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.
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.
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.
Since 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
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