer of 1937 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the jamboree has become Scouting’s flagship event. In the summer of 2013, the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience with world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports.  In 2017, SBR and the jamboree will be even better.

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will take place July 19 – 28, 2017 at the Summit in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Want to find out more?  There’s a one-stop shop for registering, additional information, and all kinds of details at http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/
Leader selection will be taking place in the Fall of 2015.  Click here for a leadership interest form: Adult interest form
Youth who are interested in attending should fill out this form: Youth interest form
Please send completed forms to the Council Scouting Service Center

Muskingum Valley Council Public Service Announcement

The Tiger Den of Pack 510 visited WHIZ in Zanesville and had the opportunity to make a Public Service Announcement to be broadcasted. Press play  to listen!

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Left to Right front: Tristan Mynhier, Kayden Stallard, Shia Johnston, Damien Brooks, Michael Coen, Wyatt Gillespie, Hayden Sloan.

Left to Right Rear: Troop 510 member Gage Brooks and Den Leader Mike Brooks