Each fall we reach out to every family and invite them to join us on the Scouting adventure. This year, our Cub Scout recruiting theme is
Cub Scouts will each build an ‘out of this world’ STOMP rocket kit and they’ll have plenty of opportunity to launch their rocket!
(Cub Scout Leaders building STOMP Rockets at the Fall Membership Kickoff.)
Follow the Cub Scout Recruiting Guide to ensure a successful recruiting season for your Cub Scout Pack. Troops are asked to assist Packs with the Cub Scout Recruiting events. Your Scouts can be a big help providing real fun for the new Cub Scouts while their parents learn all about this terrific opportunity for their family.
Visit the Membership tab above, or click here to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Scout Day at Roscoe Village
Here’s an educational and fun activity for your Scout Unit or Scouting families. Camp free at MVSR Friday night and then head 6 miles up the road to the Historic Roscoe Village. Scouts will meet the smithy and watch him work magic with metal. They can visit the dentist and learn how it was done back in the day – scary! There is a movie about the Ohio – Erie canal and a numerous other stops around town. There are two craft projects for each scout. There will be a canal boat ride, and admission to the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum which contains an excellent collection of Indian and frontier items along with many other displays and artifacts including pre-historic tools. All this for only $10 per Scout! The camping is optional and free at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.
Register online here!
Fall Ordeal Weekend – September 1-3, 2017 @ MVSR
All OA members and Ordeal Candidates are welcome to join us at MVSR Friday through Sunday September 1-3, 2017 for a great weekend of fellowship and service. Ordeal Candidates see the Candidate Information page for packing list and details.
All members and candidates please register online for Fall Ordeal by Friday August 25th.
REGISTER HERE FOR FALL ORDEAL
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!
The 2017 Area Four Program Conference is coming to Zanesville for 2017!
Area 4 Conference Newsletter – Save the Date
A 2017 survey of parents in the Muskingum Valley Council shows that they credit Scouting with preparing their Scouts for School, and for life!
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